Townsend Tennessee Restaurants – Our Six Favorites!

Townsend Tennessee Restaurants are a different experience than what you will find when you visit the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville areas of the Smoky Mountains.  Townsend Tennessee Restaurants are locally owned and each offer something unique and special we think you will enjoy.

We have selected our 6 favorite restaurants in Townsend Tennessee and hope that you might find these recommendations to be helpful as your plan your Smoky Mountain vacation in Townsend.

Family fun and a great meal is assured at The Burger Master Drive In.  We Love This Place! We drive from Wears Valley to eat at The Burger Master.  You will find no better hamburger and onion rings in the area than at The Burger Master.  The Burger Master is also a very nostalgic visit as it is a true old fashioned drive in, locally owned and operated.  Find The Burger Master at 8439 State Hwy. 73.  865-448-8408

For a great dining experience for all ages and tastes, allow us to recommend the following:

Trailhead Steak & Trout.  This restaurant has been a long time enjoyed restaurant in Townsend and you will find locals and guests alike enjoying their dinner at The Trailhead Steak & Trout.  Find them at 7839 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway.  865-448-0166

Dancing Bear Bistro
Located at 7140 E. Alexander Parkway, this is a popular location for a great meal.  As a part of the Dancing Bear Lodge, you can also stay at this retreat, but they also serve dinner only. This is a good choice for all ages and tastes.

Smokin’ Joes BBQ
If it is good ole Southern BBQ you crave, you won’t be disappointed at Smokin’ Joes. Serving up the finest beef, pork and chicken bbq along with all the fixin’s the whole family will enjoy their hearty meal at Smokin’ Joes.

Peaceful Side Social
Peaceful Side Social is one of the newer locations in Townsend and is already developing a name for its scratch kitchen and local connections.  View their menu and understand their mission and you will be glad to support Peaceful Side Social when you visit Townsend Tennessee.

The Abbey
Located at 7765 River Road, The Abbey has become known as a great place to enjoy some local talent and a cold refreshment.  Check their schedule for excellent local musicians who add to a great ambience at this great little spot.  Expect cold brews and a pub type menu.
The Abbe

Just miles away is Wears Valley.  When you visit Wears Valley you will find more excellent opportunities to try locally owned restaurants with delicious menu offerings!