Sevierville is where many Douglas Lake vacationers’ pass through on their way to or from Douglas Lake and while not being a destination focused with tourism like Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg is, it has its own share of worthy spots to drive out to – particularly restaurants.
These are our recommended restaurants that are easy to get to from Dandridge, TN.
Hot rolls with cinnamon butter, seasoned fries with honey mustard, chicken, steaks, burgers and even a sample of free ribs if you’ve never been to a Texas Roadhouse before is just the start of what the restaurant can offer you! Locations in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville. www.texasroadhouse.com.
The largest and most varied buffet in PIgeon Forge, Golden Corral is where you want to eat when you don’t know what you want to eat, but want a lot of it. Buffet consists of its own bakery, salad station and even a personal chef to cut you your choice of steak. There’s pizza, bourbon street chicken, meatloaf, sweet potatoes, seafood salad and more! http://www.goldencorral.com
Sakura Japanese Restaurant
One of the few lunch buffets in town offering chinese, sushi, and Japanese hibachi all under one roof, Sakura on the parkway in Sevierville has items you can’t find anywhere else and plenty of all your favorites. Well worth visiting at least once during your stay in the Smokies!
If you’re looking for a restaurant in Sevierville that (A) is easy to get to, (B) has excellent class and (C) has even more excellent food selections and guest service, Holston’s on Dolly Parton parkway fits these bills and many more! Recommended dinners include The Mexico City Burger, Kirby’s Tennessee Ranchero, Grilled Hawaiian Chicken, St. Louis Spare Ribs, Country Fried Steak or Chicken, Open-faced Prime Roast Beef… heck, pretty much anything on the menu! www.holstonskitchen.com.
Apple Valley Kitchen
A restaurant and a store, Apple Valley Kitchen can be both a one-stop-shop for visitors traveling through Townsend just a little while, or it can be a place you and the family can come back to more than once, and with breakfast served all day, homemade sandwiches, chicken tenders, fried pie desserts, homemade fudge, premium gourmet coffees, quilts and much more, why wouldn’t you want to come back? www.applevalleycountrystore.com
A unique Italian and Mexican eatery on Dolly Parton parkway that is famous for their affordable, highly quality pizzas, their varied grinder sandwiches and aforementioned Mexican food. Recommended choices for lunch and dinner include the Bellacino’s Bayou, Italian Grinder (House Specialty), the Triple Decker, the Chicken Bacon Ranch, Bellacino’s Super Pizza, Sicilian Square Pizza, and Lasagna and Garlic Toast. https://bellacinosgrinders.com
Tony Gore’s Smoky Mountain BBQ & Grill
Tony Gore is a Southern Gospel singer and musician who moonlights as an awesome Smoky Mountain BBQ chef in Sevierville, TN. His restaurant serves more than BBQ and those who’d like to try something small and local that will make a powerful impression should definitely consider Tony Gore’s on Highway 66. Recommended choices include the Sliced Pork Plate, Beef Brisket Plate, Keith’s Tenders, Fall Off The Bone Ribs, New York Strip Steak and T’s Special Sandwich. http://www.tonygore.com/tonys-menu/
Looking for a more high class and subdued dining experience in the Smokies? Bistro 109 in the historic Courthouse section of downtown Sevierville is the restaurant you’re looking for. This cozy little place will surprise you for being a 5-star restaurant and make for one of the most memorable stops on your Smoky Mountain vacation. Recommended choices include,Gruyère and Ham Panini, Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich, Strawberry-Blueberry Spinach Garden Salad, Frog Legs (yes, honest to goodness Frog Legs), Bistro Burger and the Calamari with Lime and Tomato Basil Sauce. http://bistro109.com/
See more on Sevierville at www.visitsevierville.com.