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Dean's Restaurant and Bakery

Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, TN
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Ranked #1 of 79 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
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English first
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This is easily in the top 3 restaurants in Oak Ridge, and IMHO probably the best. Great entrees, very tasty dishes, and nice desserts to boot! Located in historic Jackson Square and near the Playhouse, this place makes part of a great well rounded evening out.

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

As locals, we visit Dean's frequently. With their budget-friendly prices, our family can eat out, enjoy a hot and delicious meal in a quiet friendly atmosphere for not much more than a trip to a fast-food restaurant. Service is always great and tables are spaced so you do not feel cramped at all. We are delighted to have Dean's as... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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46 reviews 46 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Comfort food at some of its best. Salads are good too! Could use a bit more seasoning for flavor to the food. The offer fish and chips, just wish they had malt vinager to go along with it. I've not tried the deserts; however, they always look amazing.

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Greenbrier, Tennessee, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great food and great service! Terrific family experience. They even have fresh baked pies and other goodies.

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We gave them a try after a few friends had noted liking the daily single meat and vegetable offering. Their kitchen needs to give more thought to presentation, but it was tasty. Pastry still offers a unique home style set of choices.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

If you are looking for a great dining experience, this is it. If you are looking for a down home vibe and great people, this is it. If you are looking for the most heavenly desserts, (perhaps even better than your mom's!), this is it. If you miss eating here or just stopping in to grab a dessert, you will... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Dean's ins located in Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, TN. It has a very family/home style feeling. The daily menu is posted on the walls, along with the fresh pie list. The meatloaf special was served as a large round ball, it was good.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

The day we visited beef brisket was on the special board. It was very good however for my taste there was a little too much fat left on it. Would have been a little more appealing had they trimmed some of that off. My sister had the pot roast and said it was real close to our Mom's. The sides... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

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- I would dare to say better than Bel Air Grills (similar ingredients) even though I've grown... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Just exceptional people and food. This is true community ...and owners Dean and Lynn are phenomenal people with huge hearts. The restaurant food is very tasty and well prepared, with daily specials. And their desserts are truly yummy. The restaurant and their patrons donated over $5000 in cash and supplies in October to support the local Oak Ridge Animal Shelter.... More 

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Address: Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, TN
Phone Number: 865-481-2071
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Oak Ridge
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
Cuisine: American

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