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Black Bear Diner

1435 V St, Merced, CA 95340-5632
+1 209-383-9600
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (3 reviews)
“cobbler” (2 reviews)
“taco salad” (2 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1435 V St, Merced, CA 95340-5632
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

During our round trip in the USA, we stopped for a night in Merced and we went to dinner in that typical diner. Dishes are really tasty and big portion. The atmosphere is suggestive and we really appreciate the kindness of the cashier.

Thank Sara G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a great dinner. Big portions so we ordered three meals for four and shared. The staff are friendly and it has plenty of seating. Not too long a wait to be served. The food is not the best we have had but far...More

Thank Helena L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every BB Diner we have been to has provided excellent service, delicious food...such large quantity we never have room for dessert! Clean and great atmosphere.

Thank Claudette1057
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Found the Black Bear Diner Merced just after I checked in to my hotel on V st. Black Bear has always served dependable, friendly food and service. This was no different. I ordered a burger with a salad. Both were good. Service was good. Surroundings...More

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Marriott next door so we ate here 3 times. The service was amazing every time. The nice woman at the front counter was very helpful. She recommended online ordering so we would not have to wait for take out. I made...More

Thank wendysR7358QQ
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Pathetic. Overpriced. Crappy service. End of story. Not much else to say. I will never go back to this unit. I have been to others but this one us terrible. Rude waitress. Made us wait 20 minutes to order.

Thank MarkDebbieMarion
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

This place is great! Excellent service, food is fantastic but there may be actually too much of it. I couldn't finish my breakfast! Really great place to stop if you are truly hungry and haven't eaten in maybe 24 hours....

Thank Pmrphoto
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I'm from Merced originally, however, I left Calif years ago but when I was in Merced last week, me and my husband took my family and a friend to Black Bear. It was my and hubby's first time and I picked it partly because my...More

Thank xcathyx
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Very good breakfast and huge especially Surrounding is very typical but no too heavy Cooking is very good and homemade Be careful the portions are so huge that we could think they have been prepared for a ... bear😊

Thank Frédérique L
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I have eaten at Black Bear Diner several times. It is good basic home style food. Be sure to go hungry as they give you an abundance of food.

Thank Becky A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1435 V St, Merced, CA 95340-5632
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: +1 209-383-9600
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