Black Bear Diner

— Originally posted on Yelp on 4/5/10 —

I stopped in for lunch this past weekend. The place has a real country/rustic feel to it with its fake wood columns and beams, wooden bear sculptures, and nature paintings. It’s a cozy and comfy environment. The menus are kinda cool because they’re designed like a newspaper with the food and drinks listed on the inside.

Come hungry because portions are big. I got the bacon bleu burger, a huge burger loaded with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and bleu cheese with a massive pile of fries taking up every available square inch of the rest of the plate. It was really tasty and more than I could eat. My kid got some apple cinnamon french toast, which was cut in thin strips. He enjoyed it but it was a little too soggy for me when I tried it (I always stuff myself silly when we go out to eat because I eat my food and usually his food that he doesn’t finish). He also liked all the stuffed teddy bears lined along the walls.

Service was friendly, but after we got our food we didn’t see our waitress again until we flagged her down to get the check. It would have been nice to get a  refill on drinks.

I thought this might be locally owned, but it’s a franchise. One of 42 locations throughout the west coast, Arizona, and Colorado. It’s a pretty good place to go for lunch and their breakfast items looked appetizing. It’s definitely worth another few visits.

3.5 Stars

6180 W Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 368-1077