1 of 6

Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro

This Townsend farm-to-table restaurant, the Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, redefines regional cuisine in an upscale yet casual setting, all set in the beauty of the Smoky Mountains. The menu offers a assortment of regionally inspired dishes using local, seasonal ingredients — all served among elegant surroundings and calming wooded vistas. Patio seating is dog friendly. Visit Website

Or call (800) 369-0111 or email info@dancingbearlodge.com for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 8 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 798 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • John
    May. 18, 2022
    Best food, Best Service, Best experience

    Wonderful setting and outdoor dinner with Nikita, our German Shepherd. Nikita received her water first and lots of love from everyone. It is very obvious that everyone here loves dogs and really cares that they also enjoy their time here. Just can’t say enough. This is a “must visit” location. Covered outdoor area was beautiful. Food and service the best around. We will be back.

  • Evelyn
    Aug. 26, 2021
    Excellent Food! Great Setting!

    The Hostess greeted us with a smile and immediately made friends with Daisy and brought her water right away. The service was very good and the food was well worth the price. An upscale dining experience.

  • Mallory
    Aug. 19, 2021

    The staff was incredible, location is just beautiful, and they all loved on my puppy. They immediately brought him out a bowl of water when getting my drink order. On top of that best old fashioned I may have ever had, and great food!!

  • Lisa
    Aug. 14, 2021
    Great spot!

    Don’t wonder about this hidden gem, just go. We were seated outside right away and they brought Charlie a bowl of water right away. The food was amazing - one of the best restaurant meals I’ve had in a long time. Everything was so fresh. Excellent!

  • David
    Aug. 13, 2021
    Great place

    very quiet, very pet friendly

  • Elizabeth
    Aug. 8, 2021

    Amazing food, venue, and staff! Love, love, love! Check out staying in their cabins- awesome!

  • Sharon
    Oct. 30, 2019
    Happy Dancing for the Dancing Bear Bistro

    Your foodie spirit will be completely satisfied in this picturesque mountain bistro. The manager and staff were so friendly and accommodating to us and our golden doodle, Ruby. We will be back before we leave the Smokies. Highly recommend.

  • Robin
    More than a year ago
    Beautiful setting w gourmet food!

Post a Review

Traveler Photos

We dug up 5 pictures of dogs at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro.

Want to feature your creature? Upload a photo of your pet at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro! You can also share by using the hashtag #bringfido on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

Add a Photo
Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro