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“Chain restaurant feel, but not bad”
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Black Bear Saloon
Cuisines: American
Description: Their number is 203-299-0177
Restaurant details
Description: Their number is 203-299-0177
Connecticut
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132 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Chain restaurant feel, but not bad”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

This is perhaps the flagship Black Bear Saloon of the three or so Black Bear restaurants in Connecticut. It is fun to visit is you don't mind a louder, younger crowd for the most part. This depends on the time of day, however, and there are a few positives. Food here is composed of alot of jarred or prepared foods, by my estimation. Portions are generous, and flavorful, but nothing special. Pub food made to look alittle better than perhaps it really is. For a quick lunch or drink during the day, this is a nice stop, where the selections don't often change. Many items are either way to heavy on melted cheese, or globs of toppings and the like, which tends to make whatever it is underneath either soggy or unidentifiable. There are many TVs playing at all times, so if this is not what you are looking for, best to avoid. They have a nice happy hour for those working in the area that want a noisy place to take a break. Nonetheless, this is a fun place to visit if you want to have a few beers with friends. I have not experienced any of the live music events that they heavily advertise in the restaurant.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
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104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“great sports bar”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

kid friendly sports bar. the bar area has tables with individual tvs at the booths, plus lots of tvs throughout the bar and restaurant.

music on the weekends.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Matthew S
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NJ
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

We were there in August and again in Feb. the food was great both times. It is a fun place to go when in Norwalk.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Carol H
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New York City, New York
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118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Classic sports bar, super kid friendly”
Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

We love this place and have probably had over 20 meals here with our family. The room is hopping in lively, the food is perfectly good sports bar food, the staff is courteous, there are plenty of TV screens around, and there's even a children's activities table on the weekend in case your kids want to leave the meal and go play in a supervised manner. There are plenty of places to eat around town but we somehow keep coming back to this place over and over again because it is so easy.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Clausewitzhorse
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Connecticut
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fun Bar”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Fun bar, average beer selection, average food. Nothing negative but not outstanding. Good happy hour specials

Visited March 2013
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Thank AmandaS05
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