#22 of 44 Pigeon Forge Restaurants

Mellow Mushroom at the Island

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Mellow Mushroom at the Island in Pigeon Forge: Amazing Stone-Baked Pizzas in a Family-Friendly Environment
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

With deliciously inventive pizzas and calzones in a fun atmosphere the whole family will enjoy, Mellow Mushroom is sure to be a favorite meal spot during your getaway to the Smokies. Thanks to this pizza joint's location at the family-friendly Island in Pigeon Forge, this is a convenient place to dine before or after shopping, amusement rides, and other Smoky Mountain fun.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Mellow Mushroom has been serving pizzas, calzones, and other Italian-inspired goodies for more than 40 years. This isn’t your average pizza joint, though. Mellow Mushroom prides itself on a fun, artsy atmosphere that friends, couples, and families will enjoy. You’ll also love the friendly staff, the high-quality food, and the creative dishes on offer.

Whether you’re visiting the Smokies with adventurous foodies or picky eaters, Mellow Mushroom is the perfect dining spot for lunch or dinner. You can build your own salads, pizzas, and even burgers from scratch, using the restaurant’s comprehensive list of add-ins for inspiration.

Menu Favorites:

If you’d prefer a signature dish, Mellow Mushroom has plenty of menu favorites to choose from. Take a look at some of the most popular dishes for every course:

  • Pretzel Bites: Start your meal off with an appetizer the whole table will want to dig into. These pretzel bites consist of bite-size pieces of Mellow Mushroom’s signature pizza dough, topped with melted garlic butter and a sprinkle of savory parmesan cheese. That’s not all, though! You’ll definitely want to dip these babies in the Pabst Blue Ribbon beer cheese dip, which comes on the side.
  • Greek Salad: This green salad offers the perfect way to add extra veggies to your meal. It’s loaded with fresh lettuce, crisp cucumbers, savory kalamata olives, spicy banana peppers, rich feta cheese, and much more. Get one for the table, and spread the veggie love around.
  • Kosmic Karma Pizza: You’ve never had a pizza quite this zesty before. This Mellow Mushroom favorite comes with a marinara sauce base, and it’s topped with both feta and mozzarella cheeses, spinach, roma and sun-dried tomatoes, and a swirl of pesto. Order a large, which has eight slices, or keep it to yourself and get a small with four slices.
  • The Sausagefest Calzone: Sometimes one layer of crust just isn’t enough. When you really want to indulge in Mellow Mushroom’s signature dough, try one of the pizza joint’s most popular calzones. The Sausagefest comes with sausage, salami, and meatballs, all nestled in a comfy bed of melted provolone, mozzarella, and ricotta cheeses. Dip it in the accompanying red sauce for a complete meal.
  • Giant Gourmet Cookie: Want to finish your meal with a sweet treat? Mellow Mushroom offers huge homemade cookies in three varieties. Treat yourself to the triple chocolate chunk, the oatmeal raisin, or the peanut butter cookie.

What about the perfect drink to wash down your meal? This Mellow Mushroom location boasts 24 beers on tap, 30 bottled beers, and plenty of local selections to boot. If you want to turn your Smokies visit into a tropical getaway, order one of Mellow Mushroom’s frozen daiquiris as you kick back on the patio. If you’re out with friends or your significant other, you might even want to turn your dinner into a fun night out at this restaurant.

Insider Tip:

  • While any meal is bound to be delicious at Mellow Mushroom, dinner offers the best views. Once the sun sets, you can see the Island in Pigeon Forge light up, including the beautifully illuminated Great Smoky Mountain Wheel and the famous show fountains, from this pizza joint’s outdoor patio.