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Black Bear Diner

American, Diner
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201 W Napa St, Ste 34, Sonoma, CA 95476-6643
+1 707-935-6800
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Burbank, California
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218 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had breakfast and it was so good. We shared and still was full at lunch. they make a lot of their food from scratch. They have a little shop you can look in while waiting. The coffee was really good

Thank CSS9112014
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

A large chain diner in California, with a small-town feel. Clearly the locals love it here; most people were known to the servers. Friendly and quick service, large portions, and hot and tasty food. What more could you want? Also, all-day breakfast.

Thank Serendipity_Usa
Santa Rosa, California
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152 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This local-ish chain of diners has delicious diner food and friendly service...everything you'd expect from a diner. The Black Bear theme is evident in the entire restaurant beginning with the huge black bear that greets diners upon arrival. A fun place for kids and adults.

Thank kitty k
Lakewood, Ohio
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Visiting wine country and looking for a good breakfast. Here's the place. Went two times in 3 days and was happy both times. Traditional breakfast, good hash browns and coffee. Service was good. May take a while when busy, but food and service are worthwhile.

Thank Belchmeyer
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I've eaten here several times, and have brought various family members with me. Breakfasts are big and tasty, I've had an excellent Reuben sandwich, and my out-of-town guests really enjoyed their spaghetti. The wait-staff is friendly and prompt. This diner offers a large menu that offers lots of comfort food. It's an American diner, and the food is fine, and... More 

Thank IllinoisGail
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The food here is so amazing. Down home comfort food all the way. Friendly staff. It doesn't matter if you order breakfast lunch or dinner I guarantee that you will love everything. I wished they had a restaurant here in San Diego.We visited one in Colorado and the food is just spectacular wherever you go.

Thank Patricia W
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

My wife and I ate at Black Bear on a Saturday evening in September and were pleasantly surprised. Although this is basically an "old school diner", some of their dinner specials rival the entrees served at many high end restaurants. As an example: the special that evening was Roast Prime Rib served with your choice of potato and mixed vegetables.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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152 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Basic diner food done well with good coffee and service. Eggs, French toast were run of the mill with the omelette being the standout with nice thick cut bacon. Odd hash browns but they tasted ok.

Thank NuclearMamma
Austin, Texas
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

As other reviewers have stated the portions are huge...but I'm not complaining. We needed it to start our day of tastings. Veggies in the scrambler I had were fresh and not over cooked. Hashbrowns were fresh too. The biscuits and gravy are the best I've ever had...and I'm from the south! Individual biscuit could be a meal in itself...HUGE, fluffy... More 

Thank Andrea S
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We had breakfast here twice while in Sonoma and both times we loved it. This is a basic diner type place with cute décor and the servers are all friendly. For a typical American breakfast it would be hard to beat. Nothing gourmet about it -just good value , good food and great service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, 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: 201 W Napa St, Ste 34, Sonoma, CA 95476-6643
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Sonoma
  • Phone Number: +1 707-935-6800

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