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Black Bear Diner - CLOSED

955 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia, WA 98502-5720
+1 360-352-1219
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good33%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible14%
6 Jan 2016
“october 2015”
11 Nov 2015
“One Last Visit”
Restaurant Hours Closed
955 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia, WA 98502-5720
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

Why did they close? sad to know this. many differant times of day. visited with many friends. has been a great place to enjoy a well cooked meal and also have a take home box. Thanks for the good times.

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 11 November 2015

We made one last visit to Black Bear since it will be closing this month. This has always been one of our go-to places for breakfast in Olympia. Their breakfast potatoes are fantastic, coffee service is generally good, too. We will miss having breakfast at...More

1  Thank Karen S
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Really a lot of potential. I've eaten here before and at Black Bear Diners in Oregon and California. Day or night I lean towards breakfast here. Out of the last two years I have had some lower quality breakfasts. They are 4 star if they...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Perfect for family brunch or lunch. So adorably cute. We had a great breakfast platter and tasty patty melt. The staff were friendly, it was clean and cute. Definitely will come again when in town. Near Evergreen state college.

Thank John and Nancy L
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Clean restaurant, friendly attentive wait staff, huge portions, reasonable prices great PIE! Easy to find Centrally located in west Olympia

Thank Bikergramz
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

My family of four ate here for breakfast on a Saturday morning, and were not impressed with the service or food quality. The servings were large but none of us cared much for our food. Typical breakfast items like biscuits and gravy, french toast, and...More

Thank tiffanybibeau
Reviewed 8 August 2015

We have driven by many times, and finally decided to stop for dinner. Service was excellent. Food was very good and portions were large. We had the Parmesan chicken and chicken fried steak. Both came with corn bread, vegetables, and salad. We would go back...More

Thank mdcwa
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Our friends recommended that my husband and I go there for the sweet cream pancakes, saying they were the best pancakes money could buy. They were right! So delicious. There are smaller portion breakfasts for those with smaller appetites, so my husband and I could...More

Thank Katie C
Reviewed 29 July 2015

This was our first visit to this restaurant. Portions are huge and prices are fairly good. Food is pretty average - although the biscuits with breakfast are really tasty and they are so big they could be a meal on their own. Service was average.

Thank TinaLouise_13
Reviewed 14 June 2015

Tumwater is a third rate town and this restaurant matches the location. From what I could experience, this is a 1980's style chain that gives you lots of tasteless food. If you are a poor cook and not used to tasting your food, for all...More

Thank Ariel B
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 955 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia, WA 98502-5720
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-352-1219
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