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Black Bear Diner

#34 of 213 Restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Diner
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303 Soscol Ave, Napa, CA 94559-4005
+1 707-255-2345
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is like the best place ever. Food is awesome, stuff is friendly, coffee is great. we had breakfast there twice, both tasty and biiiiig 😊

Thank Jagoda R
Gainesville, Florida
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant in Napa is a real gem. It provided a nice late dinner after sightseeing. I had fish and chips and the batter was like the pub in London--light, crispy and no grease at all! Same with the French fries--the have mastered the art of frying at the right temperature and time interval. We returned for breakfast twice. Plates... More 

Thank Nancy N
Syosset, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we decided to try the Black Bear Diner for breakfast my buddy and I had no idea it is a chain. We're from Long Island, New York. What did we know about Black Bear Diners? Zip, until our recent trip to Napa's wine country. Napa is loaded with superb gourmet eateries. Everywhere you look up and down the valley... More 

Thank dcaraz
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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161 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place for a good old fashioned yummy American breakfast away from the pretense that can surround Napa. It's a typical diner, with good home cooking, friendly service and large portions.

Thank KingTheWanderlust
Oakville, Canada
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Black Bear Diner has some good food choices but the portions are extremely large. We ordered the portion size for smaller appetites and couldn't come close to finishing them. We were told that the regular size portion offers all items at double the size. Our server was friendly and efficient. Prices were reasonable. We would go there again!

Thank Marilyn L
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We came in for lunch with another couple. I had a giant, delicious Rueben sandwich. One of the best I've ever had! My friend had a salad that was huge! Everything at the table was excellent and our server was fast & friendly. A great experience!

Thank Teresa O
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We stopped here for lunch during a day exploring Napa. All the staff were extremely friendly. Meal portions were massive, couldn't even get through half my meal. Even the drink sizes were huge. Wouldn't hesitate to visit again.

Thank Kimothy555
Lakeport, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Had to wait to be seated while the host was selling pies. They have newpaper menus so make sure u wash your hands after handling them as they can't be cleaned and tend to collect germs. Cute bear carvings decorate the lobby. My partner had a burger and fries and seemed to like it. I made the mistake of ordering... More 

Thank joannebO2578ED
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Sort of like Denny's, but much better food. Great soup. Really good BLT sandwich with a mountain of french fries. Good desert too.

Thank Onthebeachgene
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192 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Visited today as our last breakfast of the holiday . Food was good and price was ok. What stood out was the great service by Mike who smile beamed from ear to ear. Best service of the holiday. Will go back to one of these diners again. Also good service to young dinners with slings.

Thank PAC2207

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 303 Soscol Ave, Napa, CA 94559-4005
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Napa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-255-2345

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