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Black Bear Cafe

7621 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-3907
+1 865-448-8887
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish sandwich” (55 reviews)
“fried okra” (51 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7621 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-3907
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place was recommended by the staff at the Townsend Gateway Inn, we were told that locals frequents this establishment. We weren't disappointed, are meal (ribeye steak and baked potato )was excellent. Service was very good for the small sized facility.

Thank norsk1_allen
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went in around 6:45 and waited about ten minutes to be seated. There was another 2 top also waiting to be seated. It was me my mom and dad. They had a four top and 2 top cleared they seated the 2 top that...More

Thank Abbey T
Reviewed yesterday

We were camping in Cades Cove (Smokey Mountain National Park) and decided to go in town for a few supplies and have Sunday lunch. We settled on Black Bear Cafe and we were pleased we did. This is a very small, family operated restaurant in...More

Thank JimWorden
Reviewed yesterday

As tourists in Townsend during the Old Timers Festival Days, we were as hungry as two bears as lunchtime was approaching and we saw this rather small restaurant as we were driving along. We noticed that its parking lot was packed out by the local...More

Thank GaryandDenise2013
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A large group of our camping friends ate dinner together here. Despite the sudden influx of customers, the wait staff and kitchen were able to keep up. The food was great. Our table had a fish sandwich, fried chicken salad and fried bologna (yep) sandwiches....More

1  Thank davidahrens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped to eat a bite after the park. Someone suggested the fish sandwich and I tried it. Was huge piece folded over with lettuce, tomato tartar and more it was a grouper and delishous. Small place but friendly waitresses to accomadate

Thank psam6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu has more items than the cafe has seats. The chili, grouper and fried okra were pretty good and the reuben was delicious, but the fries were flavorless. There were a dozen pies, cakes, and brownies listed on the board. We tried the chocolate...More

Thank a_elkins1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food itself wasn't the best but the desert was ok. The food was overpriced and you could tell it had been sitting out for a while.

Thank billybobjoe1021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was very friendly and food was good. Good local place to eat and gets food to you quickly. 👍👍

Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate supper here our first night in town. Great food - portions on veggies were huge. Our servet (Vanessa) was so kind and attentive. Definitely will be back.

Thank FamilyTime55
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-3907
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
  • Phone Number: +1 865-448-8887
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