The Smoky Mountains are home to so many delicious places to eat, and more and more are opening each year. If you want to try something new on your next vacation in the Smokies, you’re in luck — you’ll have plenty of options! Whether you’re in the mood for barbeque, seafood, or breakfast, you can find it in the Smoky Mountains. To help you decide where to dine, we’ve made a list of 5 new restaurants in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains you have to try.
1. Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant
Puckett’s is Pigeon Forge’s newest restaurant. Located right on the Parkway, you’ll have no trouble finding this delicious place to eat. The menu includes everything from barbeque, to burgers, to breakfast! The most famous thing on the menu is the Meat & 3 Special, which includes 1 meat and your choice of 3 sides. Not only can you get great food at Puckett’s, but you can enjoy some live entertainment as well! Throughout the month, the restaurant is home to a number of live music performances visitors can enjoy. For comfort food and fun entertainment, visit Puckett’s next time you’re in Pigeon Forge!
Chesapeake’s just recently opened in Gatlinburg, providing the best dinner option for visitors in the mood for fresh seafood. When you walk into this restaurant, you’ll be met with calming blue hues and soft lighting that creates a trendy and modern experience. While you dine, enjoy beautiful views of the river! You can choose to sit inside or on the heated patio outdoors. Chesapeake’s has a seafood bar, live Maine lobster, traditional seafood favorites, and delicious sides! If you’re not in the mood for seafood, try the New York Strip or Maryland Chicken! Be sure to bring your appetite when you dine at Chesapeake’s — you’ll definitely want to save some room for dessert!
3. MonsterMash Burgers
For a dining experience unlike anything you’ve had before, visit MonsterMash Burgers in Sevierville! This unique restaurant is home to a variety of tasty burgers, hot dogs, and mac and cheese dishes. All of the food is themed after your favorite monsters, like the Sasquatch American Burger and Vampire Chorizo Burger. There’s also the Chupacabra Dog, BigFootLong Dog, Dracula’s Steak N Cheese Mac, and Black Lagoon Mac! Be sure to save room for one of the Monster Shakes, like the One Eyed Purple People Eater or the Chocolate Reaper. If you’re feeling really hungry, try the Monster Burger Challenge — finish the Frankenstein Monster Burger all by yourself in less than an hour and get it for free! It’s a giant burger with 12 slices of cheese, 3 footlong hot dogs, and other toppings. You can enjoy it all in a dining room that highlights the classic monster and folklore legends.
4. Ruby Sunshine (Coming Soon)
Coming soon to downtown Gatlinburg is Ruby Sunshine, an all-day breakfast restaurant you’re sure to love! This restaurant will offer New Orleans-style twists on Southern Brunch classics, as well as cocktails and more. Enjoy everything from omelets, to biscuits, to eggs benedict! If you’re not in the mood for breakfast, there are shrimp & grits, burgers, sandwiches, and salads too. Your meal will pair perfectly with a mimosa or one of their award-winning bloody marys.
5. Sunliner Diner (Coming Soon)
Also opening soon in the Smoky Mountains is Sunliner Diner. This restaurant, which already has one location in Gulf Shores, AL, is coming soon to Pigeon Forge. It’s a 50s-themed diner with breakfast served all day and other classic American favorites. The menu includes your breakfast favorites like eggs, pancakes and waffles, salads, chicken and waffles, burgers, fish & chips and more. There will also be a huge dessert menu and speciality cocktails for visitors to enjoy.
Now that you’ve heard about the best restaurants in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains that you have to try, we bet you can’t wait to visit! Learn about more things to do in Pigeon Forge on vacation, then plan your trip.