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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: Reservations, Dessert
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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Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 126
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
All Out Good!

I can't say enough good things about this place. Large menu, good portions of food which is always good. Service is always great. Save room for dessert. Home made pies and cakes. The parking lot is messed up so you have to park across street so if you have a handicapped person you will need... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Janice P
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I can't say enough good things about this place. Large menu, good portions of food which is always good. Service is always great. Save room for dessert. Home made pies and cakes. The parking lot is messed up so you have to park across street so if you have a handicapped person you will need to drop them off at... More 

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Nice menu variety plus daily specials. Excellent wait staff. Food is always well prepared. I favorite is probably the catfish but its all good.

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We average eating at Deans 2-4 times a month or more . It is always excellent. We have never had a bad meal, poor service etc. I would recommend this especially if you just want something that is not wrapped in paper. The menu is easy and you can adjust your meal by how hungry you are. And don't forget... More 

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Always enjoy the food at Dean's. I have never had a bad meal. My favorite is the pork chops and my wife's is the salmon.

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Oak Ridge
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Our family got together tonight to enjoy a meal at Dean's Restaurant in Oak Ridge. The atmosphere was friendly and relaxing. Our food was delicious. We had salmon, pork chops, vegetables and delicious home made onion rings. We also enjoyed desserts. We enjoyed our dinner. It was a perfect place to enjoy a family outing.

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The squash by its self would keep me coming back to Dean's but when you add in delicious flavor for a reasonable price I'm beyond thrilled. I've been to both the Oakridge and Broadway location and neither have ever disappointed. The salads are wonderful, the side salad is a great portion with cool crisp lettuce, egg, cucumbers, tomatoes. Their salmon... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Generous portions of Southern favorites :) Consistently friendly and attentive staff :) Mouth watering pork chops was my choice today and I was not disappointed :)

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Tasty fresh Southern food, especially the grilled squash and collards. Mistakenly, I ordered fried steak, thinking it would be Texas chicken fried steak, when it,in fact was flat steak like mama used to make with light gravy. Do not leave, I repeat do not leave without a piece of chocolate cream pie. The meringue is sky high and the filling... More 

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Wartburg, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I live about 25 miles from resturant but had never been there. It was all it was said to be. Friendly,casual atmosphere. Great home cooking and very gererous amounts of food. The orders of chicken tenders were so much, one person couldn't easily eat them all and they were delicious. We had a great server. He got everything right and... More 

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

One of the Secret City's best meals can be found at Deans. Who can resist the chicken salad or grilled chicken breast. Always ask for the vegetable of the day special. I love the grilled corn and sweet potatoes.

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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 0 - 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?