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Black Bear Diner

174 W Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035-5202
+1 408-946-2327
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“black beans” (26 reviews)
“pancakes” (12 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
174 W Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035-5202
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at Black Bear Diner on a Monday night. We both had ice tea. I had their bacon burger; which was good. My husband enjoyed his tuna melt. Food was good. We shared a scoop of huckleberry ice cream for dessert. Service was good....More

Thank mini
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Went for an early lunch and it was already busy. We still had good service from a friendly waitress. We decided on a smaller lunch so we both had the grilled cheese sandwich and chicken noodle soup as we knew this place was known for...More

Thank 2butterfly
Reviewed April 3, 2018

This is a nice place to eat. I really enjoy the buttermilk waffles.the servings are huge. The servers are a delight. They play music in the back ground. The full menu offers something for everybody. It has a little gift shop, lots of "bear" themed...More

Thank patricia49er
Reviewed February 1, 2018

Went for Breakfast , portions are HUGE . Wife loved the cinnamon roll French toast. It was more food that a person should eat but tried. The service was good and was fairly inexpensive for SJ standards.

Thank martyh00
Reviewed January 26, 2018

Black Bear Diner is a place for people who are hungry. Portions are large. Best for breakfast foods at any time of day.

Thank Milpitas_traveller
Reviewed January 18, 2018

Lots of food, friendly service. Plates are piled high. Their signature hamburger could feed two or three people.

Thank la901
Reviewed January 2, 2018

We had eaten in one of the Black Bear diners in another state and decided to try this one. Huge portions and decent prices. Our server seemed rushed and could not give us the wifi password, but that was the only real issue.

Thank orracle
Reviewed December 9, 2017

We went to Black Bear Diner for dinner. I had their tasty pork ribs. It came with minestrone soup, corn bread, vegetables, and mashed potatoes and gravy. My husband enjoyed his dinner of pot roast, salad, baked potato, cornbread, and vegetables. For dessert we each...More

Thank mini
Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

Not bad, but was expecting much better based on previous comments. Large quantities in the plate but very basic food.

Thank Cédric H
Reviewed November 24, 2017

Tradition fare with large but tasty portions. My only complaint is that the server disappeared toward the end of the meal. She never asked about dessert and didn’t bring us our bill. After waiting for awhile, we made our way to the register with our...More

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Richard H
May 6, 2016|
Response from Al S |
they have wine, only thing I know for sure
October 1, 2015|
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Response from edwardkupa | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, we went for breakfast so a little early.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, 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 - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 174 W Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035-5202
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Milpitas
  • Phone Number: +1 408-946-2327
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People are simply in love with the food at Black Bear Diner! Maybe that’s because we always make the extra effort to ensure the very best taste to go along with our exceptional service. And it doesn’t end there — head outside for a quick photo op with one of our bear statues, or browse through our bear-centric items for that special someone in your life. Be sure to stop in and see us Milpitas!
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