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Black Bear Diner

American, Diner
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235 N McCarran Blvd, Sparks, NV 89431-5439
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Petaluma, California
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Warm and friendly atmosphere, good food, huge serving sizes. Our party had taco salad (massive!) burgers (good) and fries (tons!). One of my dining companions described it as "Denny's on steroids". You know you're eating at a chain restaurant but it has more personality, nicer dishes and the food really was good. If you're looking for reasonably priced food that... More 

Thank PetalumaTraveler373
Sparks, Nevada
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of food and good food. Real down home cooking. I have never had anything bad and the service has always been great.

Thank sm4soccer
Reno, Nevada
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Back Bear Diner has several restaurants around the Reno/ Sparks area. I've tried at least three locations and the food is consistently good. It's a little on the pricey side but the portions are large. I've eaten breakfast and lunch but not dinner. Both were very good and served hot. When they're busy (which is often) the service can be... More 

1 Thank bobthesuper
Calgary, Canada
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second Black Bear we've visited for breakfast (the first was in Madras Oregon) and it's a terrific diner style restaurant. Both time we had breakfast - huge platters of food so bring your appetite! I had the California eggs Benedict and Dan had ham and eggs. I think our favorite part was the steel cut hash browns.... More 

1 Thank Charp1
San Jose, California
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

First time visit. Liked the decor. The menu has a nice wide selection of soup, salads, sandwiches, entrees. Greeted by friendly server. I had a tuna salad with lots of greens and egg slices. My partner had a grilled cheese sandwich. The salad dressing was disappointing. And my partners cheese sandwich was also disappointing. There were two pieces of cheese... More 

Thank 2232KenJi
Salt Lake City, UT
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527 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 456 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Black Bear Diner can always be counted on for good common food at a good price. We stopped there after a 10 day vacation and I was really tired and tired of eating out. So I just got something small - I can't even remember what it was . My husband got the "a little less" portion of the pot... More 

Thank Saxeygirl
Reno, Nevada, United States
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Perfect spot for brunch with my Sweetie! Wonderful menu, all well prepared. Gr8 staff, gr8 dining experience.

Thank Ken W
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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100 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Not much in Sparks. the staff was barely nice and food was ok. as far as restaurants in Sparks NV... you could do worse

1 Thank wonderwoman0718
Excelsior Springs, Missouri
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Stopped here with my daughter and grand-daughter. They have a full and varied menu. My grand-daughter (who is 9) had the children's cheese pizza and loved it. My daughter and I both had breakfast (even though it was closer to lunch time). We both had omelets and they were delicious!!! I also had the potatoes and they were so good!!... More 

Thank catandmoo
Rohnert Park, CA
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Had a break from the convention I attended. Had the Patty Melt there and it was the best I ever had. Fresh, tasty and huge!

Thank Ronald L

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, 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: 235 N McCarran Blvd, Sparks, NV 89431-5439
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Sparks
  • Phone Number: 775-356-1138

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