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Black Bear Cafe

7621 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-3907
+1 865-448-8887
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish sandwich” (69 reviews)
“fried okra” (58 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
7621 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-3907
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Chef Salad is HUGE and very filling. Have never failed to have outstanding service and excellent food during multiple visits. We miss the restaurant when they close for the winter.

Thank Randy R
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

So happy we stopped here, we visited on their last day of being opened until next year. Wonderful fresh sandwiches, homemade soup and the pies!!!! This place is tiny but who cares when the food and service is all that really matters!

Thank jjtjet10
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

No complaints and no praises. Just average meals. Busy. A bit loud since it is small. Fried okra was the best item that we had.

Thank dtiparker
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We only had dessert. Salted caramel apple pie. It was good, but it would have been delicious if they offered ice cream with it. Nice clean place, but was ignored for several minutes. The cashier pointed us out to the waitress, but she cleaned a...More

1  Thank j58paddy
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We had lunch and dinner at the cafe a couple of times while camping in Wears Valley. The food is freshly prepared and tastes just like Grandma’s. The wait is well worth it. Deserts always look good, but no more room for them. One of...More

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We really enjoy this area. This cafe was always busy. Our meals were fine (I've forgotten what we each had) but they were plentiful. We took desserts back to the condo where we were staying. My hummingbird cake was very moist!

Thank redbird02
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

My family would give this place mixed reviews. My wife had the trout and though it was really good. My teen boys had the chicken strips and thought they were ok but nothing special. My daughter had the chili which she didn’t really like. I...More

1  Thank MNViking89
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Great food and great service! Just cute little small town place. We stopped in for a late lunch and were not disappointed. The orange crush cake was fantastic! Large servings!

Thank marykmiller96
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed having lunch here. Very good food in large portions. At last a restaurant where I could actually taste the okra in the fried okra. Had fried Grouper sandwich with two large pieces of fish. Nice staff. Excellent desserts. Get there early as it's small...More

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We all had the fried fish dinner (fried grouper) was well fried and tasty. The portion was large. Added a side of fried okra that was tasty and the portion huge. If you order fried okra, share with the table.

Thank Randy T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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