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Black Bear Cafe

7621 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN 37882
(865) 448-8887
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Ranked #5 of 33 Restaurants in Townsend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Harrisburg
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Ate here twice on a recent trip. Our cabin was in Sevierville but the drive was worth it. My husband had a chicken and dumplings special that gave me plate envy. I loved the chicken basket with the hand breaded chicken-- this was not your typical tasteless chain restaurant chicken fingers. The second visit I had the grouper which was... More

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Alabama
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Love this place. Great food, friendly staff, and reasonably priced. Had the grouper sandwich Sunday and followed it up Thursday with the chopped steak. Liked the chopped steak better than the fish, but, the fish was bueno.

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n'ville
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21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We are here several times a year, and for some unknown reason hadn't tried The Black Bear. Where to start? So the first thing you notice is the long list of homemade deserts, if that doesn't get your taste buds going what will? Now I don't know about y'all, but if a place isn't clean I'm not interested. All the... More

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Townsend, Tennessee
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

As I've said before, this is about my favorite place to go in Townsend. There's a special every day of the week & the grouper sandwich is out of this world! (really) We have had every single thing on the menu; more than once and it's been fantastic 99.9% of the time. There's also a wide variety of home made... More

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Cave City, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

On a day trip near Great Smokies NP we were looking for a place for lunch. Black Bear had a bunch of cars around and that's usually a good sign so we stopped. Lunch was great. My steak sandwich was terrific and husband's spaghetti was good too. Even tho they were busy the service was fast. The owner was there... More

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Powell, TN
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50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Townsend (the quiet side of the Smokies). We have dined here numerous times. The food is always fresh and served in great quantities. On this occasion my spouse had the rib eye steak sandwich and i had the Grouper dinner. The Grouper was one of the largest pieces of fish that I... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

After exploring the Caverns down the road (which recommended the Black Bear Cafe), we decided to go for a late afternoon dinner. This is a local's type place with good, fresh food, nice size portions, all reasonably priced). I had the whole fried rainbow trout with fried okra and veggies and it was delicious! Everyone (adults and teenagers) all left... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I read other reviews and we decided to try here. I am a Ruben sandwich lover...and rarely find an excellent one....but I did here! Must have it if you like Rubens. Also orange cake a definite winner! Others at our table had grouper dinner and chef salads... all pleased! One member had the spaghetti dinner special and was underwhelmed...but overall... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Wow, what a great place to grab some grub. Grouper sandwich delishous!! Will definatly go again. Outside seating , fast and friendly service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Super nice place to eat. People were great, owner was nice,food was even better. Gets my vote this time .

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