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Black Bear Diner

395 Leavesley Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-3606
+1 408-842-9901
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (6 reviews)
“pot roast” (4 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
395 Leavesley Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-3606
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Black Bear Diner chain of restaurants has exploded throughout the Western US in recent years - due to the great numbers of people who like the generous portions of good food and the cozy atmosphere with lots of carved wooden bears to greet guests....More

Thank sincityterry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends have been eating at this chain and I was wondering what all the hype was about. We wanted to stop for a late dinner and this was an option on our way to San Jose. I like the bear decor inside but the...More

Thank Creeping_Death_LA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love that I can go to Black Bear and I can always count that the meal quality is always the same. This is an excellent place for families. It is popular on weekends, so I recommend going during off peak hours. The pie's are...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I went to Black Bear Diner after a long drive. Although it was busy the staff were very accomodating and friendly. The food was great and didn't take to long to get.

Thank Gloria C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First I must say the people who work there are wonderful and the restaurant was clean not like many other Black Bear Diners. But the food was just average. My corn beef sash was so over cooked I couldn't finish it. The biscuits were more...More

Thank Iamalwayslost
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff & atmosphere. I ordered the biscuits and gravy. I felt guilty for barely getting a quarter of the way through it before giving up because the portion size was humongous!

Thank Charizarzar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No matter what you order, the portions are big or bigger as well as being well prepared and great tasting. The chicken fried steak is a 'monster' and with the mashed potatoes and gravey, it's out of sight!

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pretty generic small chain family restaurant, like Perkins or Denny's, but better. Good burgers and shakes. As a former Iowan, makes me feel right at home.

Thank Wodtke
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Great value, cozy diner style. Somewhat relaxed and huge portions. My daughter took the toasts with cheese. when she finished it you couldn't tell if there was anyone missing. Share plates is a good idea.

Thank Ola A
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We were driving after having visited friends and opted for an early dinner. We had eaten at a Black Bear before and so we stopped in Gilroy. The place was very light of customers because of the hour. We were welcomed on entry, shown to...More

Thank Skip M
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27 April 2016|
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 395 Leavesley Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-3606
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gilroy
  • Phone Number: +1 408-842-9901
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