Pigeon Forge Restaurants: Top 9 Places to Dine

Foodies flock to Pigeon Forge, TN, a small mountain town in east Tennessee that provides visitors with scenic views, outdoor recreation and a notable dining scene. From pancakes and grits, to succulent steaks and authentic takes on traditional dishes, the area’s restaurants rank high in customer satisfaction for flavor and service. Read on and find the top Pigeon Forge restaurants.

Top Pigeon Forge Restaurants: Don’t Miss These Local Staples

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Brent Moore

Have a Burger at Alamo Steakhouse

A top recipient by TripAdvisor, Alamo serves lunch and dinner, with full menus for all tastes. Lunch options include flame grilled oysters, sriracha pork sandwiches and, of course, the Alamo steakburger. For dinner, try the horseradish crusted filet or the peppercorn New York strip. To make a night of it, order a moonshine cocktail or a local wine or beer.

See Dixie Stampede Show

Dolly Parton’s dinner attraction entertains the whole family. Enjoy the North and South battle, horse riding stunts, special effects and toe-tappin’ music with a four-course meal. The main course features a whole rotisserie chicken, barbecued pork loin, homemade biscuits and more. Dixie’s Stampede also has vegetarian feast options with vegetable soup and garden vegetable pasta.

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Take Kids to Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show

This restaurant theater is a perfect place to experience country culture and Southern favorites. A live family feud, dancing and comedy create a family-friendly show. Get tickets, and then order a true Southern homestyle feast that includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn-on-the-cob, fresh bread and Granny’s famous dessert.

Fill Up on Huck Finn’s Catfish

Famous for all-you-can-eat catfish and chicken dinners, this family-owned restaurant has won “best catfish in Tennessee” awards for four consecutive years. Also a TripAdvisor certificate of excellence winner, Huck Finn’s offers live music, a fun atmosphere and menu of Southern favorites. Top it all off with Aunt Polly’s homemade cobbler of the day.

Enjoy Spice at Johnny Carino’s

Rich sauces and authentic flavors make this Italian restaurant a favorite stop. Johnny Carino’s offers a full menu with classics like spaghetti and 16-layer lasagna, as well as salads, soups and pizza. For those who like food with a little more spice, try the spicy shrimp or chicken and jalapeno garlic tilapia. A large wine list and gluten-free options make this a must for any Italian food fan.

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Don’t Miss Log Cabin Pancake House

Pancakes, anyone? Start the day off with pancakes or French toast topped with fruits and rich syrup. Serving breakfast and lunch, customers can pick from omelets, waffles, traditional breakfast favorites, sandwiches and a hot lunch buffet. Grab a glass of sweet tea, and top it off with a hot piece of fresh cobbler.

Order Mama’s Farmhouse Biscuits

Award-winning biscuits. Among the best Pigeon Forge restaurants. All you can eat. These are just a few of the best things about Mama’s. Serving family-style Southern favorites, this popular spot offers breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Breakfast buffet items include sweets, eggs and grits, brown and sausage gravies, and more. Lunch and dinner menus change daily, but fried chicken is offered every day. Grab a group, and pick five sides for a true feast.

Tour Old Mill Restaurant

This historical family-style restaurant has two locations. The Old Mill Pottery House Café and Grille sits across the street from the Old Mill Restaurant. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant specializes in down-home cooking and a line of products guests can take home. Grits, homemade ice cream, steaks, sandwiches and desserts rank high as customer favorites.

Kick Back at Smoky Mountain Brewery

A popular spot for sports and tasty brews, this restaurant has two full food menus – one for Gluten-free – a good beer selection, and a cocktails and wine menu. Burgers, sandwiches and wings are top picks. Customers also enjoy watching more than 20 TVs, live music and escaping to hang out with friends. For added entertainment, sing your heart out on karaoke nights.

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