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Black Bear Diner

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


US$5 - US$20
American, Diner
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Our biggest portions for the hungriest bears. Served with your choice of strip-cut hash browns (380 cals.) OR country red potatoes (330 cals.) OR fresh fruit (70 cals.)
The Grizz! (1480 cals.)
2 sweet cream pancakes, 3 eggs*, 2 slices of hickory smoked bacon, 2 sausage links & a smoked ham steak
Bigfoot Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs* (2300 cals.)
Served with 3 eggs & 2 housemade biscuits
Hearty portions featuring the finest meats available. All 2-egg classic combos come with 2 eggs* plus your choice of strip-cut hash browns (380 cals.) OR country red potatoes (330 cals.) OR fresh fruit (70 cals.) and housemade biscuit (460 cals.). Egg whites are available (subtract 70 cals.)
Chicken Fried Steak (750 cals.)
Tender steak, breaded and deep-fried then smothered in our country gravy
Patty Sausage (750-760 cals.)
Mild or Spicy. We make our own, in-house from a recipe passed down through generations of Italian families
Portuguese Linguica Sausage (710 cals.)
A special recipe that originated from Central California Portuguese settlers
Chicken Apple Sausage (380 cals.)
A delicious blend of smoked chicken, sweet apples & seasonings
Link Sausage (380 cals.)
3 large links of our specially seasoned pork sausage
10 oz Cut $18.99
New York Steak* (550 cals.)
Center Cut Choice
Hickory Smoked Ham (600 cals.)
We use a generous, thick-cut slice for this traditional breakfast favorite
Thick-Cut Smoked Bacon (470 cals.)
Our hickory & applewood smoked bacon is some of the best you'll ever have
Corned Beef Hash (400 cals.)
Slow-roasted corned beef brisket, shredded then griddle-fried with potatoes
No Meat, Just the Eggs Please (140 cals.)
All 3-egg omelettes and 2-egg scrambles are served with your choice of strip-cut hash browns (380 cals.) OR country red potatoes (330 cals.) OR fresh fruit (70 cals.) and a housemade biscuit (460 cals.). Unless otherwise noted
Southern Scramble (1160 cals.)
Split biscuit covered with 2 sausage patties, 2 scrambled eggs & country gravy
Shasta Scramble (360 cals.)
Avocado, spinach, tomato, onion, bell pepper & jack cheese
California Omelette (480 cals.)
Avocado, mushroom & jack cheese
Joe's Hobo Omelette (620 cals.)
Smoked ham, link sausage & thick-cut bacon, jack cheese, cheddar cheese, spinach & onion
Bruce's Meat Lover's Omelette (670 cals.)
Smoked ham, thick-cut bacon, link sausage & jack cheese
Denver Omelette (460 cals.)
Smoked ham, bell pepper & onion, topped with cheddar cheese
Vegetarian Omelette (400 cals.)
Mushroom, onion, tomato, bell pepper, spinach & jack cheese
Avocado Toast (680 cals.)
Fresh avocado on a toasted Stirato® roll served with sliced tomato and fresh fruit
Breakfast Croissant Sandwich (1180/1190 cals.)
A buttery croissant lightly spread with pesto aioli and your choice of mild (610 cals.) OR spicy (620 cals.) hand-pattied sausage, thick-cut smoked bacon, cheddar cheese & an egg* cooked to order. Served with your choice of strip-cut hash browns (380 cals.) OR country red potatoes (330 cals.) OR fresh fruit (70 cals.)
Our one of a kind buttermilk and sweet cream batter makes a hearty waffle or decadent pancake. Served with syrup (190 cals.)
2 Cakes (990 cals.)
Waffle (490 cals.)
Cinnamon Roll French Toast* (1460 cals.)
3 slices of thick-cut cinnamon roll dipped in French toast batter and grilled. Topped with powdered sugar and drizzled with icing. Served with fresh fruit
Thick-Cut French Toast (580 cals.)
Bear Claw French Toast (1580 cals.)
Classic bear claw, dipped in French toast batter and grilled for a uniquely delicious experience. Topped with powdered sugar. Served with fresh fruit
Bear's Choice (630-1510 cals.)
Two eggs* (130 cals.) Plus - Choose one: pancakes (970 cals.), sweet cream waffle (470 cals.), French toast (390 cals.) OR 2 biscuits & gravy (1200 cals.). Choose one: 2 slices thick-cut smoked bacon (90 cals.), 2 sausage links (160 cals.) OR 1 smoked ham slice (180 cals.)
The Volcano (1710 cals.)
3 cakes, 2 link sausage, 2 slices of thick-cut smoked bacon, 2 eggs* stacked
The ScramBowl (1560 cals.)
A hearty all-in- one bowl of smoked ham, smoked bacon, link sausage, eggs*, bell pepper, onion & pickled jalapeño, scrambled over country red potatoes, then topped with cheddar cheese & country gravy. Served with a housemade biscuit
Served with your choice of strip-cut hash browns (380 cals.) OR country red potatoes (330 cals.) and fresh fruit (70 cals.)
California Bacon (850 cals.)
Split English muffin, thick-cut smoked bacon, avocado, spinach, grilled tomato slices & 2 poached eggs* covered in Hollandaise sauce
Classic (700 cals.)
Split English muffin, sliced smoked ham & 2 poached eggs* covered in Hollandaise sauce
Served with your choice of strip-cut hash browns (380 cals.) OR country red potatoes (330 cals.) OR fresh fruit (70 cals.). Unless otherwise noted
Fiesta Scramble (930 cals.)
Scrambled eggs, tortilla strips, pickled jalapeño, cheddar cheese, onion, & cilantro, topped with black olive & avocado. Served with a warm flour tortilla & housemade salsa
Chorizo Scramble (910 cals.)
Chorizo sausage & jack cheese. Served with a flour tortilla and housemade salsa
Breakfast Burrito (1060 cals.)
Chorizo sausage, refried beans, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, onion, pickled jalapeño & cilantro wrapped in a warm flour tortilla. Served with housemade salsa
Huevos Rancheros (1200 cals.)
Crispy corn tortillas topped with chorizo, refried beans, two sunny side up eggs, chile verde sauce, avocado, cherry tomatoes, jack cheese, topped with sour cream & cilantro. This one's served with your choice of potato (330-380 cals.) and fresh fruit
Smaller portions of our same great comfort food. Perfect for seniors or those with a lighter appetite. The following Little Less selections are served with strip-cut hash browns (380 cals.) and housemade biscuit (460 cals.)
The Mini Volcano (1030 cals.)
All stacked high! 2 cakes, 1 link sausage, 1 slice of thick-cut hickory & applewood smoked bacon, 1 egg*
1 Biscuit & Country Gravy with 2 Slices of Thick-Cut Hickory & Applewood Smoked Bacon
OR 2 sausage links. (680 cals./760 cals.)
Ham & Cheese Omelette (270 cals.)
Made with 2 eggs*
1 Egg* & 2 Slices of Thick-Cut Hickory & Applewood Smoked Bacon (170-240 cals.)
OR 2 sausage links OR 1 hickory smoked ham steak
Country Red Potatoes (330 cals.)
Strip-Cut Hash Browns (380 cals.)
Loaded: Add cheddar cheese & diced bacon to any potato (200 cals.)
2 Biscuits & Gravy (1290 cals.)
McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal (740 cals.)
Served with cinnamon, Craisins®, nut medley, 2% milk
Fruit Bowl (230 cals.)
Specialty Meat
4 slices of smoked bacon (170 cals.), 2 mild (610 cals.) OR 2 spicy (620 cals.) sausage patties, 3 sausage links (240 cals.) OR 1 ham slice (220 cals.)
Toast or English Muffin (360/460 cals.)
spread with European butter blend
Fit & Focused - 2-Egg Combo (500 cals.)
2-eggs* any style served with chicken apple sausage, sliced tomato & fresh fruit
Fit & Focused - Chicken Apple Sausage Scramble (500 cals.)
Made with egg whites, jack cheese, spinach, sautéed mushroom & avocado. Served with 1 dry piece of wheat toast & fresh fruit
Classic Bear Claw (910 cals.)
housemade, with almond filling
Java City Coffee (0 cals.)
Assorted Juices (180-270 cals.)
Large - 16 oz (220 cals.) $4.99
Small - 10 oz (140 cals.) $4.19
Fresh O.J.
Squeezed Fresh Daily
Lemonade (280 cals.)
Arnold Palmer (140 cals.)
Pepsi Soft Drinks (0-300 cals.)
Iced Tea (0 cals.)
Sweet Tea (160 cals.)
Hot Tea (0 cals.)
Hot Chocolate (80 cals.)
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All reviews black beans huckleberry ice cream chicken fried steak cornbread country potatoes big portions play music breakfast is served monday night the wait staff tasty food servings server scoop locations sj leftovers
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for breakfast. Lovely atmosphere, big dishes with reasnable price and tasteful. Service was great, would return to eat here again

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 964eladl
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

Went there yesterday with my family. Girl get a special menu for Kids and drinks with special cups. Food is super size and delicious.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 354zuzannak
Reviewed 15 November 2018

went there for dinner, chose broiled salmon on vegetables and brocolli on the side, was a fitness meal with only 440 calories. Menu shoes the calories for every dish. Fod was average, fish had a few bones. Coffee was a little weak, for a quick...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank blueskies15-10
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

I love the black bear diner at all of their locations this one is no exception. Great food great service bearing in mind what it is, a diner.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank erikberry
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

My mom, and old friend and I went to Black Bear Diner for one reason, dessert. This would have been fantastic if they had any. No pies (except coconut cream) no brownies, no anything! Except ice cream. We were told that they did not have...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Getawaywhenwecan
denisejohnson2016, Guest Relations Manager at Black Bear Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

We are sorry to hear your disappointment in the lack of desserts. We are not your typical chain restaurant whose desserts are frozen and heated up as ordered. We actually have a team who comes in every day to bake cobblers, pies, pot pies, and...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Visited the Black Bear in Milpitas in May of 2018 while in town for business and rated this restaurant high at the time. Wanted to provide a follow-up review based on another business trip in August of 2018. Still great service and food quality. Definitely...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank chriswH2322BG
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We dined at Black Bear Diner. The bears are so cute. I had their tasty open face turkey sandwich. My husband enjoyed his chicken fried steak. We shared a bowl of huckleberry ice cream for dessert. Service was very good.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Visited the Black Bear in Milpitas in May of 2018 while in town for breakfast. Restaurant is close to major hotels and the prices and quality are great. We asked for a table in the back to go over a presentation that we were giving...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank chriswH2322BG
Reviewed 5 June 2018

We dined at Black Bear Diner on a Monday night. We both had ice tea. I had their bacon burger; which was good. My husband enjoyed his tuna melt. Food was good. We shared a scoop of huckleberry ice cream for dessert. Service was good....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank mini
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Went for an early lunch and it was already busy. We still had good service from a friendly waitress. We decided on a smaller lunch so we both had the grilled cheese sandwich and chicken noodle soup as we knew this place was known for...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 2butterfly
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6 May 2016|
Response from Al S |
they have wine, only thing I know for sure
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Not sure, we went for breakfast so a little early.
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