3 Wonderful Places to Have Lunch in Pigeon Forge TN

The Old Mill Pottery House Cafe & Grille in Pigeon Forge.

If you’re anything like us, food is a major part of your vacation! When you stay at Willow Brook Lodge, you will enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning with eggs, biscuits and gravy, bagels, Krispy Kreme donuts, and many other tasty items. While there is no need for our guests to go out for breakfast, lunch is a great time to head into town and visit some of the area’s excellent restaurants. To help you make the most of your next getaway, we have put together a guide to four of the best places to have lunch in Pigeon Forge TN.

1. The Old Mill Pottery House Cafe & Grille

Located across the street from The Old Mill, the Pottery House Cafe & Grille is famous for its scratch-made meals. All of the cafe’s sandwiches are served on house-baked bread made from the grist mill’s freshly ground flour. Even the restaurant’s plates, bowls, and salt shakers are made next door at The Old Mill Pigeon River Pottery. Standout items on the Pottery House’s lunch menu include the Signature Quiche, Fried Green Tomato BLT, French Onion Soup, Grilled Chicken Club, and, for dessert, Coconut Cream Pie.

2. Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-QueBBQ ribs on the grill

If you’ve got a barbecue craving, Bennett’s Pit serves up some of the best barbecue in the Smokies!  They have it all, from pulled pork sandwiches dripping in sauce to smoked ribs along with wings, salads, chicken tenders, and so much more! Bennett’s Pit Bar-b-que is within five minutes away from our hotel, so it’s an easy lunch.


A tasty cheeseburger with french fries.3. Local Goat Tavern

A newcomer to Pigeon Forge’s restaurant scene, Local Goat Tavern has quickly built a loyal following for its delicious homemade fare. Everything at Local Goat is made from scratch, including their tasty breads. Some of the most popular lunch dishes at Local Goat include The Elvis Burger (featuring peanut butter, smoked bacon, and fried banana), Crispy Fish Tacos, Tavern Steak Salad, and the BBQ Chicken Sandwich.

When you stay at Willow Brook Lodge, you will be just a short drive from all of these fantastic places to have lunch in Pigeon Forge TN. Our hotel is located right on the Parkway, minutes away from the city’s most popular restaurants, attractions, and shops. With indoor and outdoor swimming pools, complimentary in-room coffee, high-speed wireless internet, and a trolley stop at our front door, Willow Brook Lodge has everything you need for a spectacular escape. To start planning your vacation, browse our selection of Pigeon Forge hotel rooms!