We know most of you came here to enjoy the great local restaurants in Pigeon Forge. But that doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy visiting some chain establishments while you’re on vacation. If you’re going to stray from the good, old-fashioned home cooking offered up here in Tennessee, we suggest you make time for a visit to these 4 chain restaurants in the area.
1. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville
Even though this is a quite familiar restaurant, chances are pretty good that you don’t have one close to your hometown. Many tourists also means many restaurants in Pigeon Forge have opened — like Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville — to get people in the door. You won’t be disappointed, as you simply can’t pass up the Cheeseburger in Paradise, especially when it’s in the Smoky Mountains! Whether you’re there for a party or enjoying the atmosphere with the family, there’s a boat load of reasons this chain is worth a visit!
2. Mellow Mushroom
Like Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Mellow Mushroom is also located at The Island in Pigeon Forge. All you have to do is mention pizza, and it suddenly becomes one of the chain restaurants in Pigeon Forge you need to check out. Pizza is a great local option, but Mellow Mushroom is worth a visit simply because of their dizzying array of specialty pizzas. Try their Kosmic Karma or Funky Q. Chicken, and it’ll be no mystery why it’s a highly regarded restaurant all over the country.
3. Hard Rock Cafe
The Hard Rock Cafe has been one of the more popular chain restaurants in the country for many years now, and their restaurant in Pigeon Forge should be another
you visit. Guests have been known to hit up their retail shop to buy a shirt in that city’s respective location. They are famous for their large seating area with ample space for entertainment featuring well-known musicians. But all of that wouldn’t be possible if they didn’t serve great food, and Hard Rock Cafe Pigeon Forge continues that tradition that’s made them so recognizable.
4. Texas Roadhouse
The last — but not least — on the list of chain restaurants in Pigeon Forge worth visiting is Texas Roadhouse. With well over 500 locations nationwide, chances are good that you’ve either visited one, or have one in your own hometown. That certainly doesn’t mean you can’t visit the Pigeon Forge location. Consistency is one thing they have down to a science. So if you’re just a little bit nervous about trying a new steak place here in the Smoky Mountains, you know there’s a great chance you’ll enjoy a great steak meal here — along with those heavenly rolls as an appetizer!
We were so hungry mentioning the great chain restaurants in Pigeon Forge, we almost forgot to mention our fantastic cabin options at Eagles Ridge Resort! Since we’re just about a mile from the Parkway, you might just be able to smell the wonderful food coming from these establishments. Book your cabin so you don’t have to travel as far as you would to get to these chains from your own home!