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“Very Good”
Review of Black Bear Diner

Black Bear Diner
Ranked #2 of 42 Restaurants in Madras
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast
Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very Good”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Black Bear was recommended to us so we thought we would try it. Glad we did. Prices were decent. Service was Good. Food was Great. I have to say, my favorite part was the Decor. Very cute.
I've heard it's always busy, so that must tell you something. If you're near a Black Bear Diner, stop in and try it out.

  • Visited September 2012
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English first
Vancouver, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“COme!”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

The decor here was so amazing! All about bears, but wasnt trashy at all. I loved it. The food was AMAZING! I wish they wouldve served beer or something along those lines. But other than that, this place was great!

Visited March 2013
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Beaverton, Oregon
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best chicken-fried steak!”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Have you ever had a chicken fried steak, and you end up looking at everyone else's plate thinking "maybe I should have gotten what they got..."? Well...you won't do that if you order the "Bigfoot Chicken-fried Steak & Eggs"! When they say "it's huge"...they mean it! It was perfectly done...not over-done like some places give you...and excellent gravy and perfect over-easy eggs. I thought I'd had the best CFS at "Po' Folks" in Killeen, TX...but this was better! Don't be afraid of the looks, guys...they're just wishin' they had ordered the same thing! And breakfast for dinner is awesome!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Zigzag61
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Sisters, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great Brunch!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

After a trip to the dentist I went to Black Bear for a meal. Decided on a vegetarian omelet which was delicious! Service was very good! An added interest was to see a train go over the trestle west of Madras. The kid in me loves trains and what fun to see it chug over the bridge between the hills!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Widlfire
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Sandy, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Decent consistent food & great service”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

We always enjoy eating at the Black Bear Diners when we travel. It's a fairly standard menu. My husband really enjoys their homemade corned beef hash for breakfast. Their breakfast muffins are huge - easily enough for 2 people. We had lunch here with our grandkids and they were disappointed that the mac & cheese seems to come from a Krafts box. But the fruit was fresh and a good-sized portion. I had the California omelet (they serve breakfast all hours they're open) and I enjoyed it. The kids loved the bear decor and we enjoy it also.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Arty T
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