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Dean's Restaurant and Bakery

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$$ - $$$
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Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
+1 865-481-2071
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 16:00 - 20:00
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Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a family gathering here, with most of us from out of town. I completely enjoyed the dinner - the food, especially the pulled pork, was fabulous. The sides were as well, everyone in our party likewise enjoyed their meal. I would definitely come here again when visiting Oak Ridge - I highly recommend it!

Thank CeBfromToronto
Oak Ridge, Tn
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405 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highlights of a lunch here with friends include getting seated promptly, drink order taken by a cordial waiter, incredibly delicious food delivered shortly after ordering, and all of the meals were exactly as ordered. This was our first time so we selected three different Meat & Two combinations. The grilled Salmon was as good as the Salmon I got in... More 

1 Thank Bryan L
Laughlin, Nevada
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were travelling across country. We did a web search for good barbecue in Knoxville and we chose Dean's. Great choice. The food was absolutely delucious. Rib meat falling off the bone. Great pulled pork. Authentic and tasty sides. The deserts were absolutely wonderful. I will make a point to stop here again if I were anywhere even remotely close.... More 

Thank Richard K
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have eaten here a bunch of times. Great place with, in the past, great food. This time I'm very disappointed. Here're the details: Brisket: nice smoking but over-cooked, tough and bland; not seasoned at all. The only thing that was a benefit was the little cup of sauce. This should not be necessary. The meat should stand on its... More 

Thank GrampyW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We just spent 6 months in Oak Ridge, thank goodness for Dean's. Great food and service. Food was fresh and well prepared which is a wonderful thing when eating out is the only option for a long time. The list of amazing items includes, wood grilled broccoli, creamed spinach, steaks, chicken broccoli casserole, meatloaf, carrot cake, German chocolate cake, and... More 

1 Thank Teresa D
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Dean's is just wonderful! Large portions and reasonably priced. Homemade rolls and corn muffins as starters. I had pulled pork and it was excellent, especially with their homemade barbecue sauce. Highly recommend this place ...

Thank Pat I
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90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Reasonably priced lunches with large portion sizes, the wife and I can split an entrée and both have enough to satisfy our appetites. The entrees taste freshly-made, also. Service is also good.

Thank RKBOhio
Dayton, Ohio
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The food was excellent. Best deviled eggs I have had. The country fried steak was so tender you could cut it with a fork. The fried coconut pies were yummy as was a banana pudding we took home for later. This will be a regular stop for us when in Oak Ridge.

Thank Donna B
Decatur, Illinois
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

This is our new favorite place! The food was great & the servings are big! Good service, Dean came to our table to say hello. 2 of us had the salmon- so good. Wood grilled squash was most unique & yummy. Cornbread muffins was best ever! Fresh rolls- hot! Beef brisket was delicious. Absolutely nothing to complain about! Lots of... More 

Thank gottashiner
Clinton, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I like Dean's. The food is tasty, the staff is friendly. It's nice to run into friends who also appreciate it. The problem is when my first choice is not available and then my second choice is also done for the day. I know I'll like what I get but when you get your mind ready for something and then... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
Brunch, 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Oak Ridge
  • Phone Number: +1 865-481-2071
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?