Where to Eat

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

Throughout the Smokies, 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.



Most importantly, many of our Smoky Mountain restaurants are privately owned.  There are also many chain eateries — fast food, steakhouses, seafood, pizzerias, oriental, buffets, BBQ, soup and sandwich, and so many more.

Many places to eat are located directly on the river for your dining pleasure.  One of the most popular eateries on the river is The Old Mill Restaurant.  It offers a magnificent scenic view of the river and the National Park.

You can enjoy everything from 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, but if you’re looking for something mountain-sized, try their Mountain Cut Prime Rib (16 oz.) for $41.99.  The full salad bar 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

If you’re celebrating 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

Breweries & Wineries
Farmer’s Markets

Try some of our famous Smoky Mountain Recipes:
Chicken ‘n Dumplins
Applewood Julep
Granny’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken
BBQ Chicken Salad
White Chili
Corn Chowder

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