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Black Bear Diner

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$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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951 Merchant St, Vacaville, CA 95688-5315
+1 707-448-1500
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Washington, Utah
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128 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped there for dinner one night. We had Chicken Fried Steak and the portion was so large we brought half of it home and ate it the next day.

Thank Treveler
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here once for breakfast. Liked the fact that their full menu was available any time of day. Very busy restaurant. Large food portions.

Thank Cupcakes1980
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the cheeseburger salad without the cheddar cheese and it was excellent. My husband had the Grizz and it was great. However my cousin had the chicken club and the chicken was cold and rubbery so I don't recommend that dish. That's the reason I didn't give 5 stars. The service was very good.

Thank Ava W
Nashville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 8, 2017

I was told by a few locals that this place was great and that the portion size was awesome... but, to be honest... it was kinda gross. I love good food, but i was not impressed at all.

Thank Candyce A
Incline Village, Nevada
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2017

After a long drive down the mountain due to road closures, we were looking for a convenient restaurant close to the highway and stumbled on this Diner. What a nice surprise. Comfort food, big portions, fast and delicious. I had the Fried Chicken & waffles and my husband had the ribs (small portion). They even have healthy options and will... More 

Thank 785karenf
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

The Black Bear Diner has been around for many years; although, it is respectfully a recent addition to Vacaville. We are sad to say, this is not one of our favorite Diner locations to eat. While the menu's are the same, the food is just not as good as some other locations, e.g., the Willows Diner off of I-5. Don't... More 

Thank SnM0126
Vacaville, California
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

You can't go wrong here. Any meal is great and save room for their made on premises desserts! ! Very nice woodsy decor and good wait staff.

Thank 49rBear
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Stopped to have salad. We had the cheese burger salad. It was very good, service was fast and efficient. We will definitely go back.

Thank Lillian5142
Vacaville, California
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Great selection of food all prepared perfectly. My wife gets the eggs Benedict which she says are among the best she's had. I eat everything and everything is delicious, with large portions. I usually take food home. This is a great place for couples and family's since it's a large restaurant with several areas for seating. The deserts are unbelievably... More 

Thank Jack T
Brisbane, Australia
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181 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our meals here. Generous food serving. Very tasty. Reasonably priced. Good for families. They have huge pies here too. Pumpkin pies. I didnt try one cause I was so full from the food. Make sure to try the parmesan cheese chips. They were yum.

Thank Desiree C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, 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: 951 Merchant St, Vacaville, CA 95688-5315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vacaville
  • Phone Number: +1 707-448-1500

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