#41 of 97 Pigeon Forge Restaurants

Harpoon Harry’s Crab House – Pigeon Forge

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Harpoon Harry's Crab House - A Seafood Eatery in Pigeon Forge That is Worth the Visit
Written by: David Angotti
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Although saltwater seafood and the Smoky Mountains are an unlikely pairing, Harpoon Harry's Crab House in Pigeon Forge is worthy of a visit! The service is great, the food is good, and the atmosphere is an entertaining combination of Appalachia and the beach.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Harpoon Harry’s Crab House, which is located in Pigeon Forge near Walden’s Creek Landing, is arguably the highest-quality seafood restaurant in the Smoky Mountains.

The interior of Harpoon Harry’s Crab House is absolutely massive! The restaurant, which is one of the largest in the entire Smoky Mountains region, is over 26,000 square feet and seats 650 people.

The 2015 building remodel cost over $3 million and the finished building is stunning! Uncut timbers from a local farm were cut on-site with a portable sawmill and kiln-dried at the restaurant. The walls were finished in custom cedar planks and every table was custom-crafted by an artisan.

In addition to the building itself, Harpoon Harry’s Crab House features over $50,000 in wood carvings from the local Smoky Mountain craftsman Randy Boni. The interior area has sitting areas with fireplaces, huge open-air dining sections, massive bars, and beautiful river and mountain views.

Now, if you are looking for a deep-fried catfish buffet, this is NOT the place for you. Harpoon Harry’s Crab House offers fresh seafood that is similar in quality (and price) to what you would find at an oceanfront eatery. In fact, the owners of this restaurant own two different restaurants in Florida on the Gulf.

Below are a few of our favorite menu items at Harpoon Harry’s Crab House:

Fried Calamari 
The calamari is very lightly breaded and served with a sweet chili dipping sauce. It was fried to a golden brown and served with banana peppers for additional flavor.
Spinach Crab & Artichoke Dip 
This creamy concoction of lump crab meat and artichoke hearts did not stand a chance at our table – it took us less than five minutes to put the homemade pita chips to work and polish this off.
Fish & Chips 
The hand-battered cod at Harpoon Harry’s Crab House is the freshest fish and chips we have found locally.
Premium Alaskan King Crab Bucket 
2 pounds of Alaskan King Crab, corn on the cob, smoked sausage, onions, and red potatoes in an Old Bay broth is a feast that will make any sane person happy.

Insider Tips:
-Sit in the upstairs bar area and enjoy the view of the mountains at sunset
-Harpoon Harry’s Crab House oftentimes features live music – call the restaurant for the current schedule

Driving through Pigeon Forge towards Gatlinburg on the main Parkway, turn right at red light #2B onto Community Center Drive. Harpoon Harry’s Crab House is directly ahead on your right side.