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Black Bear Diner

1435 V St, Merced, CA 95340-5632
+1 209-383-9600
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“cornbread” (3 reviews)
“pancakes” (8 reviews)
“black beans” (3 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1435 V St, Merced, CA 95340-5632
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1 - 10 of 132 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way to the mountains. I know this chain is all over the state of California. It was a blazing hot day and the air conditioning was not in peak form, but the staff was sympathetic, informative and helpful. The four...More

Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a opener they make their pastry. pies and all homemade. I had eggs, ham steak and shaved hash browns- great hot coffee. The waitress was fun to talk to and the food was excellent. Can't beat this place.

Thank John R
Reviewed September 8, 2017

Black Bear is a favorite. They had a CimiChurri Argentine meat sauce special that was to die for. It was a NY steal Omelet with this special sauce. It made the breakfast special and I wish they had it always.

Thank Jay B
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

During our round trip in the USA, we stopped for a night in Merced and we went to dinner in that typical diner. Dishes are really tasty and big portion. The atmosphere is suggestive and we really appreciate the kindness of the cashier.

Thank Sara G
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

This is a great dinner. Big portions so we ordered three meals for four and shared. The staff are friendly and it has plenty of seating. Not too long a wait to be served. The food is not the best we have had but far...More

Thank Helena L
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

Every BB Diner we have been to has provided excellent service, delicious food...such large quantity we never have room for dessert! Clean and great atmosphere.

Thank Claudette1057
Reviewed July 14, 2017

Found the Black Bear Diner Merced just after I checked in to my hotel on V st. Black Bear has always served dependable, friendly food and service. This was no different. I ordered a burger with a salad. Both were good. Service was good. Surroundings...More

Thank Rob M
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Marriott next door so we ate here 3 times. The service was amazing every time. The nice woman at the front counter was very helpful. She recommended online ordering so we would not have to wait for take out. I made...More

Thank wendysR7358QQ
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

Pathetic. Overpriced. Crappy service. End of story. Not much else to say. I will never go back to this unit. I have been to others but this one us terrible. Rude waitress. Made us wait 20 minutes to order.

Thank MarkDebbieMarion
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

This place is great! Excellent service, food is fantastic but there may be actually too much of it. I couldn't finish my breakfast! Really great place to stop if you are truly hungry and haven't eaten in maybe 24 hours....

Thank Pmrphoto
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Nearby Attractions
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40 reviews
1.17 miles away
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28 reviews
.97 miles away
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1.11 miles away
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.90 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
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