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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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Sparks, Nevada
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service is excellent. Tammy and Taylor are so efficient as well as friendly. The food is delicious. If you want a terrific hamburger come to Black Bear. They give you huge serving that you could easily split. The price is very reasonable.

Thank 723jackie
Enterprise, Utah
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food. Serving proportions are big. Very filling. Nice home feeling. Good waitresses. Good deserts.

Thank cjshousekeeping
Salem, Oregon
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116 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As always Black Bear Diner delivered great home style food at a reasonable price. I wish we could finally remember to split a meal as we never can eat all of the dinner at a Black Bear Diner. This is one of the most consistent chains for good quality food that we have found in the northwest.

Thank twobuttes
Great Falls, Montana
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant reminds me of a down to earth country eatery. The service was good. The portions are well sized. We split a burger and fries and portion was large. The burger was really thick and had a hard time fitting in mouth but was very tasty we shared a coconut cream pie and it was huge

Thank Jean M
Petaluma, California
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 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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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 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 

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San Jose, California
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 457 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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, Kids, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?