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Black Bear Cafe

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American, Sandwiches
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7621 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN 37882
+1 865-448-8887
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best food in town

Repeat customer and again were not disappointed. Had the special, chicken and dumplings. Huge portion that could easily be shared. Excellent quality and loaded with white meat chicken. Friendly staff that makes you feel welcome!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Robert_M60805
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Repeat customer and again were not disappointed. Had the special, chicken and dumplings. Huge portion that could easily be shared. Excellent quality and loaded with white meat chicken. Friendly staff that makes you feel welcome!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We have visited this place many times, and have been satisfied each time. The food is very good, wait staff is very friendly, the family atmosphere great, and the place is clean! What more could you ask for in the mountains. Do not pass up dessert!

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85 reviews 85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Nice diner and friendly staff. The grouper sandwich was simply incredible. Done just right without any greasiness. Melted in my mouth in fact. Unfortunately, my wife's dumplings were only lukewarm when we were served our food and my daughter did not like the blackberry cobbler. Everything else was good and those were the only hiccups. In their defense we were... More 

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Berlin, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Not fancy, but friendly and very good food. Unfortunately, not open for breakfast or I could have eaten all my meals there.

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Buna, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The meal was good,,,,all with me( 5 ) liked theirs,,portions were plenty. The cobbler desserts were very good...we will go there again, when there visiting family.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The staff was very welcoming, but I'm afraid there was nothing on the menu I was that excited to eat. Diners on Yelp recommended the fish sandwich so I gave it a whirl. It was a very heavy meal and I had wished for less food (I was served about two cups of fried okra to eat by myself!) and... More 

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Inverness, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I love eating at this little cafe whenever I visit the area. I usually get their BLT and when my dad goes with me he likes their grouper sandwich. The wait staff are always friendly and are quick to serve. I have not had any of their desserts but my dad says their pecan pie is awesome!

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky, United States
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83 reviews 83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Very small diner like atmosphere. Nothing fancy here just good food at a decent price. My husband had a reuben sandwich and I had the grouper. The fish was huge, mild and fried just right without being greasy. We shared a piece of chocolate cake for dessert which was homemade and also tasty. When we stay in Townsend again, we... More 

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Alliance, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Very family friendly. Always friendly staff, very helpful. Good homemade bread and sandwiches. We always eat here when in town.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were riding our bikes and sort of stumbled on this place. It didn't look like much from the outside, but the food and service were very good. They had a wonderful selection of foods to choose from.

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Additional Information about Black Bear Cafe

Address: 7621 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN 37882
Phone Number: +1 865-448-8887
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Sandwiches

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7621 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN 37882
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
  • Phone Number: +1 865-448-8887

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?