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Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge: Restaurant Guide 2019

Looking for a Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge restaurant guide? Some of our favorite Pigeon Forge restaurants are opening their doors on Turkey Day, offering locals and visitors alike a chance to celebrate with family and friends without hassle! So why don’t you leave the holiday cooking (and mess) to someone else? Here’s a quick rundown of restaurants open in Pigeon Forge on Thanksgiving Day 2019.

Puckett's Restaurant

Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant will be serving up great food and Southern hospitality in Pigeon Forge this Thanksgiving. They will be open and will take reservations in advance. Puckett's is known for it's authentic comfort food and has locations scattered around the country. It opened in Pigeon Forge in 2019.

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Mama's Farmhouse

There’s nothing like eating a home-cooked meal surrounded by friends and family, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Mama’s Farmhouse in Pigeon Forge. Stop by Mama's Farmhouse in Pigeon Forge at 208 Pickel Street to satisfy your Thanksgiving Day cravings from 11 am to 9 pm. Reservations are required for parties of 6 or more, so give them a call at (865) 908-4646 to snag a spot.

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Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que

You haven’t celebrated Thanksgiving in Tennessee until you’ve had succulent smoked turkey like they serve at Bennett’s Pit BBQ!​ With locations in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg, Bennett’s is your go-to spot if you’re craving a homecooked dinner with southern flair. They even have a Turkey Dinner To Go option if you order 24 hours in advance.

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Alamo Steakhouse

Craving something a little different for your Thanksgiving spread? Consider Alamo Steakhouse. This is the place to go for anyone with a Texas-sized appetite! The ample dinner menu features everything from flame-grilled oysters to savory salads to fresh seafood, but the real claim to fame comes right from the grill master’s oak-fired pit: You’ll find succulent hand-cut steaks and the juiciest burgers around!

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Big Daddy's Pizzeria

You can only eat so much turkey in one day. Big Daddy’s Pizzeria is open from 4:00 pm- 9:00 pm. on Thanksgiving Day to save your taste buds! The restaurant’s Pigeon Forge location is the perfect place to unwind. The large back room features a full arcade for little ones and the young at heart! Big Daddy’s has locations in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg.

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J.O.E. & Pop’s Sub Shoppe

Stop by the Gatlinburg parkway for a delicious meal at J.O.E. & Pop’s Sub Shoppe. The Gatlinburg location will be open from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Thanksgiving day. Enjoy delicious subs, rolls and gluten-free wraps- whatever sounds delicious to you that day. Homemade sides are also available to add to your meal.

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Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe

Stop by Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe for Thanksgiving breakfast or brunch from 7 am to 1 pm. Enjoy classic southern breakfasts like biscuits and gravy, or delicious homemade omelets, special pancakes and more. While you dine, catch the chickens all around the restaurant serenading you with your favorite songs.

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Gaucho Urbano

Enjoy traditional Brazilian cuisine with a modern flare at Gaucho Urbano this Thanksgiving. Gaucho Urbano will open for the day at 1:00 pm and will seat visitors until 9:00 pm. Splurge and enjoy the Harvest & Chef's Table, meats served in a continuous tableside service and and decadent desserts.

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Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving

*Asterisk denotes a special Thanksgiving menu, buffet, etc.

In Pigeon Forge:

  • Alamo Steakhouse
  • Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que
  • Big Daddy's Pizzeria
  • Calhoun's
  • Captain Jim's Seafood Buffet
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Gaucho Urbano
  • Golden Corral
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Iron Boar Saloon
  • J.T. Hannah’s Kitchen
  • Mama's Farmhouse*
  • Margaritaville
  • Mel's Diner
  • No Way Jose’s Cantina
  • Old Mill Restaurant*
  • Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen*
  • Pottery House Cafe and Grill
  • Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant*
  • Reagan’s House of Pancakes
  • Shoney’s
  • Smoky Mountain Brewery
  • TGI Friday’s

In Sevierville:

  • Applebee’s
  • Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and Grill
  • Big Daddy's Pizzeria
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Golden Corral
  • Holston’s Kitchen
  • Shoney’s
  • Steak N’ Shake

In Gatlinburg:

  • Atrium Pancakes
  • Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que
  • Big Daddy's Pizzeria
  • Blaine’s Grill & Bar
  • Calhoun’s
  • Chesapeake's
  • J.O.E. and Pop's Sub Shoppe
  • Loco Burro
  • Mama’s Chicken Kitchen
  • Ole Red Gatlinburg*
  • Seasons of Ober Loft & Lounge*
  • Smoky Mountain Brewery
  • TGI Friday’s
  • The Melting Pot
  • The Park Grill*
  • Three Jimmy’s*

There’s still time to plan your Pigeon Forge Thanksgiving getaway! Browse Pigeon Forge hotels, cabins and condos for last-minute lodging options. You’ll love ushering in the holiday season here in the Smokies! There’s so much to do here this time of year!