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“COMFORT FOOD & PLENTY OF IT”
Review of Black Bear Diner

Black Bear Diner
Ranked #13 of 418 Restaurants in Gilbert
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“COMFORT FOOD & PLENTY OF IT”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

A very friendly place to enjoy a delightful meal. Everything is made from scratch. We stopped for breakfast and it was mighty good. They even make their own sausage, which was delicious. The cobblers and other desserts looked yummy but we were too full to enjoy. Would go there JUST for the desserts, however. The portions were big. We would definitely return!

  • Visited November 2012
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good homestyle food but sometimes terrible service”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

The food is simply good. We go there at least once a month, and often find long lines waiting for a table. The very young hosts often do not know how to cope with that and tend to be very rude. Sadly that turned me off, lately. The waiters and waitresses on the other hand usually are nice, but sometimes clearly overworked.

Visited September 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Bear's Best Choice”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

Second visit to a Black Bear Diner franchise and loved them both!! Breakfast on this visit; generous and quite tasty. More than enough, and plenty left to take home. Service was some of the best in a restaurant I've experienced. Heath, our server, was more than courteous, helpful, and quite a humorous fellow. As in most restaurants, treating the server with a smile and some chat on their day brought out his sunny dispositon and smile as well. When travelling we look for where the nearest Black Bear Diner resides.

  • Visited August 2012
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Apache Junction, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“MaryC431”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Small group of women called "Women of faith in business" had been meeting there 2nd Thur every mo. for over a year with minor problems & when went to meet 6/14 were told our small room given to another group! No advance notice was rude & just plain not acceptable!

Visited June 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
214 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Would not return”
Reviewed July 20, 2012

The food was OK, not great. The place was empty. The four of us agreed that we wouldn't be returning.

Visited November 2011
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