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Wild Bear Tavern

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Wild Bear Tavern is a Bavarian-style German restaurant in Pigeon Forge at the Wild Bear Inn. It is open daily for lunch and dinner. Wild Bear Tavern features homestyle pancakes and all-you-can-eat breakfast specials. Burgers, sandwiches and salads are available for lunch and dinner, along with a diverse beer, wine and cocktail selection.
US$10 - US$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 有泊車位, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really great location and atmosphere! Delicious large portions of authentic German foods. Bratwursts, sandwiches, hamburgers kids menu, desserts , specialties and of course GERMAN BEER! 🍺 The host at the door had an attitude, but everyone else was pleasant! Great experience! We had a party...of six, everyone left happy! We WILL return again when we visit Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While on Vacation stopped in with family. My wife (first generation German) ordered plain mashed potatoes and sauerkraut. The potatoes have apples in them!!! Why?? That’s not German. The sauerkraut has sugar added. It was sweet! The brat came without mustard. I had the wild...bear club. Very dry. I ask for mustard but did not receive any. Our waiter was trying and explained he felt the food was far from German. They said they would take the potatoes off the bill but did not. $50 bucks waisted!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is not German. Do not be fooled by other reviews. The most German thing was the German words on the menu. Shnitzel had no flavor and the Jager sauce was sweet. Had to choke it down. Salad was warm and nothing like an...actual german salad. Dressings were clearly from a bottle of Kraft. The pot roast was not actually from a pot roast, but American beef stew. Definitely not simmered in red wine. Spatzle was gummy. Only a couple German beers, none of which are beers that Germans actually drink. Save your money!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like German food, this is a good place to visit. Very nice jagersnitzel; especially liked the cheesy spätzle; good service; reasonable price; large servings

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Location: good, away from the busy traffic on Parkway Food: delicious, generous portions, good German food Staff: interesting, no hostess during our dinner visit, had to wait (restaurant not busy, 8 tables occupied) for servers to clean tables before we were seated, but the gentleman...were friendly and welcoming. Atmosphere: interesting, we’ve been to several German restaurants in the USA and Germany, but this was the first German restaurant we experienced Country music playing and Sports channels on TV over the bar. Seemed like a Country Western Sports Bar that serves German food. Negative: one server had an extremely loud, bellowing voice and spent usual long time chatting with customers to the point of sitting down at a high top table to chat. In fact he talked so much that a fellow employee had to inform him that he had orders ready in the kitchen. We won’t be returning to this restaurant during our next vacation to Pigeon Forge, TNMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came for dinner with family. Had a pretzel, bratwurst, schnitzel Parmesan and Dunkel beer. All was great. Service was awesome and friendly. Would come back again.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, great service, great food. So glad we stopped. The beer was enjoyed as well. Potato pancakes are the best.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 29 June 2021 via mobile

The best German food ever. Service was amazing! If you want a unique awesome place with a different taste stop her! Everything was awesome

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 28 June 2021

We visited several years ago,and had an excellent German dinner. The schnitzel was great and so was the apple strudel. However our visit was thos week was extremely disappointing. Jagerschnitzel with hardly any sauce and maybe two mushroom. The apple strudel which we raved about...several years ago, was now two fry pies looked like they were and were soaking grease. We sent them back.never again!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 25 June 2021 via mobile

We stopped in on our last evening on vacation. We did not have to wait. The food is excellent! The staff was wonderful and the service was great.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Janet W
4 December 2020|
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Response from WestgateGuestRels | Property representative |
Thank you for reaching out to us about our restaurants in Pigeon Forge! The Wild Bear Tavern in Pigeon Forge, Is currently closed and will remain closed until December 14th, 2020. They are working on updating the restaurant... More
23 July 2020|
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Response from WestgateGuestRels | Property representative |
Hi! Wild Bear Tavern is currently operating at a walk-in service only. We will be ready to serve you when you stop by!
29 June 2020|
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Response from WestgateGuestRels | Property representative |
Hi! Unfortunately, only service animals are allowed inside at the Wild Bear Tavern.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wild Bear Tavern

Yes, Wild Bear Tavern offers takeaway services.

Yes, Wild Bear Tavern offers delivery services.

Yes, Wild Bear Tavern is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Wild Bear Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5