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Dean's Restaurant and Bakery

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Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
+1 865-481-2071
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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  • 214
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 2
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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
Simple menu with good selection of home cooked meals.

Service is good although perhaps they could use another server at night. The most simplistic menu ever - a few salads, a selection of a meat with one, two or three sides, $8.99, 9.99, $10.99. Very hearty portions of very good food. Desserts are spectacular.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
HeartMs
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Service is good although perhaps they could use another server at night. The most simplistic menu ever - a few salads, a selection of a meat with one, two or three sides, $8.99, 9.99, $10.99. Very hearty portions of very good food. Desserts are spectacular.

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1 Thank HeartMs
knoxville, tn
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food is excellent, especially the pot roast. The menu is one page, but everything I have tried has tasted very good. My other favorites are the wood grilled vegetables, and the wood grilled chicken. The other vegetables have a nice country flavor. Real comfort food!

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1 Thank pjc865
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The best around! Their barbecue is fantastic but honestly I've enjoyed everything on their menu especially the desserts.

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1 Thank Lisa F
PA
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is ok..it's pricey for the quality. we have had some not so ok meals also. The iced tea is not good at all. I would NEVER take an out of town visitor to eat at Dean's.

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Thank joylooPa
Powell, Tennessee
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed the food at Dean's. The roast beef is good. The lemon meringue pie is awesome. The restaurant is clean and pretty.

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1 Thank AER111
Kingston, Tennessee
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great home cooked meals with different daily specials!! This is better than Cracker Barrel!! And the desserts are just as amazing!! Portion sizes are quite generous so you definitely don't leave hungry!! Highly reccommend

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2 Thank Sybcarr
Knoxville, Tennessee
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100 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The variety of selections and specials are very good. I had the chicken breast with a raspberry sauce, green beans, and corn pudding. You select your entree and then 1 to three sides, however some specials have sides included. The dining area is very spacious and the prices are reasonable. Service is also quick and they can accommodate large groups.

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1 Thank Emily B
Lenoir City, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister introduced me to Deans 2 years ago!! I love this place! Have not had one bad experience at Deans! The husband and wife owners are super sweet and bend over backwards to accommodate any requests you may have! The prices are great for what you get...I always have leftovers! The Italian Creme cake is to die for!! You... More 

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1 Thank Lori B
Canton, Georgia
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant on New Years Eve and are so glad we did. The food was excellent - very soulful and very southern. We had the fried catfish filets, a turkey club sandwich, a ceasar salad, and the chicken fried chicken. All of it was delicious and was presented pleasantly. The service was excellent as well. We ordered desserts... More 

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1 Thank rwatson579
Bradenton, Florida, United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The menu has all your favorite home cooked dishes, and likely better than your momma made them...just don't tell her. The flavors tell the story of an experienced chef that's hiding in Oak Ridge to escape the rat race of the big city. I had a deli burger and fries which ranked at the top of all burgers I've eaten.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Oak Ridge
  • Phone Number: +1 865-481-2071

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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