Average dinner/lunch prices $11/general food, $21/pizza
This locally owned East Tennessee chain is another local favorite. With a family sports bar atmosphere this tasty restaurant serves up all of your American favorites including burgers, wings, gourmet salads, and delicious pizza! As a brewery, they also have a variety of signature brews on tap, and spirits!
- No breakfast
- Average lunch price $12/adults, $5/kids
- Average dinner price $15/adults, $5/kids
This farm-to-table gem is popular with the locals. Everything served at this restaurant is made from scratch daily, even the bread! Here you can order all your American favorites including wings, burgers, salads, sandwiches, beer, wine, cocktails, and more! Many menu items are given a distinctive southern twist including the pimento burger and blackberry sweet tea. As one might expect, the beer cheese fondue with pretzel dippers is hands down the fan favorite menu item. YUM!
- Average lunch price $13/adults, $7/kids
- Average dinner $17/adults, $7/kids
Located on The Island, this fun restaurant serves up all your American favorites including burgers, ribs, steaks, sandwiches, salads, and more!
- Average breakfast prices $7
- Average lunch/dinner price $13/adults, $5/kids
Although this fabulous German restaurant is newer, it is quickly becoming an area favorite. The menu features a mix of authentic German dishes, American fare and what I like to call “Germerican” food, like pretzels with beer cheese. Although the kids menu is small, kids are able to make healthier choices by skipping the fries and opting for fruit or apple sauce instead. They also have a wide variety of German beer on tap.
- No breakfast
- Average lunch/dinner price $12/adults, $5/kids
Located in the Old Mill area, this southern homestead turned restaurant has all the charm you’ve been dreaming of for your country vacation. While here you will dine on handcrafted stoneware, hence the sweet little name. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner including steaks, grilled salmon, fresh local trout, Southern comfort foods, and American favorites. You can also enjoy a variety of scrumptious baked goods and desserts including piping hot bread, made from fresh flour milled on-site.
- Average breakfast price $9
- Average lunch price $9
- No dinner
Sawyers serves up pretty mean burgers and chicken sandwiches for lunch, but breakfast is where they really shine! The offer a wide variety of crepes, pancakes, waffles, in many decadent flavors. Of course, they also serve omelettes, eggs, and the Southern staple, biscuits and gravy. Yum!
- Average breakfast price $9/adults, $4/kids
- Average lunch/dinner price $9/adults, $4/kids
This nostalgic diner serves up variety of traditional favorites including country fried steaks, “home cookin’ ” delights, burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads, and more!
- No breakfast
- Average lunch/dinner price $11/adults, $5/kids
This Pigeon Forge restaurant is a favorite among locals for it’s delicious food and affordable prices. The menu consists of appetizers, burgers, wings, and a variety of other hot sandwiches/wraps. They also offer a large selection of beer on tap.
- Average breakfast price $4.75
- Average sandwich/sub price $7/adults, $3/kids
A favorite for both breakfast and lunch, guests rave about the pancakes, which are thankfully served all day! Head on over to their Facebook page, linked below, to read all of the numerous reviews citing them as, “the best pancakes I’ve ever had.” Now that’s a good pancake!
If you hate pancakes (what?!), the cafe also serves a variety of other American breakfast foods, as well as soups, salads, and yummy baked goods. This small locally owned restaurant also offers really affordable prices.
- No breakfast
- Average medium sub combo price $12
This family owned deli is known for it’s larger than life sandwiches, served on soft homemade bread and sub rolls. They also offer deliciously gourmet soft pretzels, again made from scratch. Don’t forget your soup or salad to complete the meal. YUM!
Average lunch/dinner price $11/sandwiches, $25/ whole pizza (a worth-it splurge!)
A fun southern chain with a trippy atmosphere, Mellow Mushroom serves up delicious gourmet pizzas like the Kosmic Karma, and Holy Shiitake Pie. They also serve a variety of more traditional pizzas, salads, and sandwiches. They are well known for their spring water dough and offering a HUGE variety of specialty beer.
- Average 14 inch pizza price $19.00
- Average price for sandwiches/appetizers $10
This local chain serves up delicious wood fired pizza and has multiple locations throughout the area. In addition to fabulous pizza, they also serve a variety of appetizers, salads, and sandwiches.
- No breakfast
- Average lunch price $9/adults, $5/kids
- Average dinner price $16/adults, $5/kids
Although the restaurant specializes in catfish, they also offer chicken, steak, and a variety of of other fresh water and seafood options. All the meals here come with “all ‘u can eat vittles” including homemade coleslaw, baked white beans, choice of french fries or homemade mashed potatoes and gravy, delicious southern hushpuppies, and dill pickles & onions slices.
- Average breakfast/lunch price $8/adults, $4/kids
Featured in Southern Living Magazine as one of the “South’s Best Flavors,” this small regional chain offers several locations throughout the Smokies. Serving a variety of tasty breakfast items, their claim to fame is, of course, the pancakes. You can even create your stack, choosing from over 10 different toppings!
- Average Sunday brunch price $9/adults, $4/kids
- Average lunch price $11/adults, $8/kids
- Average dinner price $17/adults, $8/kids
This delicious surf-and-turf restaurant is serving up all your favorites for lunch and dinner including salmon, tuna, crab cakes, steaks, chicken, burgers, and more. They also offer a limited Sunday brunch menu.
- Average breakfast price $4.50
- Average lunch/dinner price $9
This locally owned gem serves up authentic Cuban food for both breakfast and brunch. You are such to find all your Cuban favorites including Cuban sandwiches, plantains, and yuca fries. It doesn’t get better than that!