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Black Bear Diner

401 W Lake St, Mount Shasta, CA 96067-2122
+1 530-926-4669
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“black beans” (118 reviews)
“meatloaf” (8 reviews)
“pot roast” (7 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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401 W Lake St, Mount Shasta, CA 96067-2122
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Not many places in town and this was close to where we stayed. Got take out the first night - my husband ordered the tri-tip which was supposed to be medium and looked well done. He wasn't happy. My chicken and waffles was good. We...More

Thank babygame
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had 12 people to feed and they fit us in two groups. The breakfast food was great. The wait staff was very paitent and accomadated us in splitting the bill between the 3 families even though we were at 2 different tables. My in-laws...More

Thank Lara S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love black bear - great value, hearty meals, friendly and responsive people, great for solo diners (sit at the bar area). I had pot roast, mashed potatoes with gravy, salad, and giant corn bread for like $15. Huge portions but since I was hiking and...More

Thank Charles W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a good option for breakfast with a good assortment to choose from on menu. The hostess and our server were both excellent. The egg white scramble with Apple chicken sausage was delicious and my side of crisp bacon was cooked to perfection!

1  Thank GrandmaShe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here twice - food was of the highest quality, servers excellent, perfect breakfast experience.

Thank Cynthia S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stop here as a Tesla supercharger is right behind the restaurant and I like this chain of restaurants anyway. I'm quite surprised to see that one reviewer thought they were not particularly friendly and one person even said they were rude. I noticed quite...More

Thank Glen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is very popular and very busy. The wait staff is not particularly friendly or attentive. The food is Big. It's big breakfast food. It's what I'd call truck driver food. I found that it was not a good place to order oatmeal. The...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

My favorite place for a quick meal. Breakfasts are excellent. I love the turkey avocado club which I order at whatever location I dine. I'll have to say that the Mt. Shasta restaurant is better than the others I've tried. Been to 10 different locations...More

Thank HadleyKatie
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Made it a point to stop here on the way by as the Black Bear is one of our favorites - had to see the original. A great authentic diner. Had the beef dip - enjoyed it, although a bit fatty. Service was fine but...More

Thank Terskine
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for breakfast. The restaurant was not busy and at least half the restaurant was empty. Rather than seat us immediately, we had to place our name on a list. We were then all but ordered to take a seat...More

Thank dtouirst
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 W Lake St, Mount Shasta, CA 96067-2122
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mount Shasta
  • Phone Number: +1 530-926-4669
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Our Mt. Shasta diner has the distinction of being where it all began. Who knew a little dream in a tiny town would expand and attract fans from eight (and counting) states? Through it all, this diner has held its own as a small but mighty gateway to this charming town. Just off the I-5, it feeds locals as well as visitors here to play at Lake Siskiyou or Mt. Shasta Ski & Snowboard Park.
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