Restaurants Open for Thanksgivng in Pigeon Forge 2023

The weather is getting cooler and the holidays are getting closer. November is almost here and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Although, the holidays can get a little crazy — Thanksgiving doesn’t always have to mean a cooking frenzy at the house. If you and your family want to get out for a special holiday dinner, there are restaurants that will be open in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee!

Check out these restaurants that are OPEN for Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge this year:

Mama’s Farmhouse

fried chicken next to fried okra and mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce at mama's kitchen

Mama’s Farmhouse Kitchen | 208 Pickel Street Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 | (865) 908-4646

Thanksgiving Hours: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Adults: $27.99
Children ages 6-10: $12.99

Kids 5 and under: Free

Looking at this picture, you can probably already tell that Mama’s Farmhouse is not messing around with holiday meals. Load your plate up with some real southern cooking that will make this holiday a special one. Though they will not be open for breakfast on Thanksgiving Day, they are still serving up some favorites like Honey Baked Ham, Stuffing and Turkey Gravy, Sweet Potato Casserole, and much more. You can take a look at their Thanksgiving menu here.

Gaucho Urbano

rib bone and steak next to side on white plate at gaucho urbano

Gaucho Urbano | 111 Valley Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 | (865) 366-1002

Thanksgiving Hours: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Okay, so maybe Brazilian Steakhouse isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Thanksgiving — but you won’t be thinking that once you take a bite at Gaucho Urbano – Brazilian Steakhouse. Flavors that will knock your socks off, enjoy this twisted treat with your friends and family.

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen

Iron skillet with rice and meat with gravy inside on counter at Paula Deen's Family Kitchen

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen | 131 The Island Drive, Suite 8101, Pigeon Forge TN 37863 | (865) 366-1510

Thanksgiving Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Adults: $34.99
Children ages 6-10: $14.99
Kids ages 3-5: $5.99

Who can say no to Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen? All from scratch recipes to fill your belly — you won’t be going hungry this Thanksgiving! Choose from Traditional Thanksgiving dishes, sides, and Southern desserts. Check out the menu here.



Calhoun’s in Pigeon Forge

rib smothered in bbw next to fries and cole slaw at calhouns in pigeon forge

Calhoun’s | 1004 Parkway #101 Gatlinburg, TN 37728 | (865) 436-4100

Holiday Hours:

Thanksgiving Day: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Day After Thanksgiving: 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM

Check out Calhoun’s tasty family to-go Holiday Packs available 11/21 – 1/1:
Smoked Turkey – includes mashed potatoes & gravy, dressing, peas, cranberry sauce, seasonal cheesecake, and dinner rolls. This Holiday Pack feeds 5-10 and requires a 48-hour notice.
Smoked Prime Rib – includes au jus, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, horseradish sauce, seasonal cheesecake, and garlic rolls. This Holiday Pack feeds 5 and requires a 72-hour notice.
Brews To-Go – your choice of mix & match, 6 packs, 12 packs, growlers + refills, mini kegs, and full kegs. Beer options include mainstays and seasonal flavors.
Optional Salad – you can add a salad (feeds 5) to any of these Holiday Packs for $17.50.

Who says Thanksgiving can’t get a little messy? Enjoy some ribs and other delicious entrees at Calhoun’s in Pigeon Forge (the location in Gatlinburg will also be open.)

The Old Mill Restaurant

fried chicken next to green beans and mashed potatoes at the old mill restaurant in pigeon forge

The Old Mill | 175 Old Mill Avenue Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 | (877) 653-6455

Thanksgiving Hours: 10:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Not accepting reservations

Adults: $29.99
Children under 12: $14.49

We hear fried chicken soothes the soul, and The Old Mill Restaurant definitely proves that to be true! Enjoy some southern cooking this holiday and remember to wear your stretchy pants. You can also take a Traditional Thanksgiving Feast To-Go which feeds 4-5 people for $115. You will need to pre-order and call (865) 453-6002 by November 20th.


Smoky Mountain Brewery

pizza at smoky mountain brewery in pigeon forge next to burger and pretzel

Smoky Mountain Brewery | 2530 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 | (865) 868-1400

Thanksgiving Hours: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Smoky Mountain Brewery has a pizza of our hearts. Delicious craft beers and food, both the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge locations will be open for Thanksgiving 2021!


Reagan’s House of Pancakes

breakfast brunch items on three different plates with powdered sugar and strawberries and syrup

Reagan’s House of Pancakes | 2820 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 | (865) 428-0652

Start off your morning with Reagan’s House of Pancakes! Maybe you don’t want to eat Thanksgiving dinner out, but you want to indulge in a little morning breakfast…


Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant

large eat local sign at pucketts grocery restaurant in pigeon forge

Puckett’s | 2480 Parkway Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 | (865) 285-0155

Thanksgiving Hours: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Adults: $39.99
Children ages 7-12: $19.99

Kids 6 and under: Free

With many locations scattered throughout Tennessee, Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant includes some great southern cooking, and if you’re lucky — some jaw-dropping live music. Their family-style Thanksgiving feast will feature starters, meats, sides, and desserts. You can call or book your reservation online on their website.


a burger with pickle and fries, fish and chips, and a bowl of macaroni and cheese at margaritaville

Margaritaville | 130 The Island Dr #6101, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 | (865) 210-8530

Thanksgiving Hours: 11:00 AM – Close

It’s always paradise at Margaritaville and it’s always 5 o’clock. Relax in the tropical ambiance and plan your day with their event calendar to see if any live music will be playing this holiday!


Mel’s Classic Diner

retro table and chairs with various breakfast items on it at mels diner

Mel’s Classic Diner | 119 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 | (865) 429-2184

Thanksgiving dinners are available and served all season from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Reservations are required for parties larger than 6. 

A nice, retro setting in Pigeon Forge — Mel’s Classic Diner is top quality when it comes to its cooking. Enjoy carry-out options from Roasted Turkey, to Mel’s Key Lime Fish. For Thanksgiving day you can reserve a Holiday Meals To-Go for just $89. This meal will serve 4-6 people and includes a whole pumpkin pie. Make sure to call and reserve your meal by November 2oth!


Other restaurants that will be open for Thanksgiving 2023 in Pigeon Forge are Chicken Guy!, Golden Corral, Shoney’s, Downtown Flavortown, and TGI Fridays.

When there are this many restaurants as options, how could you not want to eat out to celebrate Thanksgiving day? From Mexican to seafood to steaks and burgers — Pigeon Forge will help you make the most of memories this holiday and year.