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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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Dining on a budget

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  • 132
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  • 20
    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
Excellent food, outstanding service and comfortable atmosphere!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
douglaswayne
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

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 NEW

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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Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Dean's Restaurant and Bakery is located in historic Jackson Square, the shopping center used by workers an scientists who were part of "the secret city" during The Manhattan Project. It is a true family owned restaurant, and they specialize in Southern comfort food. You will not walk away hungry, either. The pot roast would feed two. The catfish is delicious,... More 

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My family loves Dean's restaurant. They have a variety of items to choose from--my favorite is the chicken strips--best I've had anywhere..they are lightly breaded, moist-delicious. Love their beans and cornbread. My husband loves the fried cod fish and the turkey and dressing. They have fresh vegetables grilled--love the asparagus and corn on the cob wood-grilled. They have homemade cake/pies,... More 

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Clinton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Variety menu with home cooking, Food is always well prepared. My favorite is the wood grilled vegetables. Excellent wait staff and atmosphere.

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have been customers since they opened and, although the portions might not be as large and the prices have slightly increased, it's been consistently good. The food is freshly prepared, the staff friendly, and it's still very reasonably priced. If you like chicken fingers, theirs are worth trying. They are not the reheated frozen planks that other restaurants serve.... More 

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We eat Dean's twice a week. As a working mom it's hard to cook everyday of the week but they always have fresh vegetables and excellent dinner choices. My unusually-picky four year old loves their salad, grilled chicken, and fried chicken fingers. Lynn and Emily are always so good to us and treat us like family. The desserts are DELICIOUS--specifically... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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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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