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January 13, 2022

If you’re looking for a place to have a nice dinner after a day of exploring all that the Smokies have to offer, you’re in luck! There are so many awesome restaurants in Pigeon Forge that you may have a hard time choosing which one sounds the best. We guarantee that wherever you go, you won’t be disappointed. Here are the top 6 places to get dinner in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains:

1. Alamo Steakhouse

Everything is bigger in Texas, including the flavor, and the Alamo Steakhouse is bringing Texas cuisine right to Pigeon Forge. Carefully aged and seasoned, all the steaks you’ll have at the Alamo are packed with outstanding juices and flavors. Cooked to perfection, these hand cuts of meat are unbeatable and make for the perfect dinner after a fun day in the mountains. We recommend trying their signature Texas T-Bone or El Presidente Porterhouse.

2. Applewood Farmhouse

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The Applewood Farmhouse is part of the famous Apple Barn in historic Sevierville TN. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this restaurant has a little bit of everything. Serving up some mouth watering Southern specialties, the Applewood Farmhouse offers dishes that everyone will love. Enjoy some fried chicken, pot roast, meatloaf and more before heading over to the Apple Barn to taste some cider and do some shopping.

3. Calhoun’s

If you’re a fan of BBQ, we know a great place to get dinner in Pigeon Forge! Calhoun’s is famous for their incredible BBQ sauce and award-winning baby back ribs! With locations in both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, you’re never too far from a Calhoun’s. If you’re not in the mood for BBQ, try any of their fresh-ground burgers and sandwiches, fresh garden salads or tender chops.

4. Sunliner Diner

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Take a step back in time when you eat at Sunliner Diner in Pigeon Forge! This 1950’s inspired diner has a fun and unique atmosphere, coupled with some awesome menu options. They have a little bit of everything on the menu, so even the pickiest eaters can find something they love! Try any of their dinner specialties, including the Country Fried Steak, Fish and Chips or the Sunliner Meatloaf. They also offer some incredible burger options, like The Jukebox that comes with three griddled patties, various cheeses, fresh veggies, a fried egg and fried pickles.

5. Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen

Bring an appetite and your whole crew when you decide to dine at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen! Conveniently located at The Island in Pigeon Forge, this Smoky Mountains restaurant is doing Southern cooking right. With a whole menu inspired by the recipes of Food Network star, Paula Deen, you can’t go wrong with any of the options here. Paula Deen’s uses family-style dining to ensure you’re getting the most bang for your buck. Choose from meats, sides and scrumptious desserts to share amongst the table.

6. Gaucho Urbano

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Last but certainly not least, Gaucho Urbano is a can’t-miss place to grab dinner in Pigeon Forge. This restaurant is a great option if you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate a special occasion or treat your sweetheart to a nice meal. As the first Brazilian Steakhouse in Pigeon Forge, Gaucho Urbano is bringing an “Urban Cowboy” approach to churrasco-style dining. We guarantee the meat options at this restaurant will be some of the best you’ve ever tried.

Now that you know the top places to get dinner in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains, you can begin making your reservations. Still looking for a place to stay on your next getaway to the Smokies? Browse through our condos and find the one that works best for you. We look forward to seeing you!