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“Best home cooked ribs you'll ever eat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hungry Bear BBQ # 1

Hungry Bear BBQ # 1
Ranked #21 of 186 Restaurants in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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“Best home cooked ribs you'll ever eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Wife loved the pulled chicken sandwich. 5 yr old loved his mac n cheese. You'll slap your 95 yr old grandma if she tried to take one of your ribs. Stopped by the day after and got a slab to bring home to Ga. The ribs even taste great two days later cold. This is a true mom and pop place so take the time to slow down and enjoy the only real food in pigeon forge/gatlinburg.

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English first
Richmond, Virginia
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“Yummmmm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We stayed at Carr's Resort on Rt 321 North and there was a Hungry Bear right across the street. Its a small place but you can spot the smoker beside the highway puffing away. The first two days we were there we'd smell the BBQ smoke as we walked around the area. Finally on day three we were too tired to go out to eat so we picked up combo platters from the Hungry Bear. Hubby had BBQ chicken and pulled pork and I had brisket and pulled pork. Both were ample portions, cooked to perfection, and adequately seasoned. The prices are reasonable. If we'd tried it sooner we probably would have gone back. Would definitely recommend!

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“WOW!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

BEST BBQ EVER!!!! We loved the small casual atmosphere and the delicious food! We ate at both locations during our 4 day stay in Gatlinburg, plus we ordered take-out from the location closest to town. If you are looking for fresh cooked, mouth watering BBQ visit Hungry Bear!

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“Outstanding BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We had the 4 meat platter ( my wife and I shared). The meats were outstanding. We've eaten BBQ all over this area and this is the very best. But you are served on thin paper plates and plastic utinsels. You get 2 sides and they are very good but they are very small, about 3 or 4 bites. We ordered extra sides and it came to less than $20. bUT IF i WAS HUNGRY FOR BBQ i WOULD go there in a minute.

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“get it right”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

its sounds to me that bertha knows alot for her to not be a ''local'' and my understanding the same plp owe it and its not under new mangement and nevedr has and plp leid about being part owner ship and giving away food so who knows what sounds to me bertha is the one trying to get bad name for this place someone must have fired you lots of laughs

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