Wears Valley, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Townsend, Cosby

Recommended Restaurants & Distilleries:

Wears Valley Restaurants:

Elvira's Cafe - Family owned restaurant less than 10 minutes from the cabin, on 321 heading west. Great food, and reasonable prices. They have very good home cooked meals, and they have local artist oil paintings on display/sale. They are only open for breakfast and lunch, so be sure to get there early (before 3pm).

Hillbilly's Restaurant - Only open for breakfast & lunch. get there early. great food. Just 5 miles from the cabin, located of 321, heading west.


Tennessee Shine Company

Pigeon Forge Restaurants:

Wild Bear Tavern - If you like German Food, this is the place to eat! Everything is fresh!

Smokies Cuban Cafe - Classic Cuban specialties, coffee & tropical fruit shakes served in a compact, contemporary space.

Sunliner Diner - The Sunliner Diner is a 50s Themed Diner Restaurant in Pigeon Forge, TN. Go vintage and dine with classic cars, & Ice cream

Local Goat- New American Restaurant - Gets very good reviews and is in Pigeon Forge. It can get super busy, so plan accordingly

Mel's Classic Diner - Ample portions of diner cuisine for breakfast, lunch & dinner in a retro, chrome setting. Excellent food and located in Pigeon Forge.. very close to the cabin, also gets busy. Located on the corner of 321 & the Parkway @ Pigeon Forge.

The Old Mill Pottery House Café & Grille - Housemade baked goods from grain ground at an on-site mill along with classic Southern comfort food. Very good food, located in Pigeon Forge, very close to the cabin

Reagans House of Pancakes - Top rated for Breakfast.. Best pancakes in town. Reagan’s House of Pancakes is a family owned Restaurant. Opened in November 1986. We offer a full breakfast buffet, or menu at both our locations, 2820 Parkway and 3516 Parkway.


Blue Moose Burgers & Wings - Blue moose Burgers and Wings is Pigeon Forge's only family sports bar and grill and is one of "the most fun stuff to do" places in pigeon forge and in the smokies.

No Way Jose's Cantina - Lively joint with colorful decor & an extensive menu of Mexican fare plus beer & cocktails.

Huck Finn's Catfish - Rated 4.5 out of 5.. Great catfish.. All-you-can-eat Southern catfish & fried chicken dinners, plus à la carte down-home dishes.

Sawyer's Farmhouse Breakfast - Locally owned daytime eatery known for its down-home American breakfast specials. Great food, and located in Pigeon Forge.

JT Hannah's - Festive restaurant doling out American fare, including steaks, burgers & ribs, in a rustic setting. Great steakhouse in Pigeon Forge, and very close to the cabin.

The Riverstone Restaurant - Down-home American grub in a rustic, wood-paneled dining room with a fireplace & Old West vibe, located in Pigeon Forge

Mama's Farmhouse - All-you-can-eat traditional Southern food on a rotating menu & served for all 3 meals of the day.


King's Family Distillery

Old Forge Distillery

Junction 35 Spirits

Smith Creek Distillery

Tennessee Legend Distillery

Gatlinburg Restaurants:

The Park Grill - American classics, particularly steaks, served in a massive log structure with contemporary decor.

The Alamo Steakhouse (located in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg) - Highly recommended for their steaks. Here at the Alamo Steakhouse, we believe in serving the best. We take our aged steak, hand cut it in house and season it. We then grill it over an oak fire to sear in all the juices and natural flavors. This makes our steaks tender and delicious. But it’s not just steaks we take such care with, we also grind our own burgers, make all of our own soups, sauces & gravies, as well as hand-bread and cook our mozzarella sticks to order.

The Peddler Steakhouse - Grilled beef, chicken, trout & a salad bar highlight the food offerings at this woodsy steakhouse.

Cherokee Grill & Steakhouse - Traditional American menu of steaks, burgers & seafood entrees in a woodsy mountain lodge setting.

Calhoun's Restaurant - Chain serving Tennessee BBQ, fresh-ground burgers & sandwiches, plus home style sides & craft beers.

Howard's Steakhouse - This bi-level destination features a steakhouse on the main floor & a laid-back pub upstairs.

Chesapeake's Seafood and Raw Bar - Chesapeake’s offers fresh seafood that’s sourced daily, local, handcrafted micro brews, and USDA choice and prime-graded beef.. Conveniently located this location has fantastic views of the river and features a raw bar and a heated patio for outdoor dining.

Smoky Mountain Brewery - SMB still has those four locations in East Tennessee—Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Knoxville (Turkey Creek), and Maryville—and are proud to be part of the Copper Cellar Family of Restaurants.

The Greenbrier Restaurant - Family-friendly spot for hearty American meat & seafood dishes served in a homey log-cabin setting.


Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery

Gatlinburg Barrelhouse

Ole Smoky Distillery

Sugarlands Distilling Company



Trailhead Steakhouse - Steaks, burgers, trout & other American classics are served in a rustic, lodgelike setting. Great food, and close to the cabin.. located in Townsend

Black Bear Cafe - No-frills, old-fashioned diner preparing traditional, homestyle Southern specialties. Located in Townsend

Apple Valley Cafe- featuring juicy burgers, beautiful salads, delicious pulled pork BBQ and more, we promise you won’t leave hungry. Craving something sweeter? We have you covered with our famous Fried Apple Pies or milkshakes! Stop in for the best burger on the Peaceful Side of the Smokies. Enjoy your meal in our Beer Garden, or order SOME boxed lunches to-go to savor in the comfort of your cabin or by the river in the Smokies!


Company Distilling



Carver's Orchard & Applehouse Restaurant - Low-key institution in a scenic setting offering American comfort classics & apple-based treats. Located a little further away in Cosby, TN