New restaurant opens in downtown Sevierville featuring Appalachian cuisine

The bar at The Appalachian offers a romantic and calming aesthetic where bartenders serve up beer, wine and specialty cocktails (photo by Sherrie Williams

The bar at The Appalachian offers a romantic and calming aesthetic where bartenders serve up beer, wine and specialty cocktails (photo by Sherrie Williams/Phoenix Photography Services & Fine Art Photography)

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The Appalachian, a brand-new restaurant featuring chef-inspired Appalachian cuisine opened last week on Feb. 4 in downtown Sevierville, Tenn on Bruce Street.

According to The Appalachian’s website, The restaurant is a collaboration between developers and entrepreneurs Austin and Katie Williams and co-owners David and Cara Rule.

David Rule will also serve as executive chef at the Appalachian. He has previously served as a veteran chef at other popular fine-dining establishments in East Tennessee including Blackberry Farm and The Dancing Bear Lodge.

He also served as both partner and executive chef at the Walnut Kitchen in Maryville, Tenn.

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The Appalachian is located in historic downtown Sevierville, Tenn (photo courtesy of The Appalachian)
The Appalachian is located in historic downtown Sevierville, Tenn (photo courtesy of The Appalachian)

The restaurant features a modern and elevated approach to traditional Appalachian ingredients.

“We are bringing a contemporary Southern Appalachian culinary experience to Sevierville while honoring the past,” says Rule on the Appalachian’s website. “Our hope is that the restaurant provides Southern hospitality at its finest, while presenting the greatest reflection and flavors of this amazing region.”

Smoky flavors will be a signature of the restaurant’s menu, thanks to a large wood burning hearth located in the heart of the kitchen.

Ingredients are all fresh and locally sourced for the restaurant’s many partners including Mossy Creek Mushrooms, Cruze Farm Dairy, Sugar Tree, Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Ham, Mountain Roots Farm, White Oak Pastures, Blackberry Farm, Iberian Pastures, Springer Mountain Farms, J.Q. Dickenson Saltworks, Georgia Olive Farms, Joe Jurgelwitz & Son, Zavel’s Farm, Heritage Farms Cheshire Pork and Anson Mills.

Main menu features include chicken, duck breast, pork, burgers, fish and a variety of steaks.

While some menu items may change seasonally, current menu items are listed below.

The Duck Breast features Mossy Creek Mushrooms, Grapes, Shallots and Pencil Cob Grits
The Duck Breast features Mossy Creek mushrooms, grapes, shallots and pencil cob grits (photo by Sherrie Williams/Phoenix Photography Services & Fine Art Photography)

Appetizers on The Appalachian’s menu currently include:

  • Fried Chicken Skins ($12)
  • Butterbean Hummus ($10)
  • Buffalo Frog Legs ($12)
  • Roasted Peanut Soup ($10)
  • Smoked Trout Dip ($14)
  • Ham and Eggs ($12)
  • Mixed Baby Greens ($10)
Skillet baked cornbread is one of the many Southern-inspired dishes offered at The Appalachian (photo by Sherrie Williams/Phoenix Photography Services & Fine Art Photography)
Skillet baked cornbread is one of the many Southern-inspired dishes offered at The Appalachian (photo by Sherrie Williams/Phoenix Photography Services & Fine Art Photography)

Entrees on The Appalachian’s menu currently include:

  • Duck Breast ($30)
  • Hanger Steak ($28)
  • Pan Roasted Chicken ($24)
  • White Cheshire Pork Tenderloin ($26)
  • Grouper ($34)
  • White Oak Burger ($16)
  • Rainbow Trout ($30)

Steak offerings at The Appalachian include:

  • 10 oz Prime Bone-In Filet Mignon ($45)
  • 20 oz Prime Cowboy Ribeye ($70)
  • 24 oz Prime Porterhouse ($60)
  • Dry Aged 32 oz Tomahawk Ribeye ($88)
  • Dry Aged 18 oz Kansas City Strip ($65)

Steaks are wood grilled on the restaurant’s hearth. A variety of al la carte desserts and shareable sides are also available. For the most up-to-date menu and pricing, visit The Appalachian’s website.

The Fried Chicken Skins are served with local honey, smoked west virginia sea salt and pickled lunchbox peppers
The Fried Chicken Skins are served with local honey, smoked West Virginia sea salt and pickled lunchbox peppers (photo by Sherrie Williams/Phoenix Photography Services & Fine Art Photography)

A look inside The Appalachian restaurant

The interior of the restaurant features a romantic, high-end yet country aesthetic with dark tones, brass, stone and wood.

A spacious bar serves up local favorites specialty cocktails.

Hours and reservations at The Appalachian

The Appalachian is also unique in that it is one of only a handful of local restaurants that actually take reservations.

Reservations can be made online using the Resy app. Resy can be used in any major web browser online or downloaded to your phone using the Apple App Store or Google Play.

The Appalachian is located in the heart of historic downtown Sevierville at 133 Bruce Street and is open from 4 pm-9 pm Tuesday-Thursday at 4-10 pm Friday and Saturday. Dining reservations start at 5 pm.

The Appalachian restaurant is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

The interior of The Appalachian offers an elevated high-end aesthetic with dark wood and brass (photo by Sherrie Williams/Phoenix Photography Services & Fine Art Photography)
The interior of The Appalachian offers an elevated high-end aesthetic with dark wood and brass. This special accents create a relaxing and romantic atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist area on the Parkway (photo by Sherrie Williams/Phoenix Photography Services & Fine Art Photography)

For more information, visit The Appalachian online, call 865-505-0245 or e-mail info@theappalachianrestaurant.com. Have you tried this new restaurant yet?

Let us know in the comments.

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5 thoughts on “New restaurant opens in downtown Sevierville featuring Appalachian cuisine”

  1. I am excited to find new cuisine. However, as a fixed income retiree your high prices are way outside my budget. May be Appalachia food but certainly not Appalachia prices.

  2. We are anxious to try your new restaurant and so glad to see that it is downtown Sevierville. We have many places to eat in Sevierville but no white table cloth places. I know it’s not exactly Appalachian but they add to the ambiance. Getting our vaccine soon so we can plan our visit. Congratulations and good luck with this new eatery.

  3. Dang folks, your food prices are way to expensive for people I know…………..I’ll be shocked if y’all survive with those prices…………..those are NYC prices in downtown Sevierville, hmmmmmmmmm

  4. Get real, people. These prices are an insult to Sevier Cnty! And, they certainly do not represent Appalachia!

  5. I grew up in that area. Standard fare was fried chicken, gravy smothered chicken, cornbread and beans, lots of fried veggies, liver and onions, collard greens, kale, country fried steak, delicious breads, pies, cakes and other desserts. And the prices are way too high for the area. Think again!! No one from Appalachia is going to eat there.

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