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“Not Home Cooking”
Review of Black Bear Diner

Black Bear Diner
Ranked #7 of 88 Restaurants in Sequim
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Black Bear Diner is dedicated to providing the very best food and service anywhere. You'll enjoy delicious family meals, perfect burgers, frosty shakes, and healthful salads. We'll treat you like we invited you over for diner! Enjoy outside seating on our deck in the Sequim sunshine. We are located next to Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Sequim. Don't forget our pet-friendly deck when the weather is nice!
Reviewed September 6, 2013

We have visited about 4-5 different Black Bear Diners and have never been disappointed. We are seniors and not big eaters so we usually split a meal. The staff and servers are always, friendly, professional and on top of it. We ordered the fried chicken dinner with mashed potatoes and vegetables. The batter was extra thick and very crunchy, covering up the extremely limited amount of chicken. We were not going to say anything but when the cashier asked how everything was, I quite honestly told her we were disappointed and described the chicken as I have just done in this report. She called the manager over, who apologized and reduced our bill which I thought was good customer service. She also told me the chicken comes pre-battered and frozen so I guess it really is not all home cooking. At any rate, this will not deter us from visiting other BBDs but just will not order the fried chicken.

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Thank Shack2_05
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BlackBearDiner, Owner at Black Bear Diner, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2013

Thank you for the nice review. We are pleased that you enjoy Black Bear Diners, especially the customer service and dependably good food. Much of our food is made in-house including our sausage patties, meatloaf, corned beef hash, pot roast, pork ribs and baked goods among other menu items. Each morning our bakers and prep chefs arrive early to begin preparations for the day's meals. Thanks for dining at the Black Bear Diner in Sequim, and we hope to serve you again soon!

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stay a week in Sequim and ate at the Black Bear Diner 5 or 6 times for breakfast, dinner and snacks. The food was always great, especially the huckleberry ice cream. However, the service was lousy. Took a long time to get food. No refills on drinks. Once we came in and waited to be seated while the hostess ignored us.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

we went there for Breakfast, it was not particularly busy and we had to wait for almost an hour for a table...there was lots of empty tables. The food was good but not great. The place is clean and the decor is cute but we would not go back for breakfast.

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Thank sookeod
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BlackBearDiner, Owner at Black Bear Diner, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2013

We are happy that you joined us for breakfast but we are very sorry that you experienced long wait times. We have recently put into place new strategies addressing greeting and serving times, and our customer service is much more efficient! Thank you also for your input on our food. We are always working to improve the quality and taste of our meals. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope that you will dine with us again soon.

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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Read negative reviews so we were hesitant to try here. The restaurant was busy and lively. Staff were friendly and prompt. Food was very good, we had breakfast lunch and dinner items and all were good. For the price, the quality is very good and tasty.

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Thank TiffaniVictoria
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

This was our first time visiting a Black Bear. We were glad to find one in Sequim as we had to cancel part of our trip which had included visiting the one in Grants Pass, OR. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We like the bear theme and decor of the place, and managed to find a cute gift for our housesitter on the way out. I had the hot turkey sandwich, my spouse had a cheeseburger. Both were delicious. Our server was helpful and friendly. Located right next to the Holiday Inn Express, so guests will have a delicious restaurant right next door. Bought one of the small pies to enjoy later. Unfortunately, it needed a little more baking. The crust was soggy.

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Thank Ellyn T
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