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“Not Fancy but Decent Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hungry Bear BBQ #2

Hungry Bear BBQ #2
490 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
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Ranked #44 of 174 Restaurants in Gatlinburg
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Huntersville
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Not Fancy but Decent Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Found this place while looking for barbecue we didn't need to pay parking for. It isn't fancy as the food is served picnic style with Styrofoam and plastic. The barbecue is decent and the folks running the place were pleasant. I would say the price was average if not a bit high. Chairs were too small and not comfortable. At least you don't have to leave a tip which helps.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Florida
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53 restaurant reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Very unassuming building and location. Stayed in one of the near by hotels and walked over by chance. Glad I did. Dad the sausage sandwich which was huge and very good. I would go again.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Awesome food, nice people and good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was the better of the two locations. I had the pork special (4-5 ribs, pulled pork, sausage, 2 sides and dinner rolls) for $14. All the food was very good but my wife thought the potato salad was a little dry and the smoked sausage had the texture of an over-sized hot dog but still good. However, everything else was spot on especially the baked beans, coleslaw, chili and the ribs! If you're not used to a dry rub it still doesn't matter because there is very little fat, great smokey flavor, juicy and the meat falls off the bone. We stayed for about a week in the area and ate at this location around 3-4 times. People were great and had fun joking around with them.

There were tables outside with some nice shade trees but parking is tight for larger trucks or extended vans.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Grand Haven, Michigan
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“Tasty bbq”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

After a very long hike in mountains, we were all starving. We had leftovers that we planned on eating. We were driving by and noticed Hungry Bear. It smelled delightful and bbq outside was going. A lot of people still there for 9 at night. We couldnt resist. We ordered the daily special and split it for snack. Had excellent pulled pork, decent mac and cheese. Cole slaw was very good and I dont usually eat Cole slaw. 3 different types of sauce, all very tasty. Especially the sweet sauce. Kids liked. They had an excellent cherry soda! Yummy

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Madison, Indiana
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“Better BBQ than Calhoun's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My wife and I went to the hungry bear#2 last night and was impressed with the taste and quality of the food. We both thought that the BBQ here was better than Calhoun's. The establishment seems to be an old house that was turned into a restaurant, so if you are looking for a fancy place this is not it. But please don't let that turn you away it is worth a try!

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