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Black Bear Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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235 N McCarran Blvd, Sparks, NV 89431-5439
+1 775-356-1138
06:00 - 22:00
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Pahrump, Nevada
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196 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the lite fare portion of the ribs with mashed potatoes and brown gravy and it was very tasty! The squash and broccoli not so much but it was edible. The carrot portion was good, as was the corn bread and the clam chowder. My wife had the Mediterranean salad with grilled children, which she enjoyed. We wanted some... More 

Thank Selway M
Sparks, Nevada
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75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unlike the last time I went to a Black Bear Diner a few months back (see Mix up at Table Nine) this was outstanding service. An extra drink was brought to me before I finished. The side was great and my chicken fried steak was hot and good tasting. had every intention of bring some home but I ate it... More 

Thank sm4soccer
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017

If you're seeking elegant dining, this is not the place for you. It has a rustic, casual ambiance, where the focus is on comfort food. I took my family there for breakfast and was satisfied with the quality of the food and the service. I had their corned beef hash with poached eggs and it was perfect. The hash was... More 

Thank Charles L
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We usually get there for mid morning breakfast on Sunday. If you wait until lunchtime you will have a 15-30 minute wait. Breakfast is way too much food. Perhaps share someone! Pies and desserts are fantastic. Service very good.

Thank Muriel T
Sparks, Nevada
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is down home cooking. The food is great, service very good and reasonably priced. Burgers are awesome.

Thank John S
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I was real excited to finally try this place, I was a little disappointed, the prices are higher than I expected. The food was good, and portion size was good. I do not I guess I expected a little better from all the reviews. oh well Next time I am in the area I may go again and try something... More 

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Lake Charles, La
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279 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

One of the few places open to eat dinner on Xmas day. Food was delicious and plentiful. Staff very friendly. Close to the Nugett Casino

Thank laculturevulture
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The food is always good here, the music jukebox is always cranking up there really good Tunes, kids love it too

Thank looper25
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

There are all kinds of restaurants in this area to eat breakfast and Black Bear never disappoints when I want a good, filling breakfast. Our party had everything from oatmeal to eggs and everyone was satisfied. Always good service.

Thank 277jacquelyns
Mexicali, Mexico
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Black Bear Diner is a chain in the western US that strives for a "local diner" feel. I've eaten at their locations in Tulare and Gilroy, CA, as well as Sparks, NV, and all three meet that goal with friendly service and good comfort food. Portions are large so bring your appetite. On my most recent visit I had sausage... More 

Thank John D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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: 235 N McCarran Blvd, Sparks, NV 89431-5439
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Sparks
  • Phone Number: +1 775-356-1138

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?