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Black Bear Diner - Mt. Shasta

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401 W Lake St, Mount Shasta, CA 96067-2122
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best I have ever had. They can get crowded, but worth the wait. Waitresses are fun and the food is perfect. Seriously, get the corned beef hash, though, it is amazing.

Thank Glen B
Sacramento, California, United States
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everything you would expect in a diner, with the exception of the service. The food was good. The service was slow. On my first visit, the cook and the waitress were arguing with one another. We had breakfast there three days in a row (Your choices for breakfast are limited in Mt. Shasta). The rough around the edge waitresses were... More 

Thank Rick C
Port Orchard, Washington
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Tried lunch at the original Black Bear in Mt. Shasta. Friendly folks, and the menu doesn't look bad, but everything here happens really really slow, including how long it takes to be seated. Minimal restroom facilities, so there was a huge back up that spilled into the dining area, creating even more suspense. Eventually we were seated. And at a... More 

Thank juvemeister
Management response:

We're sorry to hear you didn't get the full experience of feeding your inner bear. I will forward your comments to the management of this location so they can address these issues. We take customer comments very seriously and appreciate guests like you who let us know where we need improvement. More 

LaQuinta, CA
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71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for a late lunch at this original Black Bear Diner, and even at 1:30 there was a wait to get in which tells you that it's a good restaurant!. To avoid the wair, we sat at the counter and Andrew did an excellent job of taking care of us. My husband had the turkey club and I had... More 

Thank zztraveler
Santa Barbara
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was working on a project for two days and ate here multiple times! One time I had breakfast for two hours working on a report and they were so nice as it was busy! Thank you for making my meals fun! Oh, and the food waz dee-lish!

Thank drewh503
Lacey, Washington
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this Black bear diner on our way to visit family in CA. The place has a family atmosphere as if they know you as a neighbor. The service was superb and the breakfast is like a kings breakfast. My family was way too full that we took home some for our snack. So it's been a breakfast stop... More 

Thank Rena Marie D
Kaneohe, Hawaii, United States
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here thinking we were tired of eating at Hi Lo. But it ended up being the same menu. I think the same owners! What a laugh we had. Service was slow. Our waitress was new and very friendly. Food was ok. I think Hi Lo was better.

Thank Shari I
Pensacola Beach, Florida
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431 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having lived in Mt. Shasta in 1997, just two years after the founding of this local, now widely regional excellent eatery chain, I enjoyed a recent return visit. This (original) Big Bear Diner is still The Best. The service is par excellent, the food portions immense and excellent, the prices fair. The Eggs Benedict and Spinach Omelette were perfect.

Thank Robert A
Henderson, Nevada
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kept seeing this advertise during our trip from Southern Cali to Oregon. I had the Gobbler. So used to having one of these sandwiches that make you feel like you are eating Thanksgiving dinner. Absolutely not with this sandwich. Hardly tasted the cranberry sauce, had to remove 2/3 of the shaved turkey. The tomato and avocado just does not give... More 

Thank Marta M
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it!!Would come back again!!Food was excellent😊😊😊Great location too😊😊😊Service excellent too!!!

Thank Dragonboats

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 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, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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 - 10:30 pm
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 W Lake St, Mount Shasta, CA 96067-2122
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mount Shasta
  • Phone Number: 530-926-4669

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?