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“We still go here for a dependable lunch”
Review of Black Bear Diner

Black Bear Diner
Ranked #1 of 106 Restaurants in Porterville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

I've reviewed the Black Bear Diner before and thought it might be time to update my impressions. The menu is full of basic American meals, including breakfast all day long. Don't expect anything fancy or gourmet, but do expect well presented, properly cooked food served by a busy but attentive staff. You will not leave hungry. The portions are more than ample. Prices are reasonable. This is just one of those restaurants with consistent (high) quality. The only problem can be finding a place to sit when arriving late for lunch. That's another indication that the food is good and priced right.

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

We were staying only one night in town before heading into Sequoia National Park, but we had eaten on a previous trip at one of these restaurants in Sonoma with good memories. Again, we were not disappointed as the waiter was attentive, portions were very large, and the prices were very reasonable. We both had the home-style cooked pot-roast dinner; one dinner could have easily fed the both of us! We were both too full to try the desserts that looked delicious. We would definitely try this regional chain if the opportunity arises.

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

I had the Western Burger and it was delicious. My parents had the meatloaf and chicken fried steak. Both were decent but WAY too much gravy on both which took a lot away from the meal. (Ate at a different Black Bear Diner today, had gravy on the side and the meal was much better so ask for Gravy on the side!!).

Got pies to go-- Lava cake was very very dry and I threw half of it out. The strawberry short cake was delicious. The Chocolate pudding/cream pie was decent.

The wait staff was very very good. As described, the portions are very generous (my father left "full" and that NEVER happens). The price was pretty good for the portion size. I thought the decor was cute.

Thank Holly T
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

This restaurant serves very good comfort food at reasonable, if not low, prices given very large serving sizes. The meatloaf was very good with two large pieces, each of which would have been enough by itself. The corn bread and mixed vegetables were good and more reasonable single serving sizes. It's no surprise people were leaving with doggie bags.

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Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

Above average food and service. Went for breakfast. Large portions and coffee cup never empty. Family atmosphere. Definitely a good choice when taking kids and grandkids out to eat.

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Thank Krdrury
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