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Hungry Bear BBQ # 1

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2263 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-6003 (Formerly Hungry Bear BBQ)
+1 865-325-8048
11:00 - 21:00
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Palm Harbor, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes we had come off of a hike and were looking for a great place to eat. Our guide told us about this place and we stopped on way home. This place has good service and amazing food. The BBQ is best I ever had. You must try it and the prices are very reasonable. BEST BBQ in TN

Thank mitebandz
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The title says it all. We've been backpacking the southern states for 7 weeks from swampy everglades and bayous to rolling mountains and sweeping plains. Needless to say as members of the top of the food chain club we've eaten our share of bbq. Without a hint of a lie this is the best bbq pork plate I've tasted.

Thank Brock T
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I ate here at the end of January and was very pleased. Big portions and everything is home made. I am not a sausage fan but had a couple of bites of my friends and would probably get it the next time. Friendly and comfortable service and seating

1 Thank cmillcin
New Port Richey, Florida
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Not sure if everything was fresh. It wasn't bad but it wasn't the best BBQ I've ever had. We did go later on in the evening so idk if maybe that's why. If you're really hungry and just need some place to eat, this is good.

Thank Ashley-Joshua C
St. Augustine, Florida
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

We hike the in the Smoky's several times a year, and nothing beats ending a long day on the trail like stopping by the Hungry Bear and picking up dinner on our way home. The food is absolutely delicious, and the staff is always friendly. It's not fancy, but who cares? Delicious does not need to be wrapped up in... More 

Thank Lorrie W
Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great food at both locations. Our favorite place to grab lunch while in town and a must to grab some food for the road on our way back to SC. We stop each and every visit to Gatlinburg. Wish we had a Hungry Bear closer.

Thank laurastrickland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I ate there several times before just awesome..The last time I went 2 guys I never saw before I ordered a rib sandwich and got pulled pork I know the difference they insisted I was wrong I saw them make it from the pulled pork bin..What did they think I was a tourist? I hate wing lied... More 

Thank steve T
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The food was great. A little smokey for me but that's just a personal thing. We will definitely go back next time we are in gatlinburg!

Thank Jewels147
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped by this amazing, and I DO MEAN AMAZING, BBQ joint on the way back to our rental cabin after a long day in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. We entered and the staff explained the menu. Since we were exhausted from a long day, we took our order of a pulled pork sandwich and beef brisket to go! They... More 

1 Thank skywarn6118
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We ordered the hungry bear ribs, pulled pork, and the hot dog for the kid, and every bit of it was absolutely delicious. The ribs were on point. We were the only people dining in the restaurant so obviously the service was great but it's a small enough place that even if they were full the service would still be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2263 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-6003 (Formerly Hungry Bear BBQ)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Gatlinburg
  • Phone Number: +1 865-325-8048

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