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Black Bear Diner - Mt. Shasta

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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401 W Lake St, Mount Shasta, CA 96067-2122
+1 530-926-4669
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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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tampa
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Its a noisy diner that has some very rude staff. We waited at the door for 10 minutes without acknowledgement. I finally sat at a table and asked a waiter named Andrew if I could sit here. He said it's dirty ( as if I couldn't see that ) and you will have to wait. He proceeded to just dawdle... More 

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Thank cheryl f
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The place is very nice and the staff is very nice. The waiting time was a little bit long for a Sunday night and they didn't inform us. We have two young kids! Except that, the food was nice!

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Thank Yvan R
Roseville, California
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117 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes it's a diner, yes it's typical diner food, and yes it's really good. Something about a good hearty breakfast, or meatloaf for lunch....in the mountains....can't be beat. There's a string of these in Northern Cal but this is my favorite.

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Thank Steve R
Kelseyville, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great. Atmosphere cute. Nice that it was the original of this chain. Service started slow, but once waitress realized we were waiting was very attentive. Sounds like restaurant is popular with the locals.

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Thank Julie R
Miles City
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115 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so looking forward to visiting the original restaurant. Had my Black Bear Diner passport in hand and planned on buying some type of Bear as a keepsake. Well, they didn't have any bears that said... Original Black Bear Diner and I didn't see a t-shirt either. 😐 The food was good, typical Black Bear that's why we love... More 

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Thank Christi B
Mt Shasta
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is really a last resort for my fiancé and I. The food isn't bad and neither is the service but nothing really stands out to make this dinning experience above average.

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Thank wrecklessdreamer
Reno, Nevada
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600 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very crowded, but was worth the wait. Food was plentiful and could easily be split. Parking was a little limited. Overall good food and service

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Thank advcards
Silverdale, Washington
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135 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

Whenever we find a Black Bear Diner we have to stop knowing that they have an incredible selection of entrees and it doesn't hurt that my daughter can always find something she will eat! The portions were so big that we had to push ourselves away from the table....you will have another meal as leftovers when you leave! Service was... More 

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Thank Kevin B
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106 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

It's great to visit the Original Black Bear Diner - Mt Shasta and to see it keep the great service, food selection and prices. I have been to many Black Bear Diners, Mt Shasta location has always been my favorite. First visit here was in the 1970's. Great to visit again

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Thank Jim D
Blackpool, England
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

We had been up to Bunney Flats to see Mt Shasta, which seemed to have disappeared (it was raining and very low cloud). Passed Black Bear Diner so decided to call in for lunch. Had a great meal and excellent service. Our waiter was very helpful and advised my husband that the sandwich he picked has a very hot sauce.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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: +1 530-926-4669

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