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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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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Denver, Colorado, United States
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here whilst visiting family who live in San Jose and Freemont....it had a great mix of food that satisfied all different tastes/dietary restrictions, light meals, heavy meals and even burgers for breakfast.

Thank Pamela B
Fremont, California
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4,350 reviews
1,316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

For a casual dinner out, we returned to Black Bear Diner. Service was good. I had a tuna melt with cole slaw; my husband ordered his favorite fish tacos served with side of beans and cole slaw. We had ice tea. For dessert, we each had a scoop of their superb blackberry ice cream. I like all their cute "bears"... More 

Thank mini
Campbell, California
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This restaurant has great food and talk about a plate of food. You get giant portions 2 people could share and be happy or one very hungry person. I don't recall every going to any Black Bear Dinner and not enjoy everything about it. It's a must eat at place.

Thank Cindi V

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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
Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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?