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Black Bear Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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174 W Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035-5202
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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San Jose, California
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274 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant was conveniently located down the road from the Embassy Suites where we stayed. Our group had ordered the prime rib, fried chicken, and french dip entrees. The restaurant was not that busy at 9pm on a Saturday night so our food came out quick. Great service was provided by the waiter as well.

Thank EdUrias
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking for a big breakfast and everything you can ask for in breakfast. This is the place to go. Friendly, love the decor, flowing coffee, great breakfast joint.

Thank Gigi L
Sunnyvale, California
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered the Tri-tip dinner 'cos it was supposed to be "lighter." It came with a salad or soup, a biscuit, three pieces of tri-tips, vege and mashed potato. Not exactly my idea of a light meal. Value-wise, they do give you a lot of food for the price they charge. Maybe too much.

1 Thank Buaya123
Northern Cal
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is good old American diner. The orange juice is freshly squeezed and the ham is very juicy. Potato is welled seasoned. However paccake is a little on the dry side. Service was ok.

1 Thank happyglobaltraveler
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79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

My wife and I had breakfast at the diner. The food was very good. If you leave there hungry, something must be wrong. You get heaping's of food. We have had to take a doggy bag every time. Our service, and servers were great. Will visit again.

1 Thank Rick B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

I love the large portions and the food is pretty good, too. The pancakes are as good and fluffy as any, but the omelettes and sandwiches are great.

1 Thank kennyy2
San Jose, California
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I have gone many times for dinner. Every thing on the menu is great. My favorite is the stew. You can't go wrong having all three meals at any time.

1 Thank Tom S
Wasilla, Alaska
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Good old fashioned family restaurant. Lots of items on the menu. Lots of items are those your mother or grandmother may have prepared. I loved their meat loaf. The food is fresh and tasty. The presentation is like a home cooked meal. Lots of deserts, great pies. Always busy, always a flow of diners coming and going. Interesting business history... More 

1 Thank cayjr1
Philadelphia, United States
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

The Black Bear Diner is a quaint restaurant that has good food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They have ample parking and are situated in the heart of Milpitas!

1 Thank Edwin W
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by the Diner recently. Great service and pretty good food. Very hospitable and willing to work to correct problems. I would definitely go back again and I would recommend the Diner to others.

1 Thank Edward M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups
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 - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 174 W Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035-5202
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Milpitas
  • Phone Number: 408-946-2327

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