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Bear Diner

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603 Pulaski Hwy, Route 40, Bear, DE 19701-1235
+1 302-322-6242
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Bear, Delaware
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

That's right the BEST chicken and dumplings we have ever eaten, and its all you can eat too!!! WooHoo!! You know the old saying "like mom use to make" Even BETTER then that

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Thank Wayne F
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We stop in here on a fairly regular basis. The service is friendly and good. The food is average, but the portion sizes are very generous and the prices are very reasonable. There are breakfast, lunch, and dinner specials and a breakfast buffet on the weekends. It's plain, decent food for a low price.

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Thank Kestrel97
1 review
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Had a Florentine omelette, it was note like a crepe, than an omelette. It came out as my husband just got back from the buffet. I would say it was not cooked to order. The home fries were flavorless, pork roll was left to be desired. My husband had a he buffet, he said the scrapple and sausage gravy could... More 

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Thank Pamela L
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My steak and cheese was not great...maybe it was just an off day but I think they can do better. Their lunch specials come with soup which was great but they really need to step up their food. It would also be nice if they had shakes.

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1 Thank Leblancfamily
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Stopped in at Bear, DE so glad I found Bear Diner. Really terrific, friendly service, standard diner surroundings and above average food.

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Thank tedhart
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We were in town for a soccer tournament and needed a quick place to eat between games. Coffee was watery to me and I don't like strong coffee. Scrambled eggs were okay but the home fries were mushy.

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1 Thank Environeer
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2016

It's a diner--pretty much what you'd expect! It was clean enough; fast enough; good, basic food. Prices were very reasonable.

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1 Thank Fred B
Cape May, New Jersey
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224 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped for breakfast. All the food is homemade. We had Western omelette and eggs over easy. They were good and potatoes were very good. Service was good. Small place, old decor but will go back.

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Thank Rod V
Bear, Delaware
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271 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

The menu had a great variety but I would say the food was your average dinner food. Good service and cheap prices

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Thank valeriecolleen
Bear, Delaware
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

The place is packed if you don't get there early. Plenty of food per serving, great home cooked food.

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Thank cmcglothlin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 603 Pulaski Hwy, Route 40, Bear, DE 19701-1235
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Bear
  • Phone Number: +1 302-322-6242
Description
(302) 322-6242

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