Where to Eat in Pigeon Forge: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Madelene Haan

Set against the misty blue backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is a gateway to 500 thousand acres of Appalachian wilderness. If hiking over 800 miles of mountain trails and camping in dense ancient forests isn't your thing, head over to Dollywood for a different sort of fun. Founded by country queen, Dolly Parton, Dollywood combines rollercoasters, waterslides, and live bluegrass and gospel concerts, with a down home country fair.
Things to do in Pigeon Forge

1. The Pottery House Cafe and Grille

3341 Old Mill St, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3414 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Soups, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 5 - SGD 25 +1 865-453-6002
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

The Pottery House Cafe and Grille

Serving the highest quality steaks, fresh seafood, gourmet salads and more, The Old Mill Pottery House Cafe and Grille is the perfect place for a romantic dinner for two under the stars or lunch with friends in the contemporary dining room. Located in the former home of potter Doug Ferguson, the relaxed atmosphere is a peaceful change from the hectic pace of Pigeon Forge.Begin your meal with piping-hot bread made from grains stone ground at our historic Old Mill and served on platters handcrafted by skilled artisans next door at our Pigeon River Pottery. Handmade cakes, pies, cheesecake and pastries provide a perfect ending to an unforgettable dining experience.

Reviewed By MomInAtlanta

My son and I went here. This place is packed and it has an okay menu. I ordered a grilled chicken Caesar salad with cheese grits (they weren’t hot when I got them) and my son had mac and cheese and fries. It took forever for our food. The waiter never apologized. A family of five that sat at the same time as us all received their meals as well as two other tables. Since the grits weren’t hot I think he just forgot about our food or something was mistimed with cooking the grilled chicken. No table touch to check if we were okay except to give us our bill. Really?

2. Pigeon Forge Deli

159 E Wears Valley Rd -The Shops of PF, In The Corner Of 2 Buildings, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3255 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch SGD 7 - SGD 18 +1 865-908-3713
Excellent
85%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 902 reviews

Pigeon Forge Deli

Pigeon Forge Deli is a local (born and raised right here in Pigeon Forge) family business that serves all our deli sandwiches on made from scratch bread. We mix and bake our bread daily, to make sure all our sandwiches are the very best. We also make our own hand rolled soft pretzels and bake them fresh for each order. We are happy to now serve different breads to choose from...white, wheat, pretzel and gluten-free! PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE IN THE CORNER OF THE 2 BUILDINGS...YOU WILL NOT SEE US FROM THE PARKING LOT. ROUND THE CORNER AND YOU WILL FIND US. THANKS AND WE WILL SEE YOU SOON!

Reviewed By Gary B

I trust the ratings on TripAdvisor. I always find it interesting that more than 800 people can give an eatery an excellent rating and there are always a handful of people who can still give that same establishment a terrible rating. I have found this...MoreGaryB, your review was clearly written from the heart, and for that we are more appreciative than we can express here. From us to you, a very sincere thank you!!

3. Local Goat New American Restaurant

2167 Parkway, Near the Titanic Museum Attraction and Mountain Valley Winery, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-2996 (Formerly Billy Goat Tavern of Pigeon Forge) Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks SGD 10 - SGD 37 +1 865-366-3035
Excellent
79%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Local Goat New American Restaurant

Local Goat is a New American restaurant with a scratch-made kitchen specializing in farm-to-table menu items. Local Goat offers a wide array of appetizers, jumbo wings, awesome salads. hearty steaks, chops, fall-off-the-bone ribs and outstanding desserts.<br><br>Local Goat specializes in craft beer and craft drinks. Test your skills on our vintage shuffleboard table or catch your favorite game on any of our HD TV&apos;s. Billy&apos;s Bar is a great place for great times. Bring the whole family.<br><br>Local Goat is conveniently located in the heart of Pigeon Forge at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains with picturesque views of Mount LeConte and the surrounding mountains. Local Goat Tavern is located between traffic lights one and two, right past the Titanic Museum Attraction and across from Mountain Valley Vineyards.

Reviewed By cowbulls - Georgia

We went with another couple and two other adults for a party of 6. Everyone enjoyed their food. The fried deviled eggs were a unique menu item. My hamburger was very well seasoned and tasted very good.

4. Sawyer's Farmhouse Restaurant

2831 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3315 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 865-366-1090
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Sawyer's Farmhouse Restaurant

Sawyer&apos;s Farmhouse Breakfast is now open on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Featuring pancakes, waffles, crepes and several Sawyer&apos;s Farmhouse Specialities! This brand new restaurant is sure to tempt your tastebuds with their own special recipes for cinnamon creme syrup or the delicious crepes with your favorite fruit. Sawyer&apos;s serves lunch which includes a Bacon, Egg and Cheeseburger!

Reviewed By Gwen G - Dahlonega, Georgia

The wait was long but this is spring break a very busy time. The food was fabulous and good service!Thank you so much for the kind review, and especially for your understanding! We've definitely had folks hanging from the rafters this week, and we're thrilled to have them! We'd love to have you back, so please come see us again soon!

5. Smokies Cuban Cafe

3526 Parkway, Suite 4, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3824 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 5 - SGD 13 +1 865-365-1700
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 581 reviews

Smokies Cuban Cafe

Reviewed By Tanya H

We went during lunch and the service was great! My husband and I both got the cuban sandwich and it was tasty! They also have a spicy vinegar hot sauce which was great. Definitely will go back next time we are in town! Try the mame shake!

6. Lil Black Bear Cafe

3068 Veterans Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3176 Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks SGD 4 - SGD 9 +1 865-366-1181
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 106 reviews

Lil Black Bear Cafe

Reviewed By HeatherD3 - Augusta, GA

Very small restaurant but food was amazing. Omelets are good, bacon and eggs are good, pancakes are very big and fluffy! Staff was super nice and you can hear Christian music playing. Great place, will visit again when we come back to PIgeon Forge!

7. The Old Mill Restaurant

164 Old Mill Ave, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3516 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 5 - SGD 25 +1 865-429-3463
Excellent
71%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

The Old Mill Restaurant

Reviewed By spamdogger - Valdosta, Georgia

Worth the wait. The wait at lunch time during spring break week was 45-1 hour and we got there right at 12. The night before we showed up at 7:30 and was told the wait was an hour and 45 minutes so we left. I'd suggest coming for an early/late lunch early dinner if you don't want to wait. The food is very good, we've been here several times over the years and everything we've tried was excellent. This time we tried fried pork cops, meatloaf and Turkey and dressing. I don't know what they do to the mashed potatoes but they are so good and flavorful. The fried pork chops were lightly breaded and were still so moist. Try them dipped in white gravy. We never have room for dessert but the pecan pie in the case looked so good. Our waitress was nice enough and checked on us often and seemed to be really busy. Portions are huge. If you are not starving you can easily share a plate. I know the pork chops and fried cubed steak comes with 2 pieces of meat each. For $10.00 at lunch you get chowder, corn fritters, a meal (that comes with 2 sides). Its plenty of food for 1 or even 2 people.

8. Poynor's Pommes Frites

131 Island Dr, Ste 3107, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-5286 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards German Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 4 - SGD 17 +1 865-774-7744
Excellent
80%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Poynor's Pommes Frites

DIRECTIONS to The Island In Pigeon Forge - a new red light has been installed between lights #3 & #4 for The Island Dr... Turn onto &apos;The Island Dr.&apos; And we&apos;re located under the "Smoky Mountain Wheel" on the right side of the development. "German Food Served FAST" -- Specialty Items Include: Pommes Frites / Belgium Fries & Dipping Sauces, a Variety of Authentic German Sausages / Bratwursts, Fresh Baked Brötchen (German Hard Rolls) and several Desserts including Spaghetti Ice. HOPE TO SEE YA SOON!

Reviewed By davidjf2016

Poyner's Pommes Frites just keeps getting better. Their french fries or Pommes Frites are the absolute best anywhere this side of the Atlantic. Their Spaghetti ice cream sundae or Spaghetti eis or ice as it is called in Europe is the best this side of the Atlantic too. Nice friendly people, you won't be disappointed. Only order a regular fries if there is just two of you. A large one will serve four people.

9. Firehouse Subs

2726 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3372 Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 12 +1 865-365-1099
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 550 reviews

Firehouse Subs

Steaming hot meaty sub sandwiches prepared in a Firehouse environment by friendly folks.

Reviewed By vernonm844 - Severn, Maryland

Very clean and pleasant staff. Love the kind of soda machines they have. The food is to die for here. Very fresh and tasty. Could eat here everyday if we could afford to. Excellent salads

10. Blue Moose Burgers & Wings

2430 Teaster Ln, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-5278 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 13 +1 865-286-0364
Excellent
64%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Blue Moose Burgers & Wings

Pigeon Forge&apos;s only family sports grill has been a best kept secret by the local residents for years. Blue Moose serves a variety of casual American fare from the juiciest 100% beef burgers, veggie patty options, award-winning jumbo chicken wings in 22 different flavors, all beef hotdogs, salads and ice cold beer. Blue Moose&apos;s inviting atmosphere, and 20 flat panel televisions, make it the "spot" to catch all the games!

Reviewed By house101292 - Jackson, Michigan

This place is a great option in Pigeon Forge. It is easy to get to and has awesome food. Burgers and Wings are the primary food but they have some chicken options and salads. The drink specials are just okay. The atmosphere is fun and inviting. We told all 5 teens with us they had a $13 limit and they could get just about anything on the menu with that limit. Seven people and our bill came to $85. Hard to find that in a sit down restaurant in a tourist town. Highly recommend this place. They also have outdoor seating. Sweet potato fries are amazing.

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