Top 6 Unique Places to Eat in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains

January 21, 2020
Aerial view of the Parkway in Pigeon Forge

When you go on vacation, you want to try restaurants that are different than the same old same old you’re used to. Whether it’s a unique atmosphere or the food, you want to try new places!In the Smoky Mountains, you’ll find all kinds of places to eat you’ll want to try! Here are the top 6 unique places to eat in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains:

1. MonsterMash Burgers

big burger with ketchup and cheeseDo you love all-things monsters? Then you have to dine at this one-of-a-kind restaurant in Sevierville! MonsterMash Burgers serves up crazy creations inspired by your favorite monsters. Try the Squatch American Burger or the Yeti Doughnut Burger that has a Krispy Kreme doughnut in it! The menu also includes monster mac and cheeses, hot dogs, sandwiches and more. There’s even a special menu for the little monsters in your family! Be sure to save room for a monster-sized milkshake for dessert. The Chocolate Reaper is one of the most popular shakes, featuring a chocolate shake with brownie, cake, chocolate and white chocolate ganache, caramel, and chocolate chips.

2. Smokies Cuban Cafe

A unique place to eat in Pigeon Forge is the Smokies Cuban Cafe. They serve authentic Cuban dishes, which are unlike other kinds of food around town! Try the classic Cuban sandwich or the Madrid sandwich. If you want a hearty meal, try the roasted pork with Cuban mojo and grilled onions. They also have chicken and steak dishes. Some of the sides include yuca, ground corn, sweet plantains, and fried green plantains.

3. Graze Burgers

burger with a side of onion ringsIf you’re in the mood for a fresh and delicious burger, head to Graze Burgers in Sevierville! This restaurant serves up all-natural, grass-fed beef burgers. All of their tasty burgers come with a side of hand-cut fries or battered onion rings. Get a classic cheeseburger or try something different like the Pistol Pete! The Pistol Pete burger comes with queso, bean and corn salsa, fire roasted peppers, tomatoes, local greens, house pickles and buffalo hot sauce. The menu also includes salads, hot dogs, wings, milkshakes and more. Adults can enjoy something off their drink menu, like a specialty cocktail or a spiked shake!

4. Split Rail Eats

If you’re looking for a unique place to eat in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains, Split Rail Eats is it! Located in the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community, this restaurant has comfort food you won’t want to miss. They’re known for their tater bowls, which are bowls filled with tater tots and topped with different things. There’s a cheeseburger bowl, taco bowl, greek bowl, and a buffalo bowl. Split Rail Eats also has sandwiches, burgers, and salads.

5. Wild Plum Tea Room

chicken salad sandwichThe Wild Plum Tea Room is also in the Arts and Crafts Community. It’s a cozy little place that feels like you’ve been invited to someone’s cabin for dinner. You’ll find tomato bisque soup, chicken salad, and quiche bread pudding on their menu. Another popular dish is the lobster pie. You should save room for their peach schnapps dessert!

6. Red Oak Bistro

Want to take your significant other out for a date night while you’re on vacation? Go to Red Oak Bistro! This place serves tapas and drinks. They have an extensive wine and cocktail menu. You can taste all kinds of things with their flights, or ask the staff for something you’ve never had before. The menu changes every week, so you never know what you’ll find! Some of the things they have served include a charcuterie board with meat, cheese, and bread. People rave about the salmon bruschetta. No matter what you get, you’ll enjoy yourself!

There are all kinds of unique places to eat in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains. You’ll have to make time to visit all of them! Now all you need is a place to stay. Book one of our rooms and start planning the rest of your trip!