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Black Bear Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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910 W Olive Ave, Porterville, CA 93257-3112
+1 559-784-3648
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing bad with the food, absolutely huge portions and pretty quick service. Surprisingly cheap for the quantity of food given.

Thank TrevB150
Basel, Switzerland
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70 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Seems to be a typical all Americans family restaurant chain. Huge portions were served - no idea who can eat that much. The atmosphere was relaxed and the staff was friendly. Good food.

Thank pascalschnider
Carlsbad, California
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

My kids and I stopped in for a late dinner. The service was great, food cooked to order, and a very wide variety of dishes on the menu. Large size servings. I would recommend it for the family, business meeting, or just you and your spouse. Beer and wine available and so is a kid's menu. The New England style... More 

Thank LaCostaKeith
London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I went here on the recommendation of the hotel clerk and am glad to say he was spot on with his praise for the place. It looks great both outside and in, with a clear 'bear' theme and a homely atmosphere. I got chatting with my friendly and helpful waiter who made me feel welcome. I wanted some home cooking... More 

Thank drjudo
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10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Took my daughter for her birthday. Everything took a long time to get down. First we wait 5 minutes to be seated (not a weekend nor lunch hour). Then we got menu and water but it took the waiter around 15 minutes to take our order. We got our salads within minutes. The food came shortly after. But to get... More 

Thank Marisol S
Visalia, California
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353 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is one of my favorite Black Bear's in our area. The deserts are the best out of all the Black Bear's I have ate at. The food is always great also and very clean and friendly service.

Thank Carnutz
Chico, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I'll start by saying we stopped here on one of the busiest weekends of the year. We were headed home from a family reunion and stopped here for breakfast. It was packed, but they were moving families in and out rather quickly. The meal was great. If you have ever eaten at a Black Bear restaurant you know you get... More 

Thank Abby_Nrml_13
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The food portions are great as well as the friendly service. We waited a bit for our food, but that's understandable since there were 5 of us and they brought the food out all at once. I recommend!

Thank Jose R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

The food normally is great this last visit I was unsatified. I'm not sure if maybe they have a new cook or not but it wasn't good. I would try it again.

Thank Michelle T
Hallettsville, Texas
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I was in the area on a working trip when a colleague knowledgeable of the area suggested we come to this restaurant for lunch. It turned out to be the right choice. Service was great for a lunch time eatery. They did have a 'lunch' menu and breakfast was served all day long. I chose the 'lighter fare' which for... More 

Thank Kurt B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?