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Black Bear Cafe

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American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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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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  • 87
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 3
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  • 4
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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
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Food and Service were both Excellent!!!! Our favorite family restaurant was gone from the area when we visited a couple of weeks ago, so we stopped in the Black Bear Cafe, and found it to be Even Better!!!! Large portions-reasonably priced.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
KlasikLadyBug
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Hamilton, Ohio
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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The food wasn't spectacular but a bit above average. Only went once hoping to find somewhere better, but failed.

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Hamilton, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Food and Service were both Excellent!!!! Our favorite family restaurant was gone from the area when we visited a couple of weeks ago, so we stopped in the Black Bear Cafe, and found it to be Even Better!!!! Large portions-reasonably priced.

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Eustis, Florida
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

After trying another restaurant with an hour wait, we were not expecting to get in right away. This place is small! We had 6, and they split us, but we were across from each other. We had trout, grouper sandwich, a burger, the ribeye, and chili. The server was great. The only downside was the salad. It was limp and... More 

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flpisces67
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Jiminy Christmas, this place is amazing! We were visiting Tuckaleechee caverns and I asked the people who worked there for a recommendation for lunch. They recommended Black Bear Café and I am glad they did. We got there right at noon and got one of the last of the tables. We were greeted by a cheerful and attentive server. We... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

AMAZING food! I had the fried chicken salad with a Huge side of okra, my daughter had chicken fingers, and my husband had a cheeseburger with orange crush cake for dessert. Everything was delicious! It is hard for us to find a place that makes the whole family happy-- this one fits the bill! Fast and friendly service, too! A... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Clean, delicious,fast, good service. 5 stars. Was recommended for a guide of caverns . My family and my we're happy and full.

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Dalton, Georgia
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We try to stop and eat here anytime we are in Townsend! The food is home cooked and awesome! They have the best burgers around and the staff is always friendly!! You MUST try the desserts too! The only complaint I have is that it's so good sometimes you can't get a table!:-(

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Palm Harbor, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Great family place. Good homemade food and deserts! Family enjoyed it. Lunch after tubing down the river.

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Hollywood, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Ok so I love good food, but this place I was not expecting. It's small & simple but the food? YUM. After the Tuckaleechee caverns we were hungry so they recommended this place and I'm sure glad they did; the burgers were pretty big, fresh, great price and they were delicious. Wish I had a place like that nearby.

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Jacksonville, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

If you are near this place you have to stop in at lunch for their fresh burgers . Dinner is just as awesome . But get there early as this place is small and gets packed quick. Or go layer before close for dinner. ALL their food is good. The homemade desserts are crazy good. My favorite is the strawberry... More 

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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, Delicatessen

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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, Delicatessen
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?