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Black Bear Cafe

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7621 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-3907
+1 865-448-8887
11:00 - 20:00
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Newport News, Virginia
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A large group of our camping friends ate dinner together here. Despite the sudden influx of customers, the wait staff and kitchen were able to keep up. The food was great. Our table had a fish sandwich, fried chicken salad and fried bologna (yep) sandwiches. Entrees and sides were very good. Most fried okra I've ever seen on one plate.... More 

Thank davidahrens
Madison, Wisconsin
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped to eat a bite after the park. Someone suggested the fish sandwich and I tried it. Was huge piece folded over with lettuce, tomato tartar and more it was a grouper and delishous. Small place but friendly waitresses to accomadate

Thank psam6
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu has more items than the cafe has seats. The chili, grouper and fried okra were pretty good and the reuben was delicious, but the fries were flavorless. There were a dozen pies, cakes, and brownies listed on the board. We tried the chocolate fudge cake and the hummingbird cake - both yummy, but not 5 stars. Service was... More 

Thank a_elkins1
Maryville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food itself wasn't the best but the desert was ok. The food was overpriced and you could tell it had been sitting out for a while.

Thank billybobjoe1021
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was very friendly and food was good. Good local place to eat and gets food to you quickly. 👍👍

Thank Melissa C
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate supper here our first night in town. Great food - portions on veggies were huge. Our servet (Vanessa) was so kind and attentive. Definitely will be back.

Thank FamilyTime55
Panama City, Florida
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate there twice and we were very pleased. They have good food and great homemade desserts. The staff is very friendly and attentive. I do find the food a bit pricey but if you don't mind paying it is well worth it.

Thank Jan5599
Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've eaten there several times and have never been disappointed. It is a family owned restaurant and they seem to take pride in the way the prepare and serve there food. You won't be disappointed.

Thank jchalmer
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really good home style food for the family. A bit small but the service is outstanding. Super home made desserts. It helps to get there early due to their size but the wait was never longer than 10 min. Worth the time and money.

Thank Thomas S
1 review
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch at the Black Bear Cafe on the way out of Great Smokey Mountains National Park. The grouper fillet and fried okra were among the best I've ever had. Wonderful friendly service.

Thank Rob S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?