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Wild Bear Tavern, Pigeon Forge, TN

Wild Bear Tavern

3.8
3.8
52 Reviews
$30 and under
German
Enjoy all your southern favorites and authentic German cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Wild Bear Tavern. Join us for home-style pancakes. Enjoy Bavarian-style burgers and sandwiches for lunch. Have authentic German cuisine with ice-cold German beer for dinner and choose from a delightful menu for your favorite sweet treat.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Pigeon Forge

  • Cross street

    Right off the Pigeon Forge Parkway

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 52 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Great for outdoor dining

  • East Tennessee

    Lively

  • Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge

    Best Food

  • Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge

    Best Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good but was too noisy and most of the noise was created by the bartender Mike!
  2. MM

    MeredithM

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am surprised (but happy) that this place was not packed. The food was delicious and service was great. We had brunch.
  3. FS

    Fool4SantaFe

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joshua took excellent care of us and our food was so good. My mom had the schnitzel parmigiana which she loved. My husband enjoyed the charcuterie board for his meal. I loved the salmon with a mustard honey glaze. We will go again when we are back in town
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    In the ladies room - the dust was an inch thick - it clung to the stalls - the walls - fixtures
  5. GG

    GirlGourmet

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was delicious, hot and good quality. Great value. Very authentic; for the most part. It seemed like the schnitzel was maybe deep fried instead of shallow but it was still delicious. If you want good German food & beer come here.
  6. DG

    DanielleG

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Salmon was overcooked and dry. The chicken was the same. In defense of the lovely people who worked there, maybe we should've ordered more "authentic German meals " for a better experience.
  7. LS

    LisaS

    Nashville

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was pretty good. Bill our server was so nice considering it was very busy. Beef stew was better than the schnitzel but everything is personal preference
  8. BL

    BettyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Experience. Food and service were excellent.
  9. LN

    LindaN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Food ranged from okay to good, depending on what you ordered. Ambiance was not great as we were in a room with chairs stacked on several tables. But it was quiet and a nice change.
  10. TK

    TiffanyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Was a little short handed but glad we got there when we did because it got really busy. Waitress did a great job until she had more help show up. Breakfast was fantastic. We hope to try it out of dinner the next time we visit the area.
  11. S

    Samantha

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    The restaurant was practically empty and we had the SLOWEST service. It took 20 minutes to get our drinks and our server hardly came around. The food was ok, nothing amazing.
  12. TW

    TomW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    My wife and I had Potatoe Pancakes and the sausage sampler. We are both in our 70s and love German food. This did not disappoint. The portions were large, and we had take home 2 sausage and one of three pancakes. All were cooked to perfection.
  13. SK

    SarahK

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They’re terrible. We didn’t even get to eat there. They’re supposed to utilize the Open Table app for reservations, but they don’t actually use it. It causes friction with customers that create reservations and expect to be seated at their reservation time and are told they have to wait for an additional hour at least. This happened to multiple guests (including ourselves) that we witnessed before ultimately deciding to go elsewhere.
  14. b

    bwright

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The hostess had no clue what was going on. Waited almost 45 minutes after our reservation to be seated. The place was a mess. Would not go back.
  15. RM

    RobertM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Food and waitress service great, however, had to wait almost 10 minutes before someone came to seat us and place not that full. On line menu showed traditional and jaeger schnitzel, however, had to order traditional and add Hager substitute to get jester sauce. Both on line and restaurant menu had Black Forest cake but told they ran out day prior.
  16. KC

    KennyC

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and staff were great. What a gem that you don’t hear much about, at least we haven’t. We will definitely return!!!
  17. w

    wsutter

    Orlando

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Short staffed as everyone is lately. Food was good, a little cold but I would go back. Make a reservation if you do not want to wait
  18. SH

    ShellH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The pot roast and pork shank are absolutely delicious! Our gluten free friend had several really great options to choose from and the staff was very knowlegeable.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Try to sit in Enrique’s area. He was an efficient & attentive waiter. The red cabbage, potato salad, salmon & beef stew were all excellent. This was all after the best pretzel we’ve ever had.
  20. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, great service, more food than I could eat!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Service was great. Enjoyed our meal here. We were thankful to have a reservation. Seated quickly in a very busy town with many over busy restaurants.
  22. MM

    MarissaM

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was visiting with a group of friends, and we decided to check this place out. The service was awesome & the food was even better. The waitress had great recommendations. The bartender ran out of a certain type of glass, and he came over to let us know the drinks would be served in a different glass but same drink - just a small courtesy that was greatly appreciated. 10/10 recommend
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made a reservation. Arrived and was told there would be an hour wait.
  24. C

    Carolina2013

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Our server Enrique was terrific…very efficient and hard working.
  25. DM

    DonnaM

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had a reservation and still had to wait 15 minutes because they are still short staffed, only 2 servers. We understood so didn’t mind at all. Glad we made the reservation because it’s a popular place. Great food at a reasonable price. Even though our server was rushed off her feet, she was very pleasant and we were very happy with the service we received. Will definitely visit them again.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Got there before our reservation and they closed early by an hour. Tried to find last minute dinner plans but no luck I don't come on vacation to eat McDonald's.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They left the open table available and had run out of food. They neglected to clear off my open table and I couldn’t use it for another reservation 🙄
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    While Wild Bear Tavern was out of a few dishes due to recent increase in visitors, we still found great choices on the menu. Our server, Bill was great…the kids loved him!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was delicious and authentic German. Service was slow due to short staff and Women of Joy weekend but very friendly. Will eat here again!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Food and server was great! Hostess was hard to understand and kept pushing us to eat at the bar since they were having server issues but this was a special occasion as I indicated on the reservation. Should have comped the dessert or something in my opinion. I would definitely give them another try!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was very good. We would have liked to charge it to our room.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great spot!
  33. C

    Chantel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve never written a review about a restaurant. But after eating dinner and then breakfast the next day; This place is a MUST!!! Our bartender, Ellie, and waitress, Areial, were fantastic! If you’ve not been here, you’re truly missing out on THE best eatery in town!!! The apfelstreudal pancakes are the best pancakes I’ve ever tasted. And, I cannot say enough GREAT things about Oma’s potato pancakes!!!
  34. JB

    JessicaB

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Literally so delicious! We were visiting the area from Charleston, SC. & we will definitely be stopping here every time we come in the future. The pretzel was my absolute favorite, but everything we ordered was amazing!
  35. TF

    TeriF

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We sat outside. People like to drive loud vehicles on the road. One waitress stated it's like that everyday...boys driving daddy's toys! My club sandwich was supposed to have turkey and bacon, mine had something like Canadian bacon slices and regular bacon. The weather was perfect and eating outside was the highlight.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, price and most of all ambiance. The view was incredible!
  37. A

    Ashley

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Reservation at 8, we were told a table we wanted was reserved so we couldn’t sit there, but no one ever came to that table. Within 30 minutes we were told it was last call (9pm on a Friday?) and we were rushed “no rush!” To pay and get out. Lukewarm fries, maybe about as German as McDonalds, don’t recommend visiting.
  38. S

    Sully

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Our server was very rude. Our drinks were hard to get filled. Our food order must of had been missed since it took an hour and it wasn’t correct. There was not many people in the restaurant when we got there. The prices on the menu was not what we were charged.
  39. DO

    DeOppressoLiber

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Like many places, very short staffed and backed up. Even though we had reservations, we still waited awhile for our table. Still staff was apologetic and did their best.
  40. T

    Trish

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We reserved a table for 7 in advance, but still had to wait as they were understaffed and very busy. Some of our food was very good, some entrees were obviously old, stale. The staff were hustling trying their best, and took pretty good care of us. All and all it was a enjoyable time, except the two people that did not like their entrees.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Wild Bear Tavern is rated 3.8 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Wild Bear Tavern

4236 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Right off the Pigeon Forge Parkway

  • Neighborhood

    Pigeon Forge

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Thu, Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    German, Bavarian, Beer Garden

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alfredo Varela

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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