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Dean's Restaurant and Bakery

Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, TN
865-481-2071
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Ranked #1 of 76 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
goshen, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

A great place for variety and quick service. The choices seemed endless. Good food for good prices. The location and facility was very favorable for out of towners.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Our first visit was yesterday for lunch. Had high expectations and was prepared for disappointment, but was so impressed with the taste and quality of our lunches that we went back today! Generous servings and quick, friendly service. Southern dishes turned gourmet- fried or grilled chicken, chicken and broccoli casserole, green beans, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, deviled eggs, mashed potatoes... More

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oak ridge
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Excellent home cooked food by master chef Dean with co-owner Lynn. Mostly comfort food and very well done. Not the cheapest food in OR, but pretty much the best. Service is excellent and very nice. Many many regulars eat here, including myself.

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Knoxville
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My Mom makes the best pot roast I've ever put in my mouth but she lives in FL and I live in TN. Not to worry though because I have discovered Dean's in Oak Ridge. Their pot roast will melt in you mouth, the portion size will have you calling for a 'Doggie Bag' and their prices will have you... More

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Try the catfish....the best...equal to or better than Cracker Barrel.......Salads are fresh and one will be enough for two people......GREAT PLACE...!!!

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Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is one of Oak Ridge's hidden gems. There are so many great dishes here. The grilled vegetables are fantastic. Try the turkey and dressing with cranberry relish if you can't decide. Save room for dessert. The coconut cream pie is amazing!

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 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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7 reviews 7 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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