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Black Bear Diner

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American, Diner
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174 W Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035-5202
+1 408-946-2327
06:00 - 22:00
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San Jose, California
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to a lot of different Black Bear Diners in different locations! Tonight's experience was the worst! First, when we got here around 7:40pm, we got ignored for 15 - 20 minutes while there was no line. Second, the food was served very slowly. Last, they mixed up our table with another table and almost charged us with... More 

Thank Rachel S
Houston, Texas
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132 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service here were about what I've come to expect at other BBD's - friendly service and good food in large quantities. Recommended if you don't mind a raucous atmosphere when large families are present with screaming children, like it was today.

Thank Gregory M
San Jose, California
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We love their food. Especially their corned beef and pancakes. What we love most is their service though. Dee Dee made our day! She is the absolute best. Their food is great but she is what will keep us coming back. Also their habanero sauce.

Thank Nicole L
Livermore, California
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153 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

I can't get enough of this place. i rate it better than most restaurants my bus has lead me to. I SO appreciate being appreciated when I step into your establishment. The portions are fit for a bear or me. Skinny guys like me eat ALLOT! It takes much to keep my figure in shape. Yes skinny guys do eat... More 

Thank Driver_316
Mount Vernon, Washington
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We pulled into the Black Bear Diner in Milpatis as out of towners in town for the Seahawks Game in SF and had never eaten at a Black Bear Diner before. From the moment we came inside everyone here was so friendly and we were seated almost immediately. Our server was Jessica and she was so kind, hilarious and on... More 

Thank AarikaRenaa
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

My family and I went to this outlet after having good experiences at the outlet in Monterey, CA. But we were in for an indifferent experience... 1) The server gave me cups of cold water despite me asking for warm water. Clearly not listening when I told him what I wanted. 2) The fries that was served was cold. Asked... More 

Thank alwayz83
denisejohnson2016, Communications Specialist at Black Bear Diner, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear that your experience was not what you have come to expect from Black Bear Diner. I know my manager would want to address these issues directly - please send me an email with your contact information so they may reach out to you. I can be reached at: denise.johnson@blackbeardiner.com More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I was there on a Tuesday night with a pal for dinner. No lines, fast service and large portions. New York Steak was delicious and cooked perfectly.

Thank Alexandre2708
San Francisco, California
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553 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

First time having breakfast at a Black Bear Diner. We ordered the patty sausage and the ScramBowl and both were very good. The plates came out pretty quick considering it was very busy on Thanksgiving. Portion size was excellent so expect to take a portion of it home with you.

Thank BayAreaTraveler6338
Sacramento, California
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124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Met my brother and family for a lunner at about 2:30. While respectably busy no problem getting a table. While most had lunch, I had a breakfast with poached eggs, ham, muffin and fruit. The muffin had butter on it, which I didn't want though every thing else was good especially the ham and fruit; the eggs were perfectly poached... More 

Thank PGNevis
Eureka, United States
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Wow! Servings are large and the food is very tasty. Had an early morning breakfast with fresh squeezed orange juice, nice thick bacon and I had the pancakes and the husband had the omelet and we loved every morsel. The staff are very friendly and attentive. Turnover for tables are quick so there really isn't that long of a wait.

Thank Susan A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, 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: 174 W Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035-5202
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Milpitas
  • Phone Number: +1 408-946-2327

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