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Mt. Shasta Black Bear Diner

401 W Lake St, Mount Shasta, CA 96067-2122
+1 530-926-4669
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“black beans” (115 reviews)
“meatloaf” (8 reviews)
“pot roast” (7 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
401 W Lake St, Mount Shasta, CA 96067-2122
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have eaten at many BLACK BEAR DINERs over the years. All have been good, and this one rated at the top. Our order must have gotten lost, as after waiting over 1/2 hour aftger giving out order, I finally went up to the front...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are breakfast here, and enjoyed it. A good old American breakfast, huge portions of sausage,eggs, bacon, hash browns, and biscuits.

Thank wayflos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the first location of a great California restaurant that now has a handful of locations all over northern Cal. The atmosphere is pleasant and the family vibe is strong. Classic American plates with healthy portions.

Thank Olan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't say enough about Black Bear Diners because I have never had a bad experience at one. They are always clean with up lifting staff, not to mention great tasting food with large portions. It is common to have two meals with one purchase...More

Thank Barry A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice food and well served. Bear burger is huge and excellent. I also liked the Coors beer from colorado. I recommend. Well done the black bear 👍 ;o)

Thank Pierre B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The breakfast is wonderful and the service is good. This is home comfort food cooking at its best. I have to say the hash brown potatoes were unique in style and flavor. The best hash brown potatoes I have ever tasted. My bacon was a...More

Thank twobuttes
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

OMG the pie! The fish and chips the service was great, and the vibe totally earthy, family down hime cooking. Love the look of this place! Fantastic food and you won't be disappointment. But the pie!

Thank spiderwoman808
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Have eaten here several times before. I stopped on March 5th after driving 13 hours straight. Both my parents had just died in a 5 week span. I was alone and when I got to the door the counter was wide open so I found...More

1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I only dine here with visitors - everyone seems to love the Black Bear. I always get a grilled cheese on gluten free bread with sweet potato fries - always good and abundant. Lots of local history - great old photos and information on the...More

Thank hellohappyhello
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Since we live in the area, we stop in at Black Bear diner when when can. The food and staff are always wonderful. Serving are generous and arrive at your table quickly.

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11 February 2018|
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Response from Rachel D | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see anything like that when we were there. But just now I looked on the lunch menu and it says "gluten free bun upon request". I'd call ahead to be sure.
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 W Lake St, Mount Shasta, CA 96067-2122
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mount Shasta
  • Phone Number: +1 530-926-4669
Our Mt. Shasta diner has the distinction of being where it all began. Who knew a little dream in a tiny town would expand and attract fans from eight (and counting) states? Through it all, this diner has held its own as a small but mighty gateway to this charming town. Just off the I-5, it feeds locals as well as visitors here to play at Lake Siskiyou or Mt. Shasta Ski & Snowboard Park.
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