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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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
28 helpful votes 28 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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

Clinton, Tennessee
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We really enjoyed our trip to Dean's I had a chicken dish that was awesome. In looking around I MUST come back for the Pot Roast which looked and smelled so good I considered stealing on from a table. I'm not a big desert person, but the desert case was BEAUTIFUL.... We also really enjoyed the setting. Many restaurants in... More

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Herndon, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I had the wooden grilled chicken breast with butter new potatoes. The food was excellent, service was great and the place is spotless clean! Will definetely go back!

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

If you enjoy a good home cooked meal at reasonable prices then head for Deans Restaurant and Bakery in Jackson square. Great selection of meals from barbque to Turkey Dinners with all the trimmings and the desserts are some of the best available in the City. You will probably have to take it home with you though because you will... More

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