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“Delicious- Rowers enthralled!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dean's Restaurant and Bakery

Dean's Restaurant and Bakery
Ranked #1 of 98 Restaurants in Oak Ridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We are located in historic Jackson Square. This property once housed Jackson Square pharmacy. After 55 years in the same family this property became available because the previous owners wished to retire. We were lucky to get it. We renovated and tried to keep as much of the original charm as possible. We hope you like it.
1 review
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“Delicious- Rowers enthralled!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

Food was excellent, as well as cost effective. As student athletes on a tight budget, this restaurant was able to cater to our need for filling, nutritious food while still being affordable. The service, especially from Lynn, was extremely friendly and prompt. Their pie bar is also quite a treat. The food was so good, our rowing team came back again! I highly recommend coming to eat here.

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1 Thank Wrenchesabound
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Dean R, Owner at Dean's Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
We love the rowers. Thanks for coming in. Come see us again.
Dean Russell
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“So good our crew team requested it by name!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

Lynn was so great she sat us at the pie bar and was so sweet and the service was excellent. The pie was also beyond excellent and I love that a good dinner was under $9!! Really recommended for hungry rowers on a budget!

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1 Thank RowingLerys
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Dean R, Owner at Dean's Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Thanks for rowing to Dean's. We love you guys.
Dean Russell
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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“Dean's - Just right for the City!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

Dean's fills all the empty "niches" in Oak Ridge dining. It complete's the much needed dining experience in our fair city by serving both excellent cuisine and having excellent service! The menu is varied and the servings are huge! Most people leave with a box for "leftovers" and another for their homemade desserts! If you haven't been, you HAVE GOT to go! It is in the old Jackson Square Pharmacy spot...right on the corner! The door will swing open if they have time to catch it before you enter and you will be welcomed with open arms and made to feel like part of their family! My sister and I found it last Fall and have gone most weeks ever since. Now I will leave you with one last thought and in today's world of eating out a huge concern...their cleanlliness is exemplary! I can't say enough good and after one visit, I promise you will be hooked, too! So come on Oak Ridgers and "beyond," get out and support this wonderful eatery!!!!....we need them!!!! :)

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Thank KeeponSmillin
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Lenoir City, Tennessee, United States
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“Dean's is the BEST!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

I have been to Dean's probably 15 times since it has opened...The owner and his wife are awesome and the service is top notch... I have followed this chef around Oak Ridge for almost 20 years and he never disappoints me. He has kept all my favorites on his menu...The pot roast is excellent and the turkey and dressing is just like Mom's. This place will not disappoint...any restaurant that serves deviled eggs is always a winner in my book.

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Thank Kelly W
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Dean R, Owner at Dean's Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Thanks for coming in to see us and if we ever disappoint please let know. We love our customers.

Dean Russell
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Best Kept Secret in Oak Ridge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

We had lunch at this little restaurant after learning about it from a friend who was visiting from out of town. It is located in a renovated space that once housed a drugstore. It is an attractive area with lots of windows. The food was fabulous! The menu items were soups, salads and sandwiches, plus meat and veggie selections. No tired, soggy vegetables here! Everything is fresh, seasoned in an interesting way and attractively served. The cornbread is wonderful.

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Thank lfmonroe2
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Dean R, Owner at Dean's Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Thank you and we hope the secret is getting out. Love our customers.

Dean Russell
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