The Great Smoky Mountains is known for its beautiful scenery and the fabulous hiking, camping, and fishing that it offers. You plan to partake of all of the natural beauty and many other activities when you visit Pigeon Forge. However, you are on vacation, and you also want to eat some good food. Whenever you take a trip, you should break out the fancy pants at least once. Although it is known for its homey family atmosphere, there are quite a few Pigeon Forge fancy restaurants that you should check out while you are here.
The Melting Pot
959 Parkway #2, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
There is no food more romantic than fondue, and The Melting Pot serves it in the perfect atmosphere. Low lighting and marble tables give the restaurant a calming and sophisticated ambiance. The bar offers a menu of fabulous cocktails that will put you in the mood for a delicious dinner and a romantic evening. They have an impressive selection of wines, and the wait staff is very knowledgeable as to what vino will pair best with the food that you select.
They have a four-course dinner for two that includes a cheese fondue appetizer, entrees, salads, and dessert. You will not want to pass up the yin and yang chocolate and vanilla fondue. The kitchen has a large selection of different kinds of cheese fondue. You can choose from several different kinds of salad including an outstanding Caesar. Entrees include a veggie pot that comes with potstickers for dipping and a land and sea fondue that contains both meat and fish.
133 Bruce St, Sevierville, TN 37862
This Pigeon Forge fancy restaurant offers a modern take on traditional Southern cooking. It is located in nearby Sevierville and is decorated with colorful paintings created by local artists. The menu changes weekly and includes many seasonal ingredients. You will enjoy such appetizers as butter bean hummus with olive oil and fresh bread, fried green tomatoes with cheese grits, or an herbed goat cheese. Entrees include standards such as shrimp and grits, catfish, or rainbow trout. Desserts include such favorites as chocolate truffles and bourbon pecan pie.
Gaucho Urbano – Brazilian Steakhouse
111 Valley Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
This popular eatery is a great place to relax after a long day of hiking and taking in the local attractions. Your choice of meat is carved right at the table. They also have a salad bar filled with delicious fresh vegetables and prepared salads. They have a table filled with Brazilian side dishes so that you are sure to find plenty to eat, even if you do not care for meat.
122 Boat Dock Dr, Dandridge, TN 37725
Not every fine dining experience needs to take place at night. This Pigeon Forge fancy restaurant has a lovely lakeside seating area that makes it the perfect place to have lunch. The emphasis is on seafood, and you can enjoy such appetizers as Cajun crab dip and grouper bites. They have several tasty salads including a fresh Greek salad that comes with a delicious vinaigrette. They have many steak and seafood dishes, and they also have a menu of burgers pizza and sandwiches.
2425 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Everybody loves Italian food, and Johnny Carino’s is one of the best places to get it in town. You will not want to pass up the mozzarella with marinara appetizer or the Italian nachos which are made with pasta chips. They have several delicious hand-tossed pizzas and if you have a salad, you will absolutely want to try the rich blue cheese dressing. The best of the many delicious entrees includes a skilletini with spaghetti and spicy marinara sauce and an angel hair pasta with fresh artichokes. It wouldn’t be a fancy dinner without dessert. You should try the warm chocolate cake with one of the dessert cocktails or a cup of freshly roasted coffee.