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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: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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  • 139
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Awesome lunch

As working on the parking lot at Jackson sq deans has been nothing but nice and supportive to the work crews. Even bring fresh pies and drinks to the workers for a afternoon pick up.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Wengle01
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I really love the food here and its such a shame I will never come back due to the lack of service. Waited to be seated or even acknowledged by any employee for 10 minutes before I left for good. They weren't busy and there were plenty of employees who had time to stare at me but no one could... More 

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Dean R, Owner at Dean's Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this to my attention. We strive to get customers seated promptly and get their orders taken just as fast. I have great younger employees who are always eager to help. I apologize for the mistake. It certainly doesn't happen often and all of my employees and myself always treat our customers with respect. Without the customer... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

As working on the parking lot at Jackson sq deans has been nothing but nice and supportive to the work crews. Even bring fresh pies and drinks to the workers for a afternoon pick up.

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place, the food is great and reasonably priced. Great service, and nice people by far the best in oakridge

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Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Traveling near this area we decided to try Dean's. Be aware it was Saturday and they do not open until 4 pm. After reading the rave reviews I have to agree with them this is a hidden gem. We told our very nice server Johnathan that we 1st time visitors. He explain everything to us and recommend dishes for us... More 

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Winnetka, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Really great southern home cooked food but healthy. Had the grilled salmon with wood grilled squash. Excellent. Fast service. Well priced.

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Visiting Oak Ridge from Chicago. I highly recommend this restaurant for its varied menu, excellently prepared cuisine, and exceptional service, all at a reasonable price. Maine entrees are great but you have to have their homemade deserts as well. We were in town for three days and ate at Dean's every day, plus some take out dessert.

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Oak Ridge, TN
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. and Dean's was fairly crowded. Dylan was our most excellent waiter. I had the fried catfish and fries. 1st time I've had that as I normally stay away from fried stuff. Oh my the catfish was heavenly. Crisp cornmeal coating and as ususl a huge portion. Also huge portion of fries cut in store and hot hot... More 

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Our family defines "home cooking" as food prepared at Dean's! Whether we eat in our take home, the quality is just like Mama made (or better!). And the quantity is enough for sharing or leftovers. We also have purchased cakes for birthdays and pies for special dinners at home, and these don't count the pecan squares, peanut butter chocolate bars,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I visit Dean's often because the food is excellent with lots of variety and great service. I can't pick a favorite meal because there are so many I enjoy. The service is outstanding, efficient and friendly. There are other choices in Oak Ridge but Dean's sets the bar! Dean's is my restaurant choice whether I dine in or carry out!

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Lynn, you do not lie!!! The food at Dean wasn't just good, it was PERFECT!! I just returned to the USA and needed a home-cooked meal, but home is Washington State. I was sent to Dean's, and thank goodness I was. I am always thankful and grateful for good food when I travel, but Dean's is like being tucked into... More 

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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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