No vacation is complete without some great food! When you stay in our Gatlinburg hotel, you’re just a short drive from several great restaurants in Pigeon Forge! With that in mind, you might as well take advantage! The Smoky Mountains have long been home to plenty of restaurants that always have visitors coming back for a taste of more. Here are 4 must-try Pigeon Forge restaurants:
1. No Way Jose’s Cantina
No Way Jose’s Cantina serves fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine in a fun atmosphere! A favorite among Pigeon Forge restaurants, No Way Jose’s welcomes plenty of vacationers and locals each year! With all the classic Mexican dishes available, plus more unique options and tasty drink specials make this the go-to Mexican restaurant in the Smokies! Whether you like it spicy or not, No Way Jose’s has something your taste buds are dying for a taste of. Don’t forget to grab a great dessert like Tres Leches Cake or Fried Ice Cream!
Recommended Dish: Sizzling hot fajitas! A traditional, family favorite meal, fajitas are piled high with onions and green peppers and topped with a large portion of steak, chicken or shrimp! Dress them up with lettuce, pico de gallo, sour cream and cheddar jack cheese.
2. JT Hannah’s Kitchen
JT Hannah’s Kitchen features an All-American menu with some of the best tastes in the Smokies! JT Hannah’s makes delicious burgers, deluxe sandwiches, steak and seafood entrees and specialties like St. Louis Spare Ribs! There’s a bit of everything to try at this Pigeon Forge restaurant! The rusty decor and relics from the 1930s create the coziest Smoky Mountain atmosphere as possible! You’ll be greeted by unbelievable food and service inside this fan favorite spot. Dessert lovers have to try Mama Laura’s Famous Strawberry Shortcake!
Recommended Dish: Slow Cooked St. Louis Ribs! Fresh pork ribs are cooked low and slow with JT Hannah’s unique spice blend then lathered with the perfect amount of sweet and tangy BBQ sauce!
3. Local Goat
If burgers and beers are your thing, Local Goat is your place to be! Inside this Pigeon Forge restaurant, you’ll find great craft food and drinks! This scratch kitchen specializes in locally sourced and sustainable foods. Everything that comes out from this kitchen started from scratch and was made with love, including the bread! The bar specializes in cocktails, local craft breweries and fine wines. The menu includes delicious options like chicken wings, ribs, steaks, shrimp and grits, pork chops, salmon and much more!
Recommended Dish: Tennessee Whiskey Burger! Tender beef is grilled to perfection and topped with a delicious Tennessee whiskey glaze! Smoked bacon, crispy onions and garlic aioli are thrown in to make for a great burger!
4. Iron Boar Saloon
Iron Boar Saloon is where motorcyclists come for food and fun! Drop by after enjoying the winding roads and beautiful scenery of the Smoky Mountains on your bike! Everything inside this Pigeon Forge restaurant has been hand picked to represent gearheads! Enjoy your favorite cold brew on tap or try our own brew, Iron Boar Lager, a local favorite brewed with motorcycle riders in mind! The small bar menu includes dishes like jalapeno peppers, buffalo wings, chicken tenders and even a burger!
Recommended Dish: Four Stroke Buffalo Wings! You get a full pound of these fresh, fried chicken wings, tossed in either scooter (mild) or 1200cc (hot) sauce! Celery and your choice of dressing comes included.
We can imagine you’re pretty hungry now after learning about these tasty Pigeon Forge restaurants! If you’d prefer to dine somewhere closer to our Gatlinburg hotel, there’s plenty of additional great options that await! Take a look at these downtown Gatlinburg restaurants perfect for families!