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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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Oceanside, California
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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147 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Dinwiddie, VA
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by while driving to Bakersfield. Great service, excellent food. Restaurants was very clean, restrooms clean.

Thank Hurried1
Sulphur, Louisiana
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Black Bear Diner was an excellent choice. They had an extensive menu, so that everyone of us (6 people) was able to find something to eat. They even turned off the ceiling fans for my parents. They are Germans and are not used to the cool air in most restaurants. Most of the time they have to sit and... More 

Thank Katja S
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

This place was great. Saw it on here and decided to stop. Very clean and super friendly. The prices were reasonable and portions good. Family friendly

Thank Horseshoejoel
Bakersfield, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

I ordered steak and eggs for $7.99 I asked for medium rare, but it seemed to be medium well, anyway it was a really good steak, and I had ordered biscuit, they brought me bread, I told them, and they brought a huge delicious biscuit. I also got the cream cheese claw, which was excellent, mmm.

Thank Mercy P
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Good friendly staff. Great portions for hungry people, cafe style dinning. Yummy food! Big menu fur a big appetite! Bring the whole family, desert to die for!

Thank Bucketlistin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, 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: 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?