Restaurants on the Tennessee side of the Smoky Mountains offer the finest in American cuisine.  Not only is the food great, but Southern Hospitality is at its best.

You will discover many Mom and Pop restaurants that cook food up the way grandma used to do.  They use ageless family recipes that are still kept secret to this day.  Biscuits and sawmill gravy are a favorite for breakfast in these parts, but they are also choice items for lunch and dinner on many menus.  Favorite desserts like Southern style banana pudding, blackberry cobbler and more are served daily at many locations.  

About our Restaurants

restaurantsMany restaurants in the area are privately owned. Another key point is there are also many chain eateries.  Select fast food, steakhouses, seafood, pizzerias, oriental, buffets, BBQ, or soup and sandwich.  In addition, you can choose from many more types of cuisine.

Find places to eat that are directly on the river for your dining pleasure.  One of the most popular eateries on the river is The Old Mill Restaurant.  Most of all, there is a magnificent scenic view of the river and the National Park.


You can enjoy a $5 Krystal deal to a Sheriff’s cut of rib eye steak for $31.  Boneless English Mountain trout is a popular entree at The Peddler in Gatlinburg, Most of all, if you want something mountain-sized, try the Mountain Cut Prime Rib (16 oz.) for $41.99.  Heap your plate full at the  full salad bar.  It is the best in the South and comes with all entrees.

There are many nice lounges and bars throughout the Smokies.  Lots of eateries have a full-service bar, as well.

Special Occasions

Most important, if you plan to celebrate a special occasion such as a wedding, family reunion, corporate event, or retreat, you will discover many places to host your event. 

For a romantic dinner, we’ve got you covered.  Dinner with the family?  Choose from hundreds of places.

Find area restaurants here:

Pigeon Forge
Wears Valley