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Coronavirus Updates: Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg

We are constantly monitoring changes, cancellations and closures due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The majority of Tennessee's attractions, restaurants and businesses have reopened. Many of these businesses have limited capacity, additional safety and social distancing measures and more guidelines in place for their customers. Sevier County is under a mask mandate through April 15, 2021. Masks are required in all indoor public places.

Frequently Asked Questions: Mask Policy, COVID-19 In Pigeon Forge & More

Updates From Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Governor Bill Lee and the economic recovery group have lifted capacity restrictions on restaurants and retail in addition to allowing larger, non-contact attractions to open. Groups of 50 people are also allowed to gather at this time. Follow this link to read more: Governor Bill Lee's Update: May 22, 2020

Open Businesses

The following businesses have reopened. Please note that they may have limited services and hours in addition to specific amenities and features remaining closed.


The following restaurants have reopened their dining rooms. They will have limited seating capacity and group size will be restricted as well.

  • Smokies Cuban Cafe
  • Brick & Spoon
  • Rita's Italian Ice
  • Gaucho Urbano
  • Maddog's Creamery & Donuts
  • JOE & Pop's Sub Shoppe
  • Knox Dough
  • Alamo Steakhouse Gatlinburg
  • Mama's Farmhouse
  • Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que Pigeon Forge
  • Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe
  • Big Daddy's Pizzeria
  • MonsterMash Burgers
  • Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que Gatlinburg
  • Alamo Steakhouse Pigeon Forge
  • Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant
  • Huck Finn's Catfish
  • Flapjack's Pancake Cabin Gatlinburg North, Gatlinburg East & Sevierville
  • Smoky Mountain Pancake House
  • Golden Corral Pigeon Forge
  • TGI Friday's: Gatlinburg
  • Crystelle Creek Restaurant
  • Slice Pizza Bakery
  • Shoney's
  • TGI Friday's Pigeon Forge
  • TGI Friday's Sevierville
  • Crockett's Breakfast Camp
  • Old Mill Restaurant
  • Smoky's Pancake Cabin
  • Flapjack's Pancake Cabin Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg Downtown
  • Quaker Steak and Lube
  • Corky's Ribs & BBQ
  • Golden Corral Sevierville
  • Mel's Diner
  • Tony Gore's Smoky Mountain BBQ & Grill
  • The Red Tomato
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
  • Split Rail Eats
  • Fannie Farkles
  • Margaritaville (Pigeon Forge location)
  • Reagan's House of Pancakes
  • Cherokee Grill Gatlinburg
  • Preacher's Smokehouse
  • Hot Diggity Dawg
  • Local Goat New American Restaurant
  • Cinnabon & Auntie Anne's Pretzel
  • Margaritaville Coffee Shop
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Paula Deen's Family Kitchen
  • Timberwood Grill
  • Sunliner Diner
  • Wood Grill Buffet
  • Calhoun's Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg
  • Smoky Mountain Brewery Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg
  • Delauders BBQ
  • Harpoon Harry's Crab House
  • Curl de la Creme Ice Cream
  • Elvira's Cafe
  • Dulce Nitrogen Ice Cream
  • Gigi's Cupcakes
  • Nagano Japanese Grill
  • PawPaw's Kajun Kitchen
  • Pottery House Cafe
  • Parton's Deli
  • Paula Deen's Family Kitchen
  • Holston's Kitchen
  • Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant & Grill
  • Byrd's Cookie Company
  • Feaster's on Teaster's
  • Huck Finn's Catfish
  • Fuddruckers
  • JT Hannah's Kitchen
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Bluffs Grill and Tap
  • Gatlinburg Brewing Company
  • Log Cabin Pancake House of Gatlinburg
  • Local Eatery & Grill
  • The Fudgery at Five Oaks and The Island
  • Red Oak Bistro
  • The Greenbrier
  • The Pancake Pantry Gatlinburg
  • Ole Red Gatlinburg
  • The Park Grill
  • The Melting Pot Gatlinburg
  • Ben & Jerry's Gatlinburg
  • Ben & Jerry's Sevierville- Tanger
  • Tom & Earl's Back Alley Grill
  • Pigeon Forge Deli
  • Ruby Sunshine

Other Restaurant Closures & Adjustments

  • Pizza At The Cove: Take-out and delivery

2020 Cancelled Events

The following events were cancelled in 2020. Many have announced new dates for 2021 while others are TBD. Sign up for our weekly newsletter for updates as we recieve them. Check our Pigeon Forge event calendar for events that have scheduled dates for 2021.


Tennessee State Parks

Tennessee state parks officially reopened on Friday, April 24th. This may exclude certain trailheads that are found on National Forest Service land. Social distancing is still a requirement.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Info

All trails in the National Park have reopened. Select facilities and areas may remain closed for the time being.

View A List Of Open Facilities

Sevierville City Parks

Sevierville City Parks reopened as of May 10. Playgrounds have reopened as of October 1.

Closed Businesses

Many business in the area have closed temporarily to stop the spread of COVID-19. The following businesses have been closed throughout March and April and have not yet announced a reopening date.