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Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro

7140 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, at the Dancing Bear Lodge, Townsend, TN 37882-3801
+1 865-336-2138
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good12%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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7140 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, at the Dancing Bear Lodge, Townsend, TN 37882-3801
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Delicious and beautifully presented. The staff was friendly and accomodating.The restaurant itself is beautiful - especially the fireplace.

Thank kself1716
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Cast Iron Beef Tenderloin was the delicious! Very nice, relaxed atmosphere to gather and celebrate any occasion.

Thank grammylela1120
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the perfect stay Bed was so good I am searching for feather bed mattress pads Fireplace and pre stacked and cut Rick of wood outside the cabin Nice hot tub Convenient

Thank mimir939
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went at Christmastime and the ambiance was so romantic. Twinkling Christmas tree, candlelight & a warm fire in the huge fireplace. Our waitress was so knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. It was the best service we have had anywhere. She made wine suggestions and it...More

Thank LuvOBX13
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here for New Years Eve and it was so good! There was a fixed menu for $65 which included a 4 course dinner spread which included a scallop to begin, lump crab cake, a grapefruit salad, steak with mash potatoes and a lobster...More

Thank AllieS3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here for NYE and it was AMAZING. The pre-set menu had me a little nervous at first. But, I quickly realized there was no need to worry. The portions were spot on. The cadence of the meal was perfectly timed. The service was...More

Thank MargaretANashville
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visit here was originally for the general store. But we ended up grabbing a meal. Needless to say, it was well worth the stop and the meal was excellent. There were 4 of us and all had something good to say. That means its...More

Thank Roger R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bistro meal was so good! There were 6 of us and we all enjoyed every bite. The waiter suggested some delicious appetizers before our main dishes came. We ordered everything for the burger to the steak...it was all cooked to perfection and yummy!! A...More

1  Thank Tina V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting a great meal and our expectations were fulfilled! The beef tenderloin was cooked to perfection and it melted in my mouth. The fresh veggies and twice baked potato were delicious! My husband had a lamb shepherd pie that he loved. For dessert...More

1  Thank lori g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chef Shelly is fabulous. Everything we ate was wonderful. My husband is on a heart healthy diet and they were great about accommodating him. This is a must try establishment.

1  Thank knb1955
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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.
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.
Doris G
14 August 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7140 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, at the Dancing Bear Lodge, Townsend, TN 37882-3801
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
  • Phone Number: +1 865-336-2138
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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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