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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
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Vernon, BC
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We were in Vacaville for a few days and visited the Black Bear twice. Both times my husband and myself had something different and it was all delishious. It's nice to get home cooking on the road.

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Thank Sookee123
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

My husband, father and mother in law and i, went there this morning for a quick breakfast, the food came out quick and hot. They are a little stingy with the gravy. They give you big biscuits and then just cover the top. So over all a good experience.

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Thank Lillian5142
El Dorado Hills, CA
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237 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for an early breakfast on the way to SFO. Service was fast and efficient. The food was a good - typical for a decent breakfast. Black Bears are consistent. Good solid food. Nothing special.

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Thank BEN P
Berkeley, CA
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62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I travel a lot between Chico and the Bay Area and this is the best place to break the trip on the way back and have a meal. The food is well prepared and plentiful.

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Thank paulie47
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

My family and I have been to this restaurant several times for breakfast. It is our number one breakfast spot!

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Thank Jessica E
Vacaville, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I've eaten here many times. There's often a long line that moves rather quickly for the number of people waiting. The food has always been tasty and what you'd expect. The staff is friendly.

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Thank zebra394
Sacramento, California
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

The portions are HUGE. I ordered breakfast, my friends ordered the daily special Prime Beef. It was fantastic! The beef filled the platter. My friends took the rest of the meal home. Very good service. My breakfast was very good. I will be back for the beef.

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Thank Al A
Vacaville, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Everything at Big Bear Diner is really good. They have a good selection that includes local flair like carnitas or breakfast tacos. It all tastes like good old homecooking. We had a party of 10 but were still seated quickly and served perfectly. I can't say the same for other chain restaurants. This is a small chain with a family... More 

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Crestwood, Kentucky
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Have never had a bad meal here. Have only had breakfast here. The food is great, quantity excellent and food is always good. Service has not been disappointing either. I really should try lunch or dinner here too. Don't think I would go away hungry.

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Thank Gerry S
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Large plates, and lots of food. I had chicken fried steak which was good, it came with a choice of potatoes and I chose their coutry potatoes which was good and plentiful. My wife had huevos rancheros which she said was good as well.

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Thank John B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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?