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Bear Camp Grill Restaurant - Wears Valley

Thank you so much for the recommendations. I did visit the Bear Camp Grill on Friday afternoon after coming back from a cabin company in Wears Valley. Bear Camp Grill’s prices aren’t low but their not outrageous either.

I was in the mood for a burger, but I really didn’t want to pay the $7.75 plus for a burger and $1.89 for a coke. I was already there and didn’t want to venture to a different restaurant in Wears Valley. Like I said before there are not many restaurants to choose from. I did end up getting a cheese burger, and I must admit that I did get my moneys worth. The burger was huge 8ozs, and it was cooked to my liking (medium). The bun was fresh and it was a quality bun. Usually I’d pay for a burger at a fancy restaurant and all I taste is bun. I usually have to carve out the bun to take away the thickness.

Everything was quality about this meal, including the leaf lettuce and tomato. I didn’t get any of that shredded stuff or a grotesque looking tomato.

I had one issue; the plastic mustard bottle was crusted with old mustard. That was kind of gross, but I ended up using it anyway. I’m still alive and well, so no poisoning there.

I also think they make home made fries. I can’t be too sure of that. The fries were like a steak fry but a bit thinner and different cut.

The meal was great and I would recommend the restaurant to anyone who is looking for a quality burger. If you’re looking for something cheap and fast, I would suggest heading to McDonalds. But if you want to enjoy a meal that will fill your belly in Wears Valley, Bear Camp Grill is the place.

Next time I will go for their “Prime Time�? Sandwich which is a charbroiled rib eye steak sandwich served on a hoagie bun with some of those yummie steak fries.

A map to their location is here http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&country=US&addtohistory=&searchtab=home&formtype=address&popflag=0&lattitude=&longitude=&name=&phone=&level=&cat=&address=3275+Wears+Valley+Road&city=Sevierville&state=TN&zipcode=37862

I give the experience I had there a 3.5 out of 5 stars


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David Conley:

My wife and I had the pleasure of lunch at the Bear Camp Grill last month (June, 2007). We were there for a reunion with her two brothers and their families and we were all staying at the Hidden Mountain Resort (also very high recommendations) in Sevierville (http://www.hiddenmountain.com/). On our way back from Cades Cove, on a day when the group had split up into many small groups, my wife wanted to stop at some of the souvenir shops along the road through Wear Valley. At one of them, we asked about a place to eat and were told about Bear Camp Grill, along with a couple other places. As the Bear Camp Grill was probably the closest, we went there. We found everything just fine�?staff, facilities and food. The food was both good and generous�?I think I had the open roast beef sandwich special and my wife had a burger. We both left stuffed.

We really enjoyed our visit and look forward to returning. Thanks to all there who made our visit so good.


My husband and I were up in June also and stopped in for lunch and had the best burger and fries ever. We were back up in July with friends and had planned to stop in again. We were disappointed to find out they had closed the restaurant. :(

linda hart:

It amazes me how the US government wayy back tried and almost eliminated an entire people
just for greed! My mother was afraid to speak even in the 20th century of her cherokee heritage/and once told me "The Truth would kill you"! What she meant I will never know as she has passed away with her secrets.It also upsets me to see many seeking connection to their cherokee blood for monetary gain/whats with that?!!Be proud stand tall and dont become as those that tricked and hurt us!!
My gr.g mother was full cherokee and my eldest sisters father was full Choctow from the N.C. rez. and I am proud to be who I am!!

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