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If a trip to Indians Spring Training is on your schedule make sure you plan a meal at the Black Bear Diner.
Based in Redding California the chain is mostly in western states and is a must during any visit.
Famous for "old fashioned" comfort foods I've always left full and ready to play golf or take in a game at nearby Goodyear Ballpark.
On a recent trip my breakfast buddy and I caught up on our kids, work and our work out routines.
I made my points over a plate of eggs benedict, hash browns and fruit cup. He mentioned the finer points of basketball and yoga over eggs, sausage patties, hash browns and toast.
You will find a full menu for lunch and dinner but if you like breakfast that would be the time to visit.
My favorites include the volcano cakes, trust me you will know them when a server walks by your table as well as the eggs benedict. I have also heard the big foot chicken fried steak and eggs are the best west of Elyria.
The closest Black Bear Diner to Goodyear Ballpark is at 980 N. Dysart rd in Goodyear.
The service is always friendly and fast. Plan on a wait for breakfast most days. Be on the look out for other Indians fans or you might just see the morning host of a certain radio show or the Senior Vice President, Public Affairs of the Tribe entertaining his 38th season with the Cleveland Indians.