We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Dancing Bear Restaurant

$$$$
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
137 Apple Valley Way, at the Dancing Bear Lodge, Townsend, TN 37882
18654486000
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 81 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Bear pleasure

They had good home cooking with a pleasant atmosphere. We stayed for 3 days and ate here all three time for breakfast, very good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
drs440sixpack
,
Horseheads, New York
Add Photo Write a Review

81 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Horseheads, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

They had good home cooking with a pleasant atmosphere. We stayed for 3 days and ate here all three time for breakfast, very good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It was recently announced locally that the Dancing Bear would not rebuild and reopen the restaurant portion of the business after the fire that destroyed it last fall. The cabin rentals will remain open.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
atlanta, georgia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Sadly, the Lodge and restaurant were completely destroyed by a fire November 2013. I have heard that the owners plan to re-build, but no date has been announced yet. Individual cabins on the property are still available for rent.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Tennessee, United States
Level Contributor
103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We love eating and staying at Dancing Bear. The food is always wonderful. Those cheese puffs are divine. Have never had a bad dish after many, many visits. Probably the best pork chops we've ever had.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level Contributor
83 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We ate one night at the Dancing Bear. It is a restaurant in the Dancing Bear lodge. We did not have reservations here and when we arrived they seemed to indicate that we would have to wait because they were full. There were a few tables open that we could see, but they said those were reserved for guests of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sevierville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the lodge for our anniversary and made dinner reservations at the restaurant. We had a lovely table beside the fireplace. The entire meal was delicious! From drinks to dessert. We began with the charcuterie plate. The ham and mustard were our favorites. My husband had a romaine salad and I had the apple salad. My salad was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Central Indiana
Level Contributor
182 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We wanted to enjoy a nice dinner with friends, but didn't want the typical tourist trap food you'd find in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg. After reviewing the TA website, I decided to look at the Menu and boy was I glad I did. This place is wonderful! The best meal we had during our 5 day stay in the Smokey... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Panama City, Florida
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The food was excellent. A gem in the woods. Will definitely visit again. The lodge atmosphere is quiet and upscale. The "in jars" appetizer is very unique. We both had the New York strip and is was cooked perfectly.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Delicious appetizer! They were very accomodating of my vegetarian diet and came up with something yummy. Husband had the NY Strip and said it was delicious. Good wine, overall nice experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

We are staying at The Dancing Bear. We only made reservations for one night but after last night's dinner we decided to come back tonight. Last night I had the New York strip with mushroom risotto and my husband had the trout with shrimp & grits. Both were excellent. Tonight my husband had the New York strip and I had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed The Dancing Bear Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to The Dancing Bear Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Dancing Bear Restaurant

Address: 137 Apple Valley Way, at the Dancing Bear Lodge, Townsend, TN 37882
Phone Number: 18654486000
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
Open Hours:
Tuesday 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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: American

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: 18654486000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

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
Tuesday
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Dancing Bear Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?