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Black Bear Diner

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$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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951 Merchant St, Vacaville, CA 95688-5315
+1 707-448-1500
06:00 - 22:00
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Florida, New York
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220 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for breakfast, portions were huge but everything was just OK. There wasn't anything exciting about it. The coffee was eh, my corned beef was cold, and I hardly ate my meal. Just overall average.

Thank luzsbrain
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With family in town and few places tobacconists large crowds, Black Bear is definitely the solution. The food choices are great the food is delicious. You get what you pay for and usually a little extra. Priced right for any budget, you will love the atmosphere and staff.

Thank Ron H
Washington, Utah
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132 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We stopped there for dinner one night. We had Chicken Fried Steak and the portion was so large we brought half of it home and ate it the next day.

Thank Treveler
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Ate here once for breakfast. Liked the fact that their full menu was available any time of day. Very busy restaurant. Large food portions.

Thank Cupcakes1980
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I had the cheeseburger salad without the cheddar cheese and it was excellent. My husband had the Grizz and it was great. However my cousin had the chicken club and the chicken was cold and rubbery so I don't recommend that dish. That's the reason I didn't give 5 stars. The service was very good.

Thank Ava W
Nashville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I was told by a few locals that this place was great and that the portion size was awesome... but, to be honest... it was kinda gross. I love good food, but i was not impressed at all.

Thank Candyce A
Incline Village, Nevada
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

After a long drive down the mountain due to road closures, we were looking for a convenient restaurant close to the highway and stumbled on this Diner. What a nice surprise. Comfort food, big portions, fast and delicious. I had the Fried Chicken & waffles and my husband had the ribs (small portion). They even have healthy options and will... More 

Thank 785karenf
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The Black Bear Diner has been around for many years; although, it is respectfully a recent addition to Vacaville. We are sad to say, this is not one of our favorite Diner locations to eat. While the menu's are the same, the food is just not as good as some other locations, e.g., the Willows Diner off of I-5. Don't... More 

Thank SnM0126
Vacaville, California
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

You can't go wrong here. Any meal is great and save room for their made on premises desserts! ! Very nice woodsy decor and good wait staff.

Thank 49rBear
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped to have salad. We had the cheese burger salad. It was very good, service was fast and efficient. We will definitely go back.

Thank Lillian5142

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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: 951 Merchant St, Vacaville, CA 95688-5315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vacaville
  • Phone Number: +1 707-448-1500

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