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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: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 169
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food reasonably priced

This is a small mom and pop restaurant very popular with the locals. We had the Reuben sandwich, which was as good as any I have had. The don't have a large dining area, and they filled up at lunch time the day we ate there, which was a Saturday in late spring.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Mitch and Janet T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is a small mom and pop restaurant very popular with the locals. We had the Reuben sandwich, which was as good as any I have had. The don't have a large dining area, and they filled up at lunch time the day we ate there, which was a Saturday in late spring.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is our favorite place to eat at when we visit Townsend, TN. We have consistently had great food and wonderful service with each visit!

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Home, TN
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Great Food and prices !!! I have not had anything even close to being bad ... I recommend the fish basket or the steak sandwich ... Take a brochure and get local discount ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Black Bear is my favorite place to eat in Townsend. The food is great and the staff is terrific! The cheeseburger is very good and the fish sandwich on homemade bread is unforgettable. The desserts are to die for.

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Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had their hamburger with fried okra side. Large cooked-to-order Angus burger that was moist, flavorful and a great price. A generous side of fried okra was a tasty accompaniment.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There is no way somebody could rate this place less than a 4 and have actually eaten here. The food and service are excellent. The desserts are delicious too!

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Good food good service. Had a blt that was very tasty. My aunt had fried okra that should couldn't stop talking about said it was the best she had ever had.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Rib eye sandwich is all you need to see on the menu. Great desserts, great location, great staff. Stop here on your way to Pigeon Forge.

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Alabama
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We eat at the Black Bear every time we are in Townsend, and usually more than once per trip. The food is always good, the portions are generous and the employees are friendly and helpful. This small cafe is on the main road through Townsend. The desserts are almost all homemade. My favorite is the Wet Chocolate cake. It's full... More 

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Lafayette, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We ate two times at this great restaurant during our stay at Tremont Lodge in Townsend. The food and service was top notch! We will go back and recommend to our friends!

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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?