We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hungry Bear BBQ # 1

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
2263 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (Formerly Hungry Bear BBQ)
(865) 325-8048
Website
Add hours for Hungry Bear BBQ # 1 and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 480 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 291
    Excellent
  • 119
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A Very Good Little BBQ Restaurant

After a day hiking in the GSMNP (Porters Creek Trail) the Hungry Bear is a wonderful place to stop, get some excellent bbq and relax. On a spring day make sure that you eat outdoors. The beef brisket is well worth an order, especially if you want a bbq change from pork.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
tnphoto
,
Maryville, Tennessee
Add Photo Write a Review

480 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Maryville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

After a day hiking in the GSMNP (Porters Creek Trail) the Hungry Bear is a wonderful place to stop, get some excellent bbq and relax. On a spring day make sure that you eat outdoors. The beef brisket is well worth an order, especially if you want a bbq change from pork.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The best ribs I've ever tasted!!! Fall of the bone meat and fantastic sides! The potato salad, the beans.... I wist I lived in Tennessee so I could go back again. And again. And.....

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Good BBQ, not the best I've ever had, but good enough that I would return. Good amount of food for the money.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Some of the best bbq ever. Great service very friendly. Not expensive at all for the amount of food. I will definitely be going back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

we planned our Gatlinburg trip to include some Tennessee BBQ. I picked out the Hungry Bear as a starting place. BAD DECISION. There were 6 of us and we drove to the 321 East location. I opened the door and was greeted by some bald guy at the counter talking on his cell phone. The greeting was yelled across the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Everybody enjoyed their food for the most part. I didn't care for the macaroni and cheese but the Cole slaw was yummy. My husband loved his sampler platter. The employees were very nice. When we went the dining room and restroom was clean.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This place was supposed to be a decent place to get a nice meal. Wasn't expecting much, but basic stuff... clean bathrooms, clean dining area, decent food. Unfortunately none of these things were part of our experience. There was a toilet that had overflowed in the women's restroom and basically raw sewage on the floors. The dining room, if you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The flavor was good, but not exceptional. The serving size was a bit small for then price you pay. Very small building…looks like whole in the wall, but good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We ate here based on a recommendation from a local and we were not dissapointed. From the time you get out of your car you can smell the amazing meat cooking. We ordered a variety from the menu and it was all great. Brisket, ribs, pulled pork, baked beans, green beans and potato salad - yum. We wish we'd found... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Trevor, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Went to Greenbrier to see the Ramses Cascades area and this place was right by the entrance. There was lots of people outside and saw that they have a smoker outside spewing smoke. Glad we stopped here. Great pulled pork and chicken with great prices. While the sides were good I don't think they were homemade. Well we were here... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Hungry Bear BBQ # 1 also viewed

 
Gatlinburg, Sevier County
Gatlinburg, Sevier County
 

Been to Hungry Bear BBQ # 1? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2263 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (Formerly Hungry Bear BBQ)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Gatlinburg
  • Phone Number: (865) 325-8048

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hungry Bear BBQ # 1 staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?