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Black Bear Diner

395 Leavesley Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-3606
+1 408-842-9901
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“black beans” (51 reviews)
“pot roast” (4 reviews)
“cornbread” (4 reviews)
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6:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
395 Leavesley Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-3606
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a tourist it took some time to find a restaurant chain that doesn't sell fast food, but uses fresh ingredients. It looks like we've found it. Great menu, there's something for everyone.

Thank digeroodee
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We were staying in the best western plus in the same parking lot. Not a fan of the continental breakfast, so was nice we could walk 75ft to a breakfast spot. Waitress was extremely nice and helpful! Ordered 2 kids meals with chocolate chip pancakes,...More

Thank themermaidrach
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We ordered just a portion of bearfoot for sharing which is just nice for 2 as the serving was huge! The food is good, not too expensive and very nice & cosy ambient in a typical american old days settings.

Thank holmiumz
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Walked and they had me seated quickly. Food was great..and a LOT of it. Serving size was huge. Fresh Orange juice is good.

Thank Shane k
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped in while traveling. We had the chicken pot pie which my son enjoyed and I had the prime rib. My prime rib was a little lacking but still hit the spot. Pretty much the same quality as the other places. Our waiter was very...More

Thank toohuge
Reviewed 13 January 2018

The chicken fry was so peppery that you count not eat it. The potpes and gravy where ice cold. The veggie were just nasty.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 30 December 2017

This family restaurant is well managed and the service was good. A good stop for a family dinner on the road. I had the chicken pot pie and it was very good. My wife had the turkey dinner. Her meal fit the bill for hot...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We decided for this restaurant because was very convenient as it was in front of hotel. The price is quite good, food is average. Our steak was asked to be cooked medium and came almost done, vegetables tasteless cooked. At the end, after reading other...More

Thank DS-BR
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Never had a bad meal here, and the portion size is large. Normally go here for a great breakfast, but the "hamberger salad" for dinner was amazing.

Thank Chester F
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

We have previously visited other restaurant locations and have left with good and not so good experiences. We came weary of what to order but were very surprised at this location. Ordered BLT sandwich which was AMAZING and nowhere near as good at out local...More

Thank Tanya M
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27 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Eric M | Reviewed this property |
On the dinner menu, Fried Chicken. Have not had but everything I have had has been good. Large portions too!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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The Black Bear Diner Gilroy excels not only in creating menu items that look as great as they taste, but in making it nearly impossible for you to pass up dessert when the time comes. Our employees are the “best of the best” and will cater to your every need, ensuring that your visit is a pleasurable one. Sit back and relax… we’ll take care of everything you need.
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