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Black Bear Cafe

7621 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN 37882
(865) 448-8887
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Ranked #4 of 32 restaurants in Townsend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Dumas, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This was an amazing find in a small town we found on our annual trip to Tennessee. We were driving thru town around 2 each day and noticed cars were always there so we decided to drop in with our crew of ten. This waitress has the most pleasant greeting for us and it just got better after that. We... More

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Metairie, Louisiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

We stopped here after going to the Tuckaleechee Caverns (which I would also suggest). Homestyle cooking. Good food, good desserts, and very friendly staff. Enjoyable experience.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Food was below average. One of the waitresses obviously did not like kids. Awful experience! Locals told us it was great. Not sure why????

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TN
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

First off let me say that we know the owners. My husband and I go way back, old school with Tammy! She was an excellent southern cook back in the day. She absolutely cares about what she serves her guest! When she married Randy, they compliment each other at this restaurant! He equally cares and on top of that is... More

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Orlando, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Left my camera back at the cabin, so no pictures😕 Smaller than I thought but the food was great! I had the special, fried grouper, hush puppies, greens, and pinto beans. Delicious! I'm not usually a fan of tartar sauce, but they had some homemade sauce they served with my dinner and it made me a fan! My son had... More

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Decatur, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A very good restaurant. The owner of the place was working behind the counter and took good care of us. The food was great and the workers nice. A shout out for the chocolate pie! Quite a nice little restaurant.

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Douglasville, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My family and I (including five kids ranging 7 to 14) dropped in for lunch after being directed there by a local resident. Collectively, we had burgers, salads, sandwiches, and spaghetti. Everything was good, but perhaps not worth dropping $80 plus on lunch particularly when one of the sandwiches was a PB&J.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

This was a nice surprise. It was recommended by the owner of the Gateway Inn which is also great! We knew it would be good because it had a trip advisor award on the door. The place is cute and clean, but a little small. The food was such a nice surprise. You can tell they take pride in what... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Our family lunch today was very good! Large sandwich sizes as we had the club and the BLT. The best part of the meal was the dessert - red velvet cheesecake and strawberry cake! Wow! A small quaint place with great food and service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We came to Townsend to watch the fire works for the 4th of July. I have been wanting to stop by and try it and I'm glad I finally did! The food is amazing and the service is wonderful! Our server, Tammy, was so friendly! I will definitely be back!

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