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Black Bear Diner

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$$ - $$$
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255 2nd St, Davis, CA 95616-4635
+1 530-756-4190
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The waitress was nice and helpful in any questions we had about the menu. To me they are the front line on setting up the experience for the customers. The menu was full wondeful items to try. We placed our order and our food was quickly brought to us. Overall we had a beautiful experience.

Thank Jinjin C
Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Had breakfast here this morning and the eggs Benedict were perfectly cooked (not always so at lots of places) and my husbands omelette Joe's hobo was huge and we thought we would be taking it home but he ate the whole thing. Had orange marmalade too. Good service nice off the highway stop

Thank jillvandw
Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

If you want Meatloaf, Mac and Cheese, or Meatballs rather than things with less familiar names you'll like Black Bear Diner. Nothing spicy or adventurous, just large portions of simple food.

Thank jerry758
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is my favorite to go place when I visit my daughter in Davis. We eat here at least two times before we go home. The food is always good, fresh and we get plenty of it. The customer service is great, and I always feel like I am at home when I dine here.

Thank Yvette M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

You know what you'll get at BBD- consistently good food and lots of it. Our waiter was great. Great thing about this location is that it's not in the heart of downtown Davis, so even with it being move-in weekend at UCD (love you sweetheart) we were seated with no wait.

Thank Hopebtripping
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a diner close to my daughter's place and found this. When we got here, we realized that it's the same restaurant that we ate at when we went to Seattle and which we really enjoyed. Portions are huge at this restaurant. I wanted to eat dessert but was too full so I couldn't. Those pies looked... More 

Thank Louielyn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Always busy on Sunday breakfasts. Service is fast and welcoming. Wide selections of choices and large portions. A leisurely & cozy place to kickoff a delicious Sunday.

Thank drKSG
Mount Holly, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Service here was quick and efficient. We ate here twice and we're pleased with our selections each time. We would eat hear again when visiting Davis.

Thank MerMel75
Chatham, Illinois
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169 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

I'm not sure this is exactly the Black Bear Diner that we stopped at for breakfast. Ours was just off I-5 N and between L.A. and Sacramento. In any case, we enjoyed the experience. The service was quick and friendly even tho they were very busy. The food was very tasty, the homemade biscuit is immense (think about sharing), the... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

This lamely themed chain coffee shop is for the bears, since bears require 4000 calories a meal and usually sleep for hours after eating. This clean and friendly café serves up enormous portions of mediocre food and fair prices. Nothing was bad, but nothing was delicious or special - just HUGE. I would weigh 600 pounds if I ate here... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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: 255 2nd St, Davis, CA 95616-4635
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Davis
  • Phone Number: +1 530-756-4190

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