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Black Bear Cafe

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7621 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN 37882
+1 865-448-8887
11:00 - 20:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small, down home cafe with delicious food and a HUGE selection of home made desserts. Went twice while in Townsend. Don't be surprised if you have to wait for a table.

Thank ckspicer
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with a large hiking group. The Reuben sandwich and hamburgers are amazing. The fries were good. No complaints here. The staff was friendly and prices were reasonable. Will definitely be back..

Thank Cheryl Lynn H
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great meal for a low price. Grilled Chicken Salad and fish sandwich are our two favorites. The have daily specials too. Friendly service.

Thank J H
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Ok getting to the point the person talking about the meat loaf saying not so good let me me tell u something for one they have been closed sense the last of October how could u write this review waiting two months to do it really this place is one of the best places in town great people and food... More 

1 Thank Julie H
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The quality of the food at this restaurant was not very good at all. (Specifically the meatloaf). It had the consistency of soggy wet bread and no flavor. Could not eat it... we will not return.

Thank Paula L
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

An employee in a Townsend store told us that this is the best place to eat and recommended the cheeseburgers. We went about 3pm on a Sunday afternoon had to wait about 20 minutes since there are only 10-12 tables. The staff was pleasant and efficient and although it was very busy, the place was very clean. We ordered the... More 

1 Thank skilodgevb
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Love the food and staff! Hometown feel and quality. The only downside is the place get really busy at lunch and dinner, so get there early. We live in the next town down and feel it's a locals secret

Thank natalie g
Grand Junction, Colorado
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The servers were great. The organization helped with this busy place (because it has such good for food). Plenty to eat and great treats to take with you. The locals eat here and the wait is always worth it. Lunch and dinner served with choices for all.

Thank Ann B
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We've stayed in Townsend, Tn three years in a row and tried most of the restaurants. In my opinion, this is the best thing going in Townsend. Everything is fresh and homemade. I had the fried grouper sandwich with okra. Probably the best okra I've ever eaten. The grouper was delicious and the portion was huge. Wanted to try one... More 

Thank WayneandTammy
North Webster, Indiana
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is that place "Where the locals go!" Great food, fair prices, good service and DON'T forget dessert! Homemade goodies that are not to be missed!

Thank Rarmstrong75

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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 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7621 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN 37882
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
  • Phone Number: +1 865-448-8887

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