Open for Thanksgiving 2022- Pigeon Forge

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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!

Alamo Steakhousesteak with cheese smothered on top of it next to baked potato on cast iron skillet

You’ll definitely be remembering the Alamo Steakhouse. Aged steak tender to the touch, a definite stop for dinner any time of the year.

Big Daddy’s Pizzeriapizza in black skillet on red table next to checkered basket

Thanksgiving Hours: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

It’s always a good idea to get pizza. Especially when the pizza is at Big Daddy’s Pizzeria. All three locations are open for Thanksgiving 202!

Calhoun’s in Pigeon Forge
rib smothered in bbw next to fries and cole slaw at calhouns in pigeon forge

Thanksgiving Hours: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

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

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

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.

Pottery House Cafe and Grillpottery cafe grill turkey avocado sandwich with pickle and fries

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

A little bit of everything is served at the Pottery House Cafe and Grill. Located right next to The Old Mill Restaurant!

Smoky Mountain Brewerypizza at smoky mountain brewery in pigeon forge next to burger and pretzel

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!

Timberwood Grill
rib smothered in sauce next to fried shrimp, cole slaw, and fries

Thanksgiving Hours: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Timberwood Grill in Pigeon Forge offers tasty delight in every bite. Located at The Island, order some Timber Spears to start your holiday off right.

Reagan’s House of Pancakesbreakfast brunch items on three different plates with powdered sugar and strawberries and syrup

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…

Captain Jim’s Seafood Buffetseafood buffet with crab legs and green beans and oysters and a seafood bar

Thanksgiving Hours: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Ever heard of a seafood buffet? If you haven’t, be sure to try out Captain Jim’s Seafood Buffet! Fill up on an all-you-can-eat buffet full of crab legs and other great seafood items!

Iron Boar Saloonquesadillas and nachos on appetizer trio plate with various food items

Thanksgiving Hours: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM

The Iron Boar Saloon awaits this holiday season. A biker bar with cold brews and bar treats with bright neon signs and biker memorabilia inside.

JT Hannah’s Kitchen
barrels of ale and whiskey at jt hannahs in pigeon forge

Thanksgiving Hours: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Have some ale and burgers at JT Hannah’s Kitchen. Drink from a mason jar as you sit around the table and talk about old memories. A place to come for the food but stay for the southern hospitality!

Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurantlarge eat local sign at pucketts grocery restaurant in pigeon forge

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

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.

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

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!

Hard Rock Cafe
hard rock cafe motorcycle in purple roping on wooden stage

A treasured restaurant at all of its locations, the Hard Rock Cafe is full of musical memories throughout the years. If you want to fill your Thanksgiving holiday with some rock and roll, your meal should definitely be spent at this restaurant.

Mel’s Dinerretro table and chairs with various breakfast items on it at mels diner

Thanksgiving Hours: 7:00 AM – 12:00 AM

A nice, retro setting in Pigeon Forge — Mel’s Diner is top quality when it comes to its cooking. For breakfast, for lunch, for dinner…this classic atmosphere is definitely a winner in our eyes.

No Way Jose’s Cantina
smothered burrito in queso with a jalapeno on top of it next to rice and lettuce

Mexican for Thanksgiving? Yes! Enjoy No Way Jose’s Cantina in Pigeon Forge as it’s a local favorite and must-stop restaurant! There is another location in Gatlinburg that will also be open for Thanksgiving day this year.

Other restaurants that will be open for Thanksgiving 2021 in Pigeon Forge: 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.