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Black Bear Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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Almond Ave., Madera, CA
+1 559-675-1332
Today
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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North Fork, California
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son & I arrived at Black Bear about 6 pm on Thursday evening. The rustic decor is very homey. Our waitress Terri was wonderful! She has a great personality & is generous with the extras. The portions are very large & the food is expertly prepared. The Chicken Gumbo Soup with the large corn muffin & whipped butter is... More 

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Thank Donna D
Madera, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Homestyle cooking located near the hospital. The restaurant is coffee shop type with good portions, I have been there several times food is good and priced well.

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Thank Vera C
Arizona City, Arizona
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Eaten here many times.Never disappointed. Food is great w/hardy servings. Service is fantastic Prices fair. Burgers (yum); hot turkey sandwiches are beyond delicious, w/ REAL roasted & carved turkey - not glorified lunch meat. Desserts are fantastic. Great place to relax after a day of travel. They even deliver to your hotel. Treat yourself......

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Thank Dea M
Merced
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322 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Breakfast is always great at Black Bear. This one is no exception. It's easy off the freeway and easy back on. The portions are HUGE. Come with a big appetite and be prepared to ask for a take home bag. Enjoy whatever meal you're there for. We always do.

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Thank VickiG95340
Chandler, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

While in the Madera area, we went to the Black Bear Diner for what might be called comfort food. Black Bear diners are known for generous portions, and while the offerings at this location are generous the food is good but not outstanding. During our visit I had a cup of vegetable soup, hot and nicely stocked with veggies. My... More 

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Thank Craig A S
Los Angeles, California
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294 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I went here for dinner tonight because of so many positive reviews on TA and it was great! All o wanted was just a sandwich (patty melt) and it was cooked just right! The real star of the show was my server Jessica! I would hire her away from this place if I owned a competing restaurant! She's a rockstar!

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Thank Sid k
Redlands, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

My daughter and I visited the restaurant in January, and My husband and myself visited in September. We were greeted with smile and friendly service.

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Thank asthecrowflies269
Madera CA
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Black bear diner has great breakfast and lunch.. we go for the breakfast and lunch; delicious, large portions, always very good, worth the trip.

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Thank imafirebabe
Fresno, California
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Me,my parents,a friend went there for breakfast,they have some stuff for sale,they have big biscuits

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Thank Holly C
Merced, California
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182 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

So, I'm trying to trim down a bit. The Black Bear Diner normally has very large portions so I was apprehensive about stopping in. But the waitress took good care of me and let me order one poached egg on dry wheat toast and a small bowl of fruit. I'm not sure if there was a menu item for my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 22:00
Monday
06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 22:00
Saturday
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Almond Ave., Madera, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Madera
  • Phone Number: +1 559-675-1332

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?