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Black Bear Cafe

7621 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-3907
+1 865-448-8887
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish sandwich” (60 reviews)
“fried okra” (52 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7621 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-3907
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped in to eat with the family very good food and good service. Would definitely return for another meal !

Thank Brenda l
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by after visiting the Tuckaleechee Caverns. Our waitress, Arlene was a pleasant little lady who was sweet and attentive. The food was good and they offer many homemade desserts. We were too full to try them but they looked great!

Thank Candice S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the Black Bear Cafe. The fish sandwich is excellent and the daily specials are home made. The staff make you feel at home. No frills, just darn good food.

Thank barbbradley1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on the recommendation of a Ranger at the Great Smokies Park. It is small place right on 321. When you are sitter they put a laminated piece of paper with the waitresses name on it on your table. We ordered cheeseburgers. My...More

Thank dcb4scuba
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taking a tip from some friends who are local to Townsend, we stopped here for lunch one day. My husband said the fish sandwich lived up to its reputation; it was so generously sized that he had to take one of the pieces of fish...More

Thank Deborah L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son & I went there with relatives, locals who go there often. The café is small, sitting only 44 people, and it was filled when we arrived. However, a few people were leaving just after we walked in the door. The staff, owner &...More

1  Thank ninny5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Home cooking, delicious burgers, scrumptious desserts. Good prices. Highly recommended if you like good food and friendly service.

Thank MarieHardy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cafe was recommended by a couple of people in town. We went the first night, but they were closed for the evening. We went back the second night. The cafe is very popular and always busy. It's a small building, so it's crowded. But...More

Thank gab131vic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Black Bear Cafe is a hidden gem. Small, local cafe--has good variety of food, great desserts, and the nicest, friendliest employees! We make it a point to eat here at least once each visit! We have loved everything we have had here! Very busy with...More

Thank Jani P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this cafe based on some great reviews I read about this restaurant and the reviews were right. A lady sitting near us said it was the least busy she had ever seen the place...it was Sunday and raining. Our server was friendly...More

Thank FLresidents
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
  • E-mail
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