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“Not As good As It Could Be”
Review of Black Bear Diner

Black Bear Diner
Ranked #97 of 453 Restaurants in Bend
Cuisines: American
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Bowie, Maryland
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139 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Not As good As It Could Be”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Had quick dinner our first night in Bend after driving in from Portland. We both ordered a sandwich and fries - nothing complex. The server set our food down and scampered off in the blink of an eye. Sandwiches were OK, but just that. Very generous portions.The fries were cooked normal - net even close to the well done we asked for. At least they left off the salt as we had requested. Before we could get the servers attention, the place lost power. (heard later that lightning hit a substation and knocked out a that part of town). So much for getting the fries recooked... At least the servers knew how to use the old style credit card machines so we could pay with credit card..

We have been to a few other Black Bear diners on out trips to the West Coast. This one was not as good as the others. I would go to a BB diner again, but not this one.

  • Visited August 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Bonney Lake, Washington
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110 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“One of our favorite small chain restaurants”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We like going to places where we feel we get our moneys' worth - plenty of food without stretching our travel dollars. While traveling, we have never been to a Black Bear when we did not bring leftovers back to the hotel refrigerator for an evening snack. Don't come here if you do not like to eat! I had a meat loaf dinner, my wife had a stuffed chicken breast dinner. I remember part of this restaurant's credo that once said "If you don't say 'WOW' when we bring your plate, you probably ordered toast". Have eaten at the chain dozens of times, never been disappointed.

Visited October 2013
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3 Thank RoadTrippersWA
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Victoria, Canada
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT FAMILY RESTAURANT”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

On our ten-day road trip, of all of the "family-style" restaurants my brother and I ate at, the Black Bear Diner proved to be very good. The staff were attentive, the food was good and the prices were well within budget. I highly recommend this place for a quick supper while on the road, whether you're on your own, with a friend or family member, or with a crowd.

  • Visited September 2013
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3 Thank HaruWindsong
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Hubbard, Oregon
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Incredable food and service”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Black bear diners are far and few between. When we find one, we make sure to go. Whenever we visit Bend, we always make a point to visit the Black Bear. Great service, Huge helpings, great place to eat

  • Visited August 2013
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4 Thank Jim D
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Bend, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“ok”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The food was good but service was not as good. Prices were a bit high..Pretty large servings. Nice atmosphere there and close to the motel we were staying at.

Visited August 2013
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2 Thank E T
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