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Hungry Bear BBQ # 1

2263 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (Formerly Hungry Bear BBQ)
(865) 325-8048
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Ranked #16 of 167 Restaurants in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The ribs were cooked to perfection and falling off the bone. We loved the BBQ sauces and tried several. The brisket was fantabulous! I loved the Mac and cheese and I don't even like Mac and cheese. The staff was very friendly too! The only issue was my husband did not like the baked beans but over all a great... More

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Lake Mary, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We have had the pleasure of eating at both Hungary Bear locations several times and every time is very good!!! The portions are nice and the bbq sauces are all great! I really like the Brunswick stew!!! absolutely delicious!!! The staff are very nice and personable, Thank you Casey for all of your help and information you are a sweet... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My wife and I had a full rack of ribs and a BBQ beef sandwich for our son and the food was excellent. The dining room was kind of cheap, but we didn't come for the furniture. We should get some for the ride back to Florida!

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CARLISLE
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is a great place to eat at and is so easy to get to from Gatlinburg. Have not been to the one in town, but the one a couple miles out Rt 321 is awesome!

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Columbus
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have BBQ in my blood, my brother and I have a business in Arkansas a former restaurant that we now concentrate on catering and contests. I originally tried this place out back in July during my vacation for the 4th. I ordered the Combo 4, including smoked chicken, ribs, brisket and pork which included 2 sides and rolls. My... More

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Eldora, Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We ordered the two meat meal and had plenty of food for two, and my husband is a big eater! The pork and beef were very tender and the flavor was wonderful. I'd certainly recommend this as a place to go for BBQ.

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london,ontario
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Had been just down the road at Mike Copas Wood Carvings and he suggested here for lunch. We were not disappointed. Excellent ribs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Don't know about the negative reviews. Looks like you just can't please everybody. My wife and I stopped by after a day of river rafting. We are from the Toledo Ohio area where most people don't appreciate or know what good food is. This place was neat. Smoker on the side of the building. Order at the counter and pick... More

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Laguna Beach, CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We wanted our first trip to the Smokey Mountains to be a "down home" adventure and this place put the exclamation point on our adventure! We shared the most tender ribs, pulled pork and brisket I've ever tasted; well smoked but not overpowering with mild, hot or sweet sauce added to taste after serving. Green beans and Mac 'n cheese... More

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Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We had passed by the restaurant many times going in and out of Gatlinburg and had almost always talked about stopping and trying the food. We should have done that much sooner than we did. The BBQ was excellent. There was a good variety of choices on the menu. The restaurant was clean and the staff was friendly and helpful.... More

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