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Dean's Restaurant and Bakery

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Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, TN
865-481-2071
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Reservations
Description: We are located in historic Jackson Square. This property once housed...
We are located in historic Jackson Square. This property once housed Jackson Square pharmacy. After 55 years in the same family this property became available because the previous owners wished to retire. We were lucky to get it. We renovated and tried to keep as much of the original charm as possible. We hope you like it.
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  • 143
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cake was too sweet.

We had dinner at Deans. The food was really good. Spoilt it by going for the cake. Much too sweet. Should have known better. I'll have the pie next time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had dinner at Deans. The food was really good. Spoilt it by going for the cake. Much too sweet. Should have known better. I'll have the pie next time.

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E. TN
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I've eaten here a bunch of times in the past and did not realize that they had changed their theme. Encountering the hostess, I was confused; thinking I had stumbled into Hooters or Twin Peaks. No, I checked the sign: "Dean's" Clearly the hostess felt, as reflected in her clothes selection (deep plunge up front, painted-on jeggings), that she needed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed the food at Dean's. The atmosphere was great and the service was very friendly. We will definitely be coming back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Dean's is such a nice break from the many chain restaurants in Oak Ridge. I am always excited to see what local ingredients they've sourced! Great food, great service, great price!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Love Dean's! Such a nice alternative to the many chain restaurants in Oak Ridge. I always look forward to seeing what fresh, local ingredients they've sourced for the season!

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Oliver Springs, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I absolutely love this restaurant. Everything about it is amazing. The service is great. The staff is friendly. The cornbread with whipped butter is a great way to kick off a delicious meal. The grilled chicken with raspberry horseradish sauce is the best I have ever tasted. The chocolate meringue pie is a great way to end the meal. On... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

As working on the parking lot at Jackson sq deans has been nothing but nice and supportive to the work crews. Even bring fresh pies and drinks to the workers for a afternoon pick up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Great place, the food is great and reasonably priced. Great service, and nice people by far the best in oakridge

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Traveling near this area we decided to try Dean's. Be aware it was Saturday and they do not open until 4 pm. After reading the rave reviews I have to agree with them this is a hidden gem. We told our very nice server Johnathan that we 1st time visitors. He explain everything to us and recommend dishes for us... More 

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Winnetka, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Really great southern home cooked food but healthy. Had the grilled salmon with wood grilled squash. Excellent. Fast service. Well priced.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Oak Ridge
  • Phone Number: 865-481-2071

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

Description

We are located in historic Jackson Square. This property once housed Jackson Square pharmacy. After 55 years in the same family this property became available because the previous owners wished to retire. We were lucky to get it. We renovated and tried to keep as much of the original charm as possible. We hope you like it.

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