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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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“pot roast” (47 reviews)
“grilled squash” (30 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

Oh my goodness their dessert is beyond amazing, everything I’ve ever tried here is amazing. The Mac and cheese, wood grilled squash, chocolate pie, banana pudding, I have NEVER tried anything that I didn’t like here. Great environment, with friendly staff. Especially Lynne, she was...More

Thank Destini H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a large group and had to squeeze into the table they provided. As has happened in the past, this place seems to really struggle with serving a large table - I thought it was only because they were new but they've been open...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great no matter what you pick off the menu ! They staff is friendly and always provides great service! The bakery has the best homemade desserts!

Thank tthomps3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and service was absolutely fantastic! I definitely recommend the sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and lemon cookies they are my favorite!

Thank Whitney T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything I have ever eaten here has been very good! I will continue to be a customer, and I will continue to recommend them to my friends.

Thank Cheryl H
Dean R, Owner at Dean's Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 12 February 2018

This restaurant is a fun locally owned place to go with great comfort food. The portions are large at reasonable prices. They have great daily specials. You have to get the banana pudding (to share). Excellent service- great for families.

Thank Dana C
Dean R, Owner at Dean's Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us.

Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

I’ve been to Dean’s numerous times and it’s always great food, large portions, and incredibly consistent. The pot roast is amazing, would love to have the recipe. The fire roasted corn is delectable. I tried roasting it at home over a wood fire and it...More

Thank PKnowsFood
Dean R, Owner at Dean's Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad to hear it. Thank you

Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

It has been sometime since my husband and I visited this restaurant and bakery, so we thought we give it a try tonight. The food has always been relatively consistent, albeit not exciting. Their pot roast & mashed potatoes are standard fare. The chicken fried...More

Thank soundtrvl
Dean R, Owner at Dean's Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us. We do put a lot of meringue on our pies but we love em! Thanks again

Reviewed 27 January 2018

In addition to their regular lunch and dinner menus, Dean's also has daily specials written on their menu board. Today it was a difficult decision between the Fried Catfish and the Fried Cod. The Fried Cod won and I really enjoyed it. Crisp, light batter...More

Thank Bryan L
Dean R, Owner at Dean's Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review. Glad you enjoyed it. We work hard every day to try and provide a good dining experience. Love it when we succeed.

Reviewed 26 January 2018

We've been to Dean's three times now, each time for lunch. Dean's is located in Oak Ridge's historic Jackson Square. Back in the day when I was growing up in Oak Ridge, Dean's was the Jackson Square Pharmacy :-). To get to the point: Dean's...More

Thank Robintravels25
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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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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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