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Willows Black Bear Diner

American, Diner
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246 N Humboldt Ave, Willows, CA 95988-2610
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Santa Cruz, California
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff at Black Bear do not care that you are there. Whether it's sitting at the bar or a booth their competency in ignoring you is just unparalleled. I once waited two hours to be served. Never again.

Thank DC2SF2SC
Fountain Valley, California
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217 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We experienced friendly service. The salad greens were fresh. My husband enjoyed the prime rib special. We could not eat all the food. The decor is cute. Very pleasant meal!

Thank Sheri V
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife & I were tooling down I-5 and wanted to find a good place to eat. Being from "back East" we were not familiar with the Black Bear Diner chain of eateries "out West." We cautiously thought we would "give it a try." Good golly, were we soooo happy we did just that. First, the dozens of bears decorating... More 

Thank EWilsonB
Orland, California
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

On the way back from Sacramento, we stopped for lunch. Service was okay, thankfully the food was good with good portions to match the prices. While not inexpensive, the prices reflect present pricing in the area. The speed of food delivery was average at best. Overall a good experience.

Thank Jeffery S
Murrieta, California
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262 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We stopped for lunch on June 13, experienced very slow service, which is uncommon for other Black Bear diners. Food was standard BBD food. Just an average experience when compared against other Black Bear Diners

Thank SoCalOregonian
Shamong, New Jersey
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345 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

My fiancé had the Volcano Breakfast (pancakes, sausage, bacon and eggs). I had the Classic 2-Egg Combo (w/potatoes and bacon). We both loved our meals (and each others). Our server, Kameron, was pretty good as well. Would return here in a heartbeat!

Thank 2TravelLuvers
Willows, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The service was excellent as well as the food. There are lots of other items & souvenirs to buy too!

Thank Mary R
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153 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

How can our trip to CA be complete without a visit to a Black Bear Diner? Great food, huge portions and a funky vibe. We had bacon, spinach, eggs Benedict. Fantastic! See our picture.

Thank Otwoma
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Like all Black Bear diners, this place ensures nobody leaves hungry. Lots of food for a fair value. I liked that they had smaller portion selections. I looked forward so much to my order of BBQ ribs. Who doesn't like that!?? BBQ ribs are always tender and flavorful. The chef here accomplished the impossible. The ribs came out inedibly tough.... More 

Thank Lacheng
Palm Springs, California
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We have eaten at the Black Bear Diner before and were expecting a good meal experience. We ordered take out. There was a long wait for the food with the result that one meal was cool and soggy. The other dish was a Cobb salad and it was generous, but curiously included olives. We'll give the restaurant another try.

Thank Al W

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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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 246 N Humboldt Ave, Willows, CA 95988-2610
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Willows
  • Phone Number: 530-934-3797

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