Restaurants

Greenbrier vs Peddler (a shot of the exterior of the restaurants)

The Peddler vs Greenbrier: Which is Better? A Local Declares A Winner

Area restaurant reviewer compares two of Gatlinburg’s most popular fine dining restaurants: The Peddler and The Greenbrier Restaurant Look let’s start by peeling the curtain back a little bit. Friends, on this particular subject my expertise is substantial. I’ve been tasting quality meat up and down East Tennessee for nearly four decades now. Wait, forget it. You know what I

boneless wings at smoky mountain brewery

We Taste Tested Dozens of Wings in Pigeon Forge, These 3 Were the Best

A local reveals his picks for the best wings in Pigeon Forge, TN I’ve dined in Pigeon Forge eateries for nearly 40 years. I certainly know the nature of the beast. Change is the buzzword in the mountains. Except for the rare few, popular restaurants come and go. One day, a restaurant can be in high demand, it’s impossible to

exterior building of truth traveler VR experience buliding

13 New Attractions, Restaurants in the Smoky Mountains (2024)

New tastes and experiences to expect in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville TN in 2024 I think there’s something for just about everyone in the Great Smoky Mountains. For instance, outdoor enthusiasts can explore the majestic beauty of the National Park. Kids love Gatlinburg’s candy shops and Ripley’s attractions. Foodies also appreciate the restaurant scene. In Pigeon Forge, runners also

three jimmys good time eatery sandwiches

These 4 Hidden Gems Are the Best Mom and Pop Restaurants in Gatlinburg

I’ve dined at dozens of eateries in Gatlinburg, these are the best mom-and-pop restaurants in the area Nowadays, the term “mom and pop” is code for a restaurant that isn’t a chain or is owned by a single restauranteur or family instead of a restaurant group. But we’re still attached to the idea of a certain kind of place. Take,

dolly parthen at the frizzle chicken farmhouse cafe

See the Tennessee Restaurant Where Guests Dine With Singing Robot Chickens

Come for the food, stay for the … singing animatronic chickens? I’ve been around these mountains for a long time. I’ve seen the hooks, the gimmicks, businesses use to entice tourists to spend their dollars with them. Usually, I get it. Our go-karts are faster. We’ve got Pirates. Hey, remember the infamous Kentucky family feud that caught national attention 160

traffic along roads of gatlinburg, tennessee during spring break

This Is What Spring Break Is Actually Like in Gatlinburg

Local offers tips for spending spring break in the Smoky Mountains When visitors plan a vacation to Gatlinburg, most of them don’t realize that spring break can be just as busy as the summer months. I live here in Gatlinburg and I can tell you that it’s quite a shock seeing the flock of tourism during this time. This year

The Village Shops in Gatlinburg

The Frozen-In-Time European Village in the Smoky Mountains You Need To See

The little European village in the Smoky Mountains you need to see As someone who has visited Gatlinburg since the middle ’80s, I’ve never known a time without The Village. But what is The Village? It’s a collection of shops featuring European-style architecture. Along with the Pancake Pantry, The Village Shops has set the mood for anyone coming to Gatlinburg

me fishing at english mountain trout farm

The Restaurant That Lets You Catch Your Own Fish in the Smoky Mountains

English Mountain Trout Farm is an off-the-beaten-path restaurant that lets you catch your own fish in the Smoky Mountains While I grew up in the mountains I’ve always been a city girl at heart. Sure, I’ve tried all the various “outdoor” activities. Hiking, camping and of course, fishing. While I appreciate the kind of person these sorts of activities appeal

a combo platter of fried chicken and fried catfish with green beans and a sweet tea

These Are the 6 Best Seafood Places in Pigeon Forge, Smoky Mountains

A Smoky Mountain local ranks his favorite seafood restaurants I’m a bit of a seafood snob, a habit I picked up at my grandparent’s house in Florida. With his next-door neighbor being a professional crabber, my grandfather and a connection to the shrimpers and the fishermen as well. We got used to eating the freshest possible seafood at the best

a hamburger from pinchys

There’s a New Best Burger in Pigeon Forge, and It’s Not What You Think

I’ve eaten at dozens of restaurants in the Smokies, these are my picks for the best burger joints in town In my over 30 years living in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, I’ve sampled dozens of local restaurants, everything from chains to hole-in-the-wall restaurants, in search of the best burger in town. Until recently, the best burger I’d ever