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Black Bear Diner

805 W Laurel Dr, Salinas, CA 93906-2730
+1 831-449-1545
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pot roast” (5 reviews)
“meatloaf” (3 reviews)
“hash browns” (4 reviews)
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American, Diner
$$ - $$$
805 W Laurel Dr, Salinas, CA 93906-2730
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

This is a must for any family visiting the area. The food is fresh and the portions are plentiful. Service is great. I would recommend to anyone.

Thank Steven R
Reviewed 24 July 2012

My wife, who is a vegetarian, took the taco salad with cheese instead of chicken. The salad came in a huge taco which was abundantly filled. I took the salad with grilled lobster. The lobster was delicious and so was the salad enrichened with other...More

Thank Sama S
Reviewed 20 July 2012

I ordered the T-bone steak dinner.when it arrived it was missing all but 1 large bite of meat from the tenderloin side of the cut. The whole cut was one of the tuffist pieces if steak I've place my teeth in. the waitress did take...More

1  Thank attuyou
Reviewed 22 June 2012

I liked the diner feel to this place. The disposable menus that look like a local newspaper are adorable. The staff was very friendly and willing to get whatever we needed. The food was above average and was exactly as described on the menu. We...More

Thank Christina D
Reviewed 19 May 2012

I went to the Black Bear Diner in Salinas, and was one of those nights to pick something up quick for family to bring home to. The waitress and staff was super friendly, and the patrons that were leaving were all happy raving about the...More

Thank conklinsky
Reviewed 26 April 2012

The waiters here were all friendly and looked to be very happy working there! Our food was very good and as always, the price was perfect too.

Thank Littlelobo
Reviewed 7 April 2012

ok travel restaurant, better than Dennys... nice staff... calorie count of menu items included. a little scary.

Thank jkuteshoes
Reviewed 16 January 2012

Our food was not hot so we sent it back. The lasagna was obviously microwaved to reheat it, because it melted all over our plates;-(

1  Thank ljlp55
Reviewed 29 June 2011

We had a little bit of a wait but it is definitely worth it! Food is great!!! and portions very good - nice mix of locals and tourists visit this popular diner - the jukebox plays free of charge so just select your favorite tune...More

Thank allready2goru
Reviewed 6 July 2010

Imagine going to a chain restaurant with your family of 5. Then spending nearly an hour and half to get breakfast food, burgers and chicken fried steak. Or my favorite, having my husband not receive his toast and then waiting 15 minutes for it to...More

Thank pickymomof3
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
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 - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 805 W Laurel Dr, Salinas, CA 93906-2730
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +1 831-449-1545
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