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Wild Bear Tavern

Wild Bear Tavern is a Bavarian-style German restaurant with a seasonal dog-friendly patio located within the Wild Bear Inn in Pigeon Forge, TN. This country-style eatery serves up German cuisine, specialty pancakes, and other comfort food classics in a down-home, family-friendly atmosphere. Good weather permitting, dogs are welcome to join you at one of several outdoor tables on the patio. Visit Website

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Wild Bear Tavern has received a rating of 4.7 out of 5 bones by 17 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 1,052 guests on TripAdvisor.

Visitors generally enjoyed the authentic German cuisine, friendly staff, and dog-friendly patio at Wild Bear Tavern. Some guests did note occasional service issues, but overall they recommend this establishment for its delightful dining experience.

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  • Liz
    Dec 28, 2023
    Great patio, food, and service

    We had a great experience here! We took our dog and ate a wonderful German meal on the patio. The service was great and they gave attention to our dog and even brought her a bowl of water. Highly recommend!

  • Katelyn
    Nov 19, 2023
    Great food and dog friendly!

    Had a great meal here with our two dogs! Our server Bob was super nice and loved having the dogs there!

  • Kawai
    Oct 23, 2023
    No service for patio

    we stopped by and wanted to get breakfast with our pup before we hit the road. The server said no service in the patio because he is the only person and it’s cold outside (50 and big sunshine). Also, there was only 1 family eating inside. so we left.

  • Denise
    Jul 5, 2023
    Great Service!

    Very pet friendly on the patio. Great waitress and she treated our dogs well! Would recommend.

  • Amy
    Jun 25, 2023
    Great deck with authentic German menu

    If you are looking for a different type of food while on vacation, this place has great German food on its menu. It’s also very easy to accommodate your dog as there is a large deck out front with several tables including some with umbrellas for shade. The staff was very friendly and interacted nicely with our pup!

  • Aletha
    May 22, 2023
    Great good!

    We discovered this restaurant thanks to BringFido, and we were not disappointed. The service was excellent, the food was good and far more than we could finish eating. We sat on the covered porch, and our server brought water for Tasia. We will definitely visit again!

  • Mary
    Mar 19, 2023
    Like this place!

    Found Wild Bear on this site and decided to try it. They have a very large 2 level deck with plenty of seating. The upper area is covered. It was chilly out there, so our waitress got permission for us to eat inside! That was greatly appreciated! She brought out a bowl of sausage for our pup on the house! Hubby ordered the purple cabbage, German potato salad, and the pot roast. I ordered the jaegar schnitzel with purple cabbage and German potato salad. His roast beef was good but neither of us liked the cabbage or potato salad. My schnitzel was dry without the gravy. But we’ll go back and try something different.

  • Chris
    Mar 4, 2023
    This place was amazing

    we took our girl Luna here they fed her a smoked sausage! the manager was so excited they grabbed treats out of her car and mad a pup cup with presentation! great food, great service(wish I remembered her name) great atmosphere we will be back before we leave

  • Daisy
    Feb 22, 2023
    nice patio + amazing food? yes please!

    The food here was A-MA-ZING! The outdooor patio was very nice/ great furniture. At first was taken back by the restaurant being connected to a hotel. Servers were nice and gave the pups water. You have to get their pretzel.

  • Erin
    Oct 6, 2022

    Raised patio that has ramps for the disabled. A great spot to watch the crazy traffic. Staff is very accommodating, and brings out fresh water for your pup.

  • Julie
    Sep 11, 2022
    Wonderful Food & Friendly Staff

    We recently visited Wild Bear Tavern with our pup while vacationing in Pigeon Forge. So happy to find this little gem of a place. Plenty of room on outside patio and the food was AMAZING!! They brought a water bowl for our pup ~ and of course I shared my scrumptious pancakes with him! We will definitely visit again!

  • Leah
    May 25, 2022

    Water for the dog as soon as we sat. A great outside area. Covered and umbrellas. The food is very authentic and who else would offer you appetizers with breakfast. My kind of people. The biscuits and gravy was very good. The pancakes are huge. But the top item was the potato pancakes. Great experience.

  • Diana
    May 11, 2022
    Authenic German food

    The food was exceptional. The patio was spacious for you and your fur baby. The staff was extremely friendly.

  • Mandy
    Oct 12, 2021
    Awesome Place for Dinner!

    This tavern is attached to the Wild Bear Inn, just before you leave Pigeon Forge for Gatlinburg. We came early and brought our lab with us. There is a patio area where you are welcome to bring your dog to sit with you. They were very short staffed, but our server, Bill, was so attentive and did a great job of serving everyone. He brought us water for our dog, and gave her lots of attention.

    The food is plentiful! Huge servings of mainly German dishes, wish some American orders thrown in for those who were unsure. We had plenty to eat and ended up bringing a lot home for later. We will definitely be back to this restaurant!

  • Mary
    Jun 1, 2021
    Great spot!

    This spot is a little farther down the main road but is definitely worth it! The bar tender was supper helpful and we enjoyed some delicious German draft along with our dinner. Dinner had some of the best schnitzel & bratwurst ever! The staff had great service, personally, and loved our puppy!! The outside eating has umbrellas and clean outside tables. The only caution is the parking area is a bit steep, but since it is the mountains it is understandable. Overall worth a visit if you enjoy German food!

  • Charles
    Jan 7, 2021
    Great Food/Hospitality

    The food was excellent and service was great. There was no fuss over our 85lbs Malamute. A must visit with your four-legged companion!

  • Betsy
    Nov 14, 2020

    Delicious German food! Stopped there for lunch on a whim, and our dog was welcome on the patio. The food was excellent! A nice change from standard fare in most other places. Our Teddie enjoyed it too!

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