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Black Bear Diner

900 S Mooney Blvd, Visalia, CA 93277-2235
+1 559-635-1260
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“black beans” (23 reviews)
“turkey dinner” (2 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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900 S Mooney Blvd, Visalia, CA 93277-2235
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Visalia recently and had the opportunity to visit the Black Bear Diner three times, two for breakfast and one for dinner. The food is great and the people are very pleasant. I will go back as often as I'm in town.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bobglatz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just couldn't stand another motel "free breakfast", and fortunately, a Black Bear Restaurant was open only a few miles away. Their breakfasts are good and hearty, be tough to find a better all-around meal anywhere. Good lunches and dinners too.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mmpaull
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Be prepared when you walk into Visalia’s Black Bear Diner because the music is extremely loud! We were seated near the juke box and had to change tables to the back of the restaurant because of the blaring music. In fact, all the diners were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KonaMom2
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Seems that I am reviewing Black Bear Diner more often. Ate here on a Monday about 12:30. About 80% of tables filled so we didn't have to wait long. One in our group had a birthday breakfast and I used it. Had the waffle, 2...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jbees
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

I've been to a lot of Black Bear Diners even the one in Shasta, this one is barely above subpar. Slow almost non existent service, and by the time we got our food it was all cold. We tried to send it back but we're...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Josh-Chloe R
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We had their breakfast and it was awesome. The bacon, sausage and ham were superb. Eggs and potatoes were perfect. Highly recommended this restaurant.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank gil352
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Robert is an incredibly efficient manager. We had a 30 box breakfast ordered fir carry out ánd the food was warm timely and perfectly organized. The food was off genesis portions ánd extremely tasty. He went out of his way to make this special event...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

So many things I want to try here, everything so far has been great. The place is clean and you get friendly service.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Carnutz
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We stumbled upon the Black Bear Diner in Visalia, CA while driving back from Sequoia National Park. Tired and weary from hiking in the heat all day, we stopped here for dinner. OMG! The food was delicious, just like homemade. The pot roast was tender...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Roibn K
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This is a very popular restaurant with good reason,so there will be a bit of a wait. The food was well prepared and the coffee was good. It is a family restaurant,so it can be a bit on the noisy side. That should not be...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Audrey N
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14 August 2017|
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Response from navyjim58 | Reviewed this property |
pretty good size parking lot but not for that many big rigs
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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, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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 - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 S Mooney Blvd, Visalia, CA 93277-2235
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Visalia
  • Phone Number: +1 559-635-1260
  • E-mail
Let’s face it — there’s nothing quite like having a friendly restaurant when you don’t feel like cooking for yourself. The great thing about the Black Bear Diner in Visalia is that we excel at creating dishes that feel homemade. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, dinner… or even a cup of coffee and a tasty dessert… we have exactly what you need.
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