The Inn on the River in Pigeon Forge TN

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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Becoming a Local Favorite: The Story of J.T. Hannah’s Kitchen

Burgers, fries, and ketchup on a trayStep inside J.T. Hannah’s Kitchen and you’ll be taken back in time to the 1930s, when J.T. Hannah first opened the doors to his well-known Pigeon Forge restaurant. Serving up delicious All-American foods, not far from The Inn On The River, you won’t want to miss your chance to taste the favorite Southern dishes from J.T. Hannah’s Kitchen.

The story of J.T. Hannah is an interesting one. The restaurant earned its name from the successful Smoky Mountain businessman, J.T. Hannah, himself. The Pigeon Forge restaurant originally began as a lunch option for Hannah’s warehouse employees. Then, the business took off and Hannah was able to shut down the warehouse lunchroom to begin dedicating his time to the restaurant.

From sizzling steaks and fresh burgers to deluxe sandwiches and house specialties, J.T. Hannah’s is a great place to visit when you are looking to fill a variety of hungry appetites. Prepared with the highest quality ingredients, everyone can find something wonderful to enjoy for lunch or dinner at J.T. Hannah’s. Guests will appreciate that the entire staff still displays true Southern hospitality, just like they did when J.T. Hannah started the business in 1930.

J.T. Hannah’s Kitchen is located directly on the Pigeon Forge Parkway. The Pigeon Forge restaurant opens daily at 11 a.m. and serves lunch and dinner.

The Inn On The River is just a few short minutes from J.T. Hannah’s Kitchen, so it’s a great place to stay for your Pigeon Forge vacation! Rooms at The Inn On The River are equipped with a variety of amenities, like private balconies overlooking the Little Pigeon River and in-room fireplaces and Jacuzzis. To begin booking your vacation to the Smoky Mountains, give us a call at (888) 500-9387 to speak with one of our vacation specialists.