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Black Bear Diner

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Almond Ave., Madera, CA
+1 559-675-1332
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Fresno, California
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Service was decent, food was just average and price was fair. We ordered a coconut cream pie to take home and were very disappointed. It had a graham cracker crust, which I was not expecting and it tasted very distinctly like old refrigerator - yuck. If we would have tasted it while at the diner, I would have sent it... More 

Thank Kimberly S
Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant has a little bit of everything so you will have a variety of choices. Large seating area. Good breakfast.

Thank kelliejs6
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well you could probably guess by the name of the restaurant the theme is bears and the outdoors. It's really nicely done. Clean, modern, outdoorsy. It is noisy, so it's not for a quiet, intimate dinner IMHO. Staff is very hard working and friendly. High marks on the salads from another patron. I had spaghetti and meatballs, and I ordered... More 

Thank Phil L
Shaver Lake, California
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a very busy Sunday morning. We were seated promptly, and asked for our beverage order. Our waitress apologized for the delay. She provided our chicken fried steak pretty quickly, considering how busy they were. We have been here before and have always had good service. Our waitress Brandy was very efficient and accommodating.

Thank meanjeanne47
North Fork, California
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

My son & I arrived at Black Bear about 6 pm on Thursday evening. The rustic decor is very homey. Our waitress Terri was wonderful! She has a great personality & is generous with the extras. The portions are very large & the food is expertly prepared. The Chicken Gumbo Soup with the large corn muffin & whipped butter is... More 

Thank Donna D
Madera, United States
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Homestyle cooking located near the hospital. The restaurant is coffee shop type with good portions, I have been there several times food is good and priced well.

Thank Vera C
Arizona City, Arizona
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Eaten here many times.Never disappointed. Food is great w/hardy servings. Service is fantastic Prices fair. Burgers (yum); hot turkey sandwiches are beyond delicious, w/ REAL roasted & carved turkey - not glorified lunch meat. Desserts are fantastic. Great place to relax after a day of travel. They even deliver to your hotel. Treat yourself......

Thank Dea M
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325 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Breakfast is always great at Black Bear. This one is no exception. It's easy off the freeway and easy back on. The portions are HUGE. Come with a big appetite and be prepared to ask for a take home bag. Enjoy whatever meal you're there for. We always do.

Thank VickiG95340
Chandler, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

While in the Madera area, we went to the Black Bear Diner for what might be called comfort food. Black Bear diners are known for generous portions, and while the offerings at this location are generous the food is good but not outstanding. During our visit I had a cup of vegetable soup, hot and nicely stocked with veggies. My... More 

Thank Craig A S
Los Angeles, California
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298 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I went here for dinner tonight because of so many positive reviews on TA and it was great! All o wanted was just a sandwich (patty melt) and it was cooked just right! The real star of the show was my server Jessica! I would hire her away from this place if I owned a competing restaurant! She's a rockstar!

Thank Sid k

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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: Almond Ave., Madera, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Madera
  • Phone Number: +1 559-675-1332

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