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Black Bear Cafe

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7621 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN 37882
(865) 448-8887
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 144
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 3
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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
Most recent review
Excellent Food & Service

Last year, before the "off" season began, I regularly brought our hiking group to this excellent eatery and always experienced great food and service until the last day of the season. The Grouper fish dinner is a specialty that I've enjoyed as well as the trout. Both are fried but lightly breaded... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
WyattErp
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Sevierville,TN
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Sevierville,TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Last year, before the "off" season began, I regularly brought our hiking group to this excellent eatery and always experienced great food and service until the last day of the season. The Grouper fish dinner is a specialty that I've enjoyed as well as the trout. Both are fried but lightly breaded, and taste very fresh! I recommend this place... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Great home cooked food! The desserts are all homemade, the food is wonderful and the staff is great. Small little place, but big on quality and taste. They are seasonal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is our 7th time staying in the Townsend area on vacation and each year we make sure to head to this simple little restaurant with the awesome food. This year we ate there twice in a week and brought my sister and brother in law along. Once again I had the perfectly seasoned fried chicken and a homemade vegetable... More 

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texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

No kidding! I have eaten many steaks and seriously, no doubt about it, this is the best ribeye steak ever! I picked it up and gnawed on it...it's that good! Danielle is great too. Always talking us into desserts! Great personality and great server! Thanks!

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Hilliard, FL
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

It was the end of the season and items were limited! I will wait for spring and return! The food we were able to order was excellent. The grilled chicken sandwich I ate was on homemade bread and it was outstanding! If desserts are your thing this will be your place! The service was outstanding!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

Always good food and a great staff. Hate to see them close for the season. Best wishes to the Shulers and all of the staff.

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Colleyville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

A chicken sandwich served on Texas Toast, fried okra, homemade chocolate spice cake - just plain old good food and service. Would happily go back again!

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Cisco, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I had seen on an app that this was on of the best places to eat in Townsend. We stopped by and my husband got the special and I got a cheese burger. They were both good. Not the best of either I have ever had but not bad either. The pie was out of this world good!

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Berkhamsted, England, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

For a fairly small cafe, the welcome was warm and friendly, the menu was simple, the food was served quickly and of good quality. We like wine with our meal, which the cafe does not provide, but they were quite willing to allow us to bring our own bottle, which helped keep the price down. We had been given a... More 

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Georgia
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The sandwiches are just average. We did not try one of the plate lunches as we were not that hungry. But the dessert choices are outstanding. I can't recall when I have seen so many varied choices, and all appear to be made in house. I can't get chess pie where I live, and I miss it. The crust was... More 

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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: (865) 448-8887

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?