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Black Bear Diner

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Diner
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1161 E Tulare Ave, Tulare, CA 93274-4561
+1 559-684-9152
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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El Cajon, California
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though we read previous bad reviews of this place we overlooked them and wanted to try for ourselves since the latest reviews sounded good. From the outside it looked like a hometown restaurant with a nice mural on the outside. After being seated I put my purse and cell phone on the chair next to me. When I picked... More 

Thank mynahbird1
Gliwice, Poland
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119 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Typical restaurant to be honest, but with nice and fast service. Excellent food and reasonable pricing. I got there very good ribs and I recommend it to You.

Thank kolczan
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was so good, what can I say. We had the corn beef hash with eggs and Reuben sandwich plus coffee. Delicious and enough to take and enjoy for lunch the next day. Coffee was excellent too. Upon learning from my husband that it was my birthday, the manager and staff brought me a desert with one candle and... More 

Thank Vicki F
Great Falls, Montana
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good food and nice staff. we were a large group and thy took very good care of us all. Prices were very reasonable.

Thank Norman M
Gustine, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always packed but the portions are huge so it's worth it! Make sure to buy a pie you won't regret it!!

Thank melisanchez11181
Gilbert, Arizona
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Black Bear Diner claims it has home-style cooking,,,and they pretty well nail it! Fresh cooked vegetables, corn bread that is delicious, pot roast so tender, you can cut it with a fork! Pretty close to a "5" rating!

Thank sarge1234
Sacramento, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Always love the food at Black Bear Diner. If home made food is what you like...one can't go wrong with the food here!

Thank oshicat
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Portions are perfect whether you order the big man's dinner or little man's and the variety is phenomenal!! The food is absolutely delicious and the desserts are unbelievable. The atmosphere is contagious and the staff are super friendly. Great place for family gatherings or just a night out with the spouse. Really and truly is a super place to eat... More 

Thank luquinz
Visalia, California
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I had driven by and there was always a long line so I decided to stop in for lunch and I could not believe the size of the plate. I had the daily special which was enchilada's. it was so good but so big that I was able to make three meals out of up and all that for only... More 

Thank lfuns2n
Clovis, California
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This was one of the cleanest establishment I have ever eaten at. From the outside of their property to the bathrooms, everything was immaculate. I ordered the chicken fingers and my boyfriend got the cordin bleu. Both meals came out perfect. The fries were cooked to perfection and the chicken fingers were really crispy. I recommend both the ranch and... More 

Thank melahoni

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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: 1161 E Tulare Ave, Tulare, CA 93274-4561
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Tulare
  • Phone Number: +1 559-684-9152

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