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Black Bear Diner

951 Merchant St, Vacaville, CA 95688-5315
+1 707-448-1500
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Diner
$$ - $$$
951 Merchant St, Vacaville, CA 95688-5315
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was more than enough, and delicious as usual. ***Claudia is the most awesome server ever!*** Super friendly, KID friendly, efficient, forward thinking (got things before we asked), coffee never went below half full, kids drinks never ran out, napkins before we needed them (which...More

Thank BruceH472
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Atmosphere is loud and crowded. Food was too greasy to my liking. The bright spot was our friendly server.

Thank ld312369
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Wonderful experience. Packed house, but they managed it well. Prices are fair. Delicious coffee and hand-squeezed orange juice. I had the most delicious pancakes, so I ordered every time. We returned 2 more times. My son had chicken-fried steak breakfast. He loved it. p.s. the...More

Thank krissy56
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped for breakfast and ordered the bacon and eggs plate. The bacon was burned and extremely salty, and my country potatoes, which I had asked for soft, were also scorched. The nice server got me some fresh bacon which looked much better, but was still...More

Thank Penny D
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Black Bear Diners is one of those local, California-owned, restaurants that grew up from a family-owned diner in NorCal and was so popular, it grew into a locally owned franchise (love that entrepreneur spirit!) Black Bear is consistently good and reliable breakfast and lunch place,...More

Thank CEUS69
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

It was my husband's first time at Black Bear and he liked the ambience. He got the Volcano and was impressed with the portion and quality of the food. I had the Southern Scramble and ended up taking half of it home. It was so...More

Thank Jennybenny01
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

This was my first time here. 1950s music, quiet, at least in the morning for breakfast. Majority of the customers are elderly but it didn't make me feel out of place. Friendly staff. Had scrambled eggs with ham and spinach and 2 good sized cakes,...More

Thank toshia77
Reviewed 12 October 2017

It’s been years since Family and friends including myself choose this restaurant as often as we can. Their meals are abundant and delicious. Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Thank Sonia P
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

All meals available here. Good size menu. Plenty of food. Service is good. Just ask for it. Claudia is my favorite server, but everyone is nice.

Thank pepperlady52
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

It's a bit pricy here, but definitely worth it. I am in love with the waffles, they have a pawprint in the middle too. The decor is precious and the service is always on point :) love this place.

Thank Getlin U
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
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: 951 Merchant St, Vacaville, CA 95688-5315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vacaville
  • Phone Number: +1 707-448-1500
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You know the best thing about the Black Bear Diner in Vacaville? We don’t, either — because everything about it is so great! Maybe it’s the tasty food. Perhaps it’s the friendly employees. Most likely, it’s a combination of both… and that’s exactly what brings our customers back for more. We hope you’ll come down for your next breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
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