But first, we eat pizza.

No one wants to cook or go out your first night in the cabin, use that time to enjoy the views and explore your home away from home! You can always hit the standards (Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Domino’s) but here are a few local options to check out.

J. Del’s Pizza

2664 Teaster Ln #104A, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Phone:  (865) 366-3050

The pizza and subs are worth the wait. Delivery is provided via DoorDash but worth the trip into town.

Geno’s Pizza

2631 Parkway #3, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 and 385 East Pkwy,
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Phone: (865) 428-2496 (Pigeon Forge)

Phone: (865) 430-9300 (Gatlinburg)

They have wings!! Family owned and operated since 1984, the menu is simple but their pizza is great. Delivery options available.

Big Bear Subs and Pizza

815 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Phone:  (865) 430-5656

A Gaitlinburg staple for 20+ years. They have an extensive menu with options for even the pickiest of eaters. Delivery options available.


Smoky Mountain Grocery

Phone: (865) 366-7261

Shopping for groceries while on vacation is neccessary but not ideal, sit back and relax, allow Smoky Mountain Grocery do the work for you. Delivery fees do apply, so check out the webiste for more details.

Food City

3625 Parkway Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

A full service grocery store. Grocery delivery is available via Instacart, delivery fees apply.


If you have never been to the area, experiencing a pancake house is a rite of passage! There are so many options to choose from but here are a few favorites.

Log Cabin Pancake House

327 Historic Nature Trail Parkway Gatlinburg, TN

Off the main drag, this cute themed pancake house is a must. Breakfast served all day but also have a lunch buffet filled with southern comfort food. Great for kids!

Sawyer’s Farmhouse Breakfast

2831 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Great food, fast service, friendly staff and a cute atmosphere!


Local Goat

2167 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

If you are looking for a non-tourist spot, look no further! They make everything from scratch in their kitchen and specialize in local craft brews and cocktails.

Elvira’s Cafe

4143 Wears Valley Rd, Sevierville, TN 37862

A fabulous lunch option (that you don’t have to take the Parkway to get to). Excellent food and service. Plenty of options for adults and kids. Check online for restaurant hours.

Old Mill Cafe and Grill

3341 Old Mill St, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

A local gem with a great atmosphere and even better prices.

Blue Moose Burgers and Wings

2430 Teaster Lane, #108 Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

One of the only sports bars in Pigeon Forge, plenty of TVs, and craft beer choices. Bacon Cheeseburger Sticks are also a must try.

Delauder’s BBQ

1875 East Pkwy, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Everyone needs a hole in the wall bbq joint. It is a family business with delicious pulled pork, ribs, and chicken that melts in your mouth.

Applewood Barn and Cider Mill

240 Apple Valley Rd, Sevierville, TN 37862

Hearty southern comfort food restaurant in a casual environment with delicious apple fritters. This is one of those down home country feels that you can’t miss.

The Peddler Steakhouse

820 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

If you are looking for a nice meal for a birthday, honeymoon, or anniversary this is your place. It has a romantic ambiance. A reservation is definitely recommended.