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“Not up to the usual standard”
Review of Black Bear Diner

Black Bear Diner
Ranked #7 of 320 Restaurants in Salinas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Having enjoyed these places in other cities, this one was a disappointment.
We decided to have an after dinner desert, and opted for the apple pie a la mode. We sat at the counter, where the service was not quick not particularly friendly.
When the pie came it was filled with something that looked like apple sugar mush, almost no detectable apples and no flavor except for sugar.
We ate about half and gave up, called for the check and left. The waitress saw the uneaten dish and did not ask us how we liked it.
The breakfasts and dinners elsewhere have been excellent, so we assume this was a fluke.

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Their food is great and so is their service.. I recommend splitting the order, because the portions are so large!

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

Excellent food. If you are looking for good comfort food then Black Bear Diner is the place to visit.

Thank Mike F
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Waitress offered only light beers, when asked if that was all they had, she replied, yes. She was asked what wine they had and said they had red, when pressed she said she would ask as she didn't really know and went away. On her return she said they had run out of wine! When the light beer was delivered by a man, we asked again about beer and wine and they had quite a lot of choices! How very frustrating and how stupid.

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Thank LynnMHutch
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Home style cooking, fast service and reasonable prices. Clean restaurant and friendly service! We had breakfast and lunch there. The menu has a great variety so I think it will meet most customers needs.

Thank SanLeandroJenD
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