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Black Bear Diner

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American, Diner
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900 S Mooney Blvd, Visalia, CA 93277-2235
+1 559-635-1260
06:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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Clearwater, Florida
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805 reviews
466 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We first saw this chain in St. George, Utah. Same good eats and large portions. Our service could have been better today. If you go for the first time, look for the entrance door off of Mooney. You will find that entrance more acceptable than the one off the parking lot.

Thank Bob19512014
central valley, CA
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We do like to eat here. This time we had a $5 off coupon. We decided to go in about 12:00PM on a Friday. Very crowded as always. We both decided to order off the big menu. Usually we order a sandwich and take home half of it. Chicken fried steak! It was served with mashed potato and green beans... More 

Thank jbees
Visalia, California
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had seen people lining up to eat at the Black Bear Diner and finally tried it for lunch and I feel I am still eating the leftovers. That is not to mention how good the food was. I had the daily mexican special and it was to die for.

Thank lfuns2n
Sacramento, California
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155 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and mother and I came here while driving from Sacramento to LA around 1pm on a Friday. Had been to many Black Bear Diners in the Sacramento area and expected more or less the same experience which frankly never really lived up to the reputation I've heard from others. There must be a difference in how franchisees run... More 

Thank RunningInGrace
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to this diner a couple of times a month for lunch. The servers are attentive and responsive to special requests. The manager is there to get the place running smoothly. Whenever we had a problem with the food, he was there to fix it. The all you can eat fish and chips served on Fridays is very good,... More 

Thank Silvia p
Visalia, California
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143 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A place to eat that has a lot on the menu where everyone in party can find something. The service was slow and out of 6 dining, 2 in party received part of their order wrong. The murals on the walls are very nice but the inside of restaurant needs some TLC. Overall the food was good but the service... More 

1 Thank lcmm03
Visalia, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately, our past few visits have not been what we were hoping for nor expected. Wait time for drinks, well over 15minutes. Then witnessed the service & orders being delivered, right in front of us. Our orders were NOT what we requested. Eggs were not cooked to our request, nor was the potatoes. We will be better off, just staying... More 

1 Thank kerryt944
Payson, Utah
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222 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Wanted a little more than a steak house tonight, we have dined at Black Bear Dinners before and have enjoyed it. The Turkey dinner was almost more than I could eat. Great place to eat.

1 Thank WanderingFarmer
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149 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This is our weekly debrief meeting spot. The service is always. good. Tiffany is a joy! Food is plentiful and we are well. taken care of!

1 Thank David S
South Africa
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

After being on the road for some time we needed some good comfort food and this place hit the spot. There was quite a line to get in but once we did get in we were glad we waited. Not being from the USA the size of the portions were huge, but what a great delight the waffles were.

1 Thank purejoySouthAfrica

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, 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 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 S Mooney Blvd, Visalia, CA 93277-2235
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Visalia
  • Phone Number: +1 559-635-1260

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