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“Really good BBQ”

Hungry Bear BBQ # 1
Ranked #28 of 195 Restaurants in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Burlington, NC
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244 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Really good BBQ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Being from an area with some of the best BBQ in the country, I certainly didn't expect to find a competitive product in this place just east of Gatlinburg but we did. They smoke the meat on the premises and the smell is great. The pulled pork sandwich was top notch and generous in size. Just to try it, I also got a kid's rib sandwich which was very good also. There is no doubt this place deserves return visits. I understand there is another location downtown but rumored not to be quite as good. A BBQ joint is just about the Q so regardless of how the sides stack up just focus on the BBQ.

  • Visited June 2013
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Madison, Alabama
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great ribs and pulled pork”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Excellent tender ribs. They were not sauced but were cooked with a dry rub. Will go again. (BTW, we visited the Greenbriar location).

Visited June 2013
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Greenville, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Well worth the trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

I can't believe how busy this place was on the night we were there. But within 10 minutes after placing our order, we had our meal. The staff was so nice and personable. Worth the drive from Michigan!

Visited June 2013
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Versailles, Kentucky
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Diamond in the rough”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

Tired of bland, boring chain food? Burned by dive mom n pop stops? You must eat at Hungry Bear. This wasn't the best BBQ I've had in G-Burg, it was the best pulled pork I've ever had. The slaw wasn't passable, it was exceptional. It's hard to ruin beans, and they more than pulled off rich flavorful beans. Kicking myself for not staying another day so I could try their other offerings.

  • Visited June 2013
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Versailles, Kentucky
2 reviews
“Phenomenal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

Great BBQ - could smell the smokers as soon as you opened the car door. Highly recommend you try it out!

  • Visited June 2013
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