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Black Bear Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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1161 E Tulare Ave, Tulare, CA 93274-4561
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sacramento, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always love the food at Black Bear Diner. If home made food is what you like...one can't go wrong with the food here!

Thank oshicat
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Portions are perfect whether you order the big man's dinner or little man's and the variety is phenomenal!! The food is absolutely delicious and the desserts are unbelievable. The atmosphere is contagious and the staff are super friendly. Great place for family gatherings or just a night out with the spouse. Really and truly is a super place to eat... More 

Thank luquinz
Visalia, California
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had driven by and there was always a long line so I decided to stop in for lunch and I could not believe the size of the plate. I had the daily special which was enchilada's. it was so good but so big that I was able to make three meals out of up and all that for only... More 

Thank lfuns2n
Clovis, California
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the cleanest establishment I have ever eaten at. From the outside of their property to the bathrooms, everything was immaculate. I ordered the chicken fingers and my boyfriend got the cordin bleu. Both meals came out perfect. The fries were cooked to perfection and the chicken fingers were really crispy. I recommend both the ranch and... More 

Thank melahoni
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for lunch. We were seated right away. The ice tea is excellent, with many refills. We had the patty melt with French fries. Very good. Also, tuna sandwich with homemade vegetable soup. Everything was very good and satisfying!!

Thank bruce11561
Oceanside, California
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152 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eaten at the Black Bear a couple of years ago.The food is as good now as it was then. Our server, Yazmin, was very fast and efficient. She did return a couple of times to check on us. We had a fried chicken dinner with mashed potatoes & green beans. It was all very good. For dessert we shared... More 

Thank Rocky R
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal with super fast service. We both had the chicken fried steak and opted for the little less portion . Good decision as the serving was plenty. Wanted to try some of the desserts but we were was too full. Meal was delicious. Will definitely watch for this chain the next time that we are out west

Thank Pamela K
Flushing, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Ate here on our way to Sequoia national park. Food was good, more of a homemade taste. Our teen girls like the stuffed french toast. They were really good about my gluten allergy and were accommodating to my food order. Cute gift shop and decor was rustic. The fruit pies in the deli case looked so yummy.

Thank mommabear6482
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a family friendly diner, this is your stop. It's close to Highway 99. Easy on and off exits. Gigantic portions and awesome sweet cream waffles. I like favored creamers which are on you table to sweeten up you cup of joe. The bacon is cooked ahead and warmed. Eat it fast or it hardens. I'd go... More 

Thank Funandfabover50
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153 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

first time at this Black Bear Diner. very busy with locals, same bear décor. food was cold and had to send back...probably because how busy they were, but would come back. not far off CA-99 freeway.

Thank Ann G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, 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 - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1161 E Tulare Ave, Tulare, CA 93274-4561
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Tulare
  • Phone Number: 559-684-9152

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