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Celebrate Thanksgiving in the Great Smoky Mountains! You can cook a feast in one of our beautiful cabins or create a new tradition by going out for a Thanksgiving meal. There are plenty of restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville. Check out our list below, with specialty menus linked where available. Be sure to call ahead.

Pigeon Forge Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving

Mama’s Farmhouse

208 Pickel Street


Reservations are booked up but Mama’s is taking walk-ins.

Opening at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, the menu includes deviled eggs, roasted turkey, sweet potato casserole, mac and cheese, relish tray, turkey gravy, ham, dinner rolls instead of Mama’s usual biscuits, cranberry sauce and more! Deserts include pecan pie and pumpkin pie

The Old Mill Restaurant

175 Old Mill Avenue
(865) 429-3463

Open Thanksgiving 10:30am – 8:30pm

The Old Mill Restaurant will be serving The Old Mill Corn Chowder & Fritters, roast turkey breast with cornbread dressing & cranberry sauce, slow roasted beef, baked sugar-cured ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, freshly baked rolls, and pumpkin pie.

The Old Mill Pottery House Cafe

3341 Old Mill Street
(865) 453-6002

Thanksgiving hours: 10:30 a.m. – 8:30p.m.

The Pottery House is offering the same menu er restaurant, The Old Mill. Additional menu selections will be available after 4:00 p.m.

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen

131 The Island Drive, Suite 8101

(865) 366-1510

Downtown Flavortown

2655 Teaster Lane

Book tables through Open Table


2480 Parkway


Open 11a.m-4p.m. for its annual all-you meal. The Thanksgiving Day menu is served family style at $39.99 for adults, $19.99 for kids ages 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under.

Gatlinburg Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving

Smith and Son Corner Kitchen

812 Parkway Ste 105 at Stoplight No. 8
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 430-1978 (865) 436-8878

Sam at Smith and Son wasn’t sure whether the popular restaurant will offer a special holiday menu.

Crawdaddy’s Restaurant And Oyster Bar

762 Parkway

(865) 430-3755

If you’re away from home for Thanksgiving, why not step away from your traditional turkey and gravy and try something out of the box? In New Orleans, seafood is king when it comes to Thanksgiving. Try Crawdaddy’s Crawfish Bowl, Daddy’s Grilled Oysters, maybe a low-country bowl with crawfish, snow crab, shrimp, new potato, corn on the cob, andouille sausage.

The Peddler Steakhouse

820 River Road
(865) 436-5794

“The original Ogle cabin was constructed of timber, cement, and stone. This combination forms the core of the building you will see when you visit The Peddler Steakhouse today. The inside of our restaurant still pays tribute to the Ogle family with the original stone chimney. The dining room was constructed around a rock patio that was the most unique feature of the home. While keeping the tradition of the Ogle family alive, we were also able to build our popular bar area in 1983, which hangs over the Little Pigeon River.

The Park Grill (sister restaurant to The Peddler)

1110 Parkway
(865) 436-3800

Opening at 11:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving, The Park Grill specializes in tastes of southern Appalachia.. For $27.99 adults, $12.99 kids, The Park Grill will serve up turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed or sweat potatoes along with its regular menu.

Cliff Top at Anakeesta

Located in Anakeesta’s Black Bear Village, Cliff Top is offering a Thanksgiving meal of smoked turkey breast and gravy, sausage and sage stuffing, mashed potatoes, and green bean almondine for $22. The meal comes with a choice of side house or Caesar salad along with a choice of turtle cheesecake or pumpkin pie.


Anakeesta is located in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg with mountain views and 70 forested acres of fun and relaxation. Buy tickets online to enjoy all of Anakeesta, then take the scenic open chairlift or the enclosed Chondola from Gatlinburg up the mountain to Anakeesta – you can’t drive yourself.


Sevierville Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving

Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and Farmhouse Grill

240 Apple Valley Rd.
Sevierville, TN 37862

(865) 428.1222

Annual /feast

Feast to Go

Mini Feast to Go

Five Oaks Farm Kitchen

Open on Thanksgiving Day 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Menu

Choose from glazed ham or smoked turkey served with cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes with cider gravy, green beans, and cranberry chutney!

All Served with soup, salad, bread and a slice of pumpkin or pecan pie

Conveniently located on the Parkway in Sevierville, TN, we look forward to seeing you on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2020!

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Calhoun’s – Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg locations

Open 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving, I’m told their roast turkey is out of this world. Calhoun’s will serve a traditional Thanksgiving menu plus its regular menu.

2532 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

(865) 868-1500

1004 Parkway #121
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 436-4100

Want to fun entertainment while you eat? Then, check out a dinner show for Thanksgiving! Here’s a link to our blog post on dinner shows that includes

Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Hatfield and McCoy

Box Office: (865) 908-7469

Pirate’s Voyage

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show is one of the newest shows in the Smokies. “Join the most famous pirate, Blackbeard, and his quartermaster, Calico Jack, as they lead the Crimson and Sapphire crews in a battle on land, on deck, in water and high above full-sized pirate ships in an indoor hideaway lagoon! Be amazed by beautiful mermaids, tropical birds, and much more all while you enjoy a fabulous four-course feast. Arrive early so your kids (and you!) can “Join the Crew” with the pirate and mermaid makeovers!”

Box Office: (865) 505-2469

Enjoy Thanksgiving in a beautiful cabin in the mountains!

Whether you heat and eat or cook everything yourself, our cabins are fantastic for large family gatherings or sweet small ones – maybe a romantic Thanksgiving for two?

While all our cabins come with fully equipped kitchens, these vacation homes are just that – rentals to make you and your family comfortable.  If you know there are specialty items you need to make your meal complete, we encourage you to bring them from home for a hassle-free holiday.  American Patriot Getaways always supplies a starter pack of paper goods, trash bags, and dish soap, but if you have a large group or plan to do a lot of cooking, it’s never a bad idea to bring your own, too! Some items you might want to include:

Finally, our cabins do not come stocked with food, cooking spices, or oils.  Make sure you bring all your favorite spice blends, salt & pepper, coffee & filters, Keurig cups (if your cabin is equipped), cooking oils, and condiments to accompany your Thanksgiving meal.

Looking for some mealtime inspiration? Be sure to check out our Pinterest boards for easy vacation recipes and easy vacation desserts to enjoy on the other days during your stay.

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Check out our cabins for large groups in this blog post.

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