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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not fancy, just good!

No frills restaurant, but GOOD sandwiches! Order at the counter, get your own drink and bring your food to a table, inside or outside. The is definitely a step up from the usual fast food!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Monroe Twp., NJ
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Monroe Twp., NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

No frills restaurant, but GOOD sandwiches! Order at the counter, get your own drink and bring your food to a table, inside or outside. The is definitely a step up from the usual fast food!

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Pulled pork sandwich great tasting meat, but long black hair in baked beans spoiled everything...wheat bun was stale, Cole slaw old...sandwich not hot...suggest servers wear head protection...this my 4 th , 5th visit...previously good...it was not busy and around 500pm...owner better check workers.

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Lansing, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Second time visiting Gatlinburg and couldn't wait to go back to Hungry Bear BBQ. They have excellent BBQ and we will be back next time we are in town.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We'd passed this several times going back and forth to Gatlinburg, etc, but were saving our day for today. The smell was great! If we only could live on that. You can get your BBQ in several ways. We choose the dinners that gave us the meat, two white rolls and two sides, your choice. My husband inhaled his. It... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We have 2 cabins in the area and visit often. We have been to almost every BBQ place in this area. Hungry Bear is by far the best and I am an avid smoker. The beef brisket was perfect (pull apart, moist, smoky flavor, NO FAT!) The sauces were perfect. The nice girl behind the counter gave me some to... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were on our way back to Gatlinburg after a morning of rafting, when the amazing smell of this restaurant made us pull over. Wow, was it good! I had the smoked beef brisket and my friend the pulled pork sandwich - and of course the different barbecue sauces! Yum! Price was ~ $12 for a sandwich, two sides, and... More 

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Fulton, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Excellent bbq sandwich, slaw and sauce. Good service, fast. Got mine to go and wait was minimal. Clean and convenient.

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Carrollton, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We are from Texas and i have to say this was some of the best BBQ i have ever eaten! It was extremely tasty.

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Galloway, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

As an avid smoker I am very picky about my Q. The thing is the pulled pork was good. Nice ring, tender, juicy. Just not enough flavor. Seems like the basics of a rub are missing here. Very disappointed in the sides as it seems lazy to just think your Q stands alone. The mac n cheese should be a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We wanted barbeque and kept passing this little joint along our various fishing adventures. Luckily for us, we finally stopped! The food was fantastic. It is a small place just outside the smoky mountains. It's perfect for lunch or dinner after a day of fishing or hiking. Portions are big. The baked beans are absolutely delicious. They have pulled pork... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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