OUR TOWNSEND TN RESTAURANT

At our Townsend TN Restaurant, Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, we know that great food begins with fresh, quality sourced ingredients. On our menu, you’ll find Appalachian-inspired dishes that are familiar and steeped in tradition yet enhanced with bold new dashes of flavor and component combinations that may surprise and delight you.

An Elevated Dining Experience

Dancing Bear provides a premium lodging experience. We bring the same commitment to excellence to our restaurant. Whether enjoying a romantic dinner for two or bringing the extended family together for a celebratory meal, we want your night out in Townsend to be a very special experience. We offer a refined assortment of regionally inspired dishes — all served among rustic surroundings and calming wooded vistas.

Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro is under the direction of Shelley Cooper. From time to time, we will bring in distinguished guest chefs for special dining events.

This is an exciting time as we host families gathering for weddings, corporate & private events, as well as friends and old classmates enjoying long-awaited reunions.

Sign up for our Newsletter so you don’t miss out on the Special Events in Townsend TN we have planned at the restaurant. Gift Cards are available year-round and make great stocking stuffers.

Exclusive Dining Events

Chef Shelley’s Supper – $35 per person

Experience the unique culinary flair of Executive Chef Shelley Cooper each Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday evening! Chef Shelley creates a special 3-course dining menu which changes weekly. Reservations recommended.

Our Hours

Tuesday - Sunday, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

To make reservations, call (865) 336-2138 or visit OpenTable.com

Welcome to our Smoky Mountain Resort offering luxury cabin rentals, restaurant and Townsend TN Wedding & Corporate Events Center
  • Without a doubt the nicest...

    “Our primary reason for visiting this property was to once again enjoy the incredible culinary creations of Chef Shelley! Her artistic use of farm-fresh ingredients is rivaled by very few…upscale comfort food at its best! While feasting, we enjoyed a guitarist accompanied by a mandolin…and then s’mores by the mountain stone firepit! Seriously, what more could you want?”

    – Trip Advisor Review

  • Just a short 2-hour drive...

    “As foodies vacationing in the Smoky Mountains, we didn’t find many “hidden gems” around…until Dancing Bear. Spectacular food and amazing wine selection with excellent specialty drinks and top notch service. If we are ever back in this area again, we will absolutely return!”

    – Yelp Review

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    “Fantastic food, ambiance, service, hospitality, wine, etc. Love everything about this place! Great beer. Salmon (from Alaska) was wonderful. Fire pit outside with heaters. Cozy booth with romantic lighting and feel. Amazing views. Best place for a date night!!!”

    – Yelp Review