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Budget-Friendly Smokies, Pt. 3: Eating On A Budget

Looking for cheap places to eat in Pigeon Forge? No matter your size, age or gender, we all eat! Do you like Mexican, Italian or good ole American home cooking? Regardless of what you are craving, Pigeon Forge has some great restaurants that are affordable but showcase the diversity of the Smokies!

Mama’s Farmhouse: Click to visit page.

Mama's Farmhouse

Mama's Farmhouse is a great way to fill up at the beginning or end of a long day in the Smokies. It's an all you can eat, family style feast of fried chicken, chicken & dumplings, sweet potato casserole, mac & cheese and more. At Mama's Farmhouse, kids 5 and under eat free. Save major money on your family vacation with young kids with this great budget friendly restaurant deal.

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Dick’s Last Resort Restaurant and Bar: Click to visit page.

Dick's Last Resort

Happy Hour at Dick's Last Resort goes from 8:00 PM to close from Sunday to Thursday. During this time, relax and enjoy discounted adult beverages with your friends. $4 house margaritas, $2 domestic drafts, $3 shots and more are up for grabs for patrons over the age of 21. Enjoy some discounted drinks on your next trip to Pigeon Forge.

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J.O.E. & Pop’s Sub Shoppe: Click to visit page.

J.O.E. and Pop's Sub Shoppe

Skip the sit-down meal and grab some sandwiches for a quick and easy lunch. J.O.E. and Pop's Sub Shoppe is located on the Parkway in Gatlinburg. It's a great place to stop before you head into the park for the day. Grab some subs to share, a side or two and maybe even a dessert and pack a picnic the whole family will love.

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Big Daddy’s Pizzeria: Click to visit page.

Big Daddy's Pizzeria

A foolproof way to save money on a meal is to order a pizza to share. Big Daddy's Pizzeria has plenty of options to choose from, so you are sure to find something everyone will enjoy. The pizza is wood fired and made fro hand-crafted dough, topped with the best ingredients you can imagine. Eat in the restaurant or take it back to the cabin or hotel to enjoy.

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Gaucho Urbano Brazilian Steakhouse: Click to visit page.

Gaucho Urbano

If you're visiting for a special occasion or looking to experience the finer things in Pigeon Forge, you may be interested in trying out Gaucho Urbano. While on the expensive side, guests can make this restaurant more budget-friendly by choosing the "Harvest Table & Chef's Table" experience. Plus, if you're celebrating a graduation, birthday or anniversary, you'll get a free dessert!

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No matter where you choose to eat, you will find that the Great Smoky Mountains has some great eats at an even better price! Finding cheap places to eat in Pigeon Forge is a great way to save money on your trip. If you haven't caught up on our budget-friendly Smokies series, check out Part 1: Planning Vacation on Budget with Kids and Part 2: Planning a Vacation on Budget with a Large Group.