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Hungry Bear BBQ # 1

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2263 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (Formerly Hungry Bear BBQ)
(865) 325-8048
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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
Most recent review
Great BBQ

Coming from Memphis we always like to believe we have the best BBQ. We are finding that these East Tennessee folks can cook some very good BBQ. The food is great. Deserts can be a little dry so I wouldn't bother with that. Just eat enough BBQ to fill yourself up.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
Lendon B
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Coming from Memphis we always like to believe we have the best BBQ. We are finding that these East Tennessee folks can cook some very good BBQ. The food is great. Deserts can be a little dry so I wouldn't bother with that. Just eat enough BBQ to fill yourself up.

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Trenton, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We have visited this restaurant several times now. The food is always good and affordable. We have a family of five and to find a place that is good as well as affordable is hard. This place is not all luxury, it seems to be a remodeled house turned restaurant. If you are looking for a candle lit dinner, This... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Some of the best pulled pork I have ever had. Hot sauce is great and the sweet isnt bad either. If you are looking for a local hole in the wall BBQ joint you have to stop here. Will def be back for more.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My whole family loved everything we ate here! The bbq sauce was awesome and the meat fell right off the bone (ribs). Even the sides were good. My husband is not usually a bbq fan, but even he loved the food here!

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Love the BBQ here. We eat here regularly and enjoy it. One suggestion; the original coleslaw had more of a pepper taste and was so unique; we miss it.

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NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Some of the best barbeque around. I visit the Hungry Bear at least once a month to get my sausage and mac and cheese.

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Savannah, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I stumbled upon Hungry Bear just after it first opened and have gone back several times. The pulled pork and ribs are excellent. I love the potato salad because they do not over cook the potatoes. It is a true salad as potato salad is intended. The one thing for sure is that everything is prepared there. NOTE: To all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Some of the best food in town! Their ribs fall off the bone and their baked beans are some of the best. They have a great variety of sides. The restaurant is built in an old house giving it a funky and eclectic atmosphere. If you're in town, you have to stop by!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We always try to eat here when in town. The ribs are terrific and the chicken and pork as well. Lovely outside dining when the weather cooperates.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We ordered food to take out, which was ready in very little time. The pork and beef were really good, and generously served. For the price though, I think they can do better than canned green beans. At least they were honest enough to tell us though. The side orders were below average generally. It cost us $23 for two... More 

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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

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