The Timberwood Grill, which is located in the heart of downtown Pigeon Forge at The Island, is a stylish new eatery that we had mixed experiences at. Although Timberwood Grill has an awesome location, cool decor, and a nice vibe, the food reminds us of Applebees and the service was hit-or-miss depending on the day.
However, if you are at The Island and hungry for a meal, the following menu stand-outs make this restaurant worthy of a visit:
Timber Spears (Fried Pickles)
The fried pickles at Timberwood are excellent. They start with a lightly-breaded dill pickle, which is perfectly fried. It is served with a jalapeno ranch dipping sauce that is incredible.
This unique appetizer is a crossbreed of a BBQ plate and a corn fritter. They stuff slow-cooked pulled pork into a corn fritter – this is some heart-clogging Tennessee goodness that is worthy of a try.
Smokehouse Bacon Cheeseburger
It is impossible to go wrong with a half-pound burger topped with thick-cut bacon and cheddar cheese. We recommend pairing it with the sweet potato fries.
The Peyco Pete’s Grilled Meatloaf
This homemade meatloaf is topped with grilled onions and served with homemade mashed potatoes. As long as they serve it hot (it comes out cold some nights), this plate makes the visit worthwhile.
Ribs & Brisket Platter
The slow-cooked pork ribs and smoked brisket are quite tasty. We recommend the bourbon baked beans and mashed taters and gravy to go along with this huge meal.
-When the weather is perfect outside, request the outdoor patio. It makes the perfect spot for a meal with a view on a nice afternoon or evening.
-Instead of parking in the satellite parking lot, park immediately adjacent the restaurant in the close parking lot. If the attendant tries to stop you or tells you the lot is full, tell them you would like to look for a spot there since you are eating at Timberwood Grill. There is almost always a spot.
Timberwood Grill is located at the Island in Pigeon Forge next to the giant Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. Between traffic lights three and four, turn at the Island Drive traffic light.