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Dean's Restaurant and Bakery

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Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
+1 865-481-2071
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good home cookin'. There are great dinners to include homemade meatloaf and a great bakery that includes homemade banana pudding!

Thank Rae L
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are glad to see Oak Ridge support a family restaurant other than the normal chain type you see in all cities. Dean's is well run with a menu I would call 'home cooking'. The food is always well prepared. I am a meatloaf and country fried steak type person. My wife enjoys the baked catfish. Large choice of sides... More 

Thank _gooddrums
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

comfortable ambiance and reliable quality. I would like some vegetarian options with protein. The desserts are great.

Thank Sally A
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The atmosphere at Dean's is wonderful. Housed in historic Jackson Square, one can almost feel like what it must have been like during the 1940s. The food is terrific with excellent portion sizes. We especially like the fried pies.

Thank mcomer2016
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just good food planned and manged by a real chef and restaurateur. Sophisticated southern style cooking with desserts in a nice place with nice service folks.

Thank Clifton B
Oak Ridge, TN
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food is always excellent and it is the kind of place you could eat every night. Perfect for kids, adults, groups, casual business.

Thank lewisorfd
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first visit to Dean's. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable, and the service is good. I had the ribs plus 2 special on the recommendation of my waiter, and they were very good. They were very tender with a nice tangy BBQ sauce on the side. The cole slaw and sweet potatoes were a nice accompaniment. I finished with... More 

Thank emcline1963
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little restaurant at Jackson Square in Oak Ridge, TN is a great place to take the family and enjoy farm fresh food. The wait staff is very attentive. The restaurant is very clean. The atmosphere is great. The food is excellent and very reasonably priced!

Thank Cag1957
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Dean's. It's one of the rare local places that is also a nice sit down restaurant. Some of the best food around. Great menu, but specials every night, so I like to keep my options open. Grilled Salmon is yummy, but so is everything else I've had. Service is always good and the atmosphere is great. Only thing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious home cooked meals & friendly servers every time we come. The banana nut bread is one of our favorites & we grab a loaf to take home. The only reason for a 4 is most visits our service is really quick, but we had to wait for our table for 4 when 2 other parties came in after us... More 

Thank Shanna C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Oak Ridge
  • Phone Number: +1 865-481-2071
We are located in historic Jackson Square. This property once housed Jackson Square pharmacy. After 55 years in the same family this property became available because the previous owners wished to retire. We were lucky to get it. We renovated and tried to keep as much of the original charm as possible. We hope you like it.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?