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Lil Black Bear Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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$3 - $7
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
American, Cafe, Diner
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Parking Available
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All reviews biscuits and gravy breakfast burrito bologna sandwich black beans blueberries reuben patty melt cupcakes potato salad cinnamon rolls chilli rocky top christian music playing great food the owner chef tiny place great little place
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The three days I was close to the lil black bear cafe, I would come in about 8 am and be greeted with a big smile by both the owner and the server. It is a small place, and most of the clientele is walkins...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank markjplowboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this little jewel on Trip Advisor. We tried it for breakfast one morning and loved it. We went back for breakfast on our last day. The pancakes are huge, as in thick. They offer several add-ins, such as blueberries, chocolate chips, etc. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank retiree04
Lynn S, Owner at Lil Black Bear Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank You for stopping by..God Bless You

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you trip advisor for an incredible recommendation! These are the thickest pancakes I’ve ever seen and definitely the most delicious! Waitress was superb, owner is as nice as can be. Not a big place, but big service and best food! This is a definite...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank JohnPMurf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife and I had breakfast here and got to speak with the owner and waitress for some time. What nice people! We had pancakes, bacon and sausage which was all very good. The pancakes are very thick and 2 each was just too much for...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank coastermeister
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little diner style restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch till closing time. Owner is there with you and is very nice as is the young lady. Much rather give business to a small business. Definitely would come back!

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank MyrtleLovers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you blink, you will miss this place! We stopped in for breakfast. We stood around and waited a few minutes until another customer told us we had to get a buzzer. It is tiny on the inside. We only waited about 10 minutes before...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank skcarroll21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to stop here based on the excellent reviews and it didn’t disappoint. The inside is small but it’s decorated nice. The staff s extremely friendly. We both had ham, egg, cheese sandwiches and they were AMAZING! We also shared an order of biscuits...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Firefighter2818
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

What a great little find. We had breakfast just to try out what looked like a place where locals ate. We were right - locals go there and that’s usually a very good sign. The food was tasty. Let me just say a fried pancake...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank dannancyc
Reviewed March 7, 2019 via mobile

Driven by this gem for several years and I finally stopped by with a friend. The food is excellent. Made fresh for every order. Chef Len is focused on the quality of each order. He even spent a few minutes with every customer to show...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 250jesseb
Reviewed March 5, 2019 via mobile

Returned for breakfast on another trip to Pigeon Forge and had an excellent breakfast full of laughs with the owner and staff. Tried the turtle pancakes (Secret Menu) and they were delicious. Will continue to visit on each trip.

Date of visit: March 2019
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August 2, 2018|
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Response from guitarflyer | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We showed up late for breakfast around 11:15. I asked walking in if I was too late for one of the thick pancakes that I had been reading about. They said that it was never too late.
May 28, 2018|
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Response from KeithT271 | Reviewed this property |
It’s not a German restaurant. But the food is super and leaves you feeling comfy.
william w
May 1, 2018|
Response from Jeremiah W | Reviewed this property |
I can't help you here...I'm in Norfolk. Sorry. But I can guarantee it is worth the wait.
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