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Black Bear Cafe

7621 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-3907
+1 865-448-8887
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish sandwich” (72 reviews)
“fried okra” (59 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
7621 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-3907
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1 - 10 of 716 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Casual and very busy. Wait staff was great. The sandwiches and burgers are really good, and there's a great dessert list.

Thank Terri T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great little cafe, good food, great dessert, and very friendly service. Definitely enough food for each person.

Thank Sean J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were sent by the Caverns here and we just wanted to split something and not only could you tell the food was homemade, it was amazing. The portions are enough to share. Really good hole in the wall!

Thank bacobb1996
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Black Bear Cafe has a grouper sandwich that is excellent and very reasonable cost. Their staff are friendly and customer service driven. A great out-of- the-way hidden jewel. Homemade desserts!

Thank lquinn1231
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice during our one week stay in the area. The service could not be better or more friendly. The sandwiches are good. It’s a small, family owned place and definitely worth a stop. There’s no alcohol so don’t expect a glass of...More

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a first time visit and a place we will return. The service and atmosphere were great. We all had sandwiches which were good. I had the fish which was good but hard to eat because of the size. I had to use a...More

Thank TripMax2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice family owned café with home cooking. Busy place around 7PM. Friendly service with good quality. I had the chopped steak. Well prepared. Unfortunately no alcohol.

Thank Janhel2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After driving through Cades Cove, we were so hungry...thankful we found Black Bear Cafe! Annette was our wonderful server! I loved my fried bologna sandwich and potato salad! Hubby enjoyed his hamburger and coleslaw and our son thought his fried fish was great! I took...More

Thank Janie K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our 2nd time eating at Black Bear and we have yet to be disappointed. This day the lunch special was lemon pepper grilled chicken on wild and white rice, green beans and a roll. The chicken breast was perfectly cooked and seasoned and...More

Thank coastermeister
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are here twice. The food was delicious and the service great! Very friendly staff! It’s right by the river.

Thank Margie C
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debbyd473
February 9, 2018|
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Response from Randy Tammy S | Property representative |
Debbie, the only thing we have is a House Salad and a Veggie Burger. Not sure if you eat fish, but we do have a mild white fish and Rainbow trout also.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7621 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-3907
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
  • Phone Number: +1 865-448-8887
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