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Black Bear Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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951 Merchant St, Vacaville, CA 95688-5315
+1 707-448-1500
06:00 - 22:00
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Incline Village, Nevada
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long drive down the mountain due to road closures, we were looking for a convenient restaurant close to the highway and stumbled on this Diner. What a nice surprise. Comfort food, big portions, fast and delicious. I had the Fried Chicken & waffles and my husband had the ribs (small portion). They even have healthy options and will... More 

Thank 785karenf
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Black Bear Diner has been around for many years; although, it is respectfully a recent addition to Vacaville. We are sad to say, this is not one of our favorite Diner locations to eat. While the menu's are the same, the food is just not as good as some other locations, e.g., the Willows Diner off of I-5. Don't... More 

Thank SnM0126
Vacaville, California
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can't go wrong here. Any meal is great and save room for their made on premises desserts! ! Very nice woodsy decor and good wait staff.

Thank 49rBear
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped to have salad. We had the cheese burger salad. It was very good, service was fast and efficient. We will definitely go back.

Thank Lillian5142
Vacaville, California
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Great selection of food all prepared perfectly. My wife gets the eggs Benedict which she says are among the best she's had. I eat everything and everything is delicious, with large portions. I usually take food home. This is a great place for couples and family's since it's a large restaurant with several areas for seating. The deserts are unbelievably... More 

Thank Jack T
Brisbane, Australia
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172 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our meals here. Generous food serving. Very tasty. Reasonably priced. Good for families. They have huge pies here too. Pumpkin pies. I didnt try one cause I was so full from the food. Make sure to try the parmesan cheese chips. They were yum.

Thank Desiree C
Folsom, CA
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99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for late breakfast (breakfast is served all day) while in the area. The wait was longer than we would have liked but we were able to find seats at the counter. Our meals were outstanding. I had chicken fried steak, which was served with two eggs, potatoes and a biscuit. Each item was perfect. The gravy was... More 

Thank Hoopsdad
Vernon, BC
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We were in Vacaville for a few days and visited the Black Bear twice. Both times my husband and myself had something different and it was all delishious. It's nice to get home cooking on the road.

Thank Sookee123
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My husband, father and mother in law and i, went there this morning for a quick breakfast, the food came out quick and hot. They are a little stingy with the gravy. They give you big biscuits and then just cover the top. So over all a good experience.

Thank Lillian5142
El Dorado Hills, CA
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241 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for an early breakfast on the way to SFO. Service was fast and efficient. The food was a good - typical for a decent breakfast. Black Bears are consistent. Good solid food. Nothing special.

Thank BEN P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 951 Merchant St, Vacaville, CA 95688-5315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vacaville
  • Phone Number: +1 707-448-1500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?