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Black Bear Diner

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2450 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-6862
+1 831-645-9700
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Renton, Washington
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great, cute, non-touristy place. Delicious, home-cooked food with huge portions, at reasonable prices.

Thank Rodney & Ja... R
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good restaurant. We had a meal from the 'little less' menu, to leave some space for the very delicious looking desserts the have. It was still by far enough for us and decided to share a dessert. Wow!!! Those are big and good!! I believe this is one of the best restaurants in Monterey. And the staff was very... More 

Thank Rob J
Northern California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my first review of any restaurant but I had to say something about the great service. Delicious food, and the friendliest staff ever! We had Maria and she made us feel like we were special guests in her home. What a great asset she is to this restaurant. I hope she is there when we return. My husband... More 

Thank Oceanwatch
Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived ready to eat and to be served, in other words we were good and hungry! From the moment of entering the Black Bear, the service personnel were friendly and pleasant. My friends were treating me to dinner as I visited my mother who was hospitalized. Understanding the stress that this could bring, along with traveling from the east... More 

Thank uzomah
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Love love love this place! Atmosphere was wonderful and you get a lot for your money!!! There is an old time jukebox! Staff was great and friendly!!

Thank Daphene C
Sonora, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Enjoyed splitting a savory tri-tip/ribs combo: tasty and sufficient. A bit noisy (what does one expect for a diner?); our server was terrific.

Thank FustianMan
Las Vegas
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Went to breakfast twice once on Saturday and again on Sunday. The Staff is friendly and remembered us from last year. Food came out promptly and was to order. More than enough to eat. Enjoyed our time there.

Thank Kenneth K
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Had a wonderful breakfast before heading out for a long day of golf. Very sizeable portions that will keep your motor going all day. Not one person of our foursome was disappointed with there meal. Will go back next trip to Monterey.

Thank mill2109
Citrus Heights, California
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177 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

While staying in Carmel (for 10 days), I decided to use my "free" birthday breakfast with Black Bear Diner at this location. It is extremely close to gas access and Safeway. I had breakfast here the first morning after arriving (as I wanted to locate a reasonably priced gas station). I was seated almost immediately and showed my coupon for... More 

Thank DianeH7050
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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430 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Black Bear Diner is a fantastic, low-key dining option with great diner options and even better deserts. The staff was very friendly and made me feel very much at home. The service was quick and efficient. It would certainly be a go-to place if I lived in the area. But, since I don't live here, I'll just have to try... More 

Thank JSTrip_77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, 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: 2450 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-6862
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-645-9700

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