I can't tell you how many times I've passed a Black Bear Diner in California and wanted to stop. There's just something appealing about it. Then today, we saw one in Las Vegas. We had to try it. The place was very bear-y homey, with a case of homemade miniature pies staring you right in the face the minute you walked in...Bears lined a shelf that went around the top of the entire room...
Bear motif was everywhere; from the menu holders on the tables, to the individual sugar packets, to the hot sauce bottle, to the napkins, to the bears climing the pole in the middle of the room...Even the sandwiches and plates had been touched by a bear. Ed had the tuna...
I had the beef tri-tip. The tuna was good, the trip-tip, just "eh". But the fries were delicious and abundant. Neither of us finished them, there were so many. See the little bear paw prints on my plate?
Oh! I almost forgot the little corn muffin we had while waiting for our sandwiches....DELICIOUS. Hot, cakey, served with butter. Soooo good. Overall, I was very pleased with the food and I'd definitely go back. There were so many things on the menu to choose from, that I know we'll have to hit them up a few more times.
On the placemats that graced our table, was the story of the Black Bear Diner, along with their philosophy: they are "committed to provide guests hearty portions of delicious home-style cooking, delivered with friendly service that consistently exceeds expectations". But they don’t only have a philosophy, they have a Credo. And on that placemat, it said all of the Black Bear Diners live by the following Credos:
Credo #1: We will make Black Bear Diner a place where you can feel comfortable and relaxed. We offer you great food and an experience reminiscent of a time when a small-town restaurant was the place to go for talk, friendship and atmosphere.
Credo #2: We are dedicated to serving freshly prepared home cooking. From scratch sausages and biscuits to our legendary Black Beary Cobbler, everyone at Black Bear Diner goes the extra mile to provide you with the best in good old fashioned family food, prepared fresh every day.
Credo #3: We deliver each meal just the way you order it. We welcome your special requests because, let’s face it, not everyone likes the same foods – tell us exactly how you want your meal, and we will do our best to make it right for you.
Credo #4: We believe in value – hearty portions of good food. We buy huge platters and we fill them, so don’t be afraid to take leftovers home!
Credo #5: We feature healthy options because we care about our customers. Your well-being is important to us, so we added Low-Carb, Vegetarian options and our smaller Little Less menu for those with a lighter appetite.
Credo #6: If you have comments that bear repeating, please tell us. If you have extraordinary service, or have something to growl about, we want to hear from you. Please visit our website to let us know how we are doing.
And although we didn't have dessert (no room!), the choices were mouthwatering. They even have the obligatory Bear Claw.
Check 'em out sometime!
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