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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 174 restaurants in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Coon Rapids, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The staff was very friendly and location nice but the BBQ was average. Not a lot of flavor that I expect with great BBQ. Sauce was mediocre. My brisquet sandwich looked like the pulled pork the rest of family received (maybe is was). My daughter who could eat BBQ every meal said is was just "ok".

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Hendersonville
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The place was near our campground coming into Gatlinburg. The pork babeque was very lean and delicious with great tasting sauces. You can eat inside or out, order at the counter. The service was great(thanks Casey!), and we will return when in town again. Great barbeque!! Sides are also delicious.

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Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I tried and tried, but on my 12 day tour of Tennessee and Kentucky, I could not find better ribs than the ones we had at Hungry Bear. We should have eaten there every single night.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Just ate at the Hungry Bear. We really enjoyed the food. The prices were fair and the meat was tender and delicious. The 3 homemade sauces were great to have at the table. We loved that it was a little outside of the strip. So easy to park and eat! We would definitely go back.

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nola
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

we were with a group of four others. some of them cosidered themselves true barbeque experts. they had heard of bear's and we were glad to go along. it was possibly the worst food i've ever payed for in my life. the meats were tolerable but the sides belonged in the trash.how can you screw up mac and cheese? the... More

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Calistoga
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Food and portions were fantastic. Great value and really friendly. Casey was the best! Ribs and cole slaw tops. BBQ sauces also excellent.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a solid choice if you are looking for BBQ. We ate there twice in two days. I preferred their pork to their brisket and sausage. Mac and cheese was pretty good and a hit with the kids. I would go back again.

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Tampa
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Hands down the best ribs this FL girl has ever had! Fall off the bone, tender, bone suckin goodness! Great sweet and mild homemade BBQ sauces to accompany! We ate at Bennett's and the ribs and pulled pork were way better here!

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Coral Gables, Florida
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118 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stopped by because we saw the smoke coming out from the BBQ pits and the place looked so country! Driving from Asheville, NC to Gatlinburg, TN. The hospitality was great! Very simple place, you order your BBQ meats, sides and then sit down to enjoy your meal. We stopped for lunch. Had the BBQ beef brisket sandwich and the... More

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Groves
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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