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Black Bear Diner

1435 V St, Merced, CA 95340-5632
+1 209-383-9600
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (4 reviews)
“pot roast” (3 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1435 V St, Merced, CA 95340-5632
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town for business and stopped by. The service was great!!! Have to rave about the food. Breakfast was amazing and I ordered the small portion of the pot roast - which was plenty- and delicious. Wish there was one closer to my...More

Thank karigeo5
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

This is a typical black bear! Nothing special about it! Just another black bear here. Somedays are better then others. Some waitress and waiters are better then others and if they are busy good luck! We have had excellent service and terrible service. Same for...More

Thank KurtHeather S
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Ask for a hot turkey open-face sandwich. Came with mashed potatoes and gravy and was absolutely wonderful. Wife had something else (I forgot what) but she said her lunch was perfect also.

Thank robert g
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We tried this chain for the 1st time. I really liked the place 4 plus for me. BlackBerry Cobbler 5, Corn Bread 5. Great service very nice people we will be back.

Thank sromo522
Reviewed 26 November 2017

I really like Black Bear, but this one didn't have the service we're used to. We came here for a little snack while waiting for our car to be serviced. I had to ask for honey for my English muffin and the server was in...More

Thank VickiG95340
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful food staff is wonderful Manager great Servings are huge Prices are reasonable Clean, ladies room sparkled We love to go there

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We stopped here on our way to the mountains. I know this chain is all over the state of California. It was a blazing hot day and the air conditioning was not in peak form, but the staff was sympathetic, informative and helpful. The four...More

Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 18 September 2017

As a opener they make their pastry. pies and all homemade. I had eggs, ham steak and shaved hash browns- great hot coffee. The waitress was fun to talk to and the food was excellent. Can't beat this place.

Thank John R
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Black Bear is a favorite. They had a CimiChurri Argentine meat sauce special that was to die for. It was a NY steal Omelet with this special sauce. It made the breakfast special and I wish they had it always.

Thank Jay B
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

During our round trip in the USA, we stopped for a night in Merced and we went to dinner in that typical diner. Dishes are really tasty and big portion. The atmosphere is suggestive and we really appreciate the kindness of the cashier.

Thank Sara G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1435 V St, Merced, CA 95340-5632
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: +1 209-383-9600
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