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2492 Parkway, Pigeon Forge ,TN 37863

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4 Great Places For Lunch in Pigeon Forge

Chances are you’ll be on the run quite a bit during your vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains! It can be easy to grab a quick fast food meal during all the chaos of attractions. Here’s a tip: don’t! Pigeon Forge has plenty of tasty food options! Instead of eating on the run, sit down with the whole family or your group and enjoy a sit down meal for lunch! Here are 4 top-notch places for lunch in Pigeon Forge:

1. Pigeon Forge Deli

This mom and pop deli serves up delicious deli sandwiches, soups, salads, pretzels, pot roast, chicken salad and more with high-quality, fresh food! Pigeon Forge Deli starts each of its sandwiches with fresh, made-from-scratch bread! After all, a good sandwich always starts with the bread! Pigeon Forge Deli also offers several gluten free options. You have to try a soft pretzel, complete with either sweet or savory toppings and accompanied by dipping sauces like caramel or marinara.

2. Blue Moose Burgers & Wings

Blue Moose Burgers & Wings

If you love chicken wings, this is without a doubt your go-to spot! Featuring numerous wing flavors, melt-in-your-mouth burgers and a large selection of draft beer, Blue Moose Burgers & Wings has something for everyone! This sport-themed restaurant is decked out with numerous TVs, making it the perfect place to catch an NFL game on Sundays or any other sport you love! Each burger comes complete with half-pound of USDA American beef with all the topping options you need. Wing flavors include options like Cajun Dry Rub, Chipotle BBQ, Hot Teriyaki and Forge Hot & Dry!

3. Pottery House Cafe & Grille

You’ll find awesome food and reasonable prices at Pottery House Cafe & Grille, located at Old Mill Square! Pottery House Cafe & Grille serves up Southern classics with a twist! Fish dishes, pork chops, chicken and sandwiches fill the daily lunch menu. Weekend brunch items include dishes like chicken and waffles, french toast and steak and eggs. Perhaps nothing is as popular as the signature quiche plates, which come complete with delicious cinnamon raisin pecan bread! Pick your choice of spinach Muenster and mushroom, chicken almond or the chef’s selection of the day for your quiche plate!

4. Local Goat

Local Goat

Local Goat is a New American restaurant with a scratch kitchen that specializes in local foods that are sustainably sourced which make for awesome craft foods and drinks! This restaurant serves jumbo wings, appetizers, salads, steaks, chops, fall-off-the-bone ribs and of course, dessert! Featuring a full bar, Local Goat has 24 craft beers on tap, plenty of craft cocktails and a wine list, making it a great place for a refreshing beverage. Located at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains, Local Goat features beautiful views of Mount LeConte and the surrounding mountains!

All of these awesome places for lunch in Pigeon Forge are conveniently located near our hotel, which was named Best Hotel by’s as part of its 2022 Best of Pigeon Forge awards! Take a look at more dining options near our hotel in Pigeon Forge!