Spending your vacation in the Smoky Mountains means hours of fun at the many theme parks, dinner shows, and shopping complexes, not to mention all of the restaurants and their unique dining experiences. Whether you need a quick lunch before going shopping or you want to savor the afternoon away from all the noise, we have a lunch spot that you will love! Here is our list of the top 6 restaurants in Pigeon Forge to visit for lunch:
1. Huck Finn’s Catfish
No one serves better fried catfish and other fresh seafood than Huck Finn’s Catfish! This family owned and operated restaurant combines casual family dining with the best fish and hushpuppies in the Smokies! Besides all of the delicious seafood items, they also serve country fried steak, fried chicken, frog legs, chicken livers, and so much more. Whether you have adventurous taste buds or are looking for the best fried southern food, you won’t want to miss out on Huck Finn’s Catfish!
2. Blue Moose Burgers and Wings
At Blue Moose Burgers and Wings, you can enjoy a juicy Angus beef burger or sample over 16 different varieties of jumbo wings and catch up on all of the sports action with 20 flat-screen TVs. This restaurant has an inviting sports bar atmosphere where you can sit back, enjoy a cold beer, and watch the game with your friends all while eating some of the best burgers and wings in Pigeon Forge!
3. Pigeon Forge Deli
Made from fresh bread baked daily at the shop, these sandwiches at the Pigeon Forge Deli are not your ordinary deli sandwiches. They use fresh and local ingredients that make their menu stand out. Moreover, they offer gluten-free bread so that any sandwich can be made gluten free! Besides their mouth-watering sandwiches and subs, the deli also makes homemade, hot pretzels! Choose from salt and butter, cinnamon and sugar, parmesan and garlic, or jalapeño pepper. This lunch spot will definitely fill you up and make you want to come back over and over again!
4. The Pottery House Cafe and Grille
Looking for a quiet spot to relax and catch up with some friends? The Pottery House Cafe and Grille gives you the perfect backdrop for a genuine Southern meal and great conversation. From fresh salads and homemade soups, to our most popular dish, shrimp and grits, you’ll have plenty of options for your lunch. You can eat inside in our cozy restaurant or outside on the patio next to our garden pond. Also, because the cafe is located next to all of the shops at the Old Mill complex, you can enjoy looking at all of the local products after you eat. Don’t forget to buy some of our homemade bread to take home after your meal!
5. Smokies Cuban Cafe
This unique and family owned and operated restaurant is proud to serve authentic Cuban cuisine, made from family recipes handed down through generations! From sandwiches and empanadas, to chicken, steak, and beef platters, you’ll be surprised at the fantastic flavors and authentic dishes. Stop by and see why the locals here in the Smokies recommend this little Cuban cafe.
6. The Local Goat
One of the newer additions to the Pigeon Forge area, The Local Goat serves all-American dishes and some of the best drinks in town. Their scratch kitchen makes everything fresh and with only the best ingredients! Even their bar has an amazing selection of local beers, wine, and cocktails! Some of their top menu items include steak or BBQ chicken nachos, 6 different jumbo chicken wing flavors, babyback ribs, flame grilled salmon, and gourmet burgers.
Now that you know where the best restaurants in Pigeon Forge are, you’re ready for a fun vacation! Book your stay with us today and try these amazing restaurants for yourself!