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Black Bear Diner

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$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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910 W Olive Ave, Porterville, CA 93257-3112
+1 559-784-3648
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Chico, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I'll start by saying we stopped here on one of the busiest weekends of the year. We were headed home from a family reunion and stopped here for breakfast. It was packed, but they were moving families in and out rather quickly. The meal was great. If you have ever eaten at a Black Bear restaurant you know you get... More 

Thank Abby_Nrml_13
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

The food portions are great as well as the friendly service. We waited a bit for our food, but that's understandable since there were 5 of us and they brought the food out all at once. I recommend!

Thank Jose R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

The food normally is great this last visit I was unsatified. I'm not sure if maybe they have a new cook or not but it wasn't good. I would try it again.

Thank Michelle T
Hallettsville, Texas
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

I was in the area on a working trip when a colleague knowledgeable of the area suggested we come to this restaurant for lunch. It turned out to be the right choice. Service was great for a lunch time eatery. They did have a 'lunch' menu and breakfast was served all day long. I chose the 'lighter fare' which for... More 

Thank Kurt B
Portland, OR
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

The food was very good quality and the portions were large. The burgers were huge and very tasty, loaded with French fries. The food here seems homemade.

Thank RCS72
Norco, California
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at the Porterville Black Bear Diner on several occasions and have always been treated as though I was family. The cost of the food is overly compatible with the quality and quantity of food received. It is a family friendly atmosphere and just all around a great experience. The staff and service was exceptional, we really enjoyed... More 

Thank drmitchell4461
Williamsburg, Virginia
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed eating a hearty breakfast and the fruit tasted great. I had an egg dish with avocado and spinach.

Thank MixMasterJen
Culver City, California
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360 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

Although there are 75 of these diners - the Black Bear Diner doesn't feel like a chain restaurant. It feels like a local coffee shop, full of character. I highly recommend the Parmesan Sourdough Cheeseburger (which also has bacon). Accompanied by onion rings, it's fantastic. The diner also offers beer and wine.

Thank GareThere
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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396 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

Sometimes, when travelling, we need to eat a decent meal and we find that Black Bear Diners offer the no-fuss meals we like. THe vibe is usually good and the food is great, so we were happy to dine at the Black Bear Diner at Porterville. Good food - keep it up!

Thank Rob S
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

This place was great. We were greeted and got sat right as we walked in the door. The server we had was great, the food came quick and we never had an empty glass. Overall great experience was awesome.

Thank Castillo Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, 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: 910 W Olive Ave, Porterville, CA 93257-3112
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Porterville
  • Phone Number: +1 559-784-3648

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?