Visit our Award Winning Restaurant in Townsend TN
Steeped in tradition and enhanced with contemporary flavor profiles, the component combinations of Chef Shelley Cooper are an Appalachian tour-de-force. True to the farm-to-table experience, the Appalachian Bistro uses fresh produce grown on-site, and sources the highest quality local ingredients, to create renowned dishes that are as inviting to the eye as they are to the palate.
Our Townsend TN restaurant offers a refined assortment of regionally inspired dishes — all served amongst the rustic surroundings of the Smoky Mountains. Enjoy a cocktail or beer on our patio amidst the calming wooded vistas. Warm up by the fire pit while making s’mores. Take in the breathtaking nature that surrounds, on the Peaceful Side of the Smokies.
Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro named one of America’s '25 Most Romantic Restaurants' by TripAdvisor
Friday & Saturday: 5-10pm
Sunday Brunch: 11am - 2pm
Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday: 5-9pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday
7140 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend TN
Full-Service Bar in Townsend
Curated Wine Selection, House Crafted Cocktails, Grain to Glass Beer
For perfectly balanced classics and seasonal flavors that awaken, enjoy the nightly offerings at the only restaurant in Townsend offering hand crafted cocktails at our full-service bar. Take in the cool mountain air with a nightcap on our patio, enjoy friends and conversation by the fire, or cozy up in the rustic ambiance of the Bistro. Open to the public Wednesday thru Sunday from 5 pm – 9 pm, Bar at the Bear is Townsend, TN’s highest form of creation in a glass.
Private Parties Townsend TN
An Elevated Dining Experience
We are able to accommodate groups of any size, with intimate rooms or large dining halls available for your next event. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner with full bar service, are available in a private setting for private dining in Townsend just outside of Maryville and Knoxville. Please contact us to discuss your group's specifications, and let us help make your vision for your upcoming corporate dinner, rehearsal dinner, reception, or holiday party a reality.
Get Your Caffeine Fix
The Dancing Bean is a full-service coffee house located in Townsend, TN. Serving up expertly crafted espresso beverages, and an array of breakfast and lunch items. Artisanal baked goods and in-house roasted beans are available for individual purchase or in bulk. In addition to coffee, we offer locally brewed kombucha, fruit smoothies, and craft beer.learn more