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Black Bear Diner

2450 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-6862
+1 831-645-9700
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“black beans” (40 reviews)
“tri tip” (5 reviews)
“meatloaf” (7 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2450 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-6862
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have dined at Black Bear twice in 2 weeks. We have loved our food: Taco salad, Fried Chicken & Turkey dinners. The portions are HUGE. Service is very friendly & usually very timely. The restaurant is clean & you can choose your music on...More

Thank Flowerful
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate here while on vacation in the area. The restaurant was busy, which is good to see, with clean tables to sit at. A good choice of food in the newspaper menu, which was different. Our server was polite and friendly, and we didn't...More

Thank CharleyNottinghamUK
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

We visited here twice during our weekend in Monterey. We came for dinner and then back for breakfast the next day. Service was excellent and all staff nice and friendly. Food was so nice but be aware that the portions are huge - great value...More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The food was pretty good. We went there twice when traveling in the area. One in our group had the ribs and said although very tasty, they were tough. I had the pot pie which was ok - had lots of chicken, sauce was so-so...More

Thank 285mkp
Reviewed 20 August 2018

My faith in humanity is renewed! This message is to "Black Bear Diner" - Monterey customer by the name of "Fabian". I don't know you but you were kind enough to return my Money Clip which I left in the restroom there. Seeing my hotel...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 August 2018

good service, good food, friendly service, prompt seating, easy parking, comfortable seating by booth or table

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

The diner is decorated in wooden and plush black bears. We ate here on the 3rd and 4th. On the third they were so busy that the manager was helping to clean tables and in the kitchen. We were very impressed by his work ethic....More

Thank MarilynBlakeNewman
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We love BBD and always look them out. This one has no charm or atmosphere. The chicken was so greasy and the pasta uncooked. The whole meal was under par and will not be returning.

Thank Gertbert1
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Good food and service. Typical Black Bear restaurant. Menu and prices seem to mirror our local Black Bear. Quiet and good location, parking. Our waiter didn't seem to know the menu very well however since we eat at our local Black Bear it wasn't a...More

Thank Albert S
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner, breakfast, then breakfast again in the span of 3 days. Surprisingly, every time we went, it felt like a new experience. Obviously there were different servers, but their input on their items helped us made the best decisions. Gonna miss them when...More

Thank Emmanuel G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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Every Black Bear Diner believes in two things — fantastic service and delicious food. That’s why we go out of our way to find the greatest employees that Monterey has to offer and make them a part of our family. You can see the camaraderie in every step they take, especially when they’re delivering food to your table that they just know you’re going to absolutely love.
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