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Black Bear Diner El Cajon


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In 1995 founders Bruce Dean and Bob & Laurie Manley opened the first Black Bear Diner in Mt. Shasta, CA. Their mission was simple: create a fun and friendly atmosphere where the local community could enjoy huge portions of home-style cooking at a reasonable price. Today, we continue their mission at every Black Bear Diner across the country, as we passionately provide guests an outstanding experience. Our menu offers comfort food classics, and our entire menu is offered all day long. Whether you are craving pancakes at 8 pm ... read more

Location details

1025 Fletcher Pkwy, El Cajon, CA, 92020, United States

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Mon6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Tue6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Wed6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Thu6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Fri6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sat6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sun6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
4.72,619 reviews
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obiron k. 
on Birdeye

5 years ago

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and it’s one of the things he’s done for me. The Black Bear is far and above superior to many places we all have been to. First and foremost the food... so well put together and flavorful , I had the beef brisket, smoke ring and all , my wife had the tri tip, oh man was it good so tender and tasty, second the service was incredible... they employ many to serve the diners. The owner was making the rounds on a non holiday Thursday night. What a nice person. The portions are so big th... read more

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Dennis M. 
on Birdeye

5 years ago

Having been to other locations while traveling, I was excited to have a Black Bear Diner come to the San Diego area! I actually went to the El Cajon location two days in a row, 05/11/19 & 05/12/19. 05/11/19 - Came for lunch, party of 2. Food took almost an hour to arrive. Service was great. Server apologized several times for the long wait. Food finally came and it was excellent. The manager - Cody(?) - came out and apologized that it took the food "48 minutes" to come out and told us that this was not typical, there wer... read more

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on Birdeye

5 years ago

I enjoyed my visit yesterday, for the most part . I was looking forward to trout. The menu online made it sound really good. However, your Elcajon location does not sell trout. I had the meatloaf but I was really disappointed. Few places in El Cajon offer fresh trout. 

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How is Black Bear Diner El Cajon rated?

Black Bear Diner El Cajon has a 4.7 star rating with 2,619 reviews. 

When is Black Bear Diner El Cajon open?

Black Bear Diner El Cajon is closed now. It will open on Wednesday at 6:00 a.m.