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Dean's Restaurant and Bakery

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Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
+1 865-481-2071
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 16:00 - 20:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Dean's is just wonderful! Large portions and reasonably priced. Homemade rolls and corn muffins as starters. I had pulled pork and it was excellent, especially with their homemade barbecue sauce. Highly recommend this place ...

Thank Pat I
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Reasonably priced lunches with large portion sizes, the wife and I can split an entrée and both have enough to satisfy our appetites. The entrees taste freshly-made, also. Service is also good.

Thank RKBOhio
Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was excellent. Best deviled eggs I have had. The country fried steak was so tender you could cut it with a fork. The fried coconut pies were yummy as was a banana pudding we took home for later. This will be a regular stop for us when in Oak Ridge.

Thank Donna B
Decatur, Illinois
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is our new favorite place! The food was great & the servings are big! Good service, Dean came to our table to say hello. 2 of us had the salmon- so good. Wood grilled squash was most unique & yummy. Cornbread muffins was best ever! Fresh rolls- hot! Beef brisket was delicious. Absolutely nothing to complain about! Lots of... More 

Thank gottashiner
Clinton, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I like Dean's. The food is tasty, the staff is friendly. It's nice to run into friends who also appreciate it. The problem is when my first choice is not available and then my second choice is also done for the day. I know I'll like what I get but when you get your mind ready for something and then... More 

Thank zenarmour
Columbia, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Dean's is a very busy place. We waited 10 minutes for a table for 2 at lunch. It was worth the wait. The friendly waitress took our drink order right away and quickly brought us the biggest glasses of ice tea I've seen. I ordered the curry chicken salad sandwich with a side salad. The salad was huge and had... More 

Thank TooOldtoRun
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We hadn't been to Dean's before a friend recently recommended it to us when we were visiting Oak Ridge. The food was ver good, with a great variety of specials every day, and more than ample portions. The service is always with a smile and prompt--they aim to please, and they sure do me, every time I return, which is... More 

Thank dave a
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Amazing does not do the food justice. I have been eating here 2-3 times per month on average the last several months and have yet to have a bad meal or service. I think the turkey and dressing is my favorite but everything is great.

Thank Joseph T
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Everything was so delicious here. We had the turkey and dressing and cranberry sauce. It was also delicious. We had the grill squash and roasted beets. Wish this was close to our house. I would eat here very often.

Thank babymarge
Cocoa Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Found this place on TripAdvisor and was suggested by our hotel wonderful place great food clean reasonably priced excellent service from our waiter Aiden two days in a row

Thank chrisvE6293RD

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Oak Ridge
  • Phone Number: +1 865-481-2071
We are located in historic Jackson Square. This property once housed Jackson Square pharmacy. After 55 years in the same family this property became available because the previous owners wished to retire. We were lucky to get it. We renovated and tried to keep as much of the original charm as possible. We hope you like it.

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