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“Great painting, good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Black Bear

The Black Bear
Ranked #7 of 20 Restaurants in Fort Davis
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great painting, good food”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

While visiting Indian Lodge and spending the night we were happy to sample the food at the restaurant. The food was good and the service was nice. The things that I will remember the most were the view out the windows as we talked over dinner and this huge mural on the dining room wall. The scene shows a history behind the construction of the lodge during the Great Depression by the CCC Boys. From making bricks and harvesting cedar timbers the painting was more memorable than the meal.

Visited November 2012
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English first
San Angelo, Texas
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Black Bear Restuarant”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

It is at the Davis Mountains State Park and was built by the CCC in the mid-1930's. The food was very good, but the service was a little slow, probably because there was a large influx of customers just after we got there.

Visited December 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Yummy! Very pleasantly surprised!”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

We had breakfast at the Black Bear restaurant. I have to say we were not expecting too much thinking this was a typical state park facility. How wrong we were! I ordered a breakfast burrito (the menu said it was large alright) and although I am a big eater, I could not finish it! It was very good though. It came with hash browns which were also very good. All reasonably priced for about $8. The coffee was fresh and not weak at all. My husband ordered a short stack of pancakes and bacon. Wow! The pancakes were from scratch, delicious, and the size of the large plate they were served on! His bacon side was 3 very large slices. All for $3.99! Almost unbelievable! We know where we will eat next time we are in Ft. Davis. Oh! And let me tell you also, the staff was just as friendly as could be! We even saw 2 of the staff welcoming back a couple they had not seen in a year. All of the staff pitched in to help out, to make sure we had silverware, our orders taken, fresh coffee, eat. Also, the facilities were all very clean. What a delight this place was. We know where we will go to eat the next time we are in Ft. Davis.

  • Visited November 2012
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Lubbock, Texas
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice lunch”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

I ate at the Black Bear for lunch and had the enchiladas. Nice! The wait staff is attentive and friendly, the portions are large and the prices reasonable.

Visited October 2012
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Austin, Texas
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Nice View”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

We had dinner at the Black Bear on Friday, Sept. 28 and the food was average (chicken quesadillas, nachos, chicken dish and salad. Service was fair. However, on Saturday morning with only three other couples in the restaurant, we had to wait 45 minutes for our food and it was lukewarm when it was brought out. It was difficult to spread butter on the cold biscuits. Also, one of the park rangers who came in after we did was served and was gone before we even received our food, and two young men who came in after were served before our party. It may be decent food but I would recommend driving the four miles into Ft. Davis for meals.

  • Visited September 2012
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