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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5 Local Restaurants in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg to Try

Wondering where you should eat when you stay with us? There are several local restaurants in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg you should try! You’ll find a pretty good variety of cuisine choices too. Here are the 5 local restaurants in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg you should try:

1. Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que

Barbecue ribs on grill

Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que is a locally owned and operated restaurant in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. This restaurant has been voted to have the best ribs and barbeque in the county! Bennett’s sells fried green tomatoes, potato skins, and BBQ nachos to start your meal. For an entree, you can get baby back ribs, pulled pork, burnt ends, smoked chicken, and more. Sides include spicy mac and cheese, green beans, coleslaw, and potato salad. This is a great place to go if you want to try southern barbeque! Want to know where else you can get BBQ in Pigeon Forge? Check out these BBQ restaurants in Pigeon Forge!

2. The Old Mill Pottery House Cafe and Grille

The Old Mill Pottery House Cafe and Grille is an old fashioned Pigeon Forge restaurant that serves southern food with a twist. Located in Pigeon Forge, you can see the beautiful mountains and scenery as you eat. There’s even a patio at the back of the restaurant where you can eat outside and enjoy their water feature. The bread is baked at the restaurant, and many of the meals are made with fresh ingredients. Some popular dishes are the pimento cheese sandwich, potato soup, and quiche.

3. J.T. Hannah’s Kitchen

jt hannahs pigeon forgeJ.T. Hannah’s Kitchen serves all kinds of food. You can get burgers, steak, seafood, chicken, and pastas. Some of J.T. Hannah’s specialties are the chopped steak and supreme fajitas! You’ll want to save some room for dessert. Their specialty is a Big Orange Soak cake that is topped with vanilla ice cream.

4. Wild Plum Tea Room

After a long morning of sightseeing in Gatlinburg, enjoy a sweet treat for lunch at the Wild Plum Tea Room. It is open for breakfast, but many people stop in for the unique lunch menu. You can get salmon, lobster pie, or tomato bisque. Be sure to end the meal with a large piece of peach cobbler and vanilla ice cream.

5. Loco Burro Fresh Mex Cantina

loco burro fresh mex cantina in gatlinburgIn the mood for Mexican food? Loco Burro Fresh Mex Cantina is a great Mexican restaurant in Gatlinburg. It’s the only restaurant on the Gatlinburg strip with a rooftop patio so you can listen to live music and enjoy the view of downtown Gatlinburg. you’ll find all of your favorites on their menu, from tacos to quesadillas. The fajitas come out sizzling, and the enchiladas and burritos are covered in the sauce of your choice. Loco Burro has chicken, steak, pork, and seafood entrees you might want to try. They also have a huge selection of beer, wine, and cocktails you won’t want to miss out on!

Wondering where else you can eat in the Smokies? Check out these restaurants on the Strip in Gatlinburg!

These local restaurants in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are just a few of the places you should try when you stay with us. are you ready to plan your next trip to the Smokies? Look through our Pigeon Forge hotel rooms and book one for your next trip today!