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10 Awesome Smoky Mountain Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving

Turkey Day is quickly approaching, and you might want to consider spending your holiday in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains. It is absolutely beautiful at this time of the year, and you won’t have to worry about cooking a big dinner because there are several Smoky Mountain restaurants open for Thanksgiving. Here are a ten of our favorite places to eat:

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Restaurants in Gatlinburg:

1. The Melting Pot

For something completely different, you should try this unique fondue restaurant. Enjoy a four-course meal with an extensive wine list.

  • Located at 959 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738
  • Open on Thanksgiving from 2-10 p.m.
  • Can be reached at 865-430-4430

2. Johnny Rocket’s

A classic all-American experience awaits diners at this restaurant. Expect a festive Cheeseburger and friesatmosphere, delicious hamburgers and the best shakes.

  • Located at 735 Parkway #3, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738
  • Open on Thanksgiving from 11a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Can be reached at 865-430-5844

3. Crawdaddy’s Restaurant & Bar

Plan to enjoy the crawfish this restaurant is famous for, fresh seafood favorites, and a variety of special drinks. Kids always eat free.

  • Located at 762 Parkway #5, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738
  • Open on Thanksgiving from 11a.m. – 1a.m.
  • Can be reached at 865-430-3755

Restaurants in Pigeon Forge:

4. Alamo Steakhouse

Featuring hand-cut aged Angus Steak grilled over an oak fire, this restaurant caters to beef lovers. There are also vegetarian plates and a variety of other foods available.

  • Located at 305 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
  • Open on Thanksgiving from 4 p.m. – close
  • Can be reached at 865-908-9998

5. Wood Grill Buffet

This huge buffet offers satisfaction for everyone. A smoker is used for many of the meats, and you also have unlimited access to a salad bar and deluxe dessert bar.

  • Located at 2301 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
  • Open on Thanksgiving from 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Can be reached at 865-429-3120

6. Geno’s Pizza

Drop by to pick up the best pizza in town, or you may have it delivered to your cabin or hotel. You can also choose from a variety of delicious subs.

  • Located at 2656 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
  • Open on Thanksgiving from 10 a.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Can be reached at 865-428-2498

Fried chicken and mashed potatoes7. Old Mill Restaurant

Experience southern cuisine at its best. Expect generous portions of down-home favorites and exquisite desserts.

  • Located at 3341 Old Mill St., Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
  • Open on Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Can be reached at 865-453-6002

Restaurants with Locations in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge:

8. Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que

This is the place to be for lovers of all things barbecue. Known for extraordinary slow-smoked jumbo baby back ribs and much more, you will not be disappointed.

  • Located at 714 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738
  • Open on Thanksgiving from 11a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Can be reached at 865-436-2400
  • Located at 2910 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
  • Open on Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Can be reached at 865-429-2200

Restaurants with Locations in Sevierville and Pigeon Forge:

9. Golden Corral

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet full of all the traditional Thanksgiving favorites. Be sure to save room for the large variety of delicious desserts.

  • Located at 513 Winfield Dunn Parkway, Sevierville TN 37876
  • Open on Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Can be reached at 865-453-8859
  • Located at 3610 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863People eating at a buffet
  • Open on Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Can be reached at 865-453-1827

Restaurants with Locations in Sevierville, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge:

10. TGI Friday’s

Enjoy casual dining at its best. Expect great steaks, burgers and a variety of family favorites.

  • Located at 1503 Parkway, Sevierville TN, 37876
  • Open on Thanksgiving from  4 p.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Can be reached at 865-429-8443
  • Located at 959 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738
  • Open on Thanksgiving from 4 p.m.-1 a.m.
  • Can be reached at 865-436-8443
  • Located at 2794 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
  • Open on Thanksgiving from 4 p.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Can be reached at 865-453-1750

Choose one of these Smoky Mountain restaurants open for Thanksgiving, and you are sure to enjoy a wonderful holiday dinner. Visit our Smoky Mountain coupons page to find great discounts for your holiday meal!