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“Bear Interrupted”
Review of Black Bear Diner

Black Bear Diner
Ranked #89 of 296 Restaurants in Walnut Creek
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast
San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Bear Interrupted”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Bear #1 forgot our drinks, due to many interruptions from other diners - until we asked for them 20 minutes later. Bear #2 delivered the soup after the entrees. Bear #1 apologized and quickly brought my glass of wine with someone else's lipstick on it. Eee. He noticed it as he was about to give it to me and apologized again. He brought me another wine in a clean glass. Bear #2, upon delivering the late soup said - 'Hey, it's not my fault. I'm not your server'. The soup, while hot, had a 'skin' on of it as it had been sitting around and then microwaved. The small corn muffin that came with the soup was microwaved as well. Microwaves are the death of baked goods. The soup skin, once stirred into the soup, disappeared. The soup was ok. Husband had meat loaf, mashed pots and some fresh sautéed veggies. The veggies were cold and wet. The brown gravy on the meatloaf and pots was somewhat congealed and salty but tasty, even if a mix out of a packet. My cheese burger was very good. Bear #1 nicely made sure it had no raw onion on it, as requested. The lesson here is to go with the simpler things. We have been here quite a few times for b'fast and lunch. Servings are good size [even the small sized ones], and the environment is very clean, including the restrooms. As this was a week night, there seemed to be a lot of families with younger kids. We give BBD a reliable C/C+. This is not gourmet dining and doesn't pretend to be. BBD serves wine and bear - oops - beer.

  • Visited January 2014
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Lafayette
Level 6 Contributor
248 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Solid meals, old school food”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

Good variety of food from the full on breakfast, hamburgers, salads, sandwiches to chili bowls. Solid food, solid well trained friendly staff.

Alot to like about this place but it is not for someone looking for interesting, innovative food. Just generous servings of homestyle food for a reasonable price, served by polite, efficient servers. I would go back again.

The place is always busy and 10-20 min wait at peak times so they are doing something right.

  • Visited December 2013
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Concord, California, USA
2 reviews
“Black bear”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Amazing place. Great service. Great price!
Came for breakfast with friends. We were all happy with the food and price!

Visited September 2013
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Thank 11jj11
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San Francisco, California
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“decent food, good service”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

We came here for lunch. Kid friendly and they have a kids' menu. Food was decent (we had eggs benedict, an omelet, french toast sticks, and a chicken club sandwich), portions were large, our server was very good.

  • Visited October 2013
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Hemet
Level 6 Contributor
220 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Always a good meal here, service was spotty”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We came here with our daughter, her husband and their three children. We were seated quickly, and had our beverages quickly as well.
When our order was delivered, there were three meals brought out first. Then, after nearly 5 minutes the other four were brought out. Not what one wants when eating a meal.
Everything was good to eat.

  • Visited July 2013
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