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Black Bear Diner

) #7 of 269 Restaurants in Salinas $$ - $$$ American,
805 W Laurel Dr, Salinas, CA 93906-2730
+1 831-449-1545
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pot roast” (5 reviews)
“meatloaf” (3 reviews)
“pancakes” (6 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Diner
$$ - $$$
805 W Laurel Dr, Salinas, CA 93906-2730
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

What a great place. Outstanding service, huge portions, and fresh tasty food. We will look forward to visiting again , this is the kind of place with the right culture, and great, unpretentious food.

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Go there with an appetite and you won't be disappointed. The portions are very generous and the service is always with a smile. I enjoy a good hot meal at a good price. Always enjoy eating here!

Thank noriegam569
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We were delighted to find Black Bear Diner because we wanted a restaurant that provided a reliable feed, had booth seating, offered breakfast all day, and was open until late at night. After we were helped by Samantha, our very patient and helpful server, we...More

Thank Staidthere
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We go here often as a family and just love both the service and the homestyle warm food. I do wish "kids eat free night" did not go away but it doesn't stop us from dining here.

Thank J C
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a bite to eat because it was in the same parking lot where we were staying at the Laurel Inn. Our server Noel was great with helping us choose something to eat. We shared the Chicken Fried Steak and we couldn't finish...More

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 30 March 2016

The Black Bear will never leave you disappointed. The food is amazing, many great home style dishes away good and always plenty on your plates. Go for dessert instead of a meal, just once it's a treat you'll want to do again and again. These...More

Thank twinklynana
Reviewed 17 March 2016

A must for breakfast whenever in the area. Fast service and tasty food. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

Thank coyote2ears
Reviewed 3 March 2016

IF youre in town and you don't stop here, then I don't know why youre in town, this is totally mouth watering and ....words don't do the food, staff, and prices justice. incredible.

Thank Stephan N
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Stayed next door and the restaurant was right there. The place was very clean and the wait staff was excellent. The food is always safe, as you know what your getting before you enter, it's a chain restaurant. It was nice to have the 2...More

Thank Larry L
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Pretty average. The streak was somewhat dry, though cooked medium rare as ordered. Everything else was good- green beans were fine, baked potato nearly the size of a football was hot and steaming.

Thank ChuckAtlanta
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, 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 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 805 W Laurel Dr, Salinas, CA 93906-2730
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +1 831-449-1545
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