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Black Bear Diner

395 Leavesley Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-3606
+1 408-842-9901
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (7 reviews)
“pot roast” (4 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
395 Leavesley Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-3606
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1 - 10 of 251 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

This restaurant is so so. Tried a number of dishes such as trout and chicken and they were not up to par. The steaks are flavored good but the NY steak was stringy. Salad was good

Thank Gloria R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We specifically aimed for this diner on the way to Monterey. We wish we hadn't bothered. The food was cold, which isn't good when you have running eggs. The corned beef hash was overcooked, being dry and tough. The staff didn't seem to care. One...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Anybody that has followed my reviews, knows that I've eaten at Black Bear diners throughout the state. So all that I can say is all the Black Bear diners I have eaten at so far, maintain the highest cleanliness standards and all serve the same...More

Thank Dave L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this establishment because it was right next to our hotel and we didn't feel like getting back in our car. Food was okay. However, our waiter was most attentive & made sure we had everything we needed. Most likely won't be re-visiting this...More

Thank Bulld0g5
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Long wait on weekends, but consistently good food and great value. Love the meatloaf dinner and the ham steak breakfast. I like how the menus feature local stories and history from the past (one menu even had a relative, Raymond Gwinn, featured on the cover...More

Thank Kelli S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Bring your appetite because you need to be hungry.....portions are huge. Food is delish. Be sure to choose the country potatoes with your breakfast choice, yum.

Thank plherbig
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I have been to this location several times for different meals and I try to not repeat what I have already tried. This visit I had the New York steak with all the sides. I wasn't expecting the best piece of meat ever but I...More

Thank nodakn1
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

All ways great breakfast if you go away hungry you didn't eat their. The service is great coffee is never empty.

Thank Saginaw3
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Love the Black Bear especially for breakfast! The waitstaff is especially welcoming. We go there whenever we are in Gilroy.

Thank Celia F
Reviewed 7 May 2017

good service great environment, easy to parking great for people who are staying near the hotel to get something quick with out driving far

Thank Tony W
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have fried chicken for lunch?
27 April 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Eric M | Reviewed this property |
On the dinner menu, Fried Chicken. Have not had but everything I have had has been good. Large portions too!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 395 Leavesley Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-3606
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gilroy
  • Phone Number: +1 408-842-9901
  • E-mail
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