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Black Bear Cafe

7621 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-3907
+1 865-448-8887
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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7621 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-3907
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After a cave tour we stopped in to grab a bite and we were not disappointed. The trout I had was fresh and fried to perfection. The chopped steak was juicy even without gravy, and the fish and chicken sandwiches were excellent. Son in law...More

Thank Michele P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food, very friendly staff and great location in beautiful Townsend on the peaceful side of the Smokies.

Thank Ed W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took a short trip to Townsend to escape Nashville and tried this cafe for dinner. It was small but we didn’t have to wait long to be seated. Every employee was so friendly and service was great. I had a burger and my husband...More

Thank runnergirl518
Reviewed 6 days ago

We love coming to this little cafe whenever we are in the area. We had the opportunity to eat here several times this trip. The fish sandwiches are monster good and monster-sized! The daily specials are also an excellent option. The homemade desserts are fresh...More

Thank BearFacts
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Loved the atmosphere in this little cafe. Staff was really friendly. Portion sizes were really huge. Would def come back next time in Townsend.

Thank cvlam
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a very good cheeseburger that was as good (or better?) than a certain one "in paradise." My wife got the chicken basket which was basically "homemade" fried chicken without any bones. Both were delicious and the fries were great as well. I hoped...More

Thank cpayers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for lunch on our way from Cades Cove. We were so glad we did. The chicken strips were great (not frozen, premade nuggets). The rest of the family had equally good experiences with their food, including the vegetarian in our group. My husband...More

Thank notlost2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Burgers were awesome and the portions were huge! My husband is a hard one to impress with burgers, but this one is at the top of his list!

Thank MrsWatson2576
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family stopped here and had a delicious lunch today. The homemade bread and soup was delicious. The French Fries were awesome. The prices were reasonable. I would highly recommend this restaurant. My family liked the desserts as well.

Thank Kathleen V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Picked this place to eat since it was the only place that cars parked at it. They cater to the locals here and know as soon as you walk in that your not from there. The locals are served first. After 10 minutes of sitting...More

Thank m0scati
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Questions & Answers
10 February 2018|
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Response from Randy Tammy S | Property representative |
Debbie, the only thing we have is a House Salad and a Veggie Burger. Not sure if you eat fish, but we do have a mild white fish and Rainbow trout also.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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