4 New Restaurants Coming to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville Fall 2020

Anakeesta's new Cliff Top Restaurant features both climate-controlled indoor seating and beautiful outdoor seating with a view (photo by Daniel Munson/TheSmokies.com)

Anakeesta's new Cliff Top Restaurant features both climate-controlled indoor seating and beautiful outdoor seating with a view (photo by Daniel Munson/TheSmokies.com)


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There’s so much going on in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, we thought we’d create this handy round-up of new restaurants and eateries opening in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville this fall.

1. Southern Comfort Kitchen – OPEN NOW

The popular whiskey brand, Southern Comfort, has just opened its first southern-themed restaurant in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Located inside the Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort and Spa, the brand-new restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and feature southern classics such as pancakes, fried green tomatoes, chicken and biscuits, Nashville hot fried chicken sammies, ribs, deviled eggs, pulled pork, catfish, chicken and dumplings, steak and more.

The restaurant will also feature Southern Comfort infused specialty cocktails including a southern-smoked old fashioned.

The restaurant is open daily from 8 am-9 pm. For a complete Southern Comfort Kitchen menu, visit the Westgate Resorts website.

Guests can make reservations by calling 865-430-4800.

Southern Comfort is located at 915 Westgate Resorts Rd, Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Editor’s Note: Fall is a very busy season for The Smokies. Hour-long wait times are the norm even at the less-popular restaurants in town. We highly suggest making reservations at Southern Comfort ahead of time as we anticipate large crowds and massive interest. 

Anakeesta's Cliff Top restaurant features a high-end modern rustic aesthetic (photo by Morgan Overholt/TheSmokies.com)
Anakeesta’s Cliff Top restaurant features a high-end modern rustic aesthetic (photo by Morgan Overholt/TheSmokies.com)

2. Anakeesta’s Cliff Top, Smokehouse Restaurants – NOW OPEN

The long-awaited third and final phase of Anakeesta’s $6.5 million-dollar expansion, featuring a completely revamped Cliff Top restaurant and the all-new Smokehouse BBQ restaurant, is finally complete.

The original Cliff Top restaurant, located near the entrance of Anakeesta, has been renamed “Smokehouse” and will now feature southern cuisine such as pulled pork, smoked wings and craft beer.

The new restaurant in Black Bear Village is located further up the mountain near AnaVista tower and has taken the Cliff Top name.

The new climate-controlled Cliff Top restaurant will feature southern classics such as fried green tomatoes, wings, trout, ribs, pork, burgers and steaks.

The addition of this new restaurant doubles Anakeesta’s current seating capacity.

Anakeesta is located at 576 Parkway Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Read More: Anakeesta debuts 7 new attractions at the Black Bear Village grand opening

Editor’s Note: Anakeesta is very popular destination in the Smokies, especially during the fall season. Unfortunately, neither of these restaurants take reservations and wait times can be severe when crowds are heavy on the mountain. We highly suggest planning ahead and putting your name down 1-2 hours in advance if you wish to hold your place in line at one of these popular eateries.

3. Cruze Farms – NOW OPEN

Cruze Farms is a family dairy farm in Knoxville, Tenn. They pasteurize and bottle real churned milk from Jersey cows to create fresh ice cream.

For years, Cruze Farms products were mostly sold as packaged foods at local retail locations like Whole Foods. But in 2016, the brand opened their first pop-up shop which was so popular that it eventually lead to a permanent location on S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville in 2018, and a second permanent retail location that just opened up last week in Sevierville.

Cruze Farms offers a variety of ice cream flavors which are available in cones and cups including sweet cream, chocolate, brown butter, espresso, cookies and cream, peanut butter, pumpkin, lavender honey, strawberry, orange dole whip and sugar free vanilla.

An assortment of sweet toppings and dips are also available.

Cruze Farms is open Sunday-Wednesday from 11 am -9:30 pm and Thursday-Saturday from 11 am – 10 pm.

Cruze Farms is located at 1642 Parkway, Sevierville, Tenn.

Editor’s Note: Select flavors are seasonal, actual selection may vary.

Cinnaholic in Pigeon Forge
Cinnaholic is located at the Mountain Mile in Pigeon Forge, Tenn (photo by Alaina O’Neal/TheSmokies.com)

4. Cinnaholic Pigeon Forge

Cinnaholic will soon be joining the Tower Shops at the Mountain Mile in Pigeon Forge!

Cinnaholic has 38 locations across the U.S. and Canada. The Pigeon Forge location will be only the second location in Tennessee (the first is located in Knoxville).

Cinnaholic specializes in baked goods including brownies, cookies and of course their claim-to-fame … decadent cinnamon rolls. All of Cinnaholic’s products are fresh-baked and 100% vegan, dairy & lactose-free, egg-free and conveniently – cholesterol-free.

Cinnaholic is set to open this fall and will be located at 2655 Teaster Lane Ste 220 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

Do you know of any upcoming attractions coming soon to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg or Sevierville? Let us know and we will add them to the list!

Disclaimer: While we do our best to bring you the most up-to-date information, attractions or prices mentioned in this article may vary by season and are subject to change. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any mentioned business, and have not been reviewed or endorsed these entities. Contact us at [email protected] for questions or comments.

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5 thoughts on “4 New Restaurants Coming to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville Fall 2020”

  1. My husband and I love the mountains and we visit EVERY YEAR!!! We will definitely make a decision to visit one of the new restaurants.

  2. We just spent a long weekend in the Smokies and it was too packed to really enjoy ourselves. Also, almost no one was wearing a mask or even attempting to keep a safe distance. Even restaurant employees were mostly not masked. The locals have apparently bought into this all being a “hoax”.

  3. To Teresa, we were there the save time. I don’t know what restaurant you went into but, every restaurant and store that we entered was masked. The people visiting there wore mask by the majority. So I don’t understand what you are talking about.

  4. Contrary to what previous person texted, my family was in The Smokies this past week.10-12-10… And every restaurant worker I saw HAD masks on!!! Thanks to all the workers ‘there’!! Keep up the good work Ya’ll! There were a few vacationers I saw that didnt have masks on, but they were few and far between!!

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