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Dean's Restaurant and Bakery

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Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
+1 865-481-2071
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 16:00 - 20:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Food and service are spectacular. Save room for banana pudding and fried pies. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Robyn P
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Always great! No matter what item I order off the menu, it is always delicious. I would highly recommend eating at Deans!

Thank pmorton2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

We love eating at Dean's. The food is delicious, and we have always had great service. Highly recommended.

Thank Tseiber517
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Love this place! Food always great as is the service. Desserts fantastic but I get mine to go because I never have room after the generous meal portions.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Visited again! One of my favorite restaurants. The catfish arrived hot and crispy. Their tartar sauce is delicious and you get a large portion. One large fish filet, not several small scrawny ones. The grilled corn is spicy and delicious. Fried okra was hot and crispy, too. Their version of chocolate pie has mile high meringue and is super chocolatey.... More 

1 Thank TDo24
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We had a family gathering here, with most of us from out of town. I completely enjoyed the dinner - the food, especially the pulled pork, was fabulous. The sides were as well, everyone in our party likewise enjoyed their meal. I would definitely come here again when visiting Oak Ridge - I highly recommend it!

Thank CeBfromToronto
Oak Ridge, Tn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Highlights of a lunch here with friends include getting seated promptly, drink order taken by a cordial waiter, incredibly delicious food delivered shortly after ordering, and all of the meals were exactly as ordered. This was our first time so we selected three different Meat & Two combinations. The grilled Salmon was as good as the Salmon I got in... More 

1 Thank Bryan L
Laughlin, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We were travelling across country. We did a web search for good barbecue in Knoxville and we chose Dean's. Great choice. The food was absolutely delucious. Rib meat falling off the bone. Great pulled pork. Authentic and tasty sides. The deserts were absolutely wonderful. I will make a point to stop here again if I were anywhere even remotely close.... More 

Thank Richard K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I have eaten here a bunch of times. Great place with, in the past, great food. This time I'm very disappointed. Here're the details: Brisket: nice smoking but over-cooked, tough and bland; not seasoned at all. The only thing that was a benefit was the little cup of sauce. This should not be necessary. The meat should stand on its... More 

Thank GrampyW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We just spent 6 months in Oak Ridge, thank goodness for Dean's. Great food and service. Food was fresh and well prepared which is a wonderful thing when eating out is the only option for a long time. The list of amazing items includes, wood grilled broccoli, creamed spinach, steaks, chicken broccoli casserole, meatloaf, carrot cake, German chocolate cake, and... More 

1 Thank Teresa D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Oak Ridge
  • Phone Number: +1 865-481-2071
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?