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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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“black beans” (29 reviews)
“pot roast” (5 reviews)
“meatloaf” (3 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
805 W Laurel Dr, Salinas, CA 93906-2730
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This place was listed as 7th of all restaurants in Salinas so we were looking forward to trying the BBQ ribs. We got there and were told there were no ribs. No worries, we ordered something else. My partner asked for veg and baked potatoe...More

1  Thank Sineadf14
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We came for breakfast midmorning on a weekend. We had pineapple pancakes, hash browns, burgers and fries. Everything was delicious, hot and fresh. Service was quite slow, but luckily, we weren't in a hurry. We bought a little bear for the toddler and got a...More

Thank Carole C
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The service/kitchen is quick and the menu offers different food options (incl. different salads). It was my first time at a Black Bear Diner and I would go again and try more of their menu.

Thank mcj120
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We went twice. Once it was crowded, so they had an excuse for the slow service. The other time it wasn't, and they were still slow. The potatoes were wonderful!!

Thank sfsande
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We saw this place off our exit as we were heading out for breakfast at iHop. It has carved bears outside. We saw people eating and decided to have breakfast here instead. So glad we did. The staff is super friendly and the food is...More

Thank compcrzy
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Stopped for lunch on a road trip and really pleased with food, service, price and most importantly the food. The place was packed and we had a reasonable wait to get seated. The service was great, food came out in a very reasonable amount of...More

Thank billkathy88
Reviewed 2 June 2017

went to lunch /breakfast with old college roommate to catch up on the past couple of years. moments after when we sat down we were brought glasses of water and offered to take our order. of course having barely got there we needed a few...More

Thank LizzMal
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We had their "a little less" portions of meat loaf and pot roast and they were very tasty and still too big for us.

Thank Susan N
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The food was good, affordable, staff was great! We were happy with the on location resturant. I was tired of driving.

Thank Frank A
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Stopped while traveling Hwy 101 South. Easy access on and off freeway. Wide variety and serve breakfast anytime. I had a vegee type eggs benedict with tomato and spinach, which was wonderful. Not a breakfast item that can be done easily-theirs was perfect. Good price,...More

Thank BorisMurchant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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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The city of Salinas has several attractions for residents and visitors to experience, from the Mazda Raceway to the National Steinbeck Center. Of course, you’re going to build up an appetite — and that’s where we come in. The Black Bear Diner has a wide selection of menu favorites, and definitely a few surprises up our sleeves. We invite you to come in and stay a while.
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