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Black Bear Diner

1435 V St, Merced, CA 95340-5632
+1 209-383-9600
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“cornbread” (3 reviews)
“cobbler” (2 reviews)
“prime rib” (6 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1435 V St, Merced, CA 95340-5632
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm from Merced originally, however, I left Calif years ago but when I was in Merced last week, me and my husband took my family and a friend to Black Bear. It was my and hubby's first time and I picked it partly because my...More

Thank xcathyx
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Very good breakfast and huge especially Surrounding is very typical but no too heavy Cooking is very good and homemade Be careful the portions are so huge that we could think they have been prepared for a ... bear😊

Thank Frédérique L
Reviewed April 10, 2017

I have eaten at Black Bear Diner several times. It is good basic home style food. Be sure to go hungry as they give you an abundance of food.

Thank Becky A
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

We got the male waiter, André, who was very attentive on the other hand, Ashley was also our server but she was more interested in her nails and visiting with the bus guy (boy). It took 4 tries to get a clean fork :-( We...More

Thank TCWatson
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

Never a disappointment here. Every time we come we walk out full and happy. Food is great, service is good. I do recommend this to everyone! Great food and big portions!

Thank hilariog967
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

My husband & I ate at Black Bear Diner and weren't that impressed. I had a trip tip sandwich with chips. The meat was tough & so was the bread. I finally just took the bread off & tried eating the meat wI think a...More

Thank on2teaching
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Giant menu, great options for the kids. My little ones love the chocolate pancakes. They can accommodate a large party without waiting very long. Service is quick and the food is average.

Thank CDingeldein
Reviewed February 13, 2017

I love the Black Bear Diners--they're a chain but they don't feel like it. Not a scrap of corporateness. Just chainsaw bears and families and great great food. They're usually in mountain towns or more rural areas, and why go to some fake cheesy Cracker...More

Thank PapagenaandPapageno
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

Black bear diner is our favorite restaurant to end our road trip! Their locations are great, always on the way! The service of this one was awesome! We ordered today's special (prime rib) to share (no shame for sharing a meal at black bear). The...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

Never been disappointed here. Food is always good and the service has always been great! If you leave here hungry, then you need to slow down. The portions are big, and the taste is always good! If you never been, you need to stop n...More

Thank hilariog967
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Nearby Attractions
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1.16 miles away
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1.11 miles away
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.92 miles away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1435 V St, Merced, CA 95340-5632
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: +1 209-383-9600
  • E-mail
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