From the big, welcoming porch and down-home country feel of the exterior to the country classics and Southern comfort foods found inside, Huck Finn’s Catfish restaurant in Pigeon Forge, TN, is part of that quintessential Smoky Mountain experience. If you want a taste of the mountains, this long-time favorite on the Parkway is a great pick.
Huck Finn’s Catfish opened in 1995 and is locally owned and operated, giving you that homey feel when you sit down for a hearty meal. It’s also located between traffic lights #6 and #7 in Pigeon Forge, making it convenient to the many shops and attractions along the Parkway.
And beyond a down-home feel, Huck Finn’s Catfish touts accolades for their pond-raised, grain-fed Mississippi catfish: Best Catfish in East Tennessee by Tennessee Magazine 4 years in a row! Huck Finn’s also earned the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012…you get the idea.
What’s on the Menu
There is plenty to choose from on the menu at Huck Finn’s Catfish, even if you’re not in the mood for fish. Along with their fried fish sandwiches and fillets, they’re serving up chicken fried chicken, Southern fried chicken, popcorn shrimp, fried pork loin, grilled chicken, steak, and even gator tail and frog legs!
Plus, every meal at Huck Finn’s Catfish comes with their “all ‘u can eat vittles”: creamy coleslaw, baked white beans, French fries or homemade mashed potatoes and gravy, their famous hushpuppies, and dill pickles and onion slices. So whatever you order, you’re sure to have a heaping plate of deliciousness – and be ready for a nap afterwards.
You can wash all that down with Coca-Cola products, lemonade, or Huck’s Famous Iced Tea and finish the meal with Mo’s ‘Nana Pudding, Aunt Polly’s Homemade Cobbler, Memaw’s Dessert of the Day! And from 5-9 p.m. on most nights, you’ll even get live music served up with your meal!
Groups at Huck Finn’s Catfish
Huck Finn’s knows that Pigeon Forge is a popular place for groups, whether they’re in the mountains for a retreat, a reunion, a wedding, or just a big getaway with friends. That’s why they go out of their way to accommodate groups. Just give them a call ahead of time and ask the manager about booking an event.
They even offer a family-style group menu and a private dining area, so group meals out will be easy. You’ll get:
- All-you-can-eat fried catfish
- All-you-can-eat Southern fried chicken
- All-you-can-eat French fries
- Homemade white beans with turkey ham
- Homemade creamy coleslaw
- Pickle spears and sweet onion slices
- Homemade hushpuppies
- A Mason jar of sweet tea or soda
And if you’re traveling as a group, be sure to check out our large group cabins that boast a huge range of amenities like awesome mountain views, rec rooms with tons of games, large dining spaces for groups, fully equipped kitchens – some with double appliances, bunk beds, private indoor pools, private home theaters, huge decks, and cozy living areas with space for a group.
Downtown attractions are also great for groups, with places like Dollywood, WonderWorks, the Titanic Museum Attraction, the Hollywood Wax Museum, miniature golf courses, arcades, go kart tracks, dinner shows, and so much more. You won’t run out of entertainment for kids or adults!
Get your Place on the Wall of Fame
Ever wanted your face on one of those “walls of fame” in a restaurant but didn’t want to eat a 10-lb burger or hot wings that would melt your face off to do it? At Huck Finn’s, getting on the wall of fame is easy. Just buy a Huck Finn’s t-shirt, snap a pic somewhere cool – in the mountains, at the beach, at a landmark, wherever! – and send it in (by mail or email), and they’ll put your face up! Oh, and then they’ll send you a coupon for a FREE catfish or chicken dinner!
Huck Finn’s Catfish
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Huck Finn’s has that country style when it comes to hours, too. They’re open 7 days a week at 11:20 a.m., and their closing time is…whenever business quits coming in. Typically they close around 9 p.m. on busy nights and between 7:30 and 8 p.m. in the slower months of January and February. Just give them a call to confirm they’re open if you’re not sure! You can also stay connected with them via twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, or email.