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Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro

7140 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, at the Dancing Bear Lodge, Townsend, TN 37882-3818
+1 865-336-2138
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good12%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“halibut” (13 reviews)
“ambrosia salad” (10 reviews)
“bbq oysters” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
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LOCATION
7140 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, at the Dancing Bear Lodge, Townsend, TN 37882-3818
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71 - 80 of 449 reviews

Reviewed 18 March 2017

Great dining experience. We had great service, great food and drink in a beautiful atmosphere. The after dinner s'mores were also a great treat. We can't wait to visit again on our next trip to Townsend.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

My husband and I come to Dancing Bear every time we are in the mountains. It is a hidden jewel! Wonderful food and service. Outside tables are beautiful in spring and fall. Live music some nights. We would recommend Dancing Bear to everyone!

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Thank Karmen S
Mark O, Owner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Karmen - so glad you dined with us! We've got more and more of those patio days coming up! Have a great week. M

Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This is such a beautiful, rustic, warm, modern place to dine. The service, the ambience and food is delicious. They had a huge fire going and we had our appetizer and dessert at the fire and our main steak course at our booth table! How...More

Thank Amgs16
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed drinks at the bar one evening and dinner the next. The bar has a very good wine selection and a great craft cocktails. Beer was also available- two on tap, plus bottles. The restaurant menu had a nice selection of starters, salads, and...More

Thank MTKtravels
Mark O, Owner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Wow - we are humbled by the comparison as Canoe is one of our favorites when we are in Atlanta!

Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We loved this Restaurant at the Dancing Bear. The food and service was fabulous and probably the best in Townsend. I recommend the Halibut or Salmon. Ours was excellent. The ambiance was first class. Worth the money for sure.

Thank Stacy M
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I celebrated my birthday in this restaurant that is at once cozy, rustic, and romantic. The effect of wood and stone is softened by subtle lighting inside and out. The ambience contributes to a relaxed, elegant-feeling experience. And the food is memorable....More

Thank Herb S
Mark O, Owner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Herb - thank you for choosing Dancing Bear to celebrate your birthday!

Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

As a guest of the lodge, I of course wanted to experience the lodge's upscale dining experience. Was not disappointed! It was an icy winter night so the crowd was rather small, but I was dining alone and found that to be more comfortable for...More

Thank Gary A
Mark O, Owner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Wow - you're putting us in great company on the steak! We're humbled!

Reviewed 26 January 2017

The Dancing Bear Bistro is part of the Dancing Bear properties including the Dancing Bear Lodge and Apple Valley Restaurant and Store. We ate here twice as part of our stay at the Dancing Bear Lodge. A bonus was that it was within walking distance...More

Thank tangell68
Mark O, Owner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2017

Thank you so much for the visit! Hope we will see you again for a special occasion or just to enjoy Saturday music and cocktails!

Reviewed 7 January 2017

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
Mark O, Owner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2017

Thank you for your recent visit! Hope you will join us again soon.

Reviewed 6 January 2017 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...More

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Orlando A
18 December 2016|
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Response from Kathy M | Reviewed this property |
When we visited there was no apparent dress code - customers were dressed from the very casual to quite dressy.
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Stacey A
7 July 2016|
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Response from Annikay30 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Stacey, I'm not sure. However they do have a well rounded, diverse wine list available.
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Doris G
13 August 2015|
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Response from DancingBearLodge | Property representative |
It is 5 courses for $55. We have the menu posted on the website. Thanks, hope to see you there!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Meals
Dinner
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7140 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, at the Dancing Bear Lodge, Townsend, TN 37882-3818
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
  • Phone Number: +1 865-336-2138
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Description
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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