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Black Bear Diner

395 Leavesley Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-3606
+1 408-842-9901
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“black beans” (52 reviews)
“pies” (8 reviews)
“steak” (13 reviews)
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6:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
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395 Leavesley Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-3606
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We both had a chicken dinner, (an entree and 2 sides) which our waiter had to box because we could not eat it all. The waiter was friendly and helpful. This is our first time at Black Bear, but it will not be our last...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DarrellRS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The serving are HUGE, and the menu frankly says as much. I sat down at the counter, and the fellow next to me, who is a regular of the place, suggested that I concentrate on the dishes listed at the BOTTOM of the menu, under...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank OnParleFrancais
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t particularly care for “greasy spoon” style restaurants, or restaurants that serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but this place breaks the mold. I’ve loved it since the first time I ate here, and it only has gotten better over time. Everything I’ve eaten here...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JoyNCH
Reviewed 27 October 2018

We dined with a group of 12 people and got excellent service. The portion size is large. You may want to order one meal and split it with a friend. Menu offered a variety of foods and everyone enjoyed their choices. We will be going...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JoanElaine1947
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

What more is there to say? We ordered two hamburgers, pot roast and meat loaf. All came cold. Waitress could not be found and when she did come, didn’t seem to care. But she apparently told someone else as what appeared to be a manager...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank XK140NUT
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Had the biscuits and gravy, lets just say it was not how you would imagine. Two big pieces of bread not biscuits. tasted like garbage.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jakevtst
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

This dining spot was close to our hotel. Food was not that good, I can cook better. Expensive for what we ordered. Staff weren’t that friendly. Probably wouldn’t go again. Not much else to say. Didn’t really enjoy our dinner. Vegetables very over cooked, chicken...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LMG1952
Reviewed 21 August 2018

This place has a very good variety on the menu, but their all-day breakfast selections are what you'll want to try! All of the classics, plus a few quirks that set them apart. Our group also tried the bacon cheeseburger salad, and it was excellent...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Traveler1959-123
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We had a great late breakfast when we arrived in Gilroy to shop at the outlets. After dinner at another restaurant, while walking back to our rooms, someone mentioned ice cream. Then someone mentioned pie. We definitely enjoyed their pie and ice cream!!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Y6416KOchriss
Reviewed 13 July 2018

I had heard of Black Bear Diner, but had never been before. Met some friends and was pleasantly surprised. The rustic decor, fun newspaper menu, pleasant servers, and excellent meal choices made the experience truly original. My burger was cooked perfectly and everyone at the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Linda T
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27 April 2016|
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Response from Eric M | Reviewed this property |
On the dinner menu, Fried Chicken. Have not had but everything I have had has been good. Large portions too!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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 - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 395 Leavesley Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-3606
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gilroy
  • Phone Number: +1 408-842-9901
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The Black Bear Diner Gilroy excels not only in creating menu items that look as great as they taste, but in making it nearly impossible for you to pass up dessert when the time comes. Our employees are the “best of the best” and will cater to your every need, ensuring that your visit is a pleasurable one. Sit back and relax… we’ll take care of everything you need.
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