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“Dinner at the Dancing Bear” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro

Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro
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Ranked #1 of 39 Restaurants in Townsend
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Dancing Bear Lodge's full-service restaurant, Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, is one of the finest Townsend, TN area restaurants. It offers casually elegant, regional cuisine. Enjoy simple fare from a menu that is refined, but not fussy. Family and friends gathering for a fun meal as well as couples seeking a romantic dinner for two surrounded by wooded views, are equally at home here.
Matthews, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Dinner at the Dancing Bear”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

The service and the food was excellent. The lodge was beautiful. The chese puff appetizers were way to good, couldn't stop eating them. We had the pork chops and they were very tender and juicy.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank MamaJuana09
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English first
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Our 1st Anniversary Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

Laura, the hostest, was the BEST!! We told her it was our anniversary and she make sure all the details were covered. The food was amazing and the staff did a GREAT job. Hat's off to laura and her staff.They make our day VERY special!

Visited June 2012
Thank scottchip
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132 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Call ahead for a Vegetarian Option...Yummy!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

We called in advance to let the chef know that half of our party are vegetarians. The chef made one of the most delicious risotto dishes I have ever eaten. The chef also made special biscuits for us since the regular ones are cooked in bacon fat.

My dad's steak was 3/5 stars. The wine selection was delicious. Dessert was average.

Basically the ambiance was 5 stars but the food was about 3 1/2 stars. Still it is worth the trip to see the lovely facility.

Visited September 2012
Thank IrvineHarley
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Wears Valley, TN
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Delicious food, upscale atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

You are allowed to bring your own wine, which allows one to spend more on the food! Our friends whom we dined with there in 2010 went there this May (2012) and told me they requested a vegan meal, and the chef came up with something fresh and delicious spur of the moment.

Visited May 2012
Thank SmokiesCabin
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Vonore, Tennessee
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160 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Amazing Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

We have eaten here several times and find the location, food & service to be outstanding. The restaurant is part of Dancing Bear Lodge and is quaint and very pleasant. The menu is small but provides a wide variety of high quality food. It has a full bar and very pleasant staff. After dinner, go down by the fire (fire year round) and enjoy making your own "Smoores". We highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited August 2012
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