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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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San Jose, California
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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526 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 455 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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99 reviews
31 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
Southern England
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83 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We arrived for a meal quite late but that did not stop the staff serving us with a smile and not making us feel rushed. Food was excellent as as the servic.

Thank RorysRavers
Pasco, WA
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Had brunch. Very clean and comfortable restaurant. Decor is country rustic. they have a very large breakfast menu-served all day with nice options for lunches and dinner. Their pancakes are super tasty!

Thank pinkarcher
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86 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

A friend invited us, convenient, across from the truck stop. Had a nice meal. Nothing life shattering, but very very friendly service and the food was good. Atmosphere was good. I would go again if I was in the area.

Thank SusannJohn
Reno, Nevada
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147 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Their food isn't always the greatest but it's an ok place to eat. The staff is friendly. the place is kind of run down and needs to be updated, some booths have sinkholes in the benches, but for the most part it's ok. Wish they hadn't quit making their cinnamon rolls, they were the best. Their desserts leave a lot... More 

Thank Matilda Q

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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
Large groups, Families with children, 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: 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?