Vacation is a time to allow yourself to really indulge in all those things you may not allow yourself at home. Food is no exception. And sticking to the vacation budget is equally as important as enjoying good eats. Luckily, a Pigeon Forge vacation doesn’t force you to choose. Whether you’re craving genuine Southern faire or the kiddos are begging for pancakes at lunchtime, Pigeon Forge has a budget-friendly restaurant for you. We’ve put together a list of our favorite affordable places to eat in Pigeon Forge that are sure to treat your taste buds and leave you and your entire family full of deliciousness. Read all about them:
1. Huck Finn’s Catfish
11:30 a.m. to “when the business stops”
Famous for their all you can eat catfish and “vittles,” Huck Finn’s Catfish is a Southern staple that is not to be missed during your tour of affordable places to eat in Pigeon Forge. Huck Finn’s serves all the Southern favorites you can imagine at wallet-friendly prices. All appetizers are offered for less than $8, while dinner entrees remain under $20. Even the all you can eat catfish and fried chicken are affordable at $15.99. Lunch offers huge savings with all entrees priced at $7.99. Kids 10 and under eat for $3.99 and children under 3 eat for free. Entrees are served alongside all you can eat vittles, including creamy homemade coleslaw, baked white beans, choice of french fries or homemade mashed potatoes and gravy, hushpuppies, and dill pickles and onions slices. If you’re interested in lighter fare, you can enjoy a meal of just vittles for $7.99.
2. Smoky Mountain Brewery in Pigeon Forge
Serving up everything from portabella mushroom cheesesteaks and suds brewed in-house to pretzels and beer cheese, Smoky Mountain Brewery in Pigeon Forge offers great eats at low prices. The restaurant’s specials are what set it apart, though, with half-priced pizzas and calzones on Tuesdays and half-priced burgers on Wednesdays. Specials are subject to change, so we encourage you to call and confirm the weekly specials prior to your visit.
3. Blue Moose Burgers and Wings
2420 Teaster Lane #108
11 a.m. to midnight
Offering a sports bar scenery that is family-friendly, Blue Moose is perfect for a relaxing dinner with the family while watching a game on one of the restaurant’s 20 flat panel televisions. Blue Moose is one of the best places to eat in Pigeon Forge on a budget, with not a single menu item price over $20 except for the 25 and 50 wing platters. They also have specials throughout the week including half-priced nachos on Monday, half-priced appetizers after 8 p.m. on Wednesday, $5.99 burgers and fries after 4 p.m. on Thursday, and $10 Blue’s Rocky Mountain Platters on Sunday.
4. Sawyer’s Farmhouse Breakfast
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
While Sawyer’s Farmhouse Breakfast serves up fresh ground bison burgers and fries for $9.99 and a bacon cheeseburger with a fried egg lovingly nested in the middle of your sandwich for $8.99, the locally-owned restaurant’s claims to fame are its breakfasts. With breakfast platters, omelets, pancakes, french toast and waffles starting at $6.99 and crepes at $7.99, the first meal of the day is a must at Sawyer’s.
164 Old Mill Ave.
8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Take one bite of any of The Old Mill Restaurant’s homemade breakfasts, lunches or dinners and you’ll be hooked for life. This delicious yet affordable restaurant is a gem among places to eat in Pigeon Forge. Serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner family-style, you can expect hearty breakfasts of fluffy biscuits and muffins, eggs, sausage, bacon, pancakes, and pepper gravy. For lunch and dinner, your mouth will water at the smell and sight of the Old Mill’s country-fried steak, sugar-cured ham, pot roast, chicken potpie and much more. Entrees are served up with family-style portions of the eatery’s signature corn chowder, salad, veggies and sides, finished with homemade desserts. With generous portions at prices that can’t be beat, The Old Mill is sure to become a favorite during your visit.
We know you’ll find plenty of delicious and affordable options during your Pigeon Forge vacation. For more Pigeon Forge dining ideas, check out our full list of delicious places to eat in Pigeon Forge.