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Hungry Bear BBQ # 1

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2263 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (Formerly Hungry Bear BBQ)
(865) 325-8048
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in to have some BBQ on our way in to Gatlinburg on Hwy 321 ! First just let me say the BBQ was good the side could use some work the slaw was not good an the Mac & cheese was just as bad the tea was ok ! An the food was a little high for what you... More 

Thank Tony T
Vienna, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It may look like a hole in the wall but the food and service is great!! There's free wifi! Clean bathrooms!! Very impressed!!!

Thank Chase_Spencer101
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stop here every time we come to the smokys. Great BBQ! Highly recommend. It's just a bit further past artist colony and right across from porter creek trail which is also good.

Thank Scarlettandgrey
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited for lunch on a Monday. We ordered the pulled pork and beef brisket dinners, with sides of potato salad, baked beans and the rolls. Nothing special about the rolls; sides were good. Both meats were good; the pulled pork didn't have a high smokey flavor, which I really liked. My husband didn't enjoy the brisket as much; he... More 

Thank Nebraska-girl-1983
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70 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I love the ribs and my husband loves the pulled pork. My son loves the Footlong Sub. This place is addictive. We got there twice in the five days we were there. If the weather is nice, bring the food out to eat on the picnic tables outside. We ate overlooking a pond and the mountains. Eat them with lots... More 

Thank Mumzelda
Lombard, Illinois
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in on a recommendation and was disappointed, meat was just average, wasn't bad, but wasn't good either. I had the brisket, which was chopped into tiny pieces, and was dry. My wife ordered the chicken, which we questioned if it was smoked or boiled. My kids ordered the pulled pork, which was pretty good, better than the brisket and... More 

Thank bgerald99
Bowling Green, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here as a recommendation from our tour guide when we went white water rafting and the food did not disappoint. Probably the best thing I have ate while in Gatlinburg. Ribs and brisket are delicious! Great prices and good portions!

Thank nunnbetter2012
Fort Wayne
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The person who reviewed before me complained about the prices and that you have to put the sauce on yourself. Well, let me tell you, ignore that review and if you try just one restaurant, make it this one. We were on vacation and chose to stay at Deer Ridge Mountain Resort (perfect by the way). I checked the reviews... More 

Thank mcdani
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I work nearby and we often pick up lunch from here. While they are quite busy sometimes, the service is fast. The barbecue is great and the selection of side items is varied. The macaroni and cheese is divine!! There's a few tables inside, but they have more tables outside that's great for a picnic/park setting!

Thank Jennifer D
Akron, Ohio
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the prices were on the higher side it was well worth it! We were on our way to our hotel and we were looking for something to eat. We found this place and decided to try it. One of our best decisions! I ordered the BBQ pulled pork and I would highly recommend it. The only downside is that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2263 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (Formerly Hungry Bear BBQ)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Gatlinburg
  • Phone Number: (865) 325-8048

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?