We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Black Bear Diner

$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Almond Ave., Madera, CA
+1 559-675-1332
Website
Today
06:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 126: English reviews
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant has a little bit of everything so you will have a variety of choices. Large seating area. Good breakfast.

Helpful?
Thank kelliejs6
Prescott Valley, Arizona
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well you could probably guess by the name of the restaurant the theme is bears and the outdoors. It's really nicely done. Clean, modern, outdoorsy. It is noisy, so it's not for a quiet, intimate dinner IMHO. Staff is very hard working and friendly. High marks on the salads from another patron. I had spaghetti and meatballs, and I ordered... More 

Helpful?
Thank Phil L
Shaver Lake, California
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a very busy Sunday morning. We were seated promptly, and asked for our beverage order. Our waitress apologized for the delay. She provided our chicken fried steak pretty quickly, considering how busy they were. We have been here before and have always had good service. Our waitress Brandy was very efficient and accommodating.

Helpful?
Thank meanjeanne47
North Fork, California
Level Contributor
67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

My son & I arrived at Black Bear about 6 pm on Thursday evening. The rustic decor is very homey. Our waitress Terri was wonderful! She has a great personality & is generous with the extras. The portions are very large & the food is expertly prepared. The Chicken Gumbo Soup with the large corn muffin & whipped butter is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Donna D
Madera, United States
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Homestyle cooking located near the hospital. The restaurant is coffee shop type with good portions, I have been there several times food is good and priced well.

Helpful?
Thank Vera C
Arizona City, Arizona
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Eaten here many times.Never disappointed. Food is great w/hardy servings. Service is fantastic Prices fair. Burgers (yum); hot turkey sandwiches are beyond delicious, w/ REAL roasted & carved turkey - not glorified lunch meat. Desserts are fantastic. Great place to relax after a day of travel. They even deliver to your hotel. Treat yourself......

Helpful?
Thank Dea M
Merced
Level Contributor
325 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Breakfast is always great at Black Bear. This one is no exception. It's easy off the freeway and easy back on. The portions are HUGE. Come with a big appetite and be prepared to ask for a take home bag. Enjoy whatever meal you're there for. We always do.

Helpful?
Thank VickiG95340
Chandler, United States
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

While in the Madera area, we went to the Black Bear Diner for what might be called comfort food. Black Bear diners are known for generous portions, and while the offerings at this location are generous the food is good but not outstanding. During our visit I had a cup of vegetable soup, hot and nicely stocked with veggies. My... More 

Helpful?
Thank Craig A S
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
298 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I went here for dinner tonight because of so many positive reviews on TA and it was great! All o wanted was just a sandwich (patty melt) and it was cooked just right! The real star of the show was my server Jessica! I would hire her away from this place if I owned a competing restaurant! She's a rockstar!

Helpful?
Thank Sid k
Redlands, California
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

My daughter and I visited the restaurant in January, and My husband and myself visited in September. We were greeted with smile and friendly service.

Helpful?
Thank asthecrowflies269

Travellers who viewed Black Bear Diner also viewed

 

Been to Black Bear Diner? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 22:00
Monday
06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 22:00
Saturday
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Almond Ave., Madera, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Madera
  • Phone Number: +1 559-675-1332

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Black Bear Diner staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?