Black Bear Diner

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Shasta Scramble – Black Bear Diner

This location is fairly new, but it’s already attracted quite a crowd. I came here for dinner on a Saturday night, but luckily the wait wasn’t too long. Despite being dinner, the most appealing items on the menu were the breakfast items, which are served all day. So I had breakfast for dinner, nothing wrong with that!

I ordered the Shasta Scramble, which consists of a 2 egg scramble with avocado, spinach, tomato, onion, bell pepper, and jack cheese, served with a homemade biscuit for $8.99. It also comes with a choice of strip-cut hash browns, country red potatoes, or fresh fruit. Whether you choose red potatoes or hash browns, this will occupy a large portion of your dish, so only order this if you love carbs! Moreover, the biscuit is ginormous! It doesn’t come with gravy, adding this is an additional $1. Overall, the dish is good, but like many of the menu options, it’s very heavy on the carbs! 

The portions at this place are great if you’re starving, but the prices are on the high side for such simple dishes. Staff is friendly, but they didn’t tell us that there’s an extra charge for gravy before we ordered it. I didn’t try the following dishes (ordered by others in my party), mostly because I was already too full from my own (I ended up having leftovers), but here’s a description for those who are interested:

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Bruce’s Meat Lover’s Omelette

A 3-egg omelette with ham, bacon, link sausage, and jack cheese for $10.49. Served with homemade biscuit and choice of strip-cut hash browns, country red potatoes, or fresh fruit. The red potatoes completely overwhelm the dish and makes the omelette appear small. If you’re a carnivore, this dish is for you!

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Corned Beef Hash

2 eggs plus slow-roasted corned beef brisket, shredded, then griddle-fried with potatoes for $9.99. Comes with a homemade biscuit and choice of strip-cut hash browns, country red potatoes, or fresh fruit.

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Breakfast Burrito

Chorizo sausage, refried beans, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, onion, pickled jalapeno and cilantro, wrapped in flour tortilla, served with a side of homemade salsa for $9.49. This doesn’t look very appealing, wouldn’t recommend. I was told that it didn’t taste very special.

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