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Black Bear Diner

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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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Northern Cal
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62 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank happyglobaltraveler
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Rick B
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8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank kennyy2
San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Tom S
Wasilla, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank cayjr1
Philadelphia, United States
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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!

Thank Edwin W
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Edward M
Potomac, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

The food here was great, and the meal was very tasty. Do be wary though, the options are HUGE. If you're not crazy hungry, I would maybe try splitting a meal!

Thank NinaM9253
Haifa, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Service was great, food not so much. Huge portions, large selection but not tastety, my Sandwich was saggy and all wet from ton of sauce.

Thank snorka2
Chesterfield, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

We saw this restaurant as we traveled to another one. We decided to go back the next day and were extremely happy we did. The food was excellent. The amounts were large and the food was hot and very tasty. Our server, Dee Dee, was phenomenal. She made the meal even better. We will go back again whenever we make... More 

Thank kimnowak

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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 - 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?