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Black Bear 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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Visalia, California
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

It was a very busy Saturday, but our party of two was seated promptly. Waitress was very good (Veronica, I think.) I had the open-faced roast beef sandwich. Very tasty. This was a good value. The portion sizes are plentiful. You won't be leaving hungry.

Thank L B
Staunton, Virginia
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

This place was awesome, great atmosphere. Food was great, and well priced. Save room for desert. It looked incredible. If you want to stretch you dollar and still have great food eat here! Great service as well.

Thank mrrrkva
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

This was our first stop when we got to Tulare, we were really hungry and this was the diner we found online. The decoration of the place is great, the service and the food. We ordered breakfast and the portions were huge and full of flavor. We liked it so much, we came back the next day for lunch.

Thank Sandled80
Tulare, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Food and service were fast and with a smile. We will be back here soon. Quick on and off freeway access.

Thank Goldfinder
Chico, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

have eaten at other Black Bear's that are better. was not impressed with this Black Bear at all. Seemed like there food was not up to par. Will not eat there again.

Thank ricequeen419
Visalia, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

This is a great restaurant. The food is great and in great proportion. I had a great experience. The service is great too. Everyone that goes there will have a great experience.

Thank Christopher W
Tehachapi, California
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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Ate here when we first arrived in Tulare. Excellent food and service. The price is right and so is the location.

Thank Bob K
Fresno, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

I love this place! There are so many home cooked style of foods on their menu to choose from and all are very good! The atmosphere is relaxing and their prices are fair. It's one of the places that when all else fails and nothing else sounds good, you can always find something on the menu to hit the spot!

Thank Josiah B
Porterville, California
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

The food here is excellent. The portions are gigantic. There is usually enough for two meals! I have never had a bad meal here, the breakfasts are great and you can order them any time of the day or night. There chicken fried steaks are the best to be had anywhere!

Thank Cynthia J
Socorro, New Mexico
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Enjoyed the atmosphere. My server wasn't as quick as I like. Had to ask another for drink refill. Food was decent and large portions.

Thank Gary B

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, 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: 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?