Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge: Restaurant Guide 2021

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 2021.

Please note: This list will be continuously updated throughout the fall as restaurants announce their Thanksgiving hours.

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 uses a red and green card system to let the waiters know when you'd like more food. Splurge and enjoy the Harvest & Chef's Table, meats served in a continuous tableside service and and decadent desserts.They will be open on Thanksgiving this year from 1 pm to 10 pm. From November 26 to November 28 they are open from 3 pm to 10pm.

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Anakeesta Dining

This year, Anakeesta's restaurant, Cliff Top, will offer Thanksgiving meals to visitors. For $22 you can have a yummy holiday cuisine including smoked turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, pie and more from 9 AM to 9 PM. Enjoy your Thanksgiving meal with incredible mountain views this holiday season.

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Mama's Farmhouse


Mama's Farmhouse is known for preparing a delicious Thanksgiving dinner for Pigeon Forge visitors. While their reservations are already full for 2021, their other family of restaurants are serving their normal menus from 4 pm to 9 pm on Thanksgiving day. These include Bennett’s Pit BBQ, Big Daddy’s Pizzeria, Alamo Steakhouse & Saloon, and J.O.E. & Pop’s Sub Shoppe.

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Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving

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

In Pigeon Forge:

  • Calhoun's*
  • Captain Jim's Seafood Buffet
  • Corky's Ribs and BBQ
  • Flapjack's Pancake Cabin
  • Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe
  • Gaucho Urbano
  • Golden Corral*
  • Hard Rock Cafe*
  • Harpoon Harry's
  • Iron Boar Saloon
  • J.T. Hannah's Kitchen
  • Mel's Diner
  • No Way Jose's Cantina
  • Paula Deen's Family Kitchen
  • Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant*
  • Reagan's House Of Pancakes
  • Shoney's
  • Smoky Mountain Brewery
  • Smoky Mountain Pancake Cabin
  • Smoky Mountain Pancake House
  • TGI Friday’s
  • The Old Mill*
  • The Old Mill Pottery House Cafe*

In Sevierville:

  • Applebee's
  • Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant*
  • Applewood Farmhouse Grill*
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Flapjack's Pancake Cabin
  • Golden Corral*
  • Holston's Kitchen
  • Joe's Crab Shack
  • Quaker Steak & Lube
  • Shoney's
  • Steak N' Shake
  • TGI Friday's

In Gatlinburg:

  • Atrium Pancakes
  • Cherokee Grill
  • Chesapeake's
  • Clifftop Restaurant (Anakeesta)*
  • Crawdaddy's
  • Crystelle Creek Restaurant & Grill*
  • Flapjack's Pancake Cabin
  • Happy Pinecone Cafe*
  • Johnny Rockets
  • Loco Burro
  • Ole Red
  • Puckers
  • Seasons of Ober Loft & Lounge*
  • Smokehouse Restaurant (Anakeesta)*
  • 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!

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