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Black Bear Diner

) #28 of 647 Restaurants in Boise ££ - £££ American, , Gluten Free Options
1731 S Entertainment Ave, Boise, ID 83709-8308
+1 208-322-1888
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1731 S Entertainment Ave, Boise, ID 83709-8308
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One member of our party said the Chicken Fried Steak was the best he'd ever had. My burger was very good, also. I like the decorations throughout, right down to the sign by the bathroom - "One you've seen one bear butt, you've seen them...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the sirloin steak and butterfly shrimp which was excellent. The steak was cooked a perfect medium and was very tender and tasty. I have paid three times that for steaks that weren't nearly as good. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. This is...More

Thank Dylan F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Check the special board. We got the Sirloin Steak and Shrimp for $11.99. You get salad or soup, fresh better than cracker barrel corn bread, 2 sides, 8 oz char grilled steak and breaded shrimp. Not fine dining but great comfort food you will not...More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here were all so kind! When we visited we could occasionally hear them singing back in the kitchens. So efficient and hardworking. Portions are huge and food is excellent.

Thank Clairisa W
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We love this place. It has been awhile since we have been here. Rachael was our waitress and she is amazing! Huge portions still and the food is good and made the way your order it. I said rare and that is exactly what I...More

Thank kaitybird
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I'm so glad they added this location in Boise - use to live near the one in Beaverton, OR and after moving away from there was only able to get back once a year or so - but with the Boise local now I'm able...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Large portions and good prices. Food was good & service excellent. I especially like their breakfast and we drive from Ontario to eat breakfast that is available all day!

Thank rainwhitequail56
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

After a day of awful food at other places - we decided to follow a recommendation for Black Bear Diner. We were NOT disappointed. Everyone but the teenager had breakfast. Best French toast I've ever tasted! Pancakes were good. Lightest, flakiest biscuits I've ever eaten....More

Thank BagPartyLady
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Margo was helpful --speedy with coffee--good selection of good food Would recommend ! Locals feel it's a good place to go for monthly visits with seniors from their church

Thank mystery1reader
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I'm a Black Bear fan. I have found, however, that the further you get from Shasta/Redding (the home of Black Bear) the spottier the diners can be. Not so in this diner. Great food, very fun, quirky staff. I tried the steak dinner even though...More

Thank Michael H
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have other things on your lunch menu then burgers?
28 March 2017|
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Response from denisejohnson2016 | Property representative |
Our entire menu is served all day - so, if you want a steak at noon you can! In addition to a nice variety of burgers, we also have turkey and chicken sandwiches; salads that you could split with someone - they are so... More
Nicky W
Do you have a private room for group dinners? Can we reserve it?
8 March 2017|
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Response from davepamn | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1731 S Entertainment Ave, Boise, ID 83709-8308
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: +1 208-322-1888
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