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The Bears Den

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13320 East Pike Road, Cambridge, OH 43725
+1 740-432-5285
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 104
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Steaks

The owners raise their own beef cows. We eat there often. Have never had a bad meal. The interior is very rustic with many mounted animals.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MH3
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Cambridge OH
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Cambridge OH
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The owners raise their own beef cows. We eat there often. Have never had a bad meal. The interior is very rustic with many mounted animals.

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Thank MH3
Steve W, Manager at The Bears Den, responded to this review

This describes us perfectly! It's always a pleasure to have you in. See you next time! Thanks, Chef Steve More 

Mandeville, Louisiana
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing salmon (honey-sriracha glaze); sautéed spinach was perfect & flavorful. This is the best restaurant near Cambridge! Was visiting the area with a party of 6 for business. No complaints. Excellent food & service.

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Thank EngMomLA
Steve W, Manager at The Bears Den, responded to this review

This is pretty amazing too! The salmon is one of my favorite dishes also, so I'm really happy you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for the kind words. Hope to see you on your next visit! Take care, Chef Steve More 

Massillon, Ohio
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently returned to The Bears Den and arrived just in time to beat the line, getting the last open table. Three of us ordered strip steaks and I ordered the sirloin. I've never had a sirloin look and taste like filet mignon. Definitely the place in the area to go for steaks. In the past, I didn't like their... More 

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Thank Bren44646
Steve W, Manager at The Bears Den, responded to this review

Bren, it means so much that we're your go-to spot for steaks. Between the sirloin and the pastries, I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed everything. Can't wait to welcome you back for another visit soon. Take care, Chef Steve More 

st clairsville ohio
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came a couple months ago and had a great experience with food and service. Figured we would come back and try the Breaded cod. Unfortunately they only had the fish sandwich and the waitress wouldn't let us place an order for just the fish and fries. We were there with a party of 9 and my father in law... More 

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Thank dave w
Steve W, Manager at The Bears Den, responded to this review

Dave, I'm really disappointed to hear about your most recent visit! As someone who's been in before, I know you know that this isn't our best, and I hope we get to make it up to you soon. Thanks so much for the feedback -- I'm looking forward to getting it right next time. Cheers, Chef Steve More 

Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This place is great for tourists. But doesn't have a wide variety of foods on their menu. And it's a little ways out. Food is great if you are a meat-eater. If you are a healthnut... not so much.

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Thank Lauren A
Steve W, Manager at The Bears Den, responded to this review

I'm so glad you got a chance to stop by, Lauren! We try to have something for everyone, so I'm sorry to see you were a little disappointed with the menu. Your feedback is much appreciated, though. Hope to see you again sometime. Take care, Chef Steve More 

Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Don't be put off by the somewhat small rustic building with a dirt and stone parking lot. The food and service are a great (and pleasant) surprise. The employees seem to know the regulars and treated us first timers like regulars, also. The front desk person at our hotel recommended it. This was our first time there and it won't... More 

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Thank 258dennist
Steve W, Manager at The Bears Den, responded to this review

So glad you got a chance to stop in! Once you're here, you're a regular in our eyes, and I'm happy you felt right at home. If you live in the area, I hope we'll see you again soon! Take care, Chef Steve More 

Columbus, Ohio
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159 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Our family was staying at Salt Fork State Park nearby and we had already eaten in downtown Cambridge. We were looking for a restaurant for dinner and I believe The Bears Den was recommended by lodge staff at Salt Fork. I took a look at the menu and it looked promising so we drove out there. When you drive through... More 

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Thank bnazarian
Steve W, Manager at The Bears Den, responded to this review

Your recommendation is so appreciated! I'm glad we were recommended to you and that you got a chance to come by while you were exploring the park. Thanks for the wonderful review -- hope to see you again sometime! Take care, Chef Steve More 

Louisville, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Our dinner was excellent! My husband had a steak and I had the smothered chicken. Loved the dinner salad also! Great food at reasonable prices!

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Thank ReneeJHathaway
Steve W, Manager at The Bears Den, responded to this review

Awesome! Glad you and the hubby enjoyed your meal, Renee. I'll pass the compliments along to the kitchen, and hope that you'll pay us a visit again sometime soon. Happy Thanksgiving! Chef Steve More 

glen ridge, nj
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We found this place on a drive to Chicago, and it was a very pleasant surprise, particularly since we were sick of fast food chains. The Bears Den is a wood-paneled restaurant with stuffed animals on the walls, and all kinds of burgers and steas on the menu. Three of us got burgers, and my other son got a steak... More 

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3 Thank martroon
Steve W, Manager at The Bears Den, responded to this review

Thank you so much for these kind words overall and the feedback about the lights -- we'll be sure to take note of that! So happy you guys stopped in on your way to Chicago. Happy to have you for a burger or anything else anytime you'd like, so come see us again soon! Take care, Chef Steve More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Our experience started a little rough. They were very crowded with not much standing room and it was very cold outside. Once we were sat the experience took a turn for the better! We had a very friendly waitress and great food. We had three different appetizers. The corn nuggets were amazing, so were the wings. The shrimp appetizer though... More 

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1 Thank Nick B
Steve W, Manager at The Bears Den, responded to this review

It's great to hear that you had a good time, Nick! I'm sorry it wasn't better from the start. We hope you'll come by again soon. Best wishes, Chef Steve More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13320 East Pike Road, Cambridge, OH 43725
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Guernsey County  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 740-432-5285

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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