You have decided to spend your vacation in the magical Smoky Mountains. Pigeon Forge offers several amusement parks, and a plethora of great dinner theater shows. However, there are some nights when you simply don’t want to eat in a place with a lot of other tourists. Fortunately, there are several hidden gems, some truly great Pigeon Forge local restaurants, in town that the locals love.
Puckett’s Grocery Store and Restaurant
2480 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
8:00 am to 9:00 pm Sunday to Thursday
10:00 am to 10:00 pm Friday and Saturday
This is the perfect local restaurant in Pigeon Forge to have a meal and pick up groceries to take back to your cabin. The dining area offers a comfortable atmosphere, and they even have live music occasionally. They serve three meals a day and each one features delicious Southern food. The most popular of the breakfasts include biscuits and gravy and several skillets. If you are a healthy eater, there is a delicious yogurt, granola, and berry bowl. You can also build your own biscuit sandwich. Their lunch menu has quite a few tempting items including a meat and three sides special or a veggie plate with three veggies. If you are watching your waistline, you can have the spinach and strawberry salad. They also have giant burritos and sandwiches. The dinner menu features a selection of delicious appetizers Including jumbo spicy nachos. They offer a tempting shrimp and grits meal as well as a portabella mushroom burger for vegetarians. The desserts are worth the trip in themselves. You will want to try the chocolate cobbler or one of the old fashion milkshakes.
JT Hannah’s Kitchen
3214 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 11:00 am to 10 pm
Friday and Saturday 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Located in an old warehouse, JT Hannah’s Kitchen has been pleasing the locals for many years. They have a menu of contemporary American cuisine and Southern classics that can sate the fussiest of appetites. Their spinach and artichoke dip is served in a bread bowl that you will not be able to stop eating. The fried cheese curds have just the right amount of grease and high-quality cheese. They are served with a delicious marinara sauce. The Caesar salad comes with a fabulous creamy dressing and just the right amount of parmesan cheese. They have a huge selection of burgers and deep-fried catfish that is served with crunchy fries and coleslaw.
The Old Mill Pottery House Café
3341 Old Mill St, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Hours 11:00 am to 9:00 pm daily
Located in the former home of a potter, this is a great place to grab a bite for lunch when you are out shopping for souvenirs to take home. The potters who create their artwork in the space next door are the inventors of some of the menu items. The shrimp and grits entree features grits from this Pigeon Forge local restaurant’s mill. The grilled triple cheese sandwich and soup is a hearty meal that will leave you wanting a nap back at your cabin. The pimento and cheese sandwich is served on olive bread and is a salty, creamy treat.
Chubby’s Deli Restaurant
2659 Newport Hwy, Sevierville, TN 37876
Hours: 7:00 am to 3 pm Monday through Saturday
This little hole in the wall is a good place to grab some takeout for a picnic. They have some delicious egg sandwiches that are served with a hearty portion of greasy, crunchy, and delicious hashbrowns. The burgers and fries are awfully popular. You may also want to get an order of their golden-brown tater tots.
Lil Black Bear Café
3068 Veterans Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Hours: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday
You might drive right by this place without realizing there is even a restaurant there. However, if you stop in you will meet a lot of colorful local characters and eat some delicious food. If you stop in for breakfast, you should try the crunchy on the outside, moist on the inside French toast. Their vegetable omelet is a healthy option. They also have a big chef’s salad and a popular patty melt.
Plan Your Stay in Pigeon Forge
There are countless local restaurants in Pigeon Forge, candy shops, and pizza parlors. You could come back every year and never get to try them all, Trusting the tastes of the locals is a good way to experience the best the town has to offer. You will need a quiet place to rest after eating all that food, The Cabin Rental Store can find you the ideal place to stay. Contact us to find the right home for you!