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Black Bear Diner

1435 V St, Merced, CA 95340-5632
+1 209-383-9600
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (3 reviews)
“cobbler” (2 reviews)
“taco salad” (2 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1435 V St, Merced, CA 95340-5632
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Found the Black Bear Diner Merced just after I checked in to my hotel on V st. Black Bear has always served dependable, friendly food and service. This was no different. I ordered a burger with a salad. Both were good. Service was good. Surroundings...More

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Marriott next door so we ate here 3 times. The service was amazing every time. The nice woman at the front counter was very helpful. She recommended online ordering so we would not have to wait for take out. I made...More

Thank wendysR7358QQ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pathetic. Overpriced. Crappy service. End of story. Not much else to say. I will never go back to this unit. I have been to others but this one us terrible. Rude waitress. Made us wait 20 minutes to order.

Thank MarkDebbieMarion
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

This place is great! Excellent service, food is fantastic but there may be actually too much of it. I couldn't finish my breakfast! Really great place to stop if you are truly hungry and haven't eaten in maybe 24 hours....

Thank Pmrphoto
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I'm from Merced originally, however, I left Calif years ago but when I was in Merced last week, me and my husband took my family and a friend to Black Bear. It was my and hubby's first time and I picked it partly because my...More

Thank xcathyx
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Very good breakfast and huge especially Surrounding is very typical but no too heavy Cooking is very good and homemade Be careful the portions are so huge that we could think they have been prepared for a ... bear😊

Thank Frédérique L
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I have eaten at Black Bear Diner several times. It is good basic home style food. Be sure to go hungry as they give you an abundance of food.

Thank Becky A
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We got the male waiter, André, who was very attentive on the other hand, Ashley was also our server but she was more interested in her nails and visiting with the bus guy (boy). It took 4 tries to get a clean fork :-( We...More

Thank TCWatson
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Never a disappointment here. Every time we come we walk out full and happy. Food is great, service is good. I do recommend this to everyone! Great food and big portions!

Thank hilariog967
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My husband & I ate at Black Bear Diner and weren't that impressed. I had a trip tip sandwich with chips. The meat was tough & so was the bread. I finally just took the bread off & tried eating the meat wI think a...More

Thank on2teaching
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1435 V St, Merced, CA 95340-5632
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: +1 209-383-9600
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