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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: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 298
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 17
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Rating summary
  • 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

This place is great for BBQ! It has great food all around and one thing I like is that it's real meat and not something you can just buy in the frozen section at the grocery store. Check this place out and you won't be disappointed

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Emily I
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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This place is great for BBQ! It has great food all around and one thing I like is that it's real meat and not something you can just buy in the frozen section at the grocery store. Check this place out and you won't be disappointed

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Wow what a find. Great prices, yummy food. There ribs were falling off the bone. There potatoe salad was terrific. We were hungry from a hike and had leftovers when we left.

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The Villages, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

After a long day in the Smokies, my husband and I felt like getting takeout and bring it back to our condo. This came highly recommended and was a great choice. I had smoked barbecue chicken and my husband the pork ribs. Their sides are a perfect complement. I had green beans and mac & cheese and my husband the... More 

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Appling, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Visited on a Tuesday, food was good. Had no chicken! We ate outside was a besiutiful day. Cost of food was very reasonable.

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Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on the way to Gatlinburg. I had the rib sandwich (3 deboned ribs on a roll) along with green beans and corn on the cob. She had pulled pork sandwich with baked beans and mac and cheese. All very good. The only disappointment was a ridiculous tip jar in a place where there is no... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Came here after a day of hiking because of the ratings. Ordered the rib and pulled pork dinners with a drink. Had to wait for them to call our number. we were thirsty and wanted something to drink. finally our number was called. two styro boxes. Looking in there were no buns. Asked for our buns and received two. Had... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We visit the Smoky's regularly and had passed by this place several times before finally stopping in for lunch. What a great tasting rack of smoked ribs, best I've had in a long long time! Falling off the bone tender and with a wonderful fully developed flavor as well as some great sauces on our table. We will be regulars... More 

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Miami, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We had driven past this restaurant and decided we would check it out when in the area again. We were going ziplining near by and decided to have BBQ for lunch the following day before driving south to Georgia. We placed our order and they served us quickly within a few minutes. The food was hot, well cooked and very... More 

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Sturgis, SD
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We went to this place because of its number one rating. We had been looking forward to it after a day of hiking in the national park. My husband and I both ordered the ribs, his were barely edible the best of mine were tough and about 25% were so overdone they were hard as rocks and totally inedible. The... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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105 reviews 105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is a small place on US 321 outside Gatlinburg proper, not accessible on foot from downtown lodging but a short and attractive drive away. It's no-frills barbecue in a low-key setting, never to be confused with "fine dining" but comfortable enough. The pulled pork was excellent, the sides more solid than exceptional, and the service a bit diffident; then... 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

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