The 3 Best Sevierville TN Restaurants

One of the best parts of going on any vacation, is the food. Even here in the United State, food can vary by state or even within regions of a state. Sevierville and the Smoky Mountains region has created a culture all of its own and with that culture amazing food to go along with that. Sevierville TN restaurants will definitely be a part of your visit to the Smoky Mountains region. With so many great options it can be hard to narrow down which restaurants can make the cut during your visit to Sevierville. Here are just a few of the many amazing Sevierville TN restaurants for you to check out during your stay in Sevierville. Continue reading “The 3 Best Sevierville TN Restaurants”

Taste of Tennessee

If you’re really wanting to get a taste of what this state has to offer food wise, let us direct you to the aptly named Taste of Tennessee in Sevierville. It’s Tennessee country cooking at its finest with nothing left to the imagination.

We’re talking everything from fried chicken and catfish to creamed corn and fried okra. Appetizers include fried pickles, chicken wings, and breaded cauliflower to name a few. On down the menu, tasty fare like the black & bleu salad stick out along with sirloin and ribeye steaks, grilled salmon and shrimp, chicken parmesan, burgers, and various sandwiches like the hot roast beef are mixed in with the numerous southern staples Taste of Tennessee is known for.

To take on the old clique’, Taste of Tennessee makes dinner just like grandma used to make. It’s all made from scratch and with the freshest ingredients. Everything is served in a warm and inviting atmosphere by some of the best staff in the area. Taste of Tennessee is located just a short 15 minute drive from the attractions of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. If you’re looking for a place for a large family dinner and/or a great lunch, Taste of Tennessee is the spot in the Smokies for that down home taste.

Thinking about bringing in an organization, church group, or even planning a reception, Taste of Tennessee can accommodate your group. Taste of Tennessee also provides catering services for parties, their staff will do the work for you. With quality food and great service we promise that Taste of Tennessee will be your favorite restaurant in the Smokies.

Our Hours:
Thursday – Saturday 11am – 8:30pm
Sunday 11am – 4pm

Closed January and February.

Taste of Tennessee
2657 Newport Hwy
Sevierville, TN 37876

Holston’s Kitchen

Holston’s Kitchen in Sevierville has been open for only a few weeks, but it’s already made its mark in Sevierville. Situated on Dolly Parton Parkway across from Tennessee State Bank, it’s positioned on a brand new site to capture all those people who use Veteran’s to reach Dollywood.

This brand new upscale eatery features American fare with a splash of Tex-Mex and Irish if you count the Fish and Chips. Several half-pound burger variations including the newly-crafted Mexico City burger, as well as sandwiches like the smoked turkey club, Tennessee pulled pork, French dip and the Reuben highlighted the lunch and lighter side of the menu.

As for dinner dishes and entrees, grilled Hawaiian chicken jumps out at you from the start and on down the menu the Smoky Mountain Grill featuring a marinated chicken breast topped with bacon, barbecue sauce and Monterrey Jack cheese would make any mouth water. Back on the Tex-Mex side of things, the Margarita Grilled Chicken with its pineapple mango sauce, tortilla strips, and pico de gallo will surely get its share of orders in the near future.

Holston’s signature dishes included such favorites as country-fried steak, spare ribs, pork chops and open-face prime roast beef. And when it comes to steak choices, have your pick. From the filet to the 10-ounce sirloin to the 12-ounce rib-eye, you really can’t go wrong if you’re craving steak straight of the grill and marinated to perfection.

Now, don’t leave before you try something off the desert menu. The carrot cake, strawberry short cake, and mudd cake are all worth the wait. Next time you’re in Sevierville, or you find yourself with a little time before or after a trip to Dollywood, stop by and have a bite at Holston’s Kitchen in Sevierville.

Holston’s Kitchen
639 Dolly Parton Parkway
Sevierville, Tennessee 37862

Red Lobster

Over the years, there are a few places along the parkway in Sevierville that people are sure to stop, at least once, during a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains. I mean, you can’t beat those cheddar biscuits they serve with each meal. That alone keep people coming back again and again.

These days, people flock over to the popular restaurant for such promotions as CrabFest – where 5 different crab inspired entrees are all under $20 a plate. We’re talking about things like snow crab & garlic shrimp, crab lover’s trio and the oh so popular crab & roasted garlic seafood bake.

As always, they feature their Maine Stays which are all under $15 and include such delicious plates as tilapia, bacon-wrapped shrimp, blue cheese sirloin, Caesar salad salmon, pork chops and much more. Tilapia and salmon are also found on the restaurant’s fresh catch list along with rainbow trout.

For dinner, a personal favorite is the ultimate feast which is served with lobster tail, North American snow crab legs, shrimp scampi and jumbo shrimp. Don’t forget about Red Lobster’s live Maine lobster and their rock lobster tail. We’d refer you to something, but it’s just too hard to pick one. You might just want to skip reading the rest of list and put your name on the waiting list for lunch or dinner.

Still here? Great, take a look at this special: Any of Red Lobster’s 4-course feast selections is just $15.99. What a deal! Choose from entrees featuring shrimp and scallops, tilapia, cajun chicken and others, then combine them with a soup, salad, and a desert. Doesn’t get much better than that.

Red Lobster’s Lighthouse menu features items, mostly half portions, for the more health conscious guests. And the kid’s menu features children’s portions of Red Lobster’s shrimp, crab, fish and chicken.

What are you wait for, come by Red Lobster today and dig in to some of the finest seafood offerings in the Smokies!

Red Lobster
Phone: (865) 774-7077

Sunday – Thursday: 11 am – 10 pm
Friday and Saturday: 11 am – 11 pm

The Shack Restaurant & Bar

So you just pulled off Interstate 40 heading to the Smokies but you’re starved and the big game’s about to start. What to do? Just a mile or so down the road on the left is The Shack Restaurant & Bar, located in the Food City Shopping center, is a great place to stop, watch game with friends and family, and have great meal all at the same time.

It’s a sports grill dedicated to food and fun, open Tuesday – Sunday from 3 pm till close, and just a few doors down from Food City.

So what the menu? Starting off you can’t go anywhere without glancing over the large selection of appetizers. From cheese sticks to nachos to chicken wings and fried green tomatoes, fried mushrooms, and fried pickles, there is something for everyone with an appetite at The Shack.

The Shack offers a full bar of adult beverages, beer, and wine as you move on down the menu. Some of the best sandwiches this side of the Smokies can be found at The Shack from gyros to fried fish, BLTs, barbequed pork, and The Shack’s own version of the popular monte cristo, sandwiches are literally falling off the menu. Philly Cheese Steaks, your choice of hamburgers, and hot dogs are also highlighted on the menu before making it to wraps and all the delicious entrees.

Speaking of entrees, chicken Parmesan, steak & shrimp, and fish & chips are just a few of the oh so scrumptious main courses offered at The Shack. Sit back, relax, enjoy your favorite drink and let your problems fade away next time you visit The Shack in Kodak, Tn. It’s a stop your stomach will thank you for.

The Shack
2946 Winfield Dunn Pkwy  
Kodak, TN 37764
(865) 465-3030

Waffle House in Sevierville? Quite Possibly.

Between Flapjacks, Log Cabin Pancake House, IHOP, and even Cracker Barrel, it would seem Sevierville has it covered when it comes to popular breakfast joints. Not so fast though. For that select crowd that considers breakfast a delicacy, there’s one place that seems to be missing: Waffle House.

But for how much longer? Not much it seems after a recent meeting of the Sevierville Regional Planning Commission who tossed around the idea of bringing the popular breakfast chain to the county seat. Apparently the spot picked out would be located right on Winfield Dunn Parkway.

The Waffle House restaurant would be in the lot just south of the Murphy Express gas station according to members.

Besides waffles, the Waffle House establishment is known for their coffee and world famous hash browns. It’s a popular spot no matter what time of day for people traveling in and out of town, or just people looking to grab a quick bite to eat on break during the day.

As mentioned, while there are many pancake restaurants in Sevierville, as well as Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, but there is no Waffle House.

Waffle House was founded in 1955 and is based out of Norcross, Ga. The company operates more than 1,500 restaurants in the United States.

Sevierville Bistro 109 to Expand

A favorite Sevierville restaurant looks to be expanding to other Smoky Mountain towns. Bistro 109, located just off courthouse square in downtown Sevierville, is opening up at another location, this time in Maryville, Tn. According to the current owner, Dustin Trent Manning, the new locale with be part restaurant, part floral/design shop.

The former Tomato Head restaurant in downtown Maryville is marked for the new Bistro 109. Plans are for an early April opening if their state liquor license goes through. If not, then later in the summer.

The decision to open up a new place came about because of the number of Maryville customers Manning sees at both of his places, not just the restaurant.

“We have been delivering floral arrangements there (Maryville) for the last 5 years,” he said.

He also operates a design office in downtown Sevierville on Court Avenue. The restaurant and floral design shop first opened in that locations right across the street from the courthouse.

The old Tomato Head building in Maryville has 4,800 square feet to operate in and will have seating for about 150 people, both inside and outside on the patio. He said plans are for the new restaurant to employ around 40 people.

As far as the menu goes, it will be primarily the same one that people have ordered from at Bistro 109 in Sevierville, but there will be an espresso bar to order from.

New plans also call for a wine bar at the Maryville, TN locale. There will be a number of local as well as international wines to choose from. Currently, Bistro 109 in Sevierville offers 40-50 types of wine from vintage to recently bottles from locations around the world.

The interior of the Maryville store will have the same upscale ambiance as the Sevierville restaurant.

There will be a live pianist every night. “We’re looking at a baby grand at this time,” Manning said.

Buddy’s Bar-B-Q

Even though it is a part of a chain, Buddy’s Bar-B-Q in Sevierville may have some of the best BBQ to be found in the city limits of Sevierville.  Fresh BBQ, a killer sauce and of course wonderful sides make Buddy’s a place to stop if you are looking for a quick, good meal.  They also offer family packs that are great take for a picnic in the National Park and they even have a deal going with the movie theater that sits directly behind them on Winfield Dunn Parkway.

I think that the thing that makes Buddy’s Bar-B-Q unique is the fact that each location is allowed to choice their own sauces.  This gives you a little different experience at each and every location.  At the Buddy’s in Sevierville, Bill Yett, the man that bought the franchise spent numerous months on the road, tasting BBQ and tasting sauces to find the exact one that he wanted for his location in Sevierville.  And though the Yetts no longer own the shop in Sevierville, the sauce is still just as good as always.  They have a mild version and a spicy version of their sauce.  Both of these are sweet southern style bbq sauces, none of that Carolina vinegar sauce here and both are out of this world.  When added to the tender bbq’d meats that they serve, Buddy’s produces plates of food and sandwiches of such a succulent nature that they have to be tasted to be believed.

Due to its location, Buddy’s has also made a deal with the movie theater behind them, Reel Movies on the Parkway, so that you can enjoy their food and take in a movie for one low price.  You stop by Buddy’s for dinner, pick up the certificate for your discounted movie tickets and then you are ready to go.  Scarf down some BBQ and drive just a few feet to park at the theater and take in a show.

Or maybe you are wanting to get out in the great outdoors and have a picnic.  Well, Buddy’s can help you with that as well.  Get a family pack that feeds 5 or that feeds 10 and take to the backcountry.  The meal includes meat and buns to feed 5 or 10, two large sides for the 5, more for the feeds 10 option, plates and silverware.  It all comes in a box so that it is easy to carry.  This is the quickest way to get a picnic started in the Smokies.

Give Buddy’s a try the next time you are in Sevierville.  Whether you are staying in Sevierville or just passing through, grab some bbq and head to the mountains.  I think you will find that the flavors of the bbq match the beauty of the outdoors.

Buddy’s Bar-B-Q
705 Winfield Dunn Parkway
Sevierville, TN
www.buddysbarbq .com

Frank Allen’s Market

If you ask a local where the best burger in town is, you will probably get one of two answers.  Some of the people are going to say it is Dunn’s Market on Uppoer Middle Creek Road but another segment of the local population is going to tell you that the only place in town to get a hamburger is Frank Allen’s Market on t Parkway in Sevierville.  And though Frank Allen’s used to be a little further down the road (close to Walmart and Governor’s Crossing), the burgers the make are still out of this world.

Frank Allen’s food is diner / greasy spoon style food.  Cooked right in front of you, the burgers have a character just like the characters that wait on you.  If you go ina lot, like the locals do, they will know your face and after a while they will know what you order.  But, before you start to have a ‘usual’ meal, check out their menu.  From their simple breakfast items to their short order lunch meals and the vast array of sandwiches, Frank Allen’s Market has a really good selection.  Pimento cheese to a killer chicken sandwich, everything is made to order, while you wait and that includes the burgers.

A Frank Allen burger is a thing of beauty.  It is grilled to perfection.  It is juicy and tender.  It is seasoned perfectly.  All the ingredients are fresh and the burger has only what you want on it.  You will pull it out of the white paper bag when you get your destination or out of the waxed paper if you eat it there, counter-side and I do recommend eating it right there.  Take it out of the wrapping.  Inhale it befor eyou dig into it.  This is what a burger should smell like and then ask for silence as you get ready to taste burger perfection.

And now that I have made myself hungry, I hope that I have made you hungry as well.  Go to Frank Allen’s the next time you are in Sevierville.  Sit with the locals and eat what many consider to be the best burger in town.

Frank Allen’s Market
1415 Parkway
Sevierville, TN

Healthy Balance Meals

Tired of the regular fast food choices offered up along Main Street and the Parkway? If you are, give Healthy Balance Meals a try and discover something new and good for you!

Now, we know what you’re thinking…. If it’s healthy, it can’t be that good. Wrong! To go along with appropriate portions, Healthy Balance Meals are delicious and they aren’t loaded down with preservatives and other additives that frankly most people don’t need. And, the food is also prepared just like if you were cooking it in your own kitchen.

Healthy Balance Meals’ menu consists of  lean cuts of meat, low fat cheeses, fiber rich carbohydrate sources as well as organic and locally grown produce. All the food is prepared and cooked by hand and consists only of fresh, healthy ingredients.

Perusing the menu, you’ll find your share of salads from buffalo chicken to taco salad, soups, sandwiches like the french dip and chicken pesto, paninis like the Italian panini and turkey pesto caprese, great burgers, wraps, make your own pizzas that are just to die for.

Have a group to feed for lunch? Call in your order and pick it up. Healthy Balance Meals can handle your box lunch needs as well as catering. Or, if you just want to take a large order home to your family, they can do that as well.

Healthy Balance Meals hours:  Monday-Friday – 10 am – 6 pm,  Saturday – 10 am – 2 pm, and Sundays they are closed.

Healthy Balance Meals
313 Court Ave.
Sevierville, Tn