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Hungry Bear BBQ # 1

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2263 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-6003 (Formerly Hungry Bear BBQ)
(865) 325-8048
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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New Boston, Michigan
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for a order to go. Service was quick and staff was friendly. The ribs and pulled pork were outstanding. We went there twice during the week we were in town.

Thank Errol T
Dallas, Texas, United States
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to miss but worth finding! Literally a shack on the side of the road (E Parkway) with the meat smoker in the parking lot! Ribs were great but the pulled pork was the star entrée. Now that we own a cabin just down the street and up the mountain, it will be a regular stop on each future visit!

1 Thank Mark S
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on the recommendation of a local. It did not disappoint. Everything was delicious. I would recommend the barbecue sandwich and rib sandwich. I tried both and they were both good. The portion size is ok.. would like a little more meat in the sandwich but the food was delicious. Everyone in our party enjoyed their food! we... More 

Thank Traveling V
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stop by for some BBQ after a day hiking. We got pulled park, smoked sausage and ribs. All were very good. I got the baked beans which were ok' nothing special. Service was very quick. Would recommend if you are in the mood for BBQ.

Thank Tom H
Spring Valley, Wisconsin, United States
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180 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ate here 2 times while staying in Gatlinburg. The food was out of this world! This was some of the best BBQ pork, brisket, ribs and smoked sausage that I have ever eaten. Not a fancy place, but the service was quick and the prices were very reasonable.

Thank Claudia T
Tampa, Florida, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy in/out on 321. half chicken, beans, and corn on the cob were all very good. food was hot, and well prepared. Go fishing in the pond behind the restaurant.

Thank Mark C
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the food here. We were here on a family vacation. The staff was friendly and quick to serve. There was a lot of food served so we had left overs for later. Yummy!

Thank Glendaly V
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have stopped here on a few occasions and have never been disappointed. Today I had the pulled pork with cole slaw and baked beans and my husband had the brisket with potato salad and baked beans. Both meats were tender, flavorful without being dried out. The sides were laripen (don't know what that word means but mama always said it... More 

Thank Kathleen T
Windsor, Ontario
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84 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in here based on a recommendation from a local. Perhaps it was just an off day but seeing the mixed reviews here now, maybe not. It certainly "looks" like an authentic BBQ place with the smoker out front and the shack-like kitchen/dining area. Service was friendly and the prices were reasonable but the food was a let down. The... More 

Thank Canada27
Toledo, Ohio
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No frills. Just real, honest, delicious BBQ. Reminded me of my TN relatives' BBQ! The Hungry Bear offered great food, prices and service. I noticed, too, many locals coming in for their dinners or carryout. The pulled pork sandwich and rib sandwich were out of this world. Sauces aim to please as well...take special note that many times, a sweet... 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
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 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-6003 (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?