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“fun place to eat, exceptional waiter”
Review of Black Bear Diner

Black Bear Diner
Ranked #41 of 306 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner
Reviewed August 20, 2012

This was our first experience at a Black Bear Diner. It reminded me of a Cracker Barrel and Applebees mixed together. The menu was extensive with something for everyone and fairly reasonably priced. The food was average to tasty. ( We had prime rib) The food presentation was good. The main entree portion was huge, but the sides were average. A young man named Benjamin waited on our table. He was well above average as a waiter, making recommendations that he knew would please us and honest and positive help in deciphering this menu. I don't usually comment on the servers but he was so extraordinarily above average. which is unusual for a family restaurant. We eat out in excess of twenty meals a month with travel and business. Big Bear was a hit.

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Reviewed August 17, 2012

Our kids love breakfast food, so we take them to the Black Bear Diner in Monterrey or Gilroy when we're visiting or passing through. The food is great--large portions, but not crazy, with lots of wholesome all-American comfort foods that make you feel at home. The wait staff has been unfailingly friendly, courteous, and good with our kids. Service is generally fast and the prices are good. we love this place

1  Thank Dan H
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Love the Black Bear's. This was the second one we found on our trip to OR and CA. Good food at a good price! We will definately look for others when we travel!!!

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1  Thank luv2travl23
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Decided not to eat breakfast at the hotel but to search for somewhere local. Stumbled across the Black Bear diner which had a number of motor bikes outside, so thought this was probably a good place to try. Food was excellent and there was a huge choice of dishes available. The decorations inside were interesting and the service good. We would probably have gone back there if we had been around for another breakfast.

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1  Thank Lorraine G
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

The food here was excellent. You can choose between breakfast and lunch/dinner all day. The actually restaurant isn't super fancy by any means but the food was fantastic. I had the turkey with gravy and it was to die for. Would definetely make a trip back.

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1  Thank Jennifer M
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