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Black Bear Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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1161 E Tulare Ave, Tulare, CA 93274-4561
+1 559-684-9152
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was told this was a good place to eat and it is. I'd say it has a laid back easy going atmosphere and would be good for family's. The food is tasty without being spectacular but the service was good and I'd eat here again.

Thank Moowell M
Fresno, California, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'd grade them a C+. Food was OK but nothing to rave about. I had the corned beef hash. Hash was good, not great. 3 chunks of fat included? Hash browns were average. Eggs were cooked as ordered. Biscuit was good. Service was better than the food. My friends both had the Rueben. It looked ok but they did not... More 

Thank Michael G
Visalia, California
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383 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

This is still our favorite Black Bear. The service is great and so is the food. I had the shrimp and steak dinner and my wife had the turkey dinner.

Thank Carnutz
Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

This place is clean and the staff is nice and on it! The food is good and the prices are reasonable. The kids menu is a bargain. The drink is included in the meal as well as main entree, side and dessert. Can't complain about anything. Will stop again at this Black Bear Diner or any other with good reviews.

Thank Maribel L
Portland, Oregon
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Good food at decent prices. Service was good, staff was friendly. Good location, clean, ample parking. What else can I say, liked it!

Thank Manuel F
El Cajon, California
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Even though we read previous bad reviews of this place we overlooked them and wanted to try for ourselves since the latest reviews sounded good. From the outside it looked like a hometown restaurant with a nice mural on the outside. After being seated I put my purse and cell phone on the chair next to me. When I picked... More 

Thank mynahbird1
Gliwice, Poland
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123 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Typical restaurant to be honest, but with nice and fast service. Excellent food and reasonable pricing. I got there very good ribs and I recommend it to You.

Thank kolczan
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

The food was so good, what can I say. We had the corn beef hash with eggs and Reuben sandwich plus coffee. Delicious and enough to take and enjoy for lunch the next day. Coffee was excellent too. Upon learning from my husband that it was my birthday, the manager and staff brought me a desert with one candle and... More 

Thank Vicki F
Great Falls, Montana
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Very good food and nice staff. we were a large group and thy took very good care of us all. Prices were very reasonable.

Thank Norman M
Gustine, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Always packed but the portions are huge so it's worth it! Make sure to buy a pie you won't regret it!!

Thank melisanchez11181

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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
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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: +1 559-684-9152

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