The Inn on the River is a newly renovated Pigeon Forge hotel on the Parkway.

The Inn On The River

(865) 428-5500

2492 Parkway, Pigeon Forge ,TN 37863

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4 Affordable Restaurants in Pigeon Forge Your Family Will Love

We understand how important it is to try and save some money while on vacation. Luckily, there are many ways to put some cash back in your wallet. Normally, one of the biggest expenses during a trip is food, but that does not have to be the case when you vacation in the Smokies! Here are 4 affordable restaurants in Pigeon Forge your family will love:

1. Mel’s Diner

When you step inside Mel’s Diner, you are transported back in time to a traditional 1950s diner. This is a fun place to take the whole family for a delicious meal with very affordable prices! On the menu, you will find everything from burgers and fries to home cooked Southern dishes, such as country fried steak and pulled pork. Of course, every meal goes great with one of the signature milkshakes at Mel’s, including the refreshing pineapple shake. The next time you are in Pigeon Forge, stick a quarter in the jukebox and party like it’s 1950 at Mel’s Diner!

2. Blue Moose Burgers & Wings

Blue Moose Burgers & Wings For all the sports fans out there, Blue Moose Burgers & Wings is the perfect place to catch the big game while you are in town. They have over 20 flat screen televisions set up throughout the restaurant, so you won’t miss a single minute of the action. As far as the food goes, they offer a variety of bar foods at incredible prices, including nachos, chicken wings, burgers, and more. They also have a number of daily specials that can help you save even more money on your meal! Even though this is considered a sports bar, it is the perfect place to bring the entire family for an amazing meal!

3. Pigeon Forge Deli

The Pigeon Forge Deli is a wonderful restaurant that is tucked away on Wears Valley Road, making it one of the restaurants off the beaten path that you need to check out. They serve a variety of different sandwiches and snacks that are easy to grab on the go. The neat thing about the deli is that they make most of their food from scratch, giving it an incredible flavor that you don’t want to pass up. The sandwiches make a great option for families who are looking for a cheap meal to take along on a picnic in the Smoky Mountains.

4. Sawyer’s Farmhouse

pancakes on a plate Sawyer’s Farmhouse is one of the most affordable restaurants in Pigeon Forge for both breakfast and lunch. Not only are the prices reasonable, but they give you plenty of food to fill you up. For breakfast, they offer an array of delicious options, including pancakes, french toast, waffles, and crepes. They also have a ton of options for kids, including chocolate chip pancakes that are sure to make your child smile! After you taste the breakfast at Sawyer’s Farmhouse, you will want to plan a trip back for lunch during your trip to sample some of their incredible burgers and sandwiches.

Now that you know about some of the most affordable places to eat around town, check out these other Pigeon Forge restaurants you need to visit during your stay with us! We look forward to welcoming you to the Smoky Mountains!