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Black Bear Diner

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American, Diner
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2605 Hilltop Dr, Redding, CA 96002-1020
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Redding, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visit Black Bear Diner about 4 or 5 times a year and it never disappoints. The service is always friendly and attentive without being intrusive, the food is always good and correctly cooked.

Thank Richard_Corey
Napa Valley, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cozy ambience, just what you want when you are on the road and needing some soul satisfying breakfast! Friendly wait-staff, good coffee, fast service, and bears everywhere? What more could you ask?!

Thank Mary Ellen S
Tualatin, Oregon
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at Big Bear Diner after seeing several billboards on our drive up I-5 from Sacramento. We stopped in Redding, CA for lunch. Cute diner, Service and food very good, prices good. Recommended for everyone.

Thank buddiespac13
Cottonwood, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of our favorite places to eat, Good size plates and a variety of meals. Clean restrooms. Parking lot is rather small tho

Thank outlawmarine
Nashville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well been to a few black bear diners Madera off 101 the best but Redding one noisy fast paced not very attentive but loud waitresses. Eggs cooked a bit less then medium as requested Portuguese sausage had bone bits and gristle strings yuck! Red potatoes under cooked price over cooked coffee watery and never refilled no requested water just wasn't... More 

Thank CW C
Butte Meadows, California
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to several Black Bear Diners up and down California. Away a good meal for breakfast,lunch or diner. Mid range in price, but always with large portions. The service has always been very good. They are always busy when we go into the ones in Redding and Mt Shasta.

Thank Don A
Cumming, Georgia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the special, Prime Rib. But it wasn't fresh Prime Rib; must have been the day before and they pan fried it. The baked potatoes tasted like it had cooked for a week. We have always had wonderful meals at all the other Black Bear Diners. We were very disappointed with our meal.

Thank Judy D
Pollock Pines, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The closest Black Bear Diner to us in over 100 miles away but I'll tell you what...it is worth the drive. We travel in our RV and when the billboards start letting you know that you're coming up on one of the many locations, my tummy starts to growl. Our grandkids couldn't believe it the first time we took them... More 

Thank Fern S
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When in town would stop in late at night. The service was great even as they were getting ready to close. We would have there steak salad or there steak dinner. Both are very good. We would stop here every night we are in town and the food was great each nighy. We were in town for a week. Thanks... More 

Carlsbad, California
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392 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw the signs for the Black Bear Diner along I-5 going north near Shasta Lake. It was around noon and we had to wait about 25 minutes for a booth. The menu was huge with all kinds of breakfast, lunch and dinner options The service and food was good but the portions were too large for us. They do... More 

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2605 Hilltop Dr, Redding, CA 96002-1020
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redding
  • Phone Number: 530-221-7600

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