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The Bears Den

9188 New Highway 68, Tellico Plains, TN 37385-5376
+1 423-253-3361
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible15%
Sep 5, 2018
“Great PIZZA”
Aug 23, 2018
“Excellent Za”
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Pizza, Italian, Bar
LOCATION
9188 New Highway 68, Tellico Plains, TN 37385-5376
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

We stopped on a Saturday afternoon and had excellent pizza, hoagie and a beer. The owner was very friendly, great place!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank plg1117
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

The pizza was terrible. The sauce tasted like spaghetti sauce. Might be good on spaghetti. Wings were ok but I added my own hot sauce. And the 2lt. Coke was flat as hell. So disappointed. Will never eat there again.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Deborah S
Rich L, Owner at The Bears Den, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2018

I am so sorry to read your review. As you can see most ALL reviews have been 4 and 5 stars. My name is Rich and I am the owner and I take your review seriously. I purchase the best pizza sauce my purveyor carries...More

Reviewed September 5, 2018

New place in town to enjoy a meal out. Took over the location of one of our favorite BBQ eatery's. Located next to Save-A Lot on Hwy-68. Here you can get a true hand tossed thin crust, New York Style Pizza. Their large is a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Zoom-Zoom37385
Rich L, Owner at The Bears Den, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2018

Thank You, I appreciate your wonderful comments. We all work hard to do our best and a very nice review like yours is a welcome pat on the back. We look forward to seeing and serving you again. Tank You Rich

Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

I decided to give it a try after learning that they are owned by the same people that own Telicafe. I'm glad I did. Excellent pizza. Only thing I can think of to make it better is to offer specialty pizza in size other than...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bkent7604
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed some tasty teriyaki wings and 14” New York Style pizza. Food was very tasty and hot. Have eaten here several times and food has been great each time. Would suggest to add brewed ice tea.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DouglasW766
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Good pizza, and outdoor seating so our dogs could stay in the car and we could eat without them over our shoulders. Really good pizza, cool atmosphere. I think the owner frequently stops in and asks how everyone is doing which is cool. Seems like...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank lilliepreston
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Stopped for a quick spot of lunch on our way down from Knoxville to Ocoee. Excellent pre-rafting lunch which didn’t disappoint. We shared 2 big 18’’ pizzas, the veggie one (has a special name which I forget) and the buffalo chicken one. Both extremely tasty,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

The pizza has soooo big and fresh!!!! The crust and style was just like in New York! Owner and staff was very nice!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Cathy G
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Was glad to have a new restaurant after Krambonz closed. Was even kind of excited for it to be pizza (even though we have two other places in town serving pizza). In the end I don't really find it a unique style of pizza, not...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank KyleKman
Rich L, Owner at The Bears Den, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Kyle, Sorry to read your review. I see you ate with us three times and the last time it was under cooked and I do apologize for that greatly. I would ask you to please come in and let me make this right for I...More

Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

First off we live locally and try to frequent all our local restaurants to help them thrive. We love new businesses and especially new eateries to dine out at. We have ate at the bears den 3 times and after each time we have called...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Kenny M
Rich L, Owner at The Bears Den, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

I was SO VERY sorry, disappointed and confused by the review you have posted on Tripadvisor. There are several points you have made that I find as I said confusing. 1). I have no idea how you could have determined that we use frozen ingredients....More

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No, they don't have a gluten free pizza.
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Restaurant Details

Cuisine
Pizza, Italian, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9188 New Highway 68, Tellico Plains, TN 37385-5376
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Tellico Plains
  • Phone Number: +1 423-253-3361
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Severing the BEST N.Y. Style pizza east Tennessee has seen yet. Wings, Hoagies, COLD BEER and much more
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