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Where To See Snow in the Smokies

Where To See Snow in the Smokies

We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Years, either here in the Smokies with us or where you call home. Now we enter the second half of Winterfest in the Smokies and what can effectively be considered the quietest season on the calendar.…

Ober Gatlinburg’s Winter Sports Scene

Ober Gatlinburg’s Winter Sports Scene

By now, you likely know that Ober Gatlinburg becomes a center of Winter season excitement for its sledding, snowboarding and snow tubing accommodations. If not, this is a great time to introduce you to what they can offer. Rather than a long article as usual,…

Restaurants Open For Thanksgiving 2019

Restaurants Open For Thanksgiving 2019

The following is a list of restaurants that will be open tomorrow on Thanksgiving Day for 2019.

 

Alamo Steakhouse
(Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
4:00PM – 9:00PM

Address:
705 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, 37738

3050 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863

Website:
https://www.alamosteakhouse.com/

 

Applebee’s
(Sevierville)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
5:00PM – 10:00PM

Address:
207 Collier Dr., Sevierville, TN, 37862

Website:
https://www.applebees.com/en/restaurants-sevierville-tn/207-collier-drive-75073

 

Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and Farmhouse Grill
(Sevierville)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
10:30AM – 9:00PM

Address:
240 Apple Valley Road, Sevierville, TN, 37862; 220 Apple Valley Road, Sevierville, TN, 37862

Website:
https://www.applewoodfarmhouserestaurant.com/

 

Atrium Pancakes
(Gatlinburg)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
7:30AM – 2:00PM

Address:
432 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738

Website:
https://www.facebook.com/Atrium-Pancakes-253286864003/


Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que

(Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
11:00AM – 9:00PM

Address:
714 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738

2910 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863

Website:
https://www.bennetts-bbq.com/

 

Big Daddy’s Pizzeria
(Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
4:00PM – 9:00PM

Address:
714 River Rd., Gatlinburg, TN, 37738

1820 Parkway, Sevierville, TN, 37862

3053 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863

Website:
https://www.bigdaddyspizzeria.net/

 

Blaine’s Grill & Bar
(Gatlinburg)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
11:00AM – 9:00PM

Address:
812 Parkway #105, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738

Website:
https://blainesgatlinburg.com/

 

Calhoun’s
(Gatlinburg)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
10:30AM – 10:00PM

Address:
2532 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863

Website:
https://calhouns.com/menus-and-locations/gatlinburg/


Captain Jim’s Seafood Buffet

(Pigeon Forge)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
12:00PM – 9:00PM

Address:
3985 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863

Website:
http://www.captainjimsseafoodbuffet.com/

 

Chesapeake’s
(Gatlinburg)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
11:30AM – 10:00PM

Address:
437 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Website:
https://chesapeakes.com/locations/gatlinburg/

 

Cracker Barrel
(Pigeon Forge, Sevierville)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
6:00AM – 10:00PM

Address:
2285 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863

690 Winfield Dunn Parkway, Sevierville, TN

Website:
https://locations.crackerbarrel.com/tn/pigeon-forge/

 

Gaucho Urbano
(Pigeon Forge)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
1:00PM – 8:00PM

Address:
111 Valley Drive, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Website:
https://www.gauchourbano.com/


Golden Corral

(Pigeon Forge, Sevierville)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
11:00AM – 7:30PM

Address:
3610 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863

513 Winfield Dunn Parkway, Sevierville, TN, 37876

Website:
https://www.goldencorral.com/locations/779/golden-corral-parkway/

 

Hard Rock Cafe
(Pigeon Forge)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
11:00AM – 11:00PM

Address:
2050 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863

Website:
https://www.hardrockcafe.com/location/pigeon-forge/

 

Holston’s Kitchen
(Sevierville)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
11:00AM – 6:30PM

Address:
639 Dolly Parton Parkway, Sevierville, TN, 37862

Website:
https://holstonskitchen.com/

Iron Boar Saloon
(Pigeon Forge)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
11:00AM – 10:00PM

Address:
104 Waldens Main St., Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863

Website:
https://ironboarsaloon.com/


J.O.E. and Pop’s Sub Shoppe

(Gatlinburg)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
4:00PM – 9:00PM

Address:
1244 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Website:
https://www.joeandpops.com/

 

Loco Burro
(Gatlinburg)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
11:00AM – 10:00PM

Address:
735 Parkway #1, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738

Website:
https://kennedy-concepts.com/restaurants/loco-burro/

 

Mama’s Farmhouse
(Pigeon Forge)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
11:00AM – 10:00PM

Address:
208 Pickel St., Pigeon Forge, TN, 37862

Website:
https://www.mamasfarmhouse.com/

 

Mama’s Chicken Kitchen
(Gatlinburg)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
11:00AM – 10:00PM

Address:
1244 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Website:
https://www.mamaschickenkitchen.com/


Margaritaville

(Pigeon Forge)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
11:00AM – Close

Address:
130 Island Dr., Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863

Website:
https://www.margaritavillepigeonforge.com/

 

Mel’s Diner
(Pigeon Forge)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
7:00AM to Midnight

Address:
119 Wears Valley Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Website:
https://www.margaritavillepigeonforge.com/

 

No Way Jose’s Cantina
(Gatlinburg)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
12:00PM – 9:00PM

Address:
104 Waldens Main St., Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863

Website:
https://nowayjosescantina.com/

 

Old Mill Restaurant
(Pigeon Forge)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
10:30AM – 8:30PM

Address:
3341 Old Mill St., Pigeon Forge, TN, 37836

Website:
https://old-mill.com/the-old-mill-restaurant/


Ole Red Gatlinburg

(Gatlinburg)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
2:00PM – 8:00PM

Address:
511 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Website:
https://olered.com/gatlinburg/

 

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen
(Pigeon Forge)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
10:00AM – 10:00PM

Address:
131 The Island Drive #8101, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863

Website:
https://pauladeensfamilykitchen.com/location/paula-deens-family-kitchen-at-the-island-in-pigeon-forge/

 

Pottery House Cafe and Grill
(Pigeon Forge)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
10:30AM – 8:30PM

Address:
3341 Old Mill St., Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Website:
https://old-mill.com/pottery-house-cafe-grill/

 

Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant
(Pigeon Forge)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
4:00PM – 10:00PM

Address:
2480 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863

Website:
https://puckettsgro.com/pigeonforge/


Reagan’s House of Pancakes

(Pigeon Forge)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
7:00AM – 12:30PM

Address:
2820 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863

Website:
https://reaganshouseofpancakes.com/

 

Seasons of Ober Loft & Lounge
(Gatlinburg)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
11:00AM – 6:00PM

Address:
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort, 1339 Ski Mountain Rd., Gatlinburg, TN, 37738

Website:
https://obergatlinburg.com/restaurants/

 

Shoney’s
(Pigeon Forge, Sevierville)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
6:00AM – 11:00PM

Address:
3885 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863

339 Forks of the River Pkwy, Sevierville, TN, 37862

Website:
https://www.shoneys.com/

 

Steak N’ Shake
(Sevierville)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
10:00AM – Midnight

Address:
1536 Parkway, Sevierville, TN, 37862

Website:
https://www.facebook.com/SteaknShakeSeviervilleTN/


Smoky Mountain Brewery

(Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
12:00PM – 11:00PM

Address:
1004 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738

2530 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863

Website:
https://smoky-mtn-brewery.com/locations-menus/pigeon-forge/

 

TGI Friday’s
(Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
11:00AM – 10:00PM

Address:
959 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738

2794 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863

1503 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862

Website:
https://locations.tgifridays.com/tn/sevierville/1503-parkway.html

 

The Melting Pot
(Gatlinburg)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
4:00PM – 9:00PM

Address:
959 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738

Website:
https://www.meltingpot.com/gatlinburg-tn/restaurant-menu.aspx


The Park Grill

(Gatlinburg)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
11:30AM – 9:00PM

Address:
1110 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738

Website:
https://parkgrillgatlinburg.com/

 

Three Jimmy’s
(Gatlinburg)

Hours of Holiday Operation:
11:00AM – 9:00PM

Address:
1359 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738

Website:
https://threejimmys.com/

 

Visit Anakeesta in Gatlinburg

Visit Anakeesta in Gatlinburg

One of the biggest and most significant new things to come into Gatlinburg in the last few years has been the Anakeesta Theme Park Village in the highlands overlooking the city. We now have two attractions you can spend a few hours at that you…

Carver’s Orchards Near Cosby Hollow

Carver’s Orchards Near Cosby Hollow

It’s been a hot minute or two since we last talked about one of Cosby’s most noteworthy community items – the most famous apple orchard in East Tennessee with Carver’s Orchards and Applehouse on Cosby Highway. Carver’s has been in business and growing the best…

Sevierville Ghost Walk Tours For Halloween

Sevierville Ghost Walk Tours For Halloween

Upcoming Fall Festivals in East Tennessee

Upcoming Fall Festivals in East Tennessee

Here’s a big collection of Fall Festivals going on in our part of the state of Tennessee that we think you’d like to know about. Some of these are very close by and some of them are quite a distance out, but for those coming…

Winterfest Surprise Update

Winterfest Surprise Update

Some surprise news about Winterfest this year as reported by WVLT.com:

SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) — Sevier County leaders announced they’ll delay the start of Smoky Mountain Winterfest this year.

The three cities have decided to hold off turning on the 15 million winter lights until later in November, not the first week as they’ve done for the past 29 years.

City leaders said this comes after many businesses wanted to enjoy fall a little longer. Many businesses argued that they spent a lot of money on fall decorations and wanted customers to enjoy them longer.

Pigeon Forge’s Director of Tourism said the change comes because fall lasts longer.

“Over the last two years, you’ve had fall decorations and winter decorations, sort of sends a confusing message. So the three cities got together and decided that we would be better off pushing the lights back,” said Leon Downey, City of Pigeon Forge tourism director.

Pigeon Forge said they will have a community celebration in December, and does not plan on a Winterfest kickoff event this year.

The holiday light display ends sooner as well, Winterfest will end just after Valentine’s Day in 2020.

Date changes

Winterfest lights: November 22-February 17

Pigeon Forge community celebration will be on Dec. 5 at the community center.”

Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales 2019

Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales 2019

Who would’ve thought Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales would become a tradition in Gatlinburg? Maybe not that surprising considering tradition is everything there is to the event – when Tunes and Tales is going on, the night turns back the calendar some decades and allows…