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Hungry Bear BBQ #2

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$$ - $$$
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490 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-4969
+1 865-325-1084
11:00 - 21:00
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Nashville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First time to visit this location. Just as location #1 the food is very good. An unhurried atmosphere with outside picnic tables available which is great for children. This is a counter order and pickup type restaurant meaning no server or tip for families on a tight budget. A good value in an area where there usually aren't many. Parking... More 

Thank KC1953
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Drove out to this location not knowing there was one in town, but was not disappointed. At first, thought portion was skimpy, but was very full after eating. Pulled pork was delicious, baked beans were incredible and potato salad so yummy. Will definitely eat here again on future visits.

Thank Mindi K
Tallmadge, Ohio
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first time to Gatlinburg, and after hiking several trails, I was hungry. I stumbled upon Hungry Bear and decided to give it a try as I love bbq. I had the brisket, beans and cole slaw. There were three different sauces to try. One was the Carolina vinegar type, which I am not a fan of. A... More 

Thank Randywahoo17
Lincolnton, North Carolina
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Little place beside the road on 321 going toward Cosby from Gatlinburg. Plenty of parking and picnic tables outside. We saw and smelled the smoker as we passed by and had to turn around.. glad we did. The Q was moist and had no sauce cooked in it which I like better. This gives you the taste of the smoked... More 

Thank bivens40
Des Plaines, Illinois
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With so many BBQ options in the area, this one is our favorite, and one of our first stops whenever we come to town. All the meats are good so it's hard to choose but we usually go with the smoked sausage and brisket. Always tender and delicious. The sides are good, potato salad and baked beans usually win out.... More 

Thank 2catchick
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We went to their one locations and they were closed and the gentleman inside told us to go up to their other location. First we wanted ribs and were told their was no ribs so we all ordered pulled pork. It was cold!!!!! The corn was over cooked and brown and the potato salad had a film on top. Went... More 

Thank Kathleen E
Asheville, North Carolina
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 April 2017

My husband had the beef brisket plate. He enjoyed the brisket very much. I had the chicken plate. Both meats had a rub on them that were very good even without adding the 3 types of barbecue sauces they offer. I enjoyed my coleslaw with my meal. We both had the french fries, which tasted very good. We are not... More 

Thank DA O
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We went to the first Hungry Bear location because we found it on Trip Advisor. Upon entering, we were told that they currently had a limited menu & suggested that we drive into Gatlinburg to their other location for a full menu. We were a little frustrated because we had just left downtown but figured worth the drive. When we... More 

Thank jellychun
North Carolina
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We ate at the Hungry Bear #2 and ordered pulled pork sandwiches. We are BBQ lovers and from NC - picky about our pulled pork. This place did not disappoint. The pork was flavorful, moist and tender. The sandwich plates came with 2 sides and they were good (Brunswick stew and mac-n-cheese). Can't speak for the chicken, ribs or brisket... More 

Thank ncpat
Locust Grove, Virginia
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162 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

It doesn't look like much from the outside, it doesn't look like much from the inside, but the food was good! I had the pulled chicken, my husband the pulled pork and my son the sausage special and all was good!

Thank Snowybears

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 490 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-4969
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Gatlinburg
  • Phone Number: +1 865-325-1084

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