Black Bear Diner is a popular chain of restaurants with more than 150 locations serving home-style comfort food with unique black bear decor. The menu features a wide variety of diner breakfast, lunch, and dinner items. The chain is known for generous portions and friendly service.

In this post, I’ve published the latest menu prices for Black Bear Diner in 2024. I also share a free meal offer (it’s legit) to use during your next visit and other deals.

Say Cheese!

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
The Pickled Pot Roast$16.09
The Big Cheese$12.69
The Breakfast Club$17.29
We Be Jammin'$14.99
The Parisian$18.39

Sweet Treats

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Raspberry Hot Chocolate$4.99
Raspberry Citrus Spritzer$4.59
Raspberry Cheesecake$10.39

Hungry Bear Breakfasts

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
New York Steak & Eggs10 oz$26.49
BIGFOOT Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs$19.39
The Grizz$19.59

Classic 2-Egg Combos

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
No Meat, Just The Eggs Please2 Eggs$12.29
Hickory Smoked Ham & Eggs$15.59
Hot Italian Patty Sausage & Eggs$15.89
Link Sausage & Eggs3 Large Links$13.69
Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs$17.09
Corned Beef Hash & Eggs$16.09
Chicken Sausage Link & Eggs2 3.2oz Links$15.69
Mild Italian Patty Sausage & Eggs$15.89
Thick-Cut Smoked Bacon & Eggs$13.79

Omelettes & Scrambles 

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Shasta Scramble$14.99
Southern Scramble$14.99
Vegetarian Omelette$16.09
Denver Omelette$16.69
California Omelette$16.69
Joe's Hobo Omelette$17.09
Bruce's Meat Lover's Omelette$17.09

Pancakes, Waffles & French Toast

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Pancake Stack2 Pancakes$11.09
Stuffed Blackberry French Toast$14.29
Cinnamon Roll French Toast$13.09
The Volcano$14.99
Bear's Choice$14.99
Sweet Cream Waffle$12.19
Thick-Cut French Toast$11.99

Bear’s Benedicts

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Chicken Fried Steak Benedict5 oz$16.59
Classic Eggs Benedict$16.09
California Bacon Benedict$16.89

Specialty Breakfasts

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Fit & Focused Chicken Sausage Scramble$16.59
Breakfast Sliders$14.19
Breakfast Burrito$14.99
Avocado Toast$14.19
The ScramBOWL$15.89

Little Less Breakfasts

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
1 Egg Breakfast$12.49
Ham & Cheese Omelette$12.59
1 Biscuit & Country Gravy$11.49
The Mini Volcano$13.29

Breakfast Extras

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Hot Oatmeal$9.19
Side of Loaded Potato$4.58
Thick-Cut Smoked Bacon$6.79
Fresh Baked Bear Claw, Blackberry Filled$9.59
Fresh Baked Bear Claw, Classic$9.59
Biscuits & Gravy$7.99
Hickory Smoked Ham Steak$6.69
Side of 2 Eggs$2.89
Side of Gravy$1.59
Strip-Cut Hash Browns$6.19
Country Red Potatoes$6.19
Fruit Bowl$7.89
English Muffin$3.89


Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Dr. Praeger's Veggie Burger$14.79
Patty Melt$13.29
Parmesan Sourdough Cheeseburger$14.99
Shasta Cheeseburger$14.19
Chili Cheddar Cheeseburger$15.69
Western BBQ Burger$15.69
Bacon & Cheddar Burger$15.69
California Burger$14.99
Bob's Big Bear Burger$17.69

Sandwiches & Strips

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Chicken Strips Basket4 Tenders$13.39
Open-Faced Hot Turkey$14.99
Tuna Melt$12.69
Crispy Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap$15.99
Turkey Club$15.29
Chicken Avocado Club$16.09
Tri-Tip Dip$15.69

Super Salads

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Tuna Chef Salad$15.69
Crispy Chicken Cobb Salad$16.09
Taco Salad$16.09
Becon Cheeseburger Salad$15.69

Chili, Soup & Lunch Combos

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Cup of Soup$6.49
Bowl of Soup$7.89
Cup of Chili$7.59
Bowl of Chili$9.59
1/2 Sandwich & Bowl of Soup$12.29

Full-Course Homestyle Dinners

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
BBQ Ribs$22.99
New York Steak$27.59
Slow-Cooked Pot Roast$19.59
Housemade Meatloaf$19.09
BIGFOOT Chicken Fried Steak$20.19

Full-Course Dinners (After 4PM)

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Roasted Turkey$18.19
Santa Maria Tri-Tip Dinner$20.39


Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Pesto Fettuccine$18.48
Fettuccine Alfredo$18.48
Chicken & Waffle$16.59
Blackened Pesto Salmon$18.09
Fish & Chips$16.89
Shrimp & Chips$19.89

Little Less Dinners

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Slow-Cooked Pot Roast$13.79
Housemade Meatloaf$12.99
Bear Paw Chicken Fried Steak$12.99

Little Less Dinners (After 4PM)

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Littles Less Santa Maria Tri-Tip$14.39

Cub Breakfasts

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Cubs Strawberry French Toast$5.79
Cubs Bear Choice$6.89
Cubs Scrambler$5.79
Cubs Chocolate Chip Pancakes$5.79
Cubs Mini Volcano$6.89
Happy Cub Cake$5.39

Cub Lunches & Dinners

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Cubs Papa Bear's Cheese Pizza$6.39
Cubs Brandi's Favorite Macaroni & Cheese$6.09
Cubs Grilled Cheese Sandwich$5.39
Cubs Granny Bear's Mini Corn Dogs6 pcs$5.79
Cubs Biscuit Bear's Burger Sliders$7.49
Cubs Chicken Strips2 pcs$6.89

Sides & Extras

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Loaded Potato$4.58
Dinner Salad$5.79
Baked Potato (After 4PM)$5.59
Onion Rings$8.49
French Fries$5.79
Sweet Potato Fries$6.69
Side of Veggies$5.19
Corn Bread Muffin$2.09
Side of Gravy$1.59


Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Sweet Tea$4.29
Creamy Vanilla Cold Brew$5.39
Creamy Mocha Cold Brew$5.39
Cold Brew Coffee$4.09
Fresh Squeezed Orange JuiceSmall$5.19
Fresh Squeezed Orange JuiceLarge$6.79
Other JuiceSmall$3.89
Other JuiceLarge$5.29
Arnold Palmer$4.49
Soft Drink$4.29
Iced Tea$4.29
Hot Tea$4.29
Hot Chocolate$4.39
Malted Milkshake$6.89
Kid's Milk$2.29
Kid's Chocolate Milk$2.29
Kid's Apple Juice$2.29
Kid's Lemonade$2.29
Kid's Soft Drink$4.29


Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Olga's Bread Pudding$8.09
Coconut Cream Pie$9.19
Banana Cream Pie$9.19
Chocolate Cream Pie$9.19
Apple Cobbler$8.09
5 Layer Chocolate Cake$9.19
Grandma's Favorite Berry Cobbler$8.09

Family Meals To Go

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Fish & Chips Family Meal$48.29
Chicken Fried Steak Family Meal$48.29
Chicken Strips & Fries Framily Meal$32.19
Cheeseburger Sliders & Fries$45.99
Shasta Scramble Family Meal$36.79
Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs Family Meal$45.99
Eggs, Potatoes & Biscuits Family Meal$28.79
Breakfast Combo Family Meal$40.29
Bacon, Eggs & Pancakes Family Meal$42.59

Family Beverages To Share

Menu ItemSize/QuantityPrice
Arnold Palmer96oz$17.29
Freshly-Brewed Black Bear Diner Coffee96oz$19.59
Freshly Brewed Lipton Iced Tea96oz14.99
Minute Maid Lemonade96oz17.29

FAQs about Black Bear Diner’s Menu

Are there any discontinued menu items at Black Bear Diner?

One of the items that’s been taken off the menu is Huevos Rancheros at Black Bear Diner. This breakfast item was served with two crispy corn tortillas chopped up and topped with refried beans, chorizo, two sunny side up eggs, chile verde sauce, jack cheese, avocado, cherry tomatoes sour cream & cilantro. The meal was served with your choice of potato or fresh fruit. Sadly, you won’t be able to order this item any longer.

Black Bear Diner carving.

A carving at Black Bear Diner.

Are there Healthy Options on the Black Bear Diner Menu?

Black Bear Diner has a Fit & Focused menu at that’s a great option for those who are looking for a healthier breakfast option at the restaurant. Here are the four items on this menu at the time of writing. From time to time, Black Bear Diner will update these items.

Chicken Sausage Scramble (590 calories)

Start your day off right with our delicious Chicken Sausage Scramble for $16.59. Made with diced chicken sausage, egg whites, jack cheese, spinach, and sautéed mushrooms, this scramble is packed with protein and flavor. The scramble is topped with sliced avocado and diced tomato. The entree is served with fresh fruit and toast.

Avocado Toast (550 – 590 calories)

Made with a fresh avocado on whole wheat toast, two eggs, and fresh fruit, this toast is packed with nutrients and flavor for $14.19. You can swap out wheat bread for white bread if you prefer.

Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oatmeal (220 calories)

Start your day off with a bowl of our delicious Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oatmeal for $9.19. This oatmeal is made with whole grain oats that are slow-cooked and topped with brown sugar, cinnamon, Craisins, and nut medley.

Fruit Bowl (230 calories)

This bowl is made with fresh strawberries, melon, and grapes, and it’s an easy way to get your daily dose of fruit for only $7.89.

Here are some additional tips for diners who want to eat healthy at Black Bear Diner: 

  • Order smaller portions. Most of the menu items are large, so you can save money and calories by ordering a smaller portion off one of the “Little Less” menu items.
  • Choose healthier sides. Instead of fries or hash browns, order a side of fruit or vegetables.
  • Limiting your intake of sugary drinks. Instead of soda, order water, unsweetened tea, or coffee.

What is the decor like at Black Bear Diner?

One of the most striking features of Black Bear Diner is the large, carved black bear that is prominently displayed near the entrance of each restaurant. You may be surprised to learn that each of these bears is hand-carved with a chainsaw by artist Ray Schulz, adding a touch of charm and uniqueness to the dining experience.

Pancakes, Waffles & French Toast menu.

Pancakes, Waffles & French Toast menu.

Over the years, Schultz, based out of Spokane, Washington, has carved hundreds of bears for the restaurant chain. Each one is a little bit different. Schultz carves new bears each year for that are donated for charity raffles for various Black Bear Diner locations.

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The decor of Black Bear Diner is rustic and inviting with a focus on comfort and traditional diner nostalgia. The walls are decorated with wooden paneling and framed photos of the American West, while the floors are covered with plush carpet. The tables are set with checkered tablecloths and white napkins, and the chairs are upholstered in soft fabrics.

In addition to the bears, Black Bear Diner also features a variety of other rustic touches, such as wagon wheels, horseshoes, and cowboy hats. These elements help to create a sense of nostalgia and adventure, transporting guests back to a simpler time.

Is there a Secret Menu at Black Bear Diner?

There is no official secret menu at Black Bear Diner, but there are a few items that are not listed on the regular menu. These items are usually created by the staff on the fly, and they can vary from restaurant to restaurant.

The “Barney Special”: Two pancakes, two eggs, two bacon strips, and two sausage links.

The “Big Bear”: A breakfast burrito made with eggs, bacon, sausage, cheese, and potatoes. The Black Bear Diner does offer a Chorizo Breakfast Burrito on their menu so swapping out a few of the ingredients to make the Big Bear shouldn’t be a problem.  

Black Bear Diner menu

Black Bear Diner menu.

Does Black Bear Diner Serve Breakfast All Day? 

Yes, Black Bear Diner serves breakfast all day. This means that you can enjoy your favorite breakfast items like pancakes, waffles, omelets, and french toast, no matter what time of day it is.

Who Owns the Black Bear Diner? 

Black Bear Diner is a privately held company that is owned by its founders, Bruce Dean and Bob Manley. The company was founded in 1995 in Mount Shasta, California, and has since grown to over 150+ locations in 14 states. Black Bear Diner is known for its homestyle comfort food, friendly service, and rustic atmosphere.

Bruce Dean is the Executive Chairman of Black Bear Diner. Dean has over 40 years of experience in the restaurant industry. Bob Manley is the President of Black Bear Diner. Manley is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company and has a passion for remarkable customer service.

How to get a Free Meal and Save Money at Black Bear Diner? 

Black Bear Diner offers a free meal to anyone who signs up for the Bear Lover’s E-Club. The club is free to join and you’ll even get a second free meal coupon for your birthday. There’s no better deal than free.

Of course, registering for this program will also get you coupons, exclusive offers and other discounts on food, drinks, and merchandise.

Pancake Coupon

The pancake coupon is no longer valid.

Another way to save money is by ordering off the Little Less Menus. These menus have smaller portions, but are worth it if you’re not that hungry. For example, the regular sized entree of the Housemade Meatloaf costs $19.09, but the same order on the Little Less menu is priced at only $12.99 or 32% less expensive.

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On the Hungry Bear Breakfast menu, you could order a Big Foot Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs for $19.39 or the Bear Paw Chicken Fried Steak on the Little Less Dinners menu for only $12.99. This will save you 33% in this example, but you won’t get as much food or eggs with the order either.

One of the more creative ways to save at Black Bear Diner is to register for the Passport program. This program allows you to collect rewards for visiting each of the 156 Black Bear Diner locations across the West and Southwest. You get a different reward for each location you visit. I’ve seen discounts as high as 25% off for visiting certain locations. If you like classic diner food and travel, the Passport program would be a lot of fun to join.

You may have heard about the Pancake Coupon at Black Bear Diner. This coupon would get you $2.00 off your next breakfast order. Unfortunately, this coupon expired on January 31st, 2020. You can’t use it any longer.