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Black Bear Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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7621 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-3907
+1 865-448-8887
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I enjoyed eating here three times last week. It is rather small but has well prepared , delicious food. Excellent salads, good soup, Fish sandwich, hand prepared fresh chicken, homemade desserts, large serving portions and excellent service. I believe they close for the season at the end of October.

Thank Brenda A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Happened upon this gym of place...ordered the grouper special with turnip greens and pinto beans...with blackberry cobbler....food was excellent service was top notch....

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cheatham County, TN
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194 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On the recommendation of a host at the nearby museum, we stopped here for lunch. The scenery on the walls is painted on, not pre-printed. The staff, apparently all older women, were occasionally confused, telling a party waiting to be seated to "come back and see us again", having difficulty operating the adding machine so I could pay, and taking... More 

Thank poetsspouse
Columbus, Georgia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch at the Black Bear and it was so good. We had the fish and chips with okra and it did not disappoint. The setting is casual, the locals all seem to know the menu by heart. The desserts were also wonderful!

Thank Ruthie706
Saint Paris, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was great the food was amazing and everyone was so friendly! We ate twice in 3 days there!! Best burgers and the pie is wonderful!! Loved the friendly atmosphere! We will be back many times!!

Thank lisapalmer8806
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must stop if you're in Townsend. Great food at fair prices and a staff that makes it fun. The daily specials are truly special.

Thank Mike W
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cozy atmosphere and the food was very good. I had the trout and my hubby had the steak. They have salads and burgers and really good homemade desserts. I chose apple cake with caramel frosting.

Thank Sally S
Germantown, Tennessee
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458 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of four ate here on a Tuesday night. Salads were nothing special. Husband had fried trout and fried okra and found them both ok. Teenager had fried grouper and felt the same. Younger son had PB&J and was happy. I had chopped steak and thought it was very good. My baked potato was tiny though. Overall I thought... More 

Thank jwillstp
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I couldn't believe how inexpensive this place is for the quality of the food. Just loved it! You have picnic benches outside but we brought food back to the cabin and enjoyed it there. Not one single thing negative to say...well, maybe not enough napkins for the juicy burgers! ;)

Thank Tweepy123
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Was greeted as we walked in. The place is tiny and it was packed. The waitress brought us menus and took drink orders. When she returned with drinks she also took our orders but hadn't given us straws. Once she had our orders I asked for a straw and she quickly turned rude and said "I'll... More 

Thank Melissa Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
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
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7621 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-3907
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
  • Phone Number: +1 865-448-8887

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