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Black Bear Diner

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$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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910 W Olive Ave, Porterville, CA 93257-3112
+1 559-784-3648
06:00 - 22:00
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Turlock, California
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326 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped on way home. Food was pretty good. We have eaten at many Black Bears and this one was just as good. Good size portions but you can order off the little less section on the menu.

Thank Tcard2013
Hartselle, Alabama
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was very clean and a nice atmosphere, our waitress was very friendly and attentive. Food was very good and nice portions. Very pleased with our decision to stop here.

Thank gcamp13
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167 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the food wasn't bad but not good enough to go back. service was slow and when my food came it was cold

Thank edheffner46
1 review
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Staff very good and helpful. Potions are enormous but a "smaller appetite" menu still gives generous portions

Thank Tom H
Three Rivers, California, United States
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Greeted with a smile and immediately seated. Generous portions and good tasting food. The eggs were a little undercooked but not bad. The atmosphere is very comfortable and a pleasure to visit. Good value in my book.

Thank Dave V
Porterville, California
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Overpriced Charge extra for anything added to your meal - gravy or one tortilla for example Service slow. Long wait on sundays

Thank JohnG1944
Porterville, California
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Ate there twice in a row Had a fairly expensive Mexican style breakfast. They gave me one tortilla. I asked for another- charged me $3 for a tortilla Next visit. Breakfast. Asked for a small bowl of gravy. When I got my bill, another $3 charge. As expensive as their food is they should not charge you for "incidentals". What... More 

Thank JohnG1944
Grantham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Nothing bad with the food, absolutely huge portions and pretty quick service. Surprisingly cheap for the quantity of food given.

Thank TrevB150
Basel, Switzerland
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79 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Seems to be a typical all Americans family restaurant chain. Huge portions were served - no idea who can eat that much. The atmosphere was relaxed and the staff was friendly. Good food.

Thank pascalschnider
Carlsbad, California
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

My kids and I stopped in for a late dinner. The service was great, food cooked to order, and a very wide variety of dishes on the menu. Large size servings. I would recommend it for the family, business meeting, or just you and your spouse. Beer and wine available and so is a kid's menu. The New England style... More 

Thank LaCostaKeith

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 910 W Olive Ave, Porterville, CA 93257-3112
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Porterville
  • Phone Number: +1 559-784-3648

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