10 Non Chain Restaurants in the Smokies by KBS Enterprises

Updated 2022: We know that food is a vital part of vacation because, well, it’s food!  Indulge in local fare and flavor – where the locals eat – to help you dive right into the Smoky Mountains experience.  No matter the time of day or the meal you choose, these locally owned restaurants will enhance your vacation memories and have you coming back for more.  Will you choose only one meal out per day or all three?

– Where you have breakfast can be the perfect start to a wonderful day
– Fast or slow, lunch is a time to regroup and refuel to continue your day of fun
– Supper is a time to relax, unwind and enjoy a fantastic meal with local flavor

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KBS Enterprises offers some terrific, non chain restaurants in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville – ten brands to be exact. Try one or several of these locally owned places to eat while you’re in town and we’re sure you’ll find a favorite.  Here we go!

Crockett’s Breakfast Camp
Rustic, cabin-themed eatery offering the best home cooked breakfast in the Smokies!
Choose your favorite – or your new favorite – breakfast combinations and they’ll serve them up in a huge iron skillet. Omelets, ‘stackers,’ french toast, pancakes, waffles and all the trimmings will fuel you for the day! Waitlist reservations available.
1103 Parkway, Gatlinburg | (865) 325-1403 | Menu

Cumberland Jack’s LeConte Kitchen
This is the rustic mountain lodge where you’ll want to fuel up after a long hike or day spent perusing the Gatlinburg strip. You’ll enjoy authentic, southern cooking creations including ‘comfort food’ appetizers, entrees and desserts. Kids menu available. Open later in the day so you’ll want to confirm operating hours ahead of time.
1019 Parkway, Gatlinburg | (865) 325-1921 | Website | Menu

Five Oaks Farm Kitchen
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a beautifully rustic space with high ceilings and communal seating.
Large portions with a unique menu for every meal! Known for their mammoth cinnamon roll and casseroles for breakfast, and farm-fresh salads, meats and sides for lunch and dinner. You won’t leave hungry, that’s for sure!
1638 Parkway, Sevierville | 865-365-1008 | Menu

Fort Worth Texas Kitchen
Experience the tastes of Texas in the Smoky Mountains! This restaurant is located across from Tanger Outlets in Sevierville and offers barbecue, Tex-Mex, and adult beverages from the full service bar. We love that there is an affordable Monday-Friday express lunch menu, kids menu, and an extensive main menu available anytime of the day.
1560 Parkway, Sevierville | (865) 366-1379 | Menu

The Greenbrier
A food & spirit outpost with exceptional atmosphere for an unparalleled dining experience!
Visit Gatlinburg’s premier steakhouse for hand-cut steaks, signature entrees and a full-service bar. Take part in the “Whiskey Society” whiskey and bourbon tastings the 3rd Thursday of each month. Reservations accepted, closed on Mondays.
370 Newman Road, Gatlinburg | (865) 412-1576 | Menu

Holston’s Kitchen
Wonderful sit-down restaurant perfect for couple’s or family dining with outdoor patio dining and fire pits.
Fabulous appetizers, steaks and seafood, sandwiches and burgers. Express lunch and gluten free menus available along with a full-service bar.
639 Dolly Parton Pkwy, Sevierville | (865) 365-4205 | Menu

J.T. Hannah’s Kitchen
Casual dining in Pigeon Forge in a rustic atmosphere with a full menu and bar service.
Menu offers a great selection of salads, sandwiches, entrees and fantastic burgers. Our favorite is the “Killin Me” burger… so good! Lots of sides and Coke products to round out your meal. You won’t be disappointed!
3214 Parkway, Pigeon Forge | (865) 428-4200 | Website | Menu

Iron Boar Saloon
Motorcycle-centric casual hangout!
The outdoors are brought in when the walls come down and you can enjoy live music, a bite to eat and great outdoors in offering a finger food menu with gluten-free options, plus live music. Next door to Rocky Top Harley Davidson at the No Way Jose’s Cantina building.
Munchies include poppers, wings, tenders, burgers and dogs that can be perfectly paired with an icy cold domestic or import – cans, bottles and draft!
104 Walden’s Main Street, Pigeon Forge | (865) 429-7779 | Website | Menu

No Way Jose’s Cantina
Fresh, authentic Mexican food, beer and cocktails served in a lively atmosphere.
No Way’s has two great locations serving up sizzling combinations, Jose’s specialities and all your favorites. Whether you prefer fajitas, enchiladas, burritos, salads, appetizers or desserts, there’s a huge variety of choices for signature combinations or those you create all your own from their ala carte menu. Gluten free and kid’s menus too!
104 Walden’s Main Street, Pigeon Forge | (865) 429-7779 | Menu
555 Parkway (light #5) Gatlinburg | (865) 430-5673

Smith & Son Corner Kitchen
Where Southern hospitality meets Smoky Mountain flavor, offering a modern take on classic Southern dishes and signature cocktails.
The extensive menu features appetizers, salads, chicken, wings, pasta and burgers, and signature entrees. Have you ever had smoked meatloaf or Delta catfish? Does slow cooked ribs, chicken fried steak or a fried shrimp platter sound good? They’ve got them and homemade cheesecake to top them off!
812 Parkway, #105 (light #8) Gatlinburg | (865) 430-1978 | Menu

A single gift card is available for use at all of KBS Enterprises restaurants.  Book your cabin rental and order yours before you arrive.  Enjoy dining where the locals eat!