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Black Bear Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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395 Leavesley Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-3606
6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite line-up, fast a table and great service. The crusted trout, and garlic fries, spinach and house made salsa were great. Freshly squeezed Californian OJ topped it off. Nice service, our waiter was funny and good

Thank Kick L
three way tn
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153 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This chain offers consistent food options. Large portions are normal. Egg dishes and plates seem to be a bit better than the sandwiches. Services never let us down

Thank saratogajohn
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I try to go here at least once a year when visiting family. My favorites are on the breakfast menu. They have bakery fresh items at the register to purchase that are very good. I usually have the California Omelet with avocado, mushroom & jack cheese. They have the best garlic fries so when I have breakfast I just have... More 

Thank Toni C
Placerville, California
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137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the hotel next door and after a long day not having to drive was perfect. I ordered the chicken fried steak, fries, steamed veggies and split pea soup. Everything was good and I was really full when I left.

Thank SRC1964
Bude, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Great local diner hotel right next door. We were served quickly and the waitress was very friendly. Had a fabulous blackberry margarita.

Thank carolynkernow
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

We like this place the food is great Services Great Plain friendly very family oriented great pies and prices.

Thank Marlene D
Santa Cruz, California
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252 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Love the chicken fried steak and gravy ! What a cholesterol bomb though, but man-oh-man is it good. Great burgers, not so great fries. Pretty good salads too. Service was okay, thought the place was packed. A cookie-cut-out of all the other BBD's I've been to. Nice location, great parking, easy to find. Right off highway 101.

1 Thank Danny_OI812
Gilroy, California
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331 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Standard american fare at a good price. I have eaten at this chain from Gilroy to Reno, never disappointed, but get there early for breakfast,

1 Thank Norma W
Nevada City, California
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119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Our nearby motel had a pathetic continental breakfast, so we opted for the real deal at the Black Bear. Tasty, hearty, basic fare with good service fit our needs.

Thank Bob H
Saint Helens, Oregon
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80 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Walked across the parking lot from the BW (real nice, but pricey) around 9 pm for a late dinner. Adrianna was our server and she gets 5 stars. We both had the tri dip dip which turned out to be the BEST french dip sandwich we both have ever had! Go for the loaded option, with cheese, onions, and mushrooms!... More 

Thank Richard H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 395 Leavesley Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-3606
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gilroy
  • Phone Number: 408-842-9901

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?