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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%
Travellers talk about
“fish sandwich” (66 reviews)
“fried okra” (54 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7621 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-3907
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Reviewed yesterday

Portions are huge and food was delicious. The place was packed when we arrived at 7 PM. They were out of the "special" for the day. Wait time to get our food was surprisingly quick given the amount of customers. The desserts are homemade and...More

Thank MKCN47933
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped here because we often saw many cars there and now we know why! It's not a large restaurant so tables are a little close. Service was quick and efficient. Prices were reasonable. The food was great! We can recommend the fried bologna sandwich...More

Thank Travel_2gether_89
Reviewed 1 week ago

Locals will tell you about this little gem. Arrive early for a seat because the parking lot fills quickly as the locals grab a bite to eat. Food portions are very large and the desserts are scrumptious. Great value for the portion sizes.

1  Thank meljoy05
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this cafe for lunch after being advised by a lady at the visitor center that it was a great place to eat. Staff was friendly and helpful when ordering and the food was good. Nothing fancy, but a wonderful experience.

1  Thank arlenea606
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here for lunch on a Sunday. They seem to appeal to mostly locals but there were a few tourists. We were promptly greeted and seated at a nice booth. The waitress appeared quickly with a menu and took our drink orders. The...More

Thank coastermeister
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last year the Black Bear Cafe was our favorite place to eat in Townsend so of course we went back this year. The food is still good as well as the service. It doesn't matter who your server is, they are all friendly and welcoming....More

Thank thepooh66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Camping in Townsend and asked at Campground office about a good place to eat. They highly recommended Black Bear Cafe, boy were they right. Wife & I both had Black Bear fish sandwich. Sandwich came on homemade bread with two huge pieces of fish each....More

Thank Greatsmag
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at the Townsend Gateway Inn (great place) and wanted takeout the night we arrived. The sandwhiches were good, sides were tasty and nice proportions. Only problem is there were no utensils provided to I ate the potato salad with my fingers! LOL......More

Thank tardcore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I are here last night. The food was really good and the service was great. She had the grilled chicken and I ate the blackened chicken. We were impressed with our dishes. The place is very small so be prepared for a...More

Thank Jlsawer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very small venue, perhaps seating 40 inside with a couple outside covered picnic tables. We had a 5 minute wait to be seated inside - it was full when we arrived. We were waited on immediately for drinks and in 5 to...More

Thank The C
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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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