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Black Bear Diner

910 W Olive Ave, Porterville, CA 93257-3112
+1 559-784-3648
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“black beans” (3 reviews)
“steak” (6 reviews)
“burgers” (3 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
910 W Olive Ave, Porterville, CA 93257-3112
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1 - 10 of 91 reviews

Reviewed 23 January 2018

We happened to be in the Porterville area around lunch and the TripAdvisor app pointed us to the Black Bear Diner as the #1 choice, so we thought it would be a great local diner. Nope. Just one of dozens of Black Bear Diners up...More

Thank Rich_Holden
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

The plates are large but the biscuits are too!! This was an amazing breakfast stop for our family!!!!

Thank Kcscorpion
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We ate breakfast here while based in town for fires and I really wasn’t impressed with the food. It wasn’t terrible, but I expected more because of the ratings I had read.

Thank Joshua-Luke O
Reviewed 23 October 2017

I asked the hostess if I could sit at the bar. She said yes, and I did. Sat there for full 10 minutes. No one said hello, gave me a menu, or gave any indication that they would take my order. They did however walk...More

Thank Shann L
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Clean bathrooms! This is one of the older Black Bears, so the building is not up to the newer ones I have been to. Food is always good, large portions, good service!

Thank christophermiller1
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Living on the east coast, we had never been to a Black Bear Diner and we were pleasantly surprised. The food was very good. There were a lot of typical diner options, but with a twist. Parmesan on the chips, special sauces, etc. It was...More

Thank JJ D
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Ate here on my way up to Sequoia National Park. The breakfast was simple, filling and absolutely superb. It lasted me until dinner that night, after a full day of hiking and climbing. Portions are huge. If you order a biscuit, it will look more...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

I stayed nearby and they were so nice, and the food was so good, that I ate all my meals here for 3 days! So did the other 11 people in my group!!!

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We are a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children). We enjoyed our lunch at the Black Bear Diner! Food is good and service also. Prices are okay. Would recommend it!

Thank rtestroote
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

No wonder this restaurant is rated highly! The staff is efficient and personable. The food is quality and priced reasonably! Great place to eat! The chicken fried steak and the burgers are really good! Enjoy!

Thank Travelerfrank79
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 910 W Olive Ave, Porterville, CA 93257-3112
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Porterville
  • Phone Number: +1 559-784-3648
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