A look inside Chicken Guy in Gatlinburg: Menu, pricing and more

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Chicken Guy is now open in Gatlinburg, TN (photo courtesy of FACE Hospitality)

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It’s time to celebrate – Chicken Guy Gatlinburg is open in downtown Gatlinburg, TN.

Chicken Guy is the brainchild of Food Network’s Guy Fieri and restauranteur Robert Earl. 

Gatlinburg marks the second location in the state of Tennessee for the Chicken Guy concept. The original is located in downtown Nashville. 

“Partnerships, like the one we have with Guy Fieri and Robert Earl create a huge level of excitement in bringing Guy’s unique and mouthwatering menu to town,” said Bucky Mabe, CEO of FACE Amusement Group.

“Gatlinburg is one of the most beautiful cities in America, and we are thrilled to bring Chicken Guy to the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee,” said Guy Fieri.

When did Chicken Guy Gatlinburg open?

Chicken Guy Gatlinburg is a relatively new addition to Gatlinburg, opening in the fall of 2021.

Guy Fieri at ribbon cutting
Celebrity chef Guy Fieri makes an appearance at the ribbon cutting for Downtown Flavortown in Pigeon Forge, another one of his restaurant concepts in the Smokies (photo by Bill Burris/TheSmokies.com)

What is on the menu at Chicken Guy Gatlinburg?

Chicken Guy is a fast-casual restaurant concept. Guests will enjoy menu selections that feature all-natural, antibiotic-free chicken served in a variety of fashions.

Chicken Guy is famous for its unique, hand-pounded chicken, crunchy textures and powerful flavors.

The ordering process at Chicken Guy is simple.

First, select a primary dish like tenders, a sandwich or a salad. Next, select a side and/or a drink.

Finally, choose one or many special sauces to top off your meal.

Chicken Guy in Gatlinburg
The new Chicken Guy in Gatlinburg opened in late 2021 (photo by Morgan Overholt/TheSmokies.com)

What to order at Chicken Guy Gatlinburg

The main menu items include items such as:

  • Chicken tenders (fried or grilled)
  • Chicken skewers
  • Sandwiches 
  • Chicken salad bowls (fried or grilled)
  • A variety of sides (fries, pickle chips, slaw)
  • Flavortown Shakes (milkshakes)

The Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ sandwich is a popular menu choice, which features pepper jack cheese, bourbon brown sugar BBQ sauce, special sauce, slaw, pickles and BBQ kettle chips.

The Southwestern sandwich is another signature menu item, which features pepper jack cheese, special sauce, avocado crema, cumin lime mojo, charred corn, roasted peppers, black beans, lettuce, tomato and crispy tortilla chips.

Chicken Guy is well known for its several sauce options. These sauces offer some one-of-a-kind flavors to this new restaurant. More than 22 different house-made dipping sauces are available.

Sauce options include (but are not limited to):

  • Special Sauce
  • Donkey Sauce
  • Ranchero
  • Wasabi Honey
  • Cumin Lime Mojo
  • Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce
  • Buttermilk Ranch
  • Honey Mustard
  • Sweet N’ Sour
  • Avocado Crema
  • Nashville Hot Honey
  • Habanero Hot Sauce
  • Sweet Sriracha BBQ

For those with a sweet tooth, the delicious shakes are served with soft serve ice cream and have special unique creations that feature crushed Oreo cookies and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Of course, they also feature classics like Triple Double Mint Chocolate, Vanilla or Strawberry.

Is Chicken Guy expensive?

And here’s the best part, Chicken Guy is also affordable.

Prices at other Chicken Guy locations generally range from $5.99 to $7.99 for a natural chicken tender basket; $6.99 to $7.99 for a signature sandwich and $8.49 to $8.99 for a salad bowl. 

For your kids, you can get juicy tenders, Mac Daddy Mac ‘N Cheese or a Grilled Cheese for about $5.

Of course, prices are subject to change.

See the full menu online here.

Chicken Guy also has an onsite arcade

The venue also features an onsite arcade: Arcade City Gatlinburg, which offers popular new games for the whole family.

Arcade City Gatlinburg joined Pigeon Forge as the second Arcade City and the fourth FACE arcade. For example, sister locations include Arcade City Pigeon Forge, Rockin’ Raceway and Big Top Arcade.  

Arcade City Gatlinburg blends family-friendly games, prizes, nightlife and entertainment.

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Inside Chicken Guy downtown Gatlinburg
Diners will have plenty of time to browse some of the staple menu items while waiting in line (photo courtesy of FACE Hospitality)

What else does FACE Hospitality own?

If the name FACE Hospitality rings a bell, it might be because they already own and operate several local attractions.

Big Top Arcade, Rockin’ Raceway Arcade, The Mirror Maze and 7D Dark Ride Adventure are among some of their more popular area venues.

But, it is their unique partnership with Guy Fieri that has allowed them to bring a variety of Flavortown and Chicken Guy restaurant concepts to popular tourist destinations throughout the United States.

And, they love to give back to their community.

FACE famously supports local philanthropic efforts including their popular Bear Hugs program. Through Bear Hugs, the company donates a stuffed bear to a local charity for every stuffed bear won from their claw machines.

To date, FACE has donated nearly 10,000 stuffed bears.

Chicken Guy will be open late on Fridays and Saturdays (photo courtesy of FACE Hospitality)

Chicken Guy Gatlinburg hours and location

The restaurant will be open until 9 pm or 10 pm on most evenings, which may change seasonally.

Chicken Guy Gatlinburg is located downtown at 727 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN.

Chicken guy arcade
Guy Fieri’s Chicken Guy offers an onsite arcade (photo by Morgan Overholt/TheSmokies.com)

Downtown Flavortown is also open in Pigeon Forge

And don’t forget, Chicken Guy Gatlinburg isn’t the only Guy Fieri-themed attraction making its way to the Smokies. 

Guy Fieri’s Downtown Flavortown in Pigeon Forge features 43,000 square feet of entertainment space with a 300-plus seat restaurant, a 14-lane Duck Pin bowling alley, arcade games and a Tiki Bar.

Read Also: Downtown Flavortown in Pigeon Forge, an honest review with menu and photos

Have you tried Chicken Guy Gatlinburg or Downtown Flavortown in Pigeon Forge? Let us know in the comments below.

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11 thoughts on “A look inside Chicken Guy in Gatlinburg: Menu, pricing and more”

  1. I hope the sandwiches include burgers. Guys burgers on Carnival cruises are unbelievably delicious

  2. Can’t wait until our next visit to Gatlinburg to try some chicken and sure to be amazing sauces!

  3. As of Oct. 17, 2021, the Chicken Guy Gatlinburg ribbon cutting and opening ceremonies have been delayed.

  4. Have you guys set a date for the opening of chicken guy in Gatliburg Tennessee yet?

  5. Was there for opening day and all that week of October 18th. Never opened. Really disappointed. Won’t be be till next year.

  6. Hi Yessica, it looks like they post jobs on Zip Recruiter, but you could also try applying in person by asking for an application. Hope that helps!

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