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

2263 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (Formerly Hungry Bear BBQ)
(865) 325-8048
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #16 of 173 restaurants in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
29 visitor photos
Restaurant details
Write a Review

388 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
    239
    97
    32
    7
    13
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Groves
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

After reading reviews we were there by 10:30am to make sure we could get what we want. Delicious. I loves the brisket and the ribs were yummy (they sauce them an hour into cooking - which I don't like but it was mostly gone by the time it was done cooking). The counter people were nice and smiled while being... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Our guide at Climb Works recommend this place to use and he was on the spot! My pulled pork sandwich was amazing! Service was a bit slow.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Highland, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Roadhouse smokehouse BBQ. Great pulled pork, ribs and Mac n cheese. No frills. Staff could be friendlier.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
toronto
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I wouldn't say this was the best place to get BBQed meat in Gatlinburg but it served us well as we were hungry after a morning of hiking in the Smoky Mountains. My husband and I got a combo of pulled pork (wasn't cooked in sauce which I normally associate pulled pork with), sausage and ribs. I liked the sausage... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The building is quaint. It's a self service/fast food from counter style. But when it's all said and done...soo delicious! Every bite of everything was amazing. We had a bit of it all. Combo type platters. Sauces are so good, I enjoyed even better mixed together. Please, bring Hungry Bear to Miami!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

After doing a search on BBQ restaurants in the area, I knew I wanted to try Hungry Bear. The ribs were the most tender ribs I have ever had. The pulled pork was also delicious! The corn on the cob was just ok, as well as the coleslaw. The mac and cheese, rolls, and baked beans were very good! However,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palatine, Illinois, United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Don't let the looks fool you! This little shack by side of the road has some mouth watering food! The smokers are going and you can smell the food as you walk in. We had the smoked sausage and the beef brisket sand qwhich! Soo deelish!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stopped here as a group of 10 to grab some bbq after our white water rafting trip - so glad we did! It looks like a bit of a hole in the wall and has room for maybe 5-6 tables inside. We ate outside under a tree near the monster sized smoker. We had the brisket and ordered potato... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had ribs/ chicken/ sausage, pulled pork, green beans, potato salad and baked beans. It was all delicious! The ribs fell off the bone, the chicken was moist and juicy, the sausage was flowing with taste and juices and the pulled pork topped it off! The green beans had some ham, the potato salad was seasoned real well, tasty! Baked... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Gatlinburg
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

I stopped in this place and was very displeased. First thing the place was a mess. All of the sauce bottles were empty and had sauces dried up all over the bottle. The bathrooms were filthy. The drink or soda machine had two tons of soda in the tray because no one had cleaned it. I asked questions about food... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Hungry Bear BBQ # 1 also viewed

Gatlinburg, Sevier County
Gatlinburg, Sevier County
 
Gatlinburg, Sevier County
Gatlinburg, Sevier County
 
Gatlinburg, Sevier County
Pigeon Forge, Sevier County
 
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?

If you own or manage Hungry Bear BBQ # 1, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing