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Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro

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137 Apple Valley Way, at the Dancing Bear Lodge, Townsend, TN 37882
1800 369 0111
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Scenic view, Large groups
Description: Dancing Bear Lodge's full-service restaurant, Dancing Bear Appalachian...
Dancing Bear Lodge's full-service restaurant, Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, is one of the finest Townsend, TN area restaurants. It offers casually elegant, regional cuisine. Enjoy simple fare from a menu that is refined, but not fussy. Family and friends gathering for a fun meal as well as couples seeking a romantic dinner for two surrounded by wooded views, are equally at home here.
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  • 133
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great Atmosphere!

My husband and I had our "treat yourself" date night at the bistro, and had a fantastic time. It's a beautiful restaurant with a lot of little details to make it a perfect romantic and peaceful dining experience. We never felt rushed, and we well taken care of! The presentation of the food and... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Maryville
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Maryville
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I had our "treat yourself" date night at the bistro, and had a fantastic time. It's a beautiful restaurant with a lot of little details to make it a perfect romantic and peaceful dining experience. We never felt rushed, and we well taken care of! The presentation of the food and service was beautiful, and their menu... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dancing Bear serves great food & unique cocktails in a stunning setting. The DIY smores over fire pit a must. Only issue was that we were unfortunately not staying at the cabins- but we will both stay and eat there on our next visit. A must visit after a day of hiking in the Smokies

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United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have had the pleasure of eating at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro three times. Each visit was a different menu and so unique and delicious. (We ate there one time when there was a set menu for NYE, we enjoyed it, but prefer when there is a menu with selections.) The staff is friendly and polite, the head chef deserves... More 

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summerville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful cabins, most comfortable beds ever.. Fabulous food with terrific atmosphere...Will visit again!

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Clarksville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The menu offered a wonderful selection of locally grown or raised products. Prepared with a twist. We had eaten at the Terramae bistro in Chattanooga and really enjoyed the chef. When we found out she was cooking there we had to try it and we were not disappointed.

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Thank candsthomas
Albertville, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful surprise to discover this gem in the Smokies!. Great ambience and setting seemingly deep in the woods but easily reachable from the highway. Farm to market menu. My wife always has trout when we visit the mountains and this was some of the best.. The pork shank was fantastic as was the service. Highly recommend and will make a... More 

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DancingBearLodge, Public Relations Manager at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you, and we are thrilled that you discovered us as well! We also value fresh, natural ingredients, and we even grow many of them on site. We look forward to your next experience with us! More 

Farragut, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The atmosphere, the service, the food, a great evening with friends...for these reasons and more you should go to the DBBristro. We plan to return often.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent food, service and atmosphere!! We loved it. It's the nicest restaurant in or near Townsend - we will come back and stay at property next time we visit!

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Maryville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dancing Bear Appalachaian a Bistro made our anniversary dinner a night to remember. The extra special touch of a rose on our table to the attentive servers and fabulous meal made for a fabulous and memorable anniversary!

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DancingBearLodge, Public Relations Manager at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, responded to this review

It was truly our pleasure to make your anniversary memorable! More 

Seymour, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food and atmosphere. Wait staff is very attentive and helpful. Appetizer platter was excellent. The fire pit outside added additional fun and character.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 137 Apple Valley Way, at the Dancing Bear Lodge, Townsend, TN 37882
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
  • Phone Number: 1800 369 0111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Vegetarian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Large groups

Description

Dancing Bear Lodge's full-service restaurant, Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, is one of the finest Townsend, TN area restaurants. It offers casually elegant, regional cuisine. Enjoy simple fare from a menu that is refined, but not fussy. Family and friends gathering for a fun meal as well as couples seeking a romantic dinner for two surrounded by wooded views, are equally at home here.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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