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Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro

7140 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, at the Dancing Bear Lodge, Townsend, TN 37882-3818
+1 865-336-2138
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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7140 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, at the Dancing Bear Lodge, Townsend, TN 37882-3818
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to the Dancing Bear for our Anniversary. There was a wedding going on that Saturday evening which made the place look even more enchanted. Way back in the woods in this rustic retreat. The parking was terrible. Not only is it a rough...More

Thank SuzanB76
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Delicious!!!! Had a blast at the bar! Great music. I definitely recommend and will go back soon myself!

Thank TarahVG
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful dinner by an excellent chef. The fried oyster appetizers and steaks were awesome. My husband had the potato crusted halibut which he thought was incredible. I was not a fan of the creme brûlée which was runny but the pecan torte was delicious. Will...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were staying at the Dancing Bear Lodge for two nights before moving over to Blackberry Farm for a wedding weekend. We decided to try the Bistro and were blown away with the sophisticated artistry of the food. I had the surf...More

Thank Ellen K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even with a limited menu for Mother's Day, we had a many excellent choices that were delicious and well presented. On a beautiful spring day, having the option to dine outside, where we enjoyed the beautiful mountain views.

Thank EVolFan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a great pork knuckle for dinner - one of the best pieces of meat we've had in the past two weeks traveling. No need to go anywhere else, tho service can be very slow at times.

Thank Phillip S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed an outstanding dinner for our anniversary. The food, which is sourced from local farms, was exemplary. The wine list was thoughtful & reasonably priced. Rebecca, our server, was also outstanding. A great meal in a rather remote spot, but I could go there...More

Thank ChefBette
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner here! Everything was delicious! My husband had the stuffed trout and it was out of this world great! I had the pork chop! It was also delicious! The BLT salad was wonderful!

Thank Peggy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a most enjoyable and delicious dinner at this wonderful restaurant. Tucked into a rather rustic setting, this relatively new restaurant is run by an experienced hospitality professional, who after a number of successful experiences has settled in this warm, and...More

Thank ElvisJr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service is best, food wonderful, great view and the best hosts. Maybe best of all is just over the ridge from home.

Thank 7459chef
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Orlando A
Is there a dress code?
17 December 2016|
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Response from Kathy M | Reviewed this property |
When we visited there was no apparent dress code - customers were dressed from the very casual to quite dressy.
Stacey A
Can you bring your own wine for a corkage fee, and if so, how much?
7 July 2016|
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Response from Annikay30 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Stacey, I'm not sure. However they do have a well rounded, diverse wine list available.
Doris G
Cost of Thanksgiving meal?
13 August 2015|
Response from DancingBearLodge | Property representative |
It is 5 courses for $55. We have the menu posted on the website. Thanks, hope to see you there!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, View
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7140 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, at the Dancing Bear Lodge, Townsend, TN 37882-3818
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
  • Phone Number: +1 865-336-2138
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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.