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Best 4 Places to Have Lunch in Pigeon Forge

If you’re anything like us, food is a major part of your vacation! Lunch is a great time to head into town and visit some of the area’s excellent restaurants. To help you make the most of your next getaway, we have put together a guide to four of the best places to have lunch in Pigeon Forge.

1. The Old Mill Pottery House Cafe & Grille

Located across the street from The Old Mill, the Pottery House Cafe & Grille is famous for its scratch-made meals. All of the cafe’s sandwiches are served on house-baked bread made from the grist mill’s freshly ground flour. Even the restaurant’s plates, bowls, and salt shakers are made next door at The Old Mill Pigeon River Pottery. Standout items on the Pottery House’s lunch menu include the Signature Quiche, Fried Green Tomato BLT, French Onion Soup, Grilled Chicken Club, and, for dessert, Coconut Cream Pie.

3341 Old Mill St, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

BRUNCH: until 2:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday

LUNCH11:00 am – 4:00 pm Daily

2. Paula Deen’s The Bag Lady

When famous Southern chef Paula Deen was first starting out in Savannah, Georgia, she ran a popular lunch delivery service out of her kitchen called “The Bag Lady”. Today, The Bag Lady restaurant at The Island in Pigeon Forge serves the same delicious sandwiches, salads, and sweets that launched Deen’s career 28 years ago. Visitors can’t go wrong with Paula’s tuna melt, egg salad sandwich, pimento cheese sandwich, or turkey cobb salad.

131 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Paula Deen’s The Bag Lady Menu

3. Poynor’s Pommes Frites

Poynor’s Pommes Frites is another superb place to have lunch in Pigeon Forge TN. Also located at The Island, this fun restaurant specializes in German street food, such as bratwurst, pommes frites (Belgian-style french fries), and German chili. No trip to Poynor’s is complete without trying their “spaghetti ice”, a special type of ice cream sundae that looks like a plate of pasta with marinara sauce!

131 Island Dr #3107, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

4. Local Goat Tavern

A newcomer to Pigeon Forge’s restaurant scene, Local Goat Tavern has quickly built a loyal following for its delicious homemade fare. Everything at Local Goat is made from scratch, including their tasty breads. Some of the most popular lunch dishes at Local Goat include The Elvis Burger (featuring peanut butter, smoked bacon, and fried banana), Crispy Fish Tacos, Tavern Steak Salad, and the BBQ Chicken Sandwich.

2167 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Local Goat Tavern Menu

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Katiria Torres-Luna is an experienced travel writer that spends her days researching and writing about the most amazing locations in the world. She is especially enamored by the Smoky Mountains destinations and visits on a regular basis. Katiria enjoys surfing, making her own cocktails & quality time with her roommate Mr. Fluffy :)


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Reply September 19, 2017

Great suggestions. We're already dreaming of that coconut cream pie! Can't wait to book a trip and check out some of the other spots mentioned.

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