Dining for Every Occasion in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

Searching for fine dining or fun places to eat in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee? Perfect! We’re all about finding and sharing the best restaurants with great food in the area for any and every occasion on your Smoky Mountain getaway. 

Whether you’re visiting the Smokies on a romantic retreat with the love of your life, treating your family to a memorable cabin stay, or gathering your biggest group of friends for a super reunion in the mountains, rule #1 is choosing ace eateries and fantastic food to keep everyone fed and happy. 

Get ready to explore Appalachian flavors and experience enchanting restaurant atmospheres — for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in and around downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. 

Note: all Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and surrounding eateries are currently implementing proper COVID-19 precautions, including social distancing, face mask requirements, and regular staff health checks. 

Hearty Breakfasts
Eager to start another vacation day with a delicious and nutritious breakfast or brunch prepared and served in town? Our list has you covered with highly-rated breakfast options for arguably the most important meal of the day on your Great Smoky Mountain getaway. After all, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are known for BIG country breakfasts and pancake houses!

  • Crockett’s Breakfast Camp
    • Named after David C. Crockett Maples, a frontiersman and family man born in 1840, Crockett’s Breakfast Camp is a fun place to eat serves pure breakfast and brunch heaven 7 days a week. Their menu features an assortment of “hen fruit” (aka eggs), delicious griddle cakes, pan fried pork chops, huevos rancheros, plus fruit and nut flapjacks, among many other choices. Pecan bacon is a unique take on breakfast meat, sugar cured ham is a classic meal, and moonshine sausage is where the traditional meets the modern. And their picnic-table style seating invites large groups to sit down for great meals. Not to mention, it’s a great first stop on your way to Ober Gatlinburg just minutes away!
    • Open Mon – Sun, 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • 1103 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 
    • 865.325.1403
  • Elvira’s Café
    • Located in Sevier County, this unique breakfast and brunch cafe offers gluten-free and vegan meals, live music, free Wi-Fi, and outdoor seating with a farm-to-table taste. After visiting from Siberia and falling in love with the Smokies, Elvira (the owner) realized she wanted to live here and open a restaurant with her personal recipes. Along with adding a slight Russian twist to classic American dishes, Elvira also offers jars of Mountain Honey to take home or back to the cabin.
    • Open Tues – Sun, seasonal hours
    • 4143 Wears Valley Rd, Sevierville, TN 
    • 865.366.2263
  • Log Cabin Pancake House
    • Begin your day right with a hot and heaping breakfast at this popular pancake house. Just like your Gatlinburg cabin rental, meals can be enjoyed by a warm and crackling fireplace in cooler months at the Log Cabin Pancake House. Nibble on stacks of fluffy pancakes, country ham, biscuits and gravy, french toast, crispy bacon, and eggs prepared all ways. And if you’re not an early riser, opt for their all-you-can-eat lunch buffet filled with breakfast food favorites!
    • Open Mon – Sun, 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • 327 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 
    • 865.436.7894
  • Mama’s Farmhouse 
    • Locally owned and operated in Pigeon Forge, this Smoky Mountain eatery serves fresh all-you-can-eat Southern dishes — family style! Their scrumptious breakfast and brunch menu varies daily and includes classics such as biscuits and gravy, sausage patties, cheese grits, hash brown casserole, pinwheels, and buttermilk or sweet potato flapjacks (topped with either peach or strawberry butter). The best part is kids ages 5 and under eat FREE, and kids 6-12 eat on a discount! And Mama cooks up pretty great country options for lunch and dinner, too!
    • Open Mon – Sun, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Breakfast ends at 11:00 a.m.)
    • 208 Pickel St, Pigeon Forge, TN 
    • 865.908.4646
  • Pancake Pantry 
    • Famous for yummy made-from-scratch pancakes and known as the first pancake specialty restaurant in Gatlinburg, this 60-year-old pancake house (right next to The Village Shops) is a great start to the day! Serving up dozens of pancake and crepe flavors — wildberry, Georgia peach, Swiss chocolate chip, peanut butter, Santa Fe cornmeal, and old fashioned buttermilk — everyone and any age will appreciate the grand variety at the Pancake Pantry. Combine your flavorful stacks with bacon, eggs, ham, hash browns, and you’ll have a breakfast smorgasbord to devour!
    • Open Mon – Sun, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • 628 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
    • 865.436.4724

Lunchtime Favorites
Continue your fun days in the Smoky Mountains by refueling at lunchtime favorites in town. Whether you’re looking for a unique place to grab a bite, a classic country diner with all the Southern trimmings, or fabulous foreign flavors, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg restaurants deliver!

  • Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que 
    • For a heaping plate of real hickory smoked BBQ, corn, coleslaw, ribs, and more, Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que is the place to go in Pigeon Forge. Locally owned and operated since 1991, Bennett’s has been hailed the county’s best ribs and barbecue — basted in their own special sauce — many years in a row. As a Southern staple, BBQ is a classic Smoky Mountain delight, and it doesn’t get any better than Bennett’s!
    • Open Mon – Sun, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (open until 10:00 p.m. Fri – Sat)
    • 2910 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
    • 865.429.2200
  • Best Italian  
    • For those desiring authentic New York-style Italian food, Best Italian is where you want to go. Does it live up to its name? You bet! In business since 1976, it’s not short on experience and is brilliant at whipping up classic Italian entrees — including mouthwatering pizza! Garlic rolls, cheesy lasagna, flavorsome spaghetti, piping calzones, mozzarella sticks, fettuccine alfredo, eggplant parmesan, manicotti, veal florentine…need we go on?
    • Open Mon – Sun, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (open until 11:00 p.m. Fri – Sat)
    • 968 Parkway, Suite 9, Gatlinburg, TN
    • 865.430.4090
  • Dick’s Last Resort
    • You may have heard the staff at Dick’s is what makes this restaurant unique. There is a good bit of interaction and barrels of fun! Watch your sarcastic waiter though as they can be quite silly at times (e.g. tossing napkins at you or writing something “interesting” on your handmade hat) and have a good laugh over their tasteless titles for their taste-full food. Love to hate your experience? Be sure to go by the souvenir shop and get a T-shirt from this fun place to eat before you head back to your Pigeon Forge cabin.
    • Open Mon – Sun, noon – 8:00 p.m.
    • 131 Island Dr, Suite 9118, Pigeon Forge, TN
    • 865.280.1744
  • Lee’s Fusion Cafe 
    • Pan-Asian dishes take the best foods from around Asia and bring them together in harmony. Lee’s Fusion Cafe offers just that, specializing in Chinese cuisine. This cafe uses high-quality fresh ingredients for every dish and is known for friendly customer service. Craving calamari, steamed edamame, Thai noodles, grilled hibachi meats, veggie dumplings, or Chinese pork ribs? Go to Lee’s!
    • Open Mon – Tues & Thurs – Sun, 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. (open until 10:00 p.m. Fri – Sat)
    • 2528 McGill St, Pigeon Forge, TN
    • 865.453.5587
  • Little Tokyo Hibachi Grill & Sushi
    • Wowing diners with their yummy sushi selection and other regional food choices, Little Tokyo is a top option for Japanese cravings. Hibachi cooking is done right at your table with flair and flavor. There’s a decent sake selection to choose from, and the bar is a great place to take a seat and sip. If you’ve got a hankering for salmon roe, spicy tuna, teriyaki chicken, or Japanese style steak, Little Tokyo has you covered!
    • Open Mon – Sun, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    • 2430 Teaster Ln, Suite 212, Pigeon Forge, TN
    • 865.908.0555
  • Loco Burro — Fresh Mexican Cantina
    • Walk into a vibrant atmosphere and inhale the savory scent of Mexican cuisine at the Loco Burro! Enjoy delicious food, company, and fresh Smoky Mountain air from the colorful rooftop patio that sits high over the bustling streets of downtown. You’ll love riding the mechanical donkey and feel pleasantly overwhelmed with tons of fresh and appetizing options at this fun Mexican restaurant. Order stuffed jalapenos, sizzling fajitas, and whopping burritos. After your yummy appetizer and entree, make sure to save room for Loco Burro dessert — including fried banana cheesecake, the chocolate churro, fried ice cream with churros, sopapillas, and caramel cream cheese flan!
    • Open Mon – Sun, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (restaurant closes at 11:00 p.m. & rooftop bar closes at 1:00 a.m. Fri – Sat)
    • 735 Parkway, Suite 1, Gatlinburg, TN 
    • 865.430.5624
  • No Way Jose’s Cantina
    • Looking for some south of the border spice for lunch? While there are a number of Mexican restaurants in the area, No way Jose’s serves some stellar — and fresh — Mexican food with a fun and upbeat atmosphere. And the location is great: right beside Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and on the Cliff Branch River. Riverside seating plus fresh salsa, sizzling fajitas, stuffed and fried avocado, and out-of-this-world margaritas at No Way Jose’s is also known as bliss. 
    • Open Mon – Sun, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (open until 11:00 p.m. Fri – Sat)
    • 555 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 
    • 865.430.5673
  • Smokies Cuban Cafe 
    • Specializing in authentic Cuban food that will amaze and satisfy, Smokies Cuban Cafe delivers in powerful flavors and homemade meals! Cuban cuisine is all about tradition, and this family owned and operated Pigeon Forge restaurant uses recipes passed down from generations, honoring loved ones and serving up flavor packed dishes. Try everything from empanadas and croquetas to tostones and delicious fried pork chunks!
    • Open Mon – Sat, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (open until 7:00 p.m. Fri – Sat) 
    • 3526 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
    • 865.365.1700
  • Smoky Mountain Trout House 
    • For the freshest trout in town, visit the rustic Smoky Mountain Trout House in downtown Gatlinburg. Serving local catches since 1975, this mom-n-pop restaurant focuses on great food and offers trout served numerous ways, including trout fritters, pan-crispy fried mountain trout, and blackened rainbow trout. There are also non-trout options, like flame broiled chicken breast and ribeye. Friendly staff make you feel welcome, and before you leave, don’t forget to try one of their homemade desserts!
    • Open Mon – Sun, 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    • 410 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
    • 865.436.5416
  • The Old Mill — Restaurant & Pottery House Café 
    • The Old Mill district, home to a working grist mill (since 1830) on the Little Pigeon River, features 2 eateries. Both serve up some of the best Southern dishes in the area (maybe even the entire United States) that include fried green tomatoes, homemade quiches, black Angus burgers, fresh local trout, hand cut steaks, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and hot apple fritters. Prepare to wow your taste buds with the famous corn chowder (prepared with grounds from the mill) at this old riverside mill — recently found on the list for best classic restaurants for 2020 in Food and Wine Magazine. 
    • Open Mon – Sun, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (café opens at 11:00 a.m. Mon – Fri & 10:00 a.m. Sat – Sun)
    • 164 Old Mill Ave, Pigeon Forge, TN (café is at 3341 Old Mill St)
    •  865.429.3463 (café is 865.453.6002.) 
  • The Wild Plum Tea Room
    • Inspired by traditional tea houses where people would gather and enjoy freshly picked and prepared foods in the Austrian mountains, The Wild Plum Tea Room is an eccentric place for friends and family to spend quality time dining and conversing together indoors and outdoors (dog friendly). Seasonal dishes here are delicious and made from a combination of ingredients fresh from the garden and local vendors. Menu items include soups, salads, sandwiches, daily specials, gluten free and vegan options, and of course — wild plum tea (hot or cold) and muffins!
    • Hours vary by season.
    • 555 Buckhorn Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 
    • 865.436.3808

Delectable Dinners
Tasty options for dinner are essential on a memorable vacation. After playing all day in town, wandering through the national park, or hanging out at your cabin rental, you’ll appreciate fine dining in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg to round out the day with delicious Smoky Mountain cuisine.

  • Alamo Steakhouse
    • Voted best steak for 6 years, Alamo Steakhouse serves up great appetizers, seafood, sandwiches, chops, chicken, and oak-fired black Angus steaks, perfect options for a sizzling meal on cooler days. A Smoky Mountain favorite,  Alamo Steakhouse is named one of the best restaurants all-around in downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge! Aged, hand cut, and seasoned to perfection, the steaks at this house are far from ordinary. Paired with succulent flavorsome sides, what could be better?
    • Open Mon – Sun, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (open until 9:00 p.m. Fri – Sat)
    • Location 1: 705 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN — 865.436.9998
    • Location 2: 3050 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN — 865.908.9998
  • Calhoun’s Restaurant
    • Boasting arguably the best ribs in America, Calhoun’s Restaurant is a fan favorite and Gatlinburg staple that offers everything Southern, from wings to fried green tomatoes to catfish. Calhoun’s has a wide variety of appetizer and menu options, from fresh-ground burgers to Tennessee bar-b-que to surf n’ turf combos. They even have a gluten-free menu for guests with allergies or food sensitivities. Dine in or pick up a family pack (to serve 5 or 10) of BBQ pork, brisket, or hickory smoked ribs with sides like baked beans and creamy country slaw.
    • Open Mon – Sun, 11:00 a.m. – varies by season (generally between 9:00 and 11:00 p.m.)
    • 1004 Parkway, Suite 101, Gatlinburg, TN
    • 865.436.4100
  • Cherokee Grill
    • Cherokee Grill is more than a restaurant, it’s a memorable experience. Stroll through the little walkways with nice sitting areas, race sticks down the river from the cute bridge, and enjoy the lovely scenery before sitting down for dinner inside the lodge style Cherokee Grill. Opt for a mouthwatering appetizer, a juicy steak, and baked macaroni and cheese with spinach. Just be sure to leave room for dessert, like the white chocolate amaretto cheesecake. After dinner, visit the little shops and buy a decorative souvenir for your home. 
    • Hours vary by season Mon – Sun.
    • 1002 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 
    • 865.436.4287
  • Hard Rock Cafe
    • Treat yourself and guests to live music at the Hard Rock Cafe — a super fun place to eat in Pigeon Forge! Offering an awesome atmosphere that keeps your eyes pleasantly surprised with authentic collectibles and a tasty menu with fun appetizers, beastly burgers, savory sandwiches, and smokehouse specialties, this cafe is a great option for any age.  They even have a dog friendly patio outdoors so you can bring your best furry pal along for dinner. And you can rent the cool space for your next large group event.
    • Open Mon – Sat, noon – 9:00 p.m. (open until 10:00 p.m. Fri – Sat)
    • 2050 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
    • 865.430.7625
  • Mellow Mushroom
    • Crave the fun, laid-back atmosphere of Mellow Mushroom in downtown Gatlinburg and enjoy being able to try a new spin on pizza every time you visit this modern pizzeria.  They even have gluten free dough and ingredients! Pizza crusts are homemade and stone baked. Flavor options vary and include toppings like fresh basil, provolone, applewood smoked bacon, sun-dried roasted tomatoes, pineapple, jalapenos, caramelized onions, buffalo chicken, portobello mushrooms, and oh-so-much more!
    • Open Mon – Sun, noon – 10:00 p.m. (opens at 11:00 a.m. on Sat & closes at 8:00 p.m. on Sun and 11:00 p.m. Fri Sat)
    • 903 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
    • 865.277.0600
  • Park Grill Steakhouse
    • Fantastic food paired with a quiet and relaxing ambiance, the Park Grill Steakhouse is an upscale Gatlinburg restaurant near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Resembling a luxurious mountain lodge, this eatery is warm and inviting and often has live piano performances, perfect for date nights. All the meat at Park Grill Steakhouse is hand picked and grilled over open flames burning real Tennessee Hickory! If you have a craving for something besides steak, their menu of abundant delights also offers rainbow trout, pecan chicken, and several other palate pleasing favorites.
    • Open Mon – Sun, 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (open until 9:00 p.m. Fri – Sat)
    • 1110 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 
    • 865.436.2300
  • Puckers Sports Grill
    • Named Gatlinburg’s #1 sports bar 9 years in a row, Puckers Sports Grill is the best place to catch the big game with a mouthwatering meal. With 11 HDTVs showcasing sports, it’s a fun place to eat and gather with friends and fellow sports lovers. Everything from sliders on sweet Hawaiian buns and jumbo wings packed with flavor to flatbreads of all sorts and golden fries can be devoured and paired with a massive array of specialty drinks and beers. Feeling lucky? Attempt their legendary hot wing challenge to win free stuff!
    • Open Mon – Sun, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
    • 745 Parkway, Suite 9, Gatlinburg, TN
    • 865.430.7755
  • The Greenbrier 
    • Now the dining area, the main log structure of The Greenbrier — a food & spirit outpost — once operated as a lodge (built in the late 1930s). Floor-to-ceiling windows frame beautiful surroundings, and a roaring fire warms the atmosphere in cooler months. There is also an upstairs dining area that can be reserved for private parties of up to 25 guests. Menu items of this fine establishment include steak tartare, duck breast, stuffed flounder, a variety of steak cuts, and succulent sides.
    • Open Tues – Sun, 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    • 370 Newman Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 
    • 865.412.1576
  • The Peddler Steakhouse
    • A Gatlinburg steakhouse known for great ribeye and great views of the Little Pigeon River, The Peddler creates a more intimate dining experience for guests. If you’re licking your chops for a juicy cut of meat, this is the place to go. With a gorgeous view of a mountain stream and steaks cut tableside, The Peddler offers one of the best atmospheres in town. Take your date for a special evening at this riverside steakhouse with mouthwatering appetizers, filet mignon or fresh grilled trout, steak fries, and a Kahlua crème brûlée. 
    • Open Mon – Sun, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (open Sat, 4:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)
    • 820 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 
    • 865.436.5794
  • Timberwood Grill 
    • Enter this Smoky Mountain lodge-themed restaurant at The Island (a shopping and entertainment complex) and savor the incredible entrée flavors, like the salmon and avocado salad, bacon mac and cheeseburger, or the gunpowder ribeye. Timberwood Grill also boasts unique cocktails, like blackberry cobbler and Jack Daniel’s slushy. And it’s a local favorite that’s connected to an arcade, so you can burn off all the delicious calories while taking down the highest scores after dinner!
    • Open: Mon – Sun, 11:00 a.m. – Midnight
    • 131 The Island Drive, Suite 101, Pigeon Forge, TN
    • 865.286.0119 

Dinner Shows
Treat your love to a fun and romantic date night, take the whole family or your best friends out for a neat experience, or plan a large group outing to remember — when you opt for a dinner show in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee! After all, there’s nothing quite like eating delicious food while watching a live performance in the Great Smoky Mountains.

  • Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction
    • Combine dinner and a Smoky Mountain show with horseback riding stunts, clownery, and musical performances while you dine on a 4-course Southern feast — including an herb-basted potato, corn on the cob, and an entire chicken just for you — at Dolly Parton’s Stampede! Silverware isn’t a thing at this fun place to eat in Pigeon Forge, so get ready to dive in fingers first into some good ole country cookin’. Before the performance, you can arrive early for live entertainment and cool drink options or take a stroll to the horse stalls to see the evening’s stars up close. And yes, group pricing is available for those with 20+ individuals. Get ready for a hootin’ and hollerin’ grand time at this exciting dinner attraction!
    • Showtimes vary Mon – Sun. 
    • 3849 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 
    • 865.453.4400
  • Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud
    • Settle into your seats and get ready for a comedic good time at the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud that features Southern cookin’ and hilarious feudin’. Bite into all-you-can-eat fried chicken, pork barbecue, mashed potatoes, creamy soup, homemade bread, coleslaw, corn on the cob, and Granny’s famous dessert! And cheer for the Hatfields or the McCoys as they duke it out mountain style with powerful singing, showstopping stunts, great dancing, and hilarious comedy.
    • Showtimes vary Mon – Sun. 
    • 119 Music Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN
    • 865.908.7469
  • Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show
    • Aargh, get ready to see an ocean battle of epic proportions in the Great Smoky Mountains at Pirate’s Voyage Dinner & Show! This swashbuckling performance features a finger-licking 4-course feast — with items like Buccaneer Bread, Half O’ Roasted Cackler (aka chicken), and Voyager Creamy Veggie Soup. Held in a 15-foot lagoon with 2 full-size pirate ships, let your imagination set sail as this maritime adventure showcases diving stunts, amazing acrobatics, pyrotechnics, sword fighting, beautiful mermaids, and tropical birds. Plus, there’s bonus fun for those who arrive early and treasure to loot after the performance. And special discounts are available for groups of 20+. Pirates Voyage is a fun place to eat in Pigeon Forge — for landlubbers and seafaring folk alike! 
    • Showtimes vary Mon – Sun. 
    • 2713 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 
    • 865-505-AHOY (2469) 

Sweet Desserts
Not only do we have traditional restaurants and cafes in downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, we also have dessert shops galore. Add to your growing list of fun places to eat in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg with fudge shops, ice creameries, and candy stores! Our personal favorites are below.

  • Country Candy Kitchen
    • With freshly made saltwater taffy, copper kettle fudge, and hand dipped chocolates, a stop at the Country Candy Kitchen will be the perfect pick-me-up during the day or wonderful end to your night. It’s a classic Appalachian candy store filled with homemade candies worth every penny. They even have sugar free options that include bear claws, pecan nests, and apple butter so everyone can enjoy the Country Candy Kitchen experience!
    • Open Mon – Sun, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (closes at 11:00 p.m. Fri – Sat & closes earlier throughout the week Jan – Apr)
    • 3341 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
    • 865.453.6006
  • Funnel Cake Factory
    • For a sweet treat after lunch or dinner, head over to the Funnel Cake Factory where rich ice cream and funnel cakes with specialty toppings are sure to hit the spot. Get a classic funnel cake with powdered sugar or a sugary twist with toppings like strawberries and cream, drizzled chocolate, caramel sauce and apple slices, and even cereals and candies! Plus, you’ll find floats, shakes, and sundaes here for added variety to curb your sweet tooth.
    • Open Mon – Sun, noon –  9:00 p.m. (closes at 10:00 p.m. Fri – Sat)
    • 3357 N. Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
    • 865.453.3623
  • Mad Dog’s Creamery & Donuts
    • Craving something super duper sweet? Perfect! Choose from a huge selection of hand dipped ice creams, classic milkshakes, banana splits, sundaes, plus a vast array of glazed and filled donuts, and funnel cakes, too — at Mad Dog’s! And this ice cream shop is dog friendly with 24 flavors for Fido. It’s a great option for everyone to take a moment and enjoy the sweeter things in the Great Smoky Mountains.
    • Open Mon – Sun, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (closes at 11:00 p.m. Fri – Sat)
    • 731 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
    • 865.430.5757

Local Foods for Meals at the Cabin
Sometimes you just can’t peel yourself out of bed in the morning (especially when you’re waking up to gorgeous mountain views) or maybe you’d rather spend the majority of your vacation in the peace of your private cabin rental. Many Gatlinburg andPigeon Forge restaurantsoffer breakfast all day plus plenty of lunch and dinner options, but if you’d rather stick around the cabin, shop around for local bites first. Instead of just grabbing cereal, protein bars, chips, or frozen dishes at the grocery store, consider getting some local mixes, jams, and treats for homemade meals and fun snacks with friends, family, or a large group in the cabin.

  • The Old Mill General Store
    • Built in 1830, the historic Old Mill in Pigeon Forge is still a working grist mill, putting out stone-ground grains for delicious mixes at The Old Mill General Store. You can enjoy their grains in grits, fritters, pancakes, and more at The Old Mill Restaurant and The Old Mill Pottery House Café & Grille, or you can pick up the mixes for the same goodies to make in your Gatlinburg cabin. They even have bakery-fresh goods like breads, cakes, and pies that are ready-made and delicious! 
    • Open Mon – Sun, varied hours 
    • 175 Old Mill Ave, Pigeon Forge, TN
    • 877.653.6455
  • The Apple Barn Cider Mill & General Store 
    • Known for their apple fritters, apple butter, and cool Apple Julep, Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and Farmhouse Grill are 2 favorite local eateries. They serve those classic Smoky Mountain breakfasts, along with Southern favorites all day long. But they also have The Apple Barn Cider Mill & General Store, where you can pick up mixes, jams, and jellies to make your own meals in your Gatlinburg cabin.
  • Open Mon – Sun, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (closes at 5:30 p.m. on Sundays)
  • 230 Apple Valley Rd, Sevierville, TN
  • 865.453.9319
  • Old Dad’s General Store 
    • Located just across from the Nantahala Outdoor Center at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this general store is a quick, easy place to grab some groceries, get hiking and fishing supplies, or enjoy some homemade goodies. They can even pack up a picnic for you — with group rates available! While you’re there, pick up some delicious foods for the cabin like their homemade cupcakes and desserts, homemade muffins and pastries, or homemade peanut butter.
    • Open Mon – Sun, 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    • 1127 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
    • 865.430.1615
  • Three Bears General Store 
    • Along with clothing, jewelry, and souvenirs, Three Bears General Store in Pigeon Forge offers jams, jellies, dips, homemade fudge, and mixes that are great for taking back to your Pigeon Forge cabin. Whip up some biscuits and spread them with Blackberry Moonshine Jelly, Raspberry Jalapeno Jam, or Southern Sweet Tea Jelly. Get some chips or veggies alongside dip mixes like Drunken Onion, Spinach Parmesan, BLT, and Cheesy Enchilada. And don’t forget to get a box of homemade fudge to snack on in the cabin!
    • Open Mon – Sun, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (open until 11:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays)
    • 2861 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
    • 865.453.4734
  • Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community 
    • Another great place for homemade foods (and a great place to spend the day) is in the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community on the historic 8-mile loop in Gatlinburg. More than 120 artisans and craftsmen work here in the Smokies, showcasing everything from wood carvings and leatherwork to photography and — of course — homemade foods to enjoy at the cabin! 
    • Open Mon – Sun, varied hours
    • The loop includes East Pkwy, Glades Rd, and Buckhorn Rd in Gatlinburg, TN

Homemade Dishes by a Private Chef at YOUR cabin
Interested in a fine dining experience that is unique, romantic, and impressive? An in-cabin chef brings the finest of dining experiences to you in the privacy of your cabin rental. The chef that serves you is a classically trained culinary artisan who sees cooking as a passionate art. All they require is a fully equipped kitchen — that every Cabins for YOU rental offers.

From sizzling appetizers and steak dinners to pasta dishes and scrumptious desserts, your private chef will whip up a one-of-a-kind meal to suit the tastes of everyone in your party. Worried about having to clean up the mess from your multi-course feast? Your private chef takes care of the cleaning, too! Let your Cabins for YOU vacation specialist know you’d like an in-cabin chef or select this — and perhaps another awesome add-on — when booking online so we can get your fine dining experience scheduled.

Cabins for YOUAfter dining finely or eating at fun places around Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, you’ll be more than ready to relax and unwind at your inviting cabin rental. Cabins for YOU currently offers 450+ options in the area that range from 1-16 bedrooms — all with nice amenities. Play Marco Polo in the private indoor pool, nap on the master suite’s king-size bed, watch a  movie marathon in the home theater, whip up savory snacks and sweet treats in the fully equipped kitchen, host a game tournament of champions in the rec room, and gently sway on the porch swing with breathtaking mountain views only a glance away. Book online or give us a call at 1.800.684.7865 today! 

Curb your Great Smoky Mountain cravings with our top Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg restaurant picks or cruise the Parkway for more fine dining choices and fun places to eat — either way, you’re heading to Flavor Town!

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