Food is one of the top things to love about Sevierville, Tennessee. Long before I even visited Sevierville, I had drooled over Instagram photos of the tantalizing breakfasts, honkin’ big dinners, and mouth-watering snacks. All in the sense of research, I had the pleasure of being hosted for a meal from each of the restaurants I mention below. Here are the best places to eat in Sevierville, Tennessee and what you might want to have at each one.
#1 Flapjacks Pancake Cabin
The best place for breakfast in Sevierville and all of the Great Smoky Mountains is Flapjacks Pancake Cabin. There are six locations and Sevierville was the first, founded in 2001. If you feel like indulging in the place where pancakes are king and oh-so delicious, you may want to try the Sticky Bun or Reese’s Peanut Butter Pancakes.
Healthier options include egg-white omelets, granola with berries, or multi-grain waffles or you meet in the middle with a campfire skillet breakfast, Huevos Rancheros, or Smothered Chicken Biscuit breakfast. My dish was the Veggie Omelet with spinach, mushrooms, Cheddar cheese, peppers, and onions.
Just between me and you, this was my favorite meal in Sevierville.
#2 Monster Mash Burgers
Monster Mash Burgers is a new Sevierville eatery with classic monster movie theme known for really good craft burgers and hotdogs. To design your own burger (ground in-house daily with short rib, brisket, and chuck) or dog, choose from the 100+ ingredient menu or try one of the already well-thought creations. I love that Monster Mash has interesting side items, such as fried onion strings, parmesan vegetables (which are delish!), cabbage slaw, and sweet potato fries with praline sauce and marshmallow cream.
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More tasty items at Monster Mash Burgers are the macaroni and cheese bowls including Wolfman’s BBQ Mac with Tasso ham, smoked pork, pork belly, pancetta, fried onions, bbq sauce, and parmesan cheddar sauce. Yum!
#3 Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant
Perhaps the most visited attraction in Sevierville is the Apple Barn Village, with restaurants, shopping, and experiences to please everyone in the family. One of the restaurants there is the Applewood Farmhouse, proudly serving home-style Southern fare in an adorable setting. The most famous item at Applewood Farmhouse is, hands-down, the complimentary apple fritters. In the mornings, you get to try the apple muffins with homemade apple butter, too. They are a little bite of heaven.
I enjoyed breakfast at the restaurant and couldn’t believe the amount of food that comes with every meal. I had the two-egg farmhouse special with fried potatoes, grits, sausage gravy, cinnamon apples, and a Southern style biscuit. Other breakfast menu items are buttermilk or chocolate chip pancakes, Banana Foster waffle, quiche, breakfast skillet, Benedict, and a Smokehouse Sample with pork loin, sausage, and bacon.
#4 Holston’s Kitchen
One of the tastiest local dining hotspots in Sevierville is Holston’s Kitchen, a modern design concept with a classic, yet casual steakhouse ambiance. Start your dining experience with Fried Green Tomatoes or Baked Pimento Cheese–both Southern classics. Entrée choices include sandwiches, salads, quesadillas, fajitas, steaks, chicken, and much more. The side dish menu alone contains nearly 20 choices!
I opted for the Grilled Chicken Fajitas and they were spot on. The chicken was juicy and had lots of flavor, plus everything I needed to jazz up my meal was included. Save room for the irresistible Strawberry Shortcake or Big Orange Soak Cake, both with Instagram-worthy presentations.
#5 Graze Burgers
Graze Burgers is a cool place we ate in downtown Sevierville. They are known for all-natural grass-fed beef burgers, and killer salads in a trendy location. I loved the ambiance of Graze Burgers and the spiked adult shakes. Tasty lunch choices are the Strawberry Walnut Salad (with strawberry vinaigrette), Late Night Big Dawg (for those with a hearty appetite), and the Southern Jam Burger (Bourbon caramelized onions, pimento cheese, and bacon jam), which I tried. You can choose to have your burger on a brioche bun or fresh greens, an option I always appreciate.
Inventive side dishes include balsamic Brussels sprouts, roasted corn & bean salad, and the ever-popular 50/50 rings and fries. Graze Burgers also serves handcrafted cocktails, tap and bottled beer, bourbons, and whiskeys.
#6 The Diner
The Diner is a locally-owned 1950s silver retro diner with great burgers, shakes, and music on the jukebox. I wanted everything on the menu but narrowed it down to the Chicken Philly with onions, peppers, and cheese. It was filling and quite delicious. Make sure to try the homemade vegetable soup; it is definitely worth ordering.
Not only are all of your favorite classic menu items offered at The Diner, but also Southern favorite dishes such as fried catfish, chicken and dumplings, meatloaf, and country fried steak. Burger creations range from basic to extraordinary, with many choices in between. Elk and bison burgers are also featured. Want to skip the meat all together? Make your own plate with a variety of side items including green beans, cottage cheese, turnip greens, coleslaw, fried okra, corn, mashed potatoes, or macaroni & cheese.
#7 Five Oaks Farm Kitchen
Come hungry when dining for breakfast, lunch, or supper at Five Oaks Farm Kitchen, a culinary delight with farm-to-table classics and BBQ cuisine. Even the salads at Five Oaks look amazing, especially the Cornbread (pinto beans, red onion, cucumber, grape tomatoes) and Co-op (pecan smoked bacon, boiled eggs, pickled beets and okra). You also get a complimentary serving of Five Oaks’ potato soup, which is really good.
I had a hard time narrowing down my choice here with so many palate pleasing options, but went with the Pulled Pork plate with three sides that you can customize. Mine were deviled eggs, turnip greens, and corn-on-the-cob, served in adorable little cast iron dishes that made for a beautiful photo. The tea is magnificent at Five Oaks. You may want to save room for the Window Sill Cobbler or Banana Pudding desserts.
#8 Courthouse Donuts
After all of these phenomenal meals, you need something to satisfy your sweet tooth. That is where Courthouse Donuts comes in. It’s right across from the courthouse in downtown Sevierville. Choose from one of the flavor profiles they have listed, or create your own by choosing your icing, topping, and sauce. My pick is the Key Lime Pie, but the Peanut Butter Cup is a close runner-up. Courthouse Donuts also has a coffee menu and serves lunch between 11 and 2.
Food, Glorious Food
You can see there are no shortage of good food in Sevierville from the pictures alone. My list of the best places to eat in Sevierville involved me taking one for the team to sample each and every one to report back to you. You can sense my dedication here, right? Come hungry to Sevierville, Tennessee, a place your whole family will adore.
You can learn more about Sevierville, Tennessee by visiting the tourism board website. They also hosted my travels. As always, opinions and reviews are 100% mine and unbiased.
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