Foodie Fun in Sevierville, Tennessee


Love to play with food? Come to Sevierville, Tennessee for some lip-licking, tongue-tingling good fun. Our thriving dining scene has drawn attention from and USA Today’s 10Bestamong many others (including grateful locals!)

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Sevierville is Dolly Parton’s hometown. The superstar has partnered with Duncan Hines on a new line of baking mixes inspired by some of her favorite recipes—which can curb cravings until you can get here—but deliciousness is created daily in Sevierville. Whether you’re a discerning gourmand or simply enjoy yummy things, here are just some of our taste experiences you don’t want to miss.

Savor chef-driven cuisine at The Appalachian in historic downtown Sevierville . Sit in the dining room or on the outdoor patio for seasonal a la carte, or book the chef’s table with an up-close view of the kitchen for a five-course meal curated by the talented team of chefs led by Chef David Rule. Add wine pairings to add another mouthwatering layer onto the customized experience. Chef Rule also runs Trotter’s Whole Hog BBQ , where slow-smoking produces melt-in-your-mouth barbecue. He also oversees the pub-style menu at The Pines, where food and drink accompany games like duckpin bowling, snookball, and other amusements. At Seasons 101 Chef Deron Little presents fresh, seasonal dishes influenced by classical cooking techniques.

Enjoy farm-to-table fare at Graze Burgers where patties made using local grass-fed beef are topped with an array of tempting combinations. Hot dogs, soups, salads, milkshakes, and local craft beers are also available. Healthy Balance proves that good-for-you food also tastes great. Every menu item has zero trans-fat and no refined carbs, plus all meats are lean, all cheese is low fat, and all produce is organic. Cruze Farm Dairy makes its fresh-churned, soft-serve ice cream using milk from the family dairy farm’s herd of about 100 jersey cows. Featured flavors vary to reflect the season, with a total of eight to twelve available daily.

Discover hidden gems like Tony Gore’s Smoky Mountain BBQ & Grill where the best ribs in the Smokies are accompanied by a Southern Gospel soundtrack, since restaurant owner Tony Gore is also a renowned singer in that field. Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant, Sevierville’s oldest restaurant, starts every meal with a complimentary serving of fluffy fried apple fritters with apple butter. Five Oaks Farm Kitchen serves hearty Southern-style fare with gracious hospitality. The Tennessee Grind House pours quality coffee and tea drinks alongside a selection of pastries sourced from a local, family-owned business. Honeybee Coffee Company serves locally-roasted coffee and sweet treats. Black Rifle Coffee Company has a full espresso bar, 15 different blends of coffee, plus grab-and-go food options. Chubby’s Restaurant serves home-cooked meals in a casual setting.

Peek behind-the-scenes at The Apple Barn Cider Mill & General Store , where apples are transformed into a wide range of indulgences across the complex and at each stop you can watch the production process: Apple Pie Kitchen makes fried apple pies, doughnuts, dumplings, and more. The Cider Room produces a variety of sweet and tart apple beverages. The Candy Factory makes old-timey treats including candy apples. The Creamery scoops ice cream behind an old soda fountain. Apple Barn Winery makes fruit wines. At Tennessee Shine Company get an inside look at moonshine’s storied history and learn how it is made.

Sample products at the Tanger Outlets’ location of Pepper Palace “The Planet’s Number One Hot Shop,” where more than 1,000 award-winning items are hand-crafted in small batches at the company’s headquarters in Sevierville. Guided tastings are offered at Hillside Winery , where Tennessee grapes are transformed into Italian-style wines, and also at local craft spirit producers Old Tennessee Distilling Co., Tennessee Legend , and the new Shine Girl distillery helmed by Danielle Parton, a combat veteran and pilot who also happens to be Dolly Parton’s niece.

Eat and play at East Tennessee Billiards , an eatery and pool hall with six diamond pool tables; The Pines , a pub and entertainment venue with games like duckpin bowling, snookball, Dutch shuffleboard inside a historic building where young Dolly Parton first performed in front of a paying audience; and the new Pinchy’s Lobster & Beer Co., a Northeastern-style restaurant and beer garden where the outdoor seating area includes a stage for weekend concerts.

Dig into ethnic cuisine at China 1 , ranked among the top 100 Chinese restaurants in the U.S. with a menu offering more than 110 items; El Eslabon Mexican Restaurant , a family-owned eatery specializing in authentic Honduran and Mexican fare; Station 51 Chicken , where fresh chicken prepared Peruvian-style using an eco-friendly charcoal oven; and Thai Basil , a family-owned restaurant that serves authentic Thai cuisine.

Sip craft cocktails at at 101 Sky Lounge , atop The Central Hotel with sweeping views of the Smokies and local landmarks including the historic Sevier County Courthouse. Or head to The Casual Pint for craft brews on tap, by the can or bottle. Or check out the new local watering hole, Neighborhood Beer House . Two new places to sip alcoholic beverages are coming soon: the 1919 Society speakeasy and Iron Forge Brewing .

Your taste buds will thank you for a Sevierville adventure!

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