Feeding a Crowd

Feeding a Crowd - Top Restaurants for Large Groups

Feeding a Crowd

When organizing a group outing or a special family gathering, it's essential to thoughtfully choose the ideal restaurant. Located amidst the awe-inspiring Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge present a diverse range of dining establishments specifically designed to cater to large groups. Whether your appetite longs for authentic Southern delicacies or enticing international flavors, there exists a remarkable dining option to please every individual within your sizable gathering. Now, let's delve into a closer exploration of some of Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge’s finest restaurants, celebrated for their exceptional capacity to comfortably accommodate and cater to large groups!


The Pancake Pantry (Gatlinburg): A beloved institution in Gatlinburg, The Pancake Pantry has been serving up mouthwatering pancakes and breakfast delights since 1960. With a diverse menu featuring over 20 pancake varieties, as well as omelets, waffles and French toast, there's something to please every palate.
628 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Daily 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Mama's Farmhouse (Pigeon Forge):
For a true Southern breakfast experience, Mama's Farmhouse in Pigeon Forge is a must-visit. This family-style restaurant serves up all-you-can-eat breakfast feasts featuring Southern favorites like biscuits and gravy, country ham, fried chicken and more. The communal-style seating and family-friendly atmosphere make it a perfect choice for large groups looking to bond over a delicious breakfast spread. BONUS: Kids under 5 Eat Free!
208 Pickel St, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Daily 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que (Gatlinburg): If your group has a hankering for mouthwatering barbecue, Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que is a must-visit. With a focus on slow-cooked, hickory-smoked meats, this restaurant serves up an authentic Southern barbecue experience. From ribs and pulled pork to smoked chicken and brisket, their menu will satisfy any carnivorous cravings. Bennett's spacious dining areas and friendly service make it an excellent choice for groups looking to indulge in finger-licking barbecue delights. **Won Best BBQ in Pigeon Forge in 2022!
714 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Sunday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday –Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

The Old Mill Restaurant (Pigeon Forge):
Nestled in the charming town of Pigeon Forge, The Old Mill Restaurant stands as a beloved dining destination that beautifully combines history, Southern hospitality and mouthwatering cuisine. Housed in a historic gristmill dating back to the early 1800s, this iconic restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience that captures the essence of the Smoky Mountains.
164 Old Mill Ave, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Daily 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Crawdaddy's Restaurant & Oyster Bar (Gatlinburg): When it comes to delectable seafood and an authentic coastal dining experience in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, Crawdaddy's Restaurant & Oyster Bar is a hidden gem. Situated in the vibrant city of Gatlinburg, this restaurant offers an extensive menu filled with mouthwatering seafood dishes, including their specialty—freshly shucked oysters. Whether you're a seafood enthusiast or simply looking to try something new, Crawdaddy's is a must-visit destination.
762 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Daily 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

No Way Jose’s Cantina (Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg): If you're craving vibrant Mexican cuisine and a lively atmosphere in the heart of Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge, look no further than No Way Jose's Cantina. With its colorful decor, friendly staff and mouthwatering dishes, this vibrant eatery invites guests to embark on a fiesta of flavors. Whether you're seeking classic Mexican favorites or innovative twists on traditional dishes, No Way Jose's Cantina promises a dining experience that will leave you saying, "¡Delicioso!"
Pigeon Forge: 104 Waldens Main St, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Gatlinburg: 555 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Sunday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday –Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.


Cherokee Grill (Gatlinburg): In the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, Cherokee Grill is a fantastic choice for groups seeking a blend of upscale dining and Southern hospitality. This restaurant features a diverse menu that includes steaks, seafood, pasta and vegetarian options, ensuring that every member of your group finds something to enjoy. The spacious layout and accommodating staff make Cherokee Grill an excellent option for larger parties.
1002 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Seasonal Hours | Check Website. **Open on major holidays!

The Park Grill (Gatlinburg): Located adjacent to the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, The Park Grill offers a unique dining experience that showcases the flavors of the region. Their menu features a range of delectable dishes crafted with locally sourced ingredients, such as trout, game and other Appalachian specialties. Its inviting atmosphere features multiple seating options, including private rooms for large groups.
1110 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Daily 11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Puckers Sports Grill (Gatlinburg): If you're a sports enthusiast looking for a lively atmosphere to catch the big game while enjoying delicious food and drinks, Puckers Sports Grill is the place to be in Gatlinburg. With its extensive menu, ample seating and state-of-the-art screens, this sports grill offers an unbeatable experience for sports fans of all kinds. Get ready to cheer on your favorite team while indulging in mouthwatering dishes and a vibrant ambiance.
745 Parkway # 9, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Daily 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m

Timberwood Grill (Pigeon Forge | The Island): Step into the Smoky Mountain lodge-themed ambiance of Timberwood Grill, located at The Island in Pigeon Forge. This remarkable restaurant offers an exceptional dining experience that combines delicious flavors, unique cocktails and an atmosphere that immerses you in the beauty of the region. With a menu featuring mouthwatering dishes like the salmon and avocado salad, bacon mac and cheeseburger and the flavorful gunpowder ribeye, Timberwood Grill ensures that every visit is a memorable one for the whole group.
131 The Island Dr #1101, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Daily: 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

If you're seeking a remarkable dining experience for your large group, Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge boast an impressive array of restaurants that are well-equipped to cater to you and your group’s needs. These establishments ensure that every member of your party can indulge in delectable dishes while enjoying a welcoming ambiance. Whether you have a hankering for a sizzling steak, tantalizing barbecue or comforting Southern fare, these restaurants are renowned for their scrumptious cuisine.

Don't forget to explore Jackson Mountain Rentals and our extensive collection of Large Cabins, some offering indoor pools, movie theaters and breathtaking views to facilitate the perfect group getaway in the enchanting Smoky Mountains!