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Black Bear Cafe

7621 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-3907
+1 865-448-8887
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish sandwich” (59 reviews)
“fried okra” (52 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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7621 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-3907
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Reviews (622)
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91 - 100 of 622 reviews

Reviewed 7 September 2016

I had the reuben and my son had the fish sammich, both were hot and delicious with homemade sauces. The fries were hot and crispy too!

Thank Angela S
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped on our way out of the smokies and had a great meal at a great price. Great food, friendly service and quick. Grouper sandwich was fantastic and very fresh (we are from RI and know our fish!). Kids loved their meals. Very reasonably...More

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We stumbled across this little gem last year on TripAdvisor and stopped by again labor day weekend. It's locally owned and everything is homemade. It's not fancy, sort of a 50's feel. Friendly helpful staff and really good food in ample servings too. The homemade...More

Thank Halsie
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Ate there twice in one week while on vacation. Best fish sandwiche in the area. Burger and fresh cut fries were on point. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a good meal at very reasonable price.

Thank captkirk8083
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Nothing fancy, but decent lunch. Had to take desert back to hotel because we were to full. Glad we did that was the best part.

Thank jockyjoe654
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for breakfast. One can sit at tables along a peaceful section of the Little River and enjoy a plate full of delicious pancakes while watching this trout stream flow by. I have even observed an eagle flying low over the...More

Thank Ken R
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This small cafe sits on the main drag in a vacation area. It has a limited menu for lunch and dinner, mostly sandwiches and standard cafe fare. The fish sandwich was the best we have had in years, lightly breaded and fried just right. It...More

Thank james k
Reviewed 23 August 2016

My companion had the fish sandwich which had been recommended where we stayed. I had the tea, which was a standout for me and included free refills! Our server was terrific, and people watching at that time was quite fun.

Thank AquatenniiaT
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We loved this place so much we are there 3 times in one weekend! Once we got the club sandwich for takeout and had a picnic in the park. It was big enough for my husband and I to share as we had a bag...More

Thank Amy G
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We saw their online menu and the blackberry cobbler pic and had to try it! Much to our surprise, no cobblers of any sort! Bummer. Husband had heavily breaded trout which was ok, but his salad was stale. My chef salad was fresh, but neither...More

Thank Jan C
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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