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Black Bear Diner

) #7 of 269 Restaurants in Salinas $$ - $$$ American,
805 W Laurel Dr, Salinas, CA 93906-2730
+1 831-449-1545
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pot roast” (5 reviews)
“meatloaf” (3 reviews)
“pancakes” (6 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Diner
$$ - $$$
805 W Laurel Dr, Salinas, CA 93906-2730
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1 - 10 of 155 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went twice. Once it was crowded, so they had an excuse for the slow service. The other time it wasn't, and they were still slow. The potatoes were wonderful!!

Thank sfsande
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw this place off our exit as we were heading out for breakfast at iHop. It has carved bears outside. We saw people eating and decided to have breakfast here instead. So glad we did. The staff is super friendly and the food is...More

Thank compcrzy
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Stopped for lunch on a road trip and really pleased with food, service, price and most importantly the food. The place was packed and we had a reasonable wait to get seated. The service was great, food came out in a very reasonable amount of...More

Thank billkathy88
Reviewed 2 June 2017

went to lunch /breakfast with old college roommate to catch up on the past couple of years. moments after when we sat down we were brought glasses of water and offered to take our order. of course having barely got there we needed a few...More

Thank LizzMal
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We had their "a little less" portions of meat loaf and pot roast and they were very tasty and still too big for us.

Thank Susan N
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The food was good, affordable, staff was great! We were happy with the on location resturant. I was tired of driving.

Thank Frank A
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Stopped while traveling Hwy 101 South. Easy access on and off freeway. Wide variety and serve breakfast anytime. I had a vegee type eggs benedict with tomato and spinach, which was wonderful. Not a breakfast item that can be done easily-theirs was perfect. Good price,...More

Thank BorisMurchant
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is a very friendly Black Bear Diner. They wait staff is fast and very helpful and attentive. The place is packed on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Lots of locals as well as travels. You may have to wait. They also were great about my...More

Thank gdncd
Reviewed 3 March 2017

we've eaten at this Black Bear Diner a number of times when traveling through Salinas in the past few years. It is always good food and the service is always excellent!

Thank mickhayes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

My abousolute favriot place to eat whenever I travel.They never disappoint me.Huge servings enough to split a meal if your a little eater.Pancakes are fluffy and hot biscuits are huge and light as a feather.Wonderful polite servers and a clean place with awesome customer service.

Thank Mary Ann M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 15
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 805 W Laurel Dr, Salinas, CA 93906-2730
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +1 831-449-1545
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