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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exterior of Gaucho Urbano restaurant in Pigeon Forge

5 of the Most Unique Restaurants in Pigeon Forge

It’s no secret that Pigeon Forge is home to so many delicious restaurants! When you’ve already been to all the popular spots in town and are looking for something special, try a unique place to eat. To help you decide where to go, we’ve created a list of some of the most unique restaurants in Pigeon Forge that you should visit! Everything from the food to the atmosphere at these 5 restaurants is unlike anything else in the area. Keep reading to learn more!

1. Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe

Are you looking for family fun in Pigeon Forge, combined with a delicious breakfast? Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe is the place for you. Open 7 days a week from 7 AM to 1 PM, you’ll want to come hungry and ready for a good time. This restaurant is a great choice for families with kids because of its animatronic chickens that serenade you while you eat, and the menu that’s packed full of fun and delicious options. Enjoy everything from biscuits and gravy to omelets, and special bear-shaped pancakes for the little ones! There is also a lunch menu with various sandwiches and burgers. What other restaurant in the area has singing chickens to keep you entertained while you dine?

2. Cookie Dough Monster

chicken sandwich and fries at Cookie Dough MonsterDon’t let the name fool you — Cookie Dough Monster has so much more for you to enjoy than cookie dough. On the menu, you’ll find gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, unique burgers, their famous cheezas, and more. Some menu items include the 3.14Miento, an 8 oz. beef patty, bacon, pimiento cheese, sautéed yellow onions, and red peppers, and the Chick Norris sandwich, a fried chicken breast, mozzarella, marinara, sautéed yellow onions and mushrooms, and fried pepper jack cheese curds. There’s also a Taco-Bout It grilled cheese with cheddar, seasoned ground beef, leaf lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream, and speciality cheezas — the restaurant’s unique spin on pizza. For a one-of-a-kind meal that ends with some delicious cookie dough, this is the best place in Pigeon Forge!

3. Junction 35

Junction 35 prides itself on offering high-quality, unique spirits and unique signature dishes. Guests can enjoy a moonshine tasting on the distillery side before walking over to the kitchen and bar side! Junction 35 has everything from handcrafted cocktails to slow-cooked BBQ. Popular items on the menu include angus burgers, artisan pastas, and smoked meat BBQ trays. Pair any of the meals with a speciality cocktail from the bar, made with their top-quality spirits. There is even live music in the restaurant on select nights throughout the week!

4. Local Goat

exterior of the local goat in Pigeon ForgeWe’re sure you’ve heard of this popular restaurant in Pigeon Forge, but it’s definitely worth stopping by if you haven’t yet. Local Goat specializes in locally sourced and sustainable menu items, along with craft beer and other craft drinks. On the menu, you can choose from a variety of appetizers to kick off your meal, including deep fried deviled eggs, stuffed piquillo peppers and n’awlins style BBQ shrimp. Entrees include everything from ahi tuna steak, to bison meatloaf, to gourmet burgers. You can’t go wrong with anything you choose here!

5. Gaucho Urbano Brazilian Steakhouse

Gaucho Urbano has definitely earned its spot on our list of the most unique restaurants in Pigeon Forge. This restaurant brings a modern flare to traditional Brazilian cuisine. The dining experience here is unlike any other in Pigeon Forge. Guests will be provided with a special token that will signal to the chefs — the green side indicates they’re ready for service, and the red side stops the service. You can resume service whenever you’d like throughout the meal! Enjoy made-from-scratch seasonal Brazilian dishes, fresh gourmet salads and traditional Brazilian hot side dishes, and so much more. There are also unique handcrafted cocktails and delectable desserts!

More Restaurants in Pigeon Forge

old mill pottery house cafe and grilleThese are some of the most unique restaurants in Pigeon Forge, but it’s just the beginning of a long list of places you should eat when you visit! Do you want to learn about more of the top spots to dine? Take a look at our list of the most bucket list worthy Pigeon Forge restaurants.