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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” (45 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 11 July 2017 via mobile

Food was mediocre. My simple order of salad nicoise first came without the salmon and after I asked for it I never got it! Sure wish they served wine!

1  Thank basseen
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Very casual. It's popular, so sometimes there is a short wait. It has a varied menu and it is all good.

Thank Patricia P
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is located in a very cool small town outdoor shopping mall (a totally different and awesome experience) and has a great feel to it. When you walk in you immediately know your in the right place!!! Had some of the best fresh corn...More

Thank gregorybL7601OX
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Dean's reputation is well deserved. Everything they serve is tasty and well-prepared. They can even make yellow squash edible. Even delicious! The wood-grilled squash is well oiled and smoky flavored. Mmm mmm mmm! The restaurant has a delightful smoky aroma, reflecting the flavorful meats and...More

Thank GrampyW
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

After asking a number of locals for the best place to eat (as most of us do), I got the idea that Deans was a must. Well, their not wrong! It is located in a version of the original "strip mall" (another all together different...More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I finally got the opportunity to stop and try Dean's Restaurant today. It was busy due to the Lavender Festival in Jackson Square but the wait was only 10 minutes. We were seated in the back room by the bakery cases. Uh...More

1  Thank scooby9932
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Had lunch here with our extended family yesterday and loved it! We'd had dinner here a couple years ago too. We all enjoyed our meals and the décor & service were all you could wish. My only complaint is that I enjoyed everything so much...More

Thank Afamilyonthebeach
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I grew up with my Grandmother's Southern cooking and looked forward to visiting the area while my husband was attending a training. Dean's did not disappoint! I had the pot roast, mashed potatoes, wood grilled asparagus and a small side of macaroni & cheese. The...More

Thank AlnDeb
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

This was around my dozenth visit to Dean's and the quality of food is second to none in OR. Maintaining the standard set while at the now defunct Flat Water Grille, the staff at Dean's provides a wonderful meal and overall dining experience. The setup...More

Thank Ed A
Reviewed 26 May 2017

My husband & I went to Dean's for my birthday & it was great. I had the fried catfish & it was very good, my husband had the pulled pork & he said it was the best he ever had.

1  Thank Robin B
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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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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