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Dean's Restaurant and Bakery

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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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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Dean's has a 'local eatery' ambiance but with an imaginative menu. The prices are fairly typical for the area, you'd be hard pressed to spend more than $30 for dinner for 2, and there are menu items that change regularly for those that like variety. And the carrot cake is really good. Go! It's worth it.

Thank davebliss_2000
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great locally-owned restaurant and bakery. Portions are so big it's easy to share a plate or take away enough food for the next day's lunch. Nice to BYO wine too. Everything's delicious!

Thank TLWGray
Powell, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

You cannot go wrong with anything you choose! Everything is excellent! They have amazing deserts as well!

Thank mandah3236
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

In town for business and a co-worker suggested going to Dean's. There's nothing overly fancy about Dean's, just good southern comfort food at very reasonable prices. I ordered pork loin with 3 sides which is priced at $10.99 and my co-worker ordered pot roast with two sides. I was very pleased with the portions and the food was simply but... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I ate here for an early dinner and wasn't overly crowded, but still fairly noisy. Waitstaff was great and made sure I was taken care of. Food was better than average and their dessert menu is sizeable. Given all the options- I will definitely plan to return here.

1 Thank poboi
Frederick, Maryland
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

After being a tourist most of the day, we were looking for a nice local place to eat. Trip advisor directed us to Deans. Lots of Southern dishes (we had to ask what some of them were!) My husband enjoyed the pulled pork BBQ and I had the mushroom burger with scalloped potatoes. The drinks are very big! We also... More 

Thank Rachel J
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The grilled Salmon and vegetables are perfect! I've had the asparagus and yellow squash. The pinto beans taste homemade and I believe the corn muffins are the best I've ever eaten. They're soft inside and crunchy on the outside. The chocolate cake is "gourmet" and they make thumbprint cookies!! ❤ I like their tea (they add orange juice) but some... More 

Thank Peppermintty
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Food was amazing, I had the pulled pork with fresh cut fries, wood grilled corn and sliced tomatoes. It was all great. Everything is fresh and taste amazing

1 Thank Kevin B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This is the 3rd time we have ate here and I have to say that my favorite is the pot roast followed closely by the salmon. The food always tastes fresh, portions are large and the selection of vegetables is outstanding and changes daily. As allot of the other folks have said, the banana pudding is to die for. We... More 

1 Thank DannyN73
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Dean's is a great locally owned restaurant. The wait staff is friendly and the food is consistently very good. Save room for dessert! Their desserts are amazing!

1 Thank Melissa A

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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
American, Gluten Free Options
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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?