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Black Bear Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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395 Leavesley Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-3606
+1 408-842-9901
06:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 00:00
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United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the black bear a few times as I was staying at the Best Western next door. The service is great, really polite and friendly an you are made to feel welcome. The food is tasty and you get the usual massive portions. I had to go for their small versions designed for OAPs. This is no Michelin... More 

Thank fruitdoctor
Lake Havasu Cit
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Black Bear Diner had the worst tri tip i have ever had. It was really bad and very tough. I was extremely disappointed. I will likely never have dinner there​ again.

Thank biznessman187
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

have eaten at other black bear diners, fast, friendly service, delicious food, plenty of parking, easy off the 101 freeway.

Thank Ann G
Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped here for dinner on our way to Monterey. We'd spent some time shopping at the outlet malls, and it was easy to get here before getting back on the road. My husband said his pancakes and hash browns were some of the best he'd had, and I really enjoyed my pulled pork sandwich (I don't... More 

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

really just like any other black bear , but the service was good and the price is always about the same.

Thank Ralph M
Newhall, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We have eaten at many Black Bear restaurants throughout California and have never been disappointed, except for the one in Gilroy. We ordered our food and it took at least 1/2 hour or more to get it. The waitress who very very sweet told us that because of the large party of kids nearby they got behind in the kitchen.... More 

Thank John G
Los Gatos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Bobs burger was very good and huge. A full meal in itself. The Asian Salad was also big and fresh and excellent. The parking and service was excellent.

Thank donwolf20
Gilroy, California
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I go to Black Bear Diner for breakfasts and dinners. Food is consistently of good quality. Service is always very friendly. Black Bear is a chain and I have eaten with my family at Black Bears in Oregon, Washington, Northern California in addition to the local one in Gilroy, CA. Will continue to come back again and again!

Thank gchesnutis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I've been ordering the same item, at each location I visit ... and would highly recommend this or any of their numerous locations. Have always had GREAT consistent service and QUALITY tasting food, which is hard to find in a chain restaurant. I purposely have ordered the same item; a. Reuben is my Favorite Sandwich b. To continue my personal... More 

Thank CI R
Arroyo Grande, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We were shopping at the Gilroy Outlets and decided to get lunch at a local place instead of one of the chain restaurants. The Black Bear Diner was conveniently located and didn't have long lines. We found parking close to the entrance. A hostess greeted us promptly and advised the wait time was around 5 minutes. She was spot on... More 

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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
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 395 Leavesley Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-3606
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gilroy
  • Phone Number: +1 408-842-9901

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