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Black Bear Diner

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2450 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-6862
+1 831-645-9700
06:00 - 22:00
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Memphis, Tennessee
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The biscuits are the size of a loaf of bread! The egg scrambles are great, and the portions are extremely generous. Very good service - recommended if you want a good, basic breakfast!

Thank Ann971
New Mexico
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247 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Very friendly staff! We were seated quickly. Our server, Jerri, was great! Made us feel very welcome and comfortable! She was a delight! Good selections of entres on the menu. Food came out quickly, together and hot. All of our meals were delicious. A great place!

Thank Madison8582
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We had a lovely breakfast. It was way too much food on the plate, but looked great. I think just the idea of it was appealing to the boys! The waitress lady was really lovely and kind.

Thank Renata N
Cape May Beach
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470 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I didn't expect a gourmet meal, but it was adequate. Not cheap as I would have expected. $19 (including tip) for eggs, home fries, biscuit and coffee (no meat) for one person. Nothing exceptional, although it arrived on a huge plate. The biscuit was boring but huge and there were a lot of adequate fries. Also, the server was very... More 

Thank DonCapeMayBeach
Arlington, Virginia, United States
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106 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The salads are Huge, had the pineapple pancakes 2 hubcaps studded with pineapple. Didn't have the burgers this time, but if I find myself back there...

Thank Linda G
Roseville, California
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422 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I came here with ukulele pal Keith who moved here from our town. It was my first venture to this chain which has been opening all over the west. The place was clean, and the service was good. Complete menu ala Denny’s, but better than Denny’s in many ways. Breakfast was basic good one. Good portions. They offered an old... More 

Thank Newsboymac
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. Would go back again. Chicken noodle soup was great and the salmon plate was delicious. The homemade potato fries were the best! They had Parmesan cheese on them and were total yumminess. Quaint atmosphere, good for families, cute bears everywhere, seems to be a hit with the locals as it seemed numerous group meetings were held in a... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I've been here a few times and it's always decent food. Prime rib actually quite good. Comfy booths are my seating preference there since tables are in center of room and noisy. Good for families, friendly staff.

Thank Liz C
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We got breakfast here whilst staying at Lone Oak Lodge on their recommendation. It serves excellent breakfasts at a reasonable price and is quirky with very friendly service.

Thank Lancslad_Sheffield
Boerne, Texas
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256 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We stopped here for lunch after driving 17 mile road and had no idea what to expect. It is a nice little restaurant with a huge menu. I think you can get breakfast all day, and it looked wonderful. Service was fast and cheerful and the food was quite good. The portion sizes are huge, I got a lighter sandwich... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2450 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-6862
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-645-9700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?