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Black Bear Diner

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237 SW 4th St, Madras, OR 97741-1311
+1 541-475-6632
06:00 - 22:00
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place gets a lot of passing families, as it is on one major route by Mt. Hood. It also seems to be very popular with the locals. It seems to be the lodge for the local Lion's Club. The staff are very friendly and were working hard when we were there on a Sunday at noon. The place was... More 

Thank Gregory R
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We love this hometown restaurant. I can get breakfast at any time we're there. Nice selection of food. Clean. Cute decor. Great staff and super owner. Can't go wrong, trust me.

Thank MikeandKarol
Richland, Washington
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241 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Too much food! Servings are huge. Quality is average to good. It’s just too much food to enjoy. It is definitely a “doggy bag” establishment.

Thank Travel_Guy_2015
Troy, Idaho
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the 1990s, we stopped here several times and were happy with the food. After camping on Santiam Pass overnight, we decided a hot breakfast would be good. We were going through Madras, OR on our way north. We arrived about 7am and were waited on by the owner. I ordered a ham omelet and hash browns, my wife pancakes... More 

Thank Gerry Q
central oregon
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for breakfast meeting this morning, food dependably above average, eaten at quite a few Black Bears, and this is the best. Portions are large with good quality and good service. Fish Tacos and Pot Roast are both great choices for lunch or dinner.

Thank culverdriver
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a good place for having coffee and desserts but surelly the most impressive thing are the milkshakes.

Thank marmo7
Hermiston, Oregon
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303 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Had the Special , a Chili Cheese Burger , wife had the Bob's Big Burger - Both had a bunch of fries with them and were pretty tasty! Good place ..

Thank Rust-E-Junque
Hoquiam, Washington
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Black Bear Diner has good food, fast service and huge portions. They serve breakfast 24 hours a day. We stopped by at dinner time, our first time eating there. I had a California Omelette. Husband had Sausage and Eggs with biscuits and gravy. The Biscuits were huge. He ordered two but one would have been plenty. He couldn't eat it... More 

Thank karen2427
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Very good food. Staff and owner very friendly. They make you feel Welcomed. Grea place to eat or just come and enjoy the coffee.

Thank Ervinatr
Winter Park, Florida
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110 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

So very friendly and helpful with deciding from the menu. Cold winter day, snow flurries outside, warm and cozy inside. Had a hamburger, very tasty.

Thank FloripaGirl

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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: 237 SW 4th St, Madras, OR 97741-1311
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Central Oregon  >  Madras
  • Phone Number: +1 541-475-6632

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