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Black Bear Diner

1391 N Davis Rd, Salinas, CA 93907-1991
+1 831-449-1545
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1391 N Davis Rd, Salinas, CA 93907-1991
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Downgraded the score from a higher rating due to absence of our wine preference. On two consecutive nights informed by waitress that chardonnay was on offer only to be then told that supply had run out. All other dining aspects were good and enjoyed our...More

Thank Traveller839
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I come here every time I visit me family in California, Jason is friendly and fast with his service, Chris the manager is very efficient at running a great crew! I can’t wait to come back again!

Thank Iminlv
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I usually try to only post positive reviews as I think every place can have an off day, but this place was really bad value. Overcooked fish, seasonal veg was inedible because it was undercooked. My husband's full size dinner portion of slow cooked meat...More

Thank WeTravelAtDawn
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I had the Hamburger Salad and it was quite good. Service was also quite good. This salad is quite filling. It has hamburger,bacon, olives, onion, tomatoes, pickle slices and lettuce. Left quite full and satisfied.

Thank sandygreenberg
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Just thinking of their Reuben sandwich makes my mouth water. Ditto the sweet potato fries that come with it Fun decor. Menu is printed inside newspaper with local history. Go!

Thank Maureen_of_Sarasota
Reviewed 15 September 2017

My husband and I split the big burger, they don't charge you either! Their portions are huge but it was an excellent burger! Loved the homemade chips too!

Thank HerMajestyShip
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We had a wedding rehearsal dinner there. They didn't get my order quite right, but what I had still tasted good. The waiters served us with diligence, trying to make sure we were taken care of, and that with a smile. I would go there...More

Thank terryham2016
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

When you go to eat out there are basic standards we've all got from how much ones waiter or waitress is paying attention, to the cleanliness of the location itself, enjoyment of the meal, quality for price and so on. This black bear was ON...More

Thank S A
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Fun menu... huge portions and consistently good meal... the service was friendly and it is just a comfortable place to dine when road tripping...

Thank Bonnie B
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Great home style cooking with large servings. We always go to one of their locations when we are in California. Wild caught salmon is great! My wife couldn't eat it all, I had to help her finish it.

Thank Marlin M
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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1391 N Davis Rd, Salinas, CA 93907-1991
  • 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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