Top 6 Local Restaurants in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee

I am in no way a critic but I will give you my opinion (and my wife’s) of some of the restaurants in the area. I also realized I seem to like the burger and beer joints….This restaurant list I am compiling will cause me to have to do some “market research” and try new places


Gatlinburg: Mountain Life

Great Summary of downtown Gatlinburg


Gatlinburg is nestled at the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in America. There are three entrances into the Smokies right from downtown. Gatlinburg attracts more than eleven million visitors a year and can grow to a population of 40,000-plus on any givennight. This little town of 3,944 residents is dedicated to welcoming all of its guests with a taste of Appalachian hospitality at its best.

Everyone enjoys walking the Downtown Parkway, which runs from one end of town to the other. It’s filled with a rich variety of things to see and activities to experience, places to eat, shopping, and attractions that boggle the mind. For a quieter stroll, take the River Walk and enjoy the cheerful song of the Little Pigeon River, with gazebos and benches along the way. Apart from the Downtown Parkway and connecting side streets, the East Parkway at Traffic…

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Ole Smoky Moonshine


We visited the Ole Smoky Moonshine distillery in Gatlinburg and I was blown away at how amazing it was! The moonshine is given out in samples for tasting at the bar so we got to try every flavor! Yaeyah! I was warm and fuzzy after all that goodness! The flavors are quite impressive and the alcohol strengths vary. Blue Flame is the highest at 128 proof. Back when moonshiners wanted to measure the quality and taste of their liquor, they would burn the alcohol and judge it by the blue flame that was produced. Hence, the name. They even had a pumpkin pie moonshine! I was most impressed with the Hunch Punch Lightin. Tastes just like fruit punch. If you want to check out all their flavors, products, and recipes head on over to and grab yourself a jar! You won’t be disappointed folks. <!





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Gatlinburg on New Year’s Eve

These pictures are so beautiful! I love the way the Pigeon Forge Parkway decorates for every season. Thank you for sharing

Living in The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina- A Blog

There are many places where you can welcome the New Year, but to be in the Great Smoky Mountains has to be one of the most rewarding.

Pigeon Forge Sunrise Condo
The sunrise over the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from adjacent Pigeon Forge was reflected in the Little Pigeon River below.

Pigeon Forge Dixie Stampede
Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are known for their holiday light displays, and even a restaurant parking area can become a place of wonder at sunrise.

Pigeon Forge Riverstone Resort
Resorts, like Riverstone Resort and Spa in Pigeon Forge, can be found throughout the area. It might be winter, but all the rooms were taken, and restaurants had two hour waits for a table. Go figure….

Gatlinburg Creekside Hotel
Gatlinburg features quaint hotels with balconies suspended above rushing creeks.

Gatlinburg Chapel
This historic chapel survives in the midst of traffic and throngs of visitors.

Gatlinburg Christmas Lights and Trees
The roads are lined with decorated trees and colorful displays of the season. These iridescent trees were across…

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