We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Black Bear Diner

2700 El Centro Rd, Sacramento, CA 95833-9703
+1 916-641-2327
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“black beans” (25 reviews)
“hash browns” (6 reviews)
“turkey club” (2 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2700 El Centro Rd, Sacramento, CA 95833-9703
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (184)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 179 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Actually we were very disappointed with the diner given the good reviews it receives. The menu is way too big and takes half an hour to read. The portions were OK but very ordinary. The fish was old cod and was watery, and tasteless. The...More

Thank MAK2123
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

This place is one giant menu of bad for you food. Tastes great though. I don’t like how they present the menu with a newspaper. Service is ok. This is your typical restaurant that attaches itself next to hotels so it’s gets a captive audience....More

Thank Evan W
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Healthy options are definitely lacking here. Husband ordered clam chowder and a taco salad. Clam chowder was good, as for the taco salad....a better one can be found at Taco Bell. Should have known it could be iffy when they asked if he wanted ranch...More

Thank NORA K
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Large portions of food but lacking in taste. Had the chicken pot pie and it had lots of chicken in it but just not enough taste to satisfy me. DH had beef ribs which were also just ok but not something he would order again....More

Thank Jhs43079
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

I’m not a breakfast person, so I gave my order to my hubby and ordered the Tri Tip sandwich with grilled onions & mushrooms - OMGoodness... very yummy. It had crunchy fries and citrus garnish. My husband really enjoyed the breakfast (2 eggs, 2 pancakes,...More

Thank Debbie K
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great food. Friendly helpful staff. Been here several times now and always a warm welcome. Not bad prices too.

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 22 December 2017

We went on a sunday morning and when the parking lot was packed we thought it was going to be a long wait. We were seated in less than 10 minutes. The service was good, the portion sizes large , and we really enjoyed our...More

Thank jenniferjR3123QL
Reviewed 8 December 2017

I've been to Black Bear diner in Reno but this one deserves a review. The restaurant is HUGE, so it makes the wait time far less. The food is consistently well portioned, and you can't go wrong with anything on their breakfast menu. I got...More

Thank jb2186
Reviewed 30 November 2017

My choice for linguisa and eggs over the years. Can always count on decent service, fair portions, and pleasant atmosphere at any Black Bear. Their corned beef is the best I've ever had in my 71 years.

Thank Dave K
Reviewed 28 November 2017

You know when a place is generally busy (read: packed on the weekend mornings), they have grreat food. This restaurant has hot, grat tasting food, and at a reasonable price. This particular proprty was right across from our hotel (Fairlfield Inn & Suites) so it...More

Thank rmps_philomath
Nearby HotelsSee all 83 hotels in Sacramento
Fairfield Inn & Suites Sacramento Airport Natomas
240 reviews
.08 km away
Super 8 Sacramento Airport
759 reviews
.08 km away
Extended Stay America - Sacramento - South Natomas
152 reviews
1.98 km away
SpringHill Suites Sacramento Airport Natomas
227 reviews
2.17 km away
Nearby Restaurants
In-N-Out Burger
28 reviews
2.80 km away
Curry Paradise
6 reviews
2.44 km away
5 reviews
2.69 km away
Nearby Attractions
California State Railroad Museum
2,354 reviews
4.46 km away
Raley Field
59 reviews
4.50 km away
Broderick Restaurant & Bar
15 reviews
3.66 km away
Sacramento RiverTrain
48 reviews
2.32 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Joyce T
26 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Debbie K | Reviewed this property |
This is located at West El Camino & El Centro, right off Hwy 80 W/B. It's probably less than 15 minutes from Sac Int. Airport. You would need to go 80 E/B & go I-5 north to get to the airport from the Diner. Hope this... More
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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 - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2700 El Centro Rd, Sacramento, CA 95833-9703
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-641-2327
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing