Skip to main content.

Where to Eat in Pigeon Forge – a food and dining guide

Find a place to stay

A proud holiday destination welcoming visitors from all over the US, Pigeon Forge is famed for Dollywood theme park, but it's also stuffed full of exciting and interesting places to dine. Whether you’re craving homely and wholesome flavors in a traditional setting, or an entertaining bite to eat in a more offbeat establishment, you’ll have dozens of places to consider. From budget-friendly national chains to long-running family businesses, Pigeon Forge has something for everyone.
Typical dishes



Pancakes and waffles have become something of a delicacy in this part of the States, and they certainly aren't just for breakfast. Pour on the syrup and tuck in.

Old Mill Village


For a taste of Pigeon Forge history, a trip to the Old Mill is a must. Complete with a charming array of cute boutiques and a working mill, it’s also home to 2 of the town’s most delectable restaurants. The Pottery House Café & Grille serves up succulent steaks, plump catfish, and fresh local trout, while the Old Mill Restaurant comes with a choice of old fashioned meals, all served with a dollop of traditional Pigeon Forge hospitality. It’s famous for its pies, pot roasts, and gravy, and countless other sumptuous Southern classics.


• Pottery House Café & Grille, 175 Old Mill Avenue, Pigeon Forge; Tel: +1 865 453 6002

The Old Mill Restaurant, 164 Old Mill Avenue, Pigeon Forge; Tel: +1 865 429 3463




Parkway is the main street that runs through Pigeon Forge and it’s packed with fun and delicious places to chow down. For many holidaymakers, one of the most important items on the agenda is to enjoy a musical dinner shows. Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede provides riveting rodeo-style entertainment accompanied by 4 generous courses of tasty local grub. For something even more authentic, Huck Finn’s Catfish delivers affordable and mouthwatering portions of catfish, golden fried chicken, signature Southern hushpuppies, and tender frog’s legs.


• Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, 3849 Parkway, Pigeon Forge; Tel: +1 865 453 4400

Huck Finn’s Catfish, 3330 Parkway, Pigeon Forge; Tel: +1 865 429 3353


Wears Valley Road


If you’ve got a hankering for something a little rustic and off the beaten track, a trip down Wears Valley Road should do the trick. About a 12-minute drive from the center of Pigeon Forge, Friendly Falls Food serves delightful dishes in a serene setting. While you munch on helpings of fresh burgers and skillet-fried trout, you’ll be serenaded by the soothing sounds of the nearby waterfall. For a simple menu of comforting barbecue bites, try Moonshine Ridge Café with its pulled pork, smoked chicken, and mac ‘n’ cheese, with plenty for the kids to choose from.


• Friendly Falls Food, 2135 Wears Valley Road, Sevierville; Tel: +1 865 429 2139

Moonshine Ridge Café, 2005 Wears Valley Road, Sevierville; Tel: +1 865 446 4683



Just off Parkway, Teaster Lane is a popular shopping destination. So, as you’d expect, there are some great places to dine. Blue Moose is a family sports grill responsible for crafting some of the tastiest burgers and wings for miles around. With 15 award-winning Buffalo wings flavors on offer at excellent prices, you’ll have some tough decisions to make. If you fancy some expertly prepared Asian cuisine, Little Tokyo is a local favorite. The Hibachi chicken is of particular note while the sushi will be hard to pass over. You can bank on friendly staff and a warm welcome.


• Blue Moose, 2430 Teaster Lane 108, Pigeon Forge; Tel: +1 865 286 0364

Little Tokyo, 2430 Teaster Lane 212, Pigeon Forge; Tel: +1 865 908 0555