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Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro

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137 Apple Valley Way, at the Dancing Bear Lodge, Townsend, TN 37882-3818
Wed - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My hubby and i love Dancing Bear!!! The food here is impeccable and service is great as well. The restaurant and patio area is so relaxing and laid back. This is our go to for a romantic dinner.

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Thank tjaynes
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and her family visited my husband and me over Christmas, all the way from Los Angeles. She surprised us with a meal after Christmas at the Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro. Amazingly, she learned of the restaurant via the internet, and she had no idea that this is one of our favorite restaurants in all the world. We live... More 

1 Thank KeeblerDuet
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our two dinners at the Appalachian Bistro. The first evening, we both had the wildfire relief dinner of chicken pot pie and a very crisp salad. This was a most perfect comfort food meal for a very cold evening. Our second dinner included the cast iron beef tenderloin, potatoes and wonderful roasted vegetables. The steak was perfectly... More 

1 Thank hulagirlTennessee
Maryville, Tennessee
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very special night requires a very special venue and Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro was by far the perfect choice. Full disclosure: I didn't recognize nor can I remember anything on the special New Year's Eve menu except "bananas". There were offerings that I never heard of, nor could I pronounce - much to my "sophisticated" wife's amusement. Maybe because... More 

Thank TheTwig
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We began our meal with a sideboard of small bites of half a dozen items. Our favorite was the Benny Bacon. So tasty!!! We both had a salad. The Caesar was unique in content and presentation and delicious as was the beet salad. For entrees we chose the pistachio crusted Halibut and bacon wrapped scallops. Both excellent but we were... More 

Thank Kristin F
Pacific Grove, California
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in East TN in Townsend, The Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro is an awesome place to enjoy one's dinner. Although in Dec, the trees are leafless, the site of the Dancing Bear still is impressive. The food is excellent, service is very personable, and sitting around the fire pit making s'mores is hard to beat.

Thank 32840David
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

6 course meal. Perfectly spaced. Everything done to perfection!! Love this place. The wait staff were exceptional. A rare find!

Thank atinab46
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting combination of Seafood, Steak and Wild game. All items prepared in a unique manner with excellent presentation. Ambience was wonderful dimly lit and woodsy yet elegant. Service was exceptional the hostess and the waiter we're well-dressed, well-mannered and capable. Overall my wife and I thought it was a very nice experience.

Thank Greg N
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a delightful surprise to have a great meal at the new Appalachian Bistro at Dancing Bear. We dined on a Sunday, they were featuring Sunday Suppers. The evenings suggested meal sounded good; but the added benefit was a portion of the proceeds were going to the Fire Rescue Fund for the City of Gatlinburg. Two of us got it,... More 

Thank knittycats
Maryville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I recently took my wife to diner for her birthday, and we had an amazing experience. Several months ago, she and I dined there for another birthday diner. On the menu that night, the chef had made creamed kale as one of the main side dishes. She and I loved it, and we really hoped that it would be an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Apple Valley Way, at the Dancing Bear Lodge, Townsend, TN 37882-3818
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
  • Phone Number: 18653362138
Dancing Bear Lodge's full-service restaurant, Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, is one of the finest Townsend, TN area restaurants. It offers casually elegant, regional cuisine. Enjoy simple fare from a menu that is refined, but not fussy. Family and friends gathering for a fun meal as well as couples seeking a romantic dinner for two surrounded by wooded views, are equally at home here.

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