Black Bear Diner Restaurant Review, Shasta


Norman Fong

1050 Parrott Dr.

Hillsborough, CA 94010


Norman Fong Website

Black Bear Diner Shasta exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Black Bear Diner is a chain with many locations in Central California. We kept passing locations and decided to see what this place was all about.

Insider Tip – Be prepared to pig out, so come here hungry.

Cuisine – American
Location – Mt. Shasta, CA
Opened – 1995

Black Bear Diner Shasta interior decor

Service – Black Bear Diner had fair service. We had to flag down the waitress several times.
Verdict – Black Bear Diner is a popular restaurant due to its immense quantities of low cost food. Surprisingly we found to be decent! Look for a location in your area. Milpitas and Gilroy are the closest within the San Francisco Bay Area.

Black Bear Diner Signature Dishes – chicken fried steak, pot-pie

Black Bear Diner’s Menu features a wide variety of dishes from salads to burgers to steaks. Many items are frozen!

Website Black Bear Diner Menu

Black Bear Diner Food Picks:

Black Bear Diner Shasta quesadilla


Black Bear Diner Shasta chili

Cup of Chili with onion and cheese – Served with a Corn Bread Muffin – a good sized cup of decent chili.

Black Bear Diner Shasta tri tip dip

Tri-Tip Dip – Seasoned tri-tip covered in grilled onions, mushrooms and Swiss cheese on our French roll with au jus – good sized portion of meat along with a fairly bland dipping sauce.

Black Bear Diner Shasta chicken fried steak

Bear Paw Chicken-Fried Steak – classic artery clogging dish with lots of gravy.

Black Bear Diner Shasta tri tip

Kids Tri Tip – beautiful looking tri-tip. The adult version should be just as good.

Black Bear Diner Shasta strawberry pie

Strawberry Pie – a rock hard crust, but a decent strawberry, whip cream filled interior.

OK: (Order if you like this dish)

Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)

Black Bear Diner on Urbanspoon

Restaurant Map:

Norman Fong Overall Rating: (Good 2)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Good)
Service Rating: (Average)
Atmosphere Rating: (Good)
Value Rating: (Very Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine

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  • Ryan
    December 12, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Seriously? What’s next, a review of Denny’s?

    December 17, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Needed a change from too many Michelin starred restaurants..

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