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Dean's Restaurant and Bakery

Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
+1 865-481-2071
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“grilled squash” (34 reviews)
“pot roast” (47 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overpriced...$11.95 lunch for under cooked, tasteless cod. Can’t believe this is rated #1!!! Squash was ok. Coconut pie was pretty good.

Thank Joan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here as a family with two small children on several occasions. The service is always fast and friendly and the food is delicious. Make sure you save room for dessert! The coconut cream pie is amazing!

Thank Katrina W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in with some co-workers while in a business trip. It is a classic Southern diner. Great, fresh food. It does not have a 10 page menu. Thee menu is small comparatively speaking, but that is because what they do they do right. I had...More

Thank Jamie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had lunch with a colleague at Dean's. The wait was only 5 minutes and the staff was friendly. I order the turkey entree and it was really good.

Thank TooOldtoRun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I tried Deans today for lunch. We are huge fans of blue plate specials- this was the best blue plate/comfort food restaurant in East Tennessee! Our server Lynn was very busy but extremely accommodating, friendly and was even able to stop and...More

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dean's serves tasty food for the best price anywhere in this area (and many others). They have a range of southern and classic entrees, fantastic sides, fresh rolls and cornbread, wonderful desserts, and excellent bakery items. They have a great environment with friendly and attentive...More

Thank ShrinkWrapBuddy
Reviewed 16 April 2018

The Bakery is honestly the best I’ve had !!! Great Food Great Prices Great Customer Service..... We had Lynne Super friendly, Super Helpful ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Love this place

1  Thank Traci F
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

My coworkers and I quite often eat lunch here and it never disappoints. A must try is the woods grilled squash.

1  Thank Angela A
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Food was traditional southern, which is naturally far too salty for my tastes. I’d have preferred to add salt at the table to my own preference. Dining companions enjoyed enormous slices of pies that they said were delicious. Closes early by “city” standards, as do...More

Thank TripyTrixie
Reviewed 30 March 2018

I have been going to Dean's for several years now and the food is great, huge portions, staff always provides great service! Because of Lynne (thank you for always been superb), I have tried several things from the bakery and they have the best homemade...More

Thank TBarrett76
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Bill K
30 September 2017|
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Response from GrampyW | Reviewed this property |
Lunch menu.
8 March 2015|
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Response from Dean R | Property representative |
We are open M-F from 11am with seating until 8 pm. Saturday from 4-8pm. Closed Sunday. Thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Oak Ridge
  • Phone Number: +1 865-481-2071
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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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