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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
Great BBQ in Gatlinburg

Visited Hungry Bear BBQ during a recent trip through Gatlinburg and can't wait to return... Had one of the Specials with brisket, sausage and pork..... Fantastic until the last finger was licked clean!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Visited Hungry Bear BBQ during a recent trip through Gatlinburg and can't wait to return... Had one of the Specials with brisket, sausage and pork..... Fantastic until the last finger was licked clean!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Stopped here on the way back to the hotel in Gatlinburg 7/28/15. Hungry for some TN BBQ like what we had at the rafting in the smokies lunch shack ( now that was good). These were not! First off, staff was unfriendly; two young women who didn't smile nor offer suggestions or greetings. When I ordered two rib dinners, and... More 

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Sumter, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This just happened to be the first restaurant we passed after checking in, and I'm glad we stopped. The food here is excellent, with the beef brisket being my favorite. It is a little bit of a drive out into the mountains away from Gatlinburg, but it is always busy, and worth the drive. The ribs are apparently really popular,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Arrived in Gatlinburg fairly late and had to feed a large party of family and friends so I asked a local where to go for good BBQ. He told me the best is Hungry Bear. I haven't tried any other bbq in Gatlinburg and I really don't think I will. I ordered a couple of family meals, (only waited a... More 

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Blountville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It was the most tender and some of the best BBQ, we've ever had. We would highly recommend the food and service!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

On the plus side - the ribs were fall off the bone tender with a thin sweet and tart barbecue sauce. The shredded brisket was tender and moist. The coleslaw and BBQ sauces were also tasty. On the downside - the brisket was lacking in flavor and the applesauce side was a single serve lunch pack of Whitehouse applesauce. We... More 

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Abbeville, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The pulled pork and chicken was very good. My husband and son really wanted Brunswick stew, and they had ran out of it. They were also out of apple sauce and straws.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

In fact this is hands down best BBQ I have ever had. Highly recommend the pork special so much food and a good taste of all the porks. The cades cove sausage is awesome. Not fancy but amazing and has that Smoky Mountain feel.

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Twinsburg, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This place is so good for BBQ. The first night we went to try it they were actually closing because they ran out! We were disappointed but figured it had to be good so we knew were coming back to try it the next day. OMG the brisket is to die for. My husband loves the pork. It was so... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is legit BBQ! It is smoked on site and you can tell. The prices are very reasonable. Try the Mac n cheese too! We would definitely come back!

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

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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