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Black Bear Diner

910 W Olive Ave, Porterville, CA 93257-3112
+1 559-784-3648
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pie” (2 reviews)
“black beans” (3 reviews)
“steak” (6 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
910 W Olive Ave, Porterville, CA 93257-3112
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1 - 10 of 89 reviews

Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We ate breakfast here while based in town for fires and I really wasn’t impressed with the food. It wasn’t terrible, but I expected more because of the ratings I had read.

Thank Joshua-Luke O
Reviewed 23 October 2017

I asked the hostess if I could sit at the bar. She said yes, and I did. Sat there for full 10 minutes. No one said hello, gave me a menu, or gave any indication that they would take my order. They did however walk...More

Thank Shann L
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Clean bathrooms! This is one of the older Black Bears, so the building is not up to the newer ones I have been to. Food is always good, large portions, good service!

Thank christophermiller1
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Living on the east coast, we had never been to a Black Bear Diner and we were pleasantly surprised. The food was very good. There were a lot of typical diner options, but with a twist. Parmesan on the chips, special sauces, etc. It was...More

Thank JJ D
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Ate here on my way up to Sequoia National Park. The breakfast was simple, filling and absolutely superb. It lasted me until dinner that night, after a full day of hiking and climbing. Portions are huge. If you order a biscuit, it will look more...More

Thank JNFII
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I stayed nearby and they were so nice, and the food was so good, that I ate all my meals here for 3 days! So did the other 11 people in my group!!!

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We are a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children). We enjoyed our lunch at the Black Bear Diner! Food is good and service also. Prices are okay. Would recommend it!

Thank rtestroote
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

No wonder this restaurant is rated highly! The staff is efficient and personable. The food is quality and priced reasonably! Great place to eat! The chicken fried steak and the burgers are really good! Enjoy!

Thank Travelerfrank79
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The food here is consistently good, the chicken fried steak is by far my favorite. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable when it comes to dealing with those who are seated or ordering. Could use some work on how to quiet other rowdy guests, but I'm...More

Thank V1552LKmelissak
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We stopped here on our way from Yosemite back down to the San Diego area. It doesn't look like much from the outside being located in a not-so-attractive neighborhood, but the food was good and the service was decent. We came in for lunch on...More

Thank Allons-y2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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