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Black Bear Diner

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$$ - $$$
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2450 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-6862
+1 831-645-9700
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful breakfast before heading out for a long day of golf. Very sizeable portions that will keep your motor going all day. Not one person of our foursome was disappointed with there meal. Will go back next trip to Monterey.

Thank mill2109
Citrus Heights, California
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176 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While staying in Carmel (for 10 days), I decided to use my "free" birthday breakfast with Black Bear Diner at this location. It is extremely close to gas access and Safeway. I had breakfast here the first morning after arriving (as I wanted to locate a reasonably priced gas station). I was seated almost immediately and showed my coupon for... More 

Thank DianeH7050
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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415 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Black Bear Diner is a fantastic, low-key dining option with great diner options and even better deserts. The staff was very friendly and made me feel very much at home. The service was quick and efficient. It would certainly be a go-to place if I lived in the area. But, since I don't live here, I'll just have to try... More 

Thank JSTrip_77
Memphis, Tennessee
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

The biscuits are the size of a loaf of bread! The egg scrambles are great, and the portions are extremely generous. Very good service - recommended if you want a good, basic breakfast!

Thank Ann971
New Mexico
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247 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Very friendly staff! We were seated quickly. Our server, Jerri, was great! Made us feel very welcome and comfortable! She was a delight! Good selections of entres on the menu. Food came out quickly, together and hot. All of our meals were delicious. A great place!

Thank Madison8582
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99 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We had a lovely breakfast. It was way too much food on the plate, but looked great. I think just the idea of it was appealing to the boys! The waitress lady was really lovely and kind.

Thank Renata N
Cape May Beach
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486 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I didn't expect a gourmet meal, but it was adequate. Not cheap as I would have expected. $19 (including tip) for eggs, home fries, biscuit and coffee (no meat) for one person. Nothing exceptional, although it arrived on a huge plate. The biscuit was boring but huge and there were a lot of adequate fries. Also, the server was very... More 

Thank DonCapeMayBeach
Arlington, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The salads are Huge, had the pineapple pancakes 2 hubcaps studded with pineapple. Didn't have the burgers this time, but if I find myself back there...

Thank Linda G
Roseville, California
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167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I came here with ukulele pal Keith who moved here from our town. It was my first venture to this chain which has been opening all over the west. The place was clean, and the service was good. Complete menu ala Denny’s, but better than Denny’s in many ways. Breakfast was basic good one. Good portions. They offered an old... More 

Thank Newsboymac
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. Would go back again. Chicken noodle soup was great and the salmon plate was delicious. The homemade potato fries were the best! They had Parmesan cheese on them and were total yumminess. Quaint atmosphere, good for families, cute bears everywhere, seems to be a hit with the locals as it seemed numerous group meetings were held in a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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: 2450 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-6862
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-645-9700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?