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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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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 375
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  • 155
    Very good
  • 52
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  • 24
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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Awesome BBQ - Will Return!

This was some of the better BBQ we have ever had. Highly recommend the ribs, although we found everything to be excellent. Small indoor eating area and many outdoor picnic tables. This is a little bit of a drive from the city, but a worth the adventure! We will be back on our next trip!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Michelle112013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was some of the better BBQ we have ever had. Highly recommend the ribs, although we found everything to be excellent. Small indoor eating area and many outdoor picnic tables. This is a little bit of a drive from the city, but a worth the adventure! We will be back on our next trip!

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Thank Michelle112013
Gulfport, Mississippi
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was good , I really liked the bbq sauce. Our family of 6 got a variety of parka for chicken sandwiches with sides we were shorted 2 sides realized it once we got back to the cabin.

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Thank Brandi M
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

The BBQ is decent and priced just right. We tried a number of options including the brisket and pulled pork. For the group that I was with, we felt that the pulled pork was better. However, the sides were the best part of the meal. We really liked the potato salad and cole slaw the best. The place is packed... More 

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Thank Amanda S
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I can't believe that this restaurant is ranked this high. If you have ever eaten barbecue anywhere its probably better than Hungry Bear. We walked in and it was dirty and we should have left and made sandwiches at the cabin. They were out of chicken and beef so we all ordered pork and brisket sandwiches which were very dried... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

If you want to get out of the hustle and bustle of downtown Gatlinburg head east on the Parkway and hit this joint. Reasonably priced good eats.

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Thank Karen M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Staff was very friendly! Baked beans are the absolute best I've ever had! Meat was a little dry but not horrible. Portions are very reasonable and the prices are not horrible!

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Thank Brittany P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Have to admit, they know how to lure in a hungry crowd here. They direct their BBQ scent straight to the sidewalk and road. Large portions are enough to share. Can get pretty crowded. Decent food but not the best BBQ we've had

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Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Decent BBQ for a decent price, Had the pulled pork and it was not the worst I've had, but not the best either. I'd give it a 6 on a scale from 1-10. I'm definitely not a fan of their discriminatory practice of upcharging non-local customers. They should be catering to the out-of-towners, not deterring them. Won't be going here... More 

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Lima, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Great BBQ tucked away from the hustle of Downtown Gatlinburg.. Brisket and pork was awesome. There is a side entrance to the national park just down the road that has awesome views of a mountain river. Great place to enjoy BBQ to-go

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Thank Joe G
Dothan, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

First time we have eaten here but we will come back each time we are in the Gatlingburg area. Drive out to (Greenbriar ) and eat at the restaurant that is located here. (the Gatlingburg store doesn't prepair enough food for the day) Food was seasoned well, hot, and generous portions. Building is clean and well kept with the person... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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