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Dean's Restaurant and Bakery

Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, TN
865-481-2071
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Ranked #1 of 75 restaurants in Oak Ridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Reservations, Dessert
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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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I love this place. The staff is very nice and go out of their way to help you with your needs. The food is always fresh and very tasty. For the price of your meal its worth it. Some of these reviews I have seen on here saying that it was "okay" probably thinks eating fast food is gourmet. I... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I came here on a business lunch. Many of my colleagues loved this place. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't phenomenal either. It gets really busy really quick, so the service isn't super quick. Overall, it's ok. Try it just to say you have.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I always choose the mom and pop locations over the national chains so I was excited to choose this restaurant since it was so highly rated. First it was very difficult to find with my 1 yr old GPS. Good luck out-of-towners. But most disappointing was the price for lunch. $9.99 for a meat and two vegetables, plus 2.29 for... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Dean's is worth the effort. Lunch is really a busy, but we found no problem in getting in for dinner. It is down home style cooking with a flair or two thrown in. The bakery is really excellent. The thumb print cookies brought back memories to our nieces who had joined us for dinner... The service is outstanding and friendly.... More

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Florida
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My local family eats here regularly. We had a decent meal with great side choices. There are daily specials and you can even BYOB. This is what is missing in America cooking: fresh local cooked food that is not processed or corporate produced. This is how we should be eating!

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Oliver Springs, Tennessee
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Dean's is by far the best restaurant in Oak Ridge. I have eaten there for lunch and dinner (and even a couple of times have had lunch with my work friends and then had dinner with my husband there later that night, it's just that good!). I have been coming here almost since it opened and the food has always... More

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Cookeville, Tennessee
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Wonderful food and service. Sometimes you have to wait a little bit but I would much rather wait here to eat than go anywhere else. They have some amazing deserts, try the thumbprint cookies if they have some!

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have eaten at Dean's several times. The grilled salmon and grilled squash are delicious! The Italian cream cake is amazing. The waiters and waitresses are friendly and helpful. I do know that the manager will not allow customers to curse at her staff or her. Dean's is a place to have an wonderful meal in a pleasant atmosphere, not... More

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Dean R, Owner at Dean's Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this review

Obviously you were in on Friday the 13th and witnessed the goings on. You are correct, we have great employees and continue to support their hard work with encouragement. We are glad you are part of our customer base. I can honestly say our customers are some of the best! It's truly what makes me the happiest. We love our... More

Oak Ridge, Tennessee
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I've been here multiple times, and it never fails to be a good meal, despite being busy. The service never faltered and I was treated excellently by our waiter. The food was a good value and easy on the wallet, particularly since I like to eat out by myself a lot. Would certainly recommend to family and friends coming into... More

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Dean R, Owner at Dean's Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this review

As I said in an earlier review our staff do try hard. Thank you so much for the review. We have always strived to be a family oriented, community focused restaurant with great price points. Again thank you. More

Kingston, Tennessee
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135 reviews 135 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We eat at Deans several times a week for lunch or dinner. Always great. Salmon is the only fish I'll eat in a restaurant anywhere. Wood fired grill changes the flavor for the better. Amazing! Desserts are great too.

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Dean R, Owner at Dean's Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your excitement about our restaurant. More

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