There are plenty of options for dining in Pigeon Forge, ranging from fine dining where you can get cooked-to-perfection steaks to quick bites at fast food places. You can find pizza and pasta if you love Italian, schnitzel and Pommes frites if you’re craving German, stacks of pancakes and bacon if you’re up for breakfast, lo mein and rice if you want Chinese, tacos and quesadillas if you have a hankering for Mexican, and hearty plates of fried chicken and mashed potatoes if you appreciate Southern food.
But if you can’t decide and want a place where you can get a little bit of almost anything, the local Smoky Mountain Brewery is a great option. Their menu covers everything from wings to pasta, so it won’t be hard to find something that sounds good. Plus, eating local is always a good way to get a taste of the area and have a true Smoky Mountain experience.
Smoky Mountain Brewery opened its first location in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in 1996, and has since been offering microbrewed beers, pizza, wings, and subs and sandwiches with a laid-back atmosphere. And if you’re vacationing down the road, you can also stop in at their Pigeon Forge location on the Parkway.
With a wide selection on the menu, cocktails and wine menu, desserts, a gluten-free menu, and locally crafted beer, you’re sure to find something for everyone in your group. And with a comfortable, no-fuss vibe, it’s a great pick for guys’ or girls’ night out, dinner with family, or just a few hours of good food and friends.
Because it’s a brewery, of course you’ll have your pick of microbrewed beers. They’re created in small batches, so you get the best flavor in each glass.
- Mountain Light
- Cherokee Red Ale
- Black Bear Ale
- Appalachian Pale Ale
- IPA (India Pale Ale)
- And more seasonal beers throughout the year
And if you’re planning to hang out at the cabin and play some games, watch a ball game, or have a movie night, you can even get their beers to-go! They sell 12-oz bottles, 64-oz growlers, 5-litre mini kegs, 5.2- gallon (1/3) kegs, and 15.5-gallon kegs. Pick your favorite and head back to a cozy mountain cabin for a fun night with family and friends. Bring along your favorite board games or book a cabin that has arcade games and pool and air hockey tables for a great weekend in the mountains.
What’s on the Menu
What’s the perfect pairing for ice cold beer? Wings, of course! At Smoky Mountain Brewery, get their Original WET wings or boneless wings tossed in their Sweet & Spicy Thunder Road sauce, or their NAKED wings with the sweet & spicy sauce, soy ginger sauce, hot & spicy sauce, barbecue, blue cheese, or peppercorn ranch.
Their menu goes well beyond wings, though. You can start off with fried mushrooms or pickles, cheesy garlic bread, egg rolls, spinach artichoke dip, or cheese quesadillas with salsa and sour cream…and the list goes on. Their sandwich and sub menu includes favorites like the Reuben, the Philly cheesesteak, and a meatball grinder. Or you can check out their burgers, topped with everything from avocado and peppercorn ranch dressing to bacon and mushrooms.
In the mood for Italian? Try spaghetti with marinara sauce or meatballs, stuffed shells with ricotta cheese, or chicken parmesan. Or you can choose a build-your-own hand-tossed pizza or calzone with toppings like roasted chicken, spinach, black olives, pineapple, pepperoni, and banana peppers.
For entrees, you can get ribs, chicken, steak, or filet with garden fresh salads, potato salad, macaroni & cheese, fries, mashed potatoes, or broccoli with beer cheese on the side. Wash it all down with their craft beer, a soda, or some lemonade before finishing out the meal with a Key lime pie or one of their daily cheesecake picks.
Have food allergies or eat gluten free? They have a great gluten-free menu, offering sandwiches and subs, burgers, pizza, salads, sides, and steaks. Smoky Mountain Brewery also has vegetarian options like the Smoked Portabella Mushroom Salad or Smoked Portabella Mushroom Philly Sandwich.
Events at Smoky Mountain Brewery
Offering more than craft beers and good food, the Smoky Mountain Brewery locations in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge also host talented artists for live music throughout the year. If you’re looking for a fun night out, check out this local favorite. You can grab a burger and a beer, listen to some live music, and enjoy some time with friends.
There are also tons of events throughout the year in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, so you can always browse our blog to see what’s happening during your stay. Or you can find recipes to try out in your own cozy cabin.
Gear & Gifts at Smoky Mountain Brewery
Want a little piece of the Smokies to take home? Check out the apparel and gifts at Smoky Mountain Brewery. You can get a t-shirt or sweatshirt, grab a growler, buy a ball cap, or get a Koozie to wrap around your drink as you sit on your cabin’s porch and soak in the scenery.
Smoky Mountain Brewery | Pigeon Forge
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