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Maybe you are looking for a romantic dinner for two or a unique dining option, and what better place for that than fine dining Pigeon Forge?

table set for two at a fine dining establishment

Pigeon Forge and the surrounding areas of Gatlinburg and Sevierville in East Tennessee offer some of the best dining options around, and their fine dining is no exception.

From dining in a historic Old Mill restaurant to checking out a salad bar in a rustic lodge, you’re sure to find what you are looking for here.

First of all, what is “fine dining”?

There are so many amazing restaurants in the Smoky Mountains, but not too many of them could really be called “fine dining”. For most people, when you think of fine dining, a very specific type of restaurant comes to mind.

Fine dining establishments are often far more sophisticated than casual dining and may even have a dress code. You will find them to be more expensive and have a unique selection of food and drink.

Most fine dining establishments will take reservations and some may require them, so be sure to check with the restaurant’s website before heading that way.

Here are the best fine dining restaurants in Pigeon Forge.

Fine Dining Restaurants in Pigeon Forge Tennessee

Bullfish Grill

This Pigeon Forge restaurant is serving up the best angus steaks and fresh seafood and has been voted Best Restaurant in Pigeon Forge!

Famous For…

Aged Grand Champoin Angus Beef and fresh seafood that is delivered daily. A great selection of wines, lagers and ales. Wonderful, fine dining atmosphere.


2441 Parkway, Pigeon Forge

Common Questions about the Bullfish Grill

What hours are they open? The Bullfish Grill is open every day beginning at 11 AM. It closes most nights at 9 PM except Friday and Saturday nights, when it’s open an extra hour.

What other items are offered besides steak? You can get fresh seafood such as salmon or chargrilled oysters, rice bowls and much more. It has a lot more to offer than just steak.

Click here to visit the website.

The Old Mill Pottery House Cafe

Enjoy some amazing Southern food on the banks of the Little Pigeon River. This restaurant was once home to Douglas Ferguson, who founded Pigeon Forge Pottery with his wife Ruth.

Famous For…

From-scratch choices made from fresh local ingredients such as sandwiches (they make their own bread AND grind their own grain!), shrimp and grits, chicken tenders and lots of other Southern favorites.

The plates and other items are hand made by local artisans in the nearby pottery shop.


3341 Old Mill Street, Pigeon Forge

Common Questions about the Pottery House Cafe

Does the Pottery House Cafe offer takeout? Yes, they do! You can check their menu via the link below to order takeout.

What are the operating hours? This restaurant is open 7 days a week, opening at 11 AM most days except Saturday, when they open an hour earlier. They close at 9 PM.

Click here to visit the website.

Gaucho Urbano

This Brazilian Steakhouse may not be as upscale as some of the other steak houses on our list, but it earns a spot on our list due to its unique Brazilian cuisine.

This restaurant accepts reservations and is a family owned and operated restauarnt.

Famous For…

Fresh, authentic Brazilian cuisine including steak, lamb, chicken and pork, gourmet salads, rice beans and farofa.


111 Valley Drive, Pigeon Forge

Common Questions about Gaucho Urbano

How is Gaucho Urbano Brazilian Steakhouse rated? This restaurant has been given 4.5 stars on Yelp and 4.6 stars on Google Reviews. People rave about the quality of the food and the atmosphere.

What are the hours for Gaucho Urbano? This restaurant is open seven days a week beginning at 1 PM and closing at 10 PM.

Does this restaurant have a happy hour? Yes! Happy hour at Gaucho Urbano is open until 6 pm.

Click here to visit the website.

Fine Dining Restaurants Near Pigeon Forge

These restaurants are just outside Pigeon Forge in the quaint neighboring town of Gatlinburg.

Smoky Mountain Trout House

This restaurant serves up some amazing fresh seafood in downtown Gatlinburg near the Ripley’s Aquarium in one of the oldest buildings in Gatlinburg.

Famous For…

A wide variety of fresh rainbow trout dishes as well as other seafood, steaks and pasta. They are also kid-friendly, in case you want to bring the littles along.


410 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN

Click here to see the website.

The Melting Pot

This chain is a favorite for many looking for a romantic dinner. It’s very private dining atmosphere and unique fondue experience make it a meal to remember. Reservations are required here, so plan ahead.

Famous for…

Fondue! You can do a meal with several courses or just choose cheese and chocolate. The atmosphere is also very unique and romantic.


959 Parkway, Suite 2, Gatlinburg, TN

Click here to see the website and book a table.

The Greenbrier Restaurant

Hailed as a food and spirits outpost, this unique restaurant offers a tasty variety of foods crafted by an in-house team of chefs. You can reserve a table via the website. Note that they are closed on Mondays.

Famous for…

Hand crafted cocktails, dry-aged, hand cut steaks, fresh seafood, organic produce and a unique dining atmosphere.


370 Newman Rd, Gatlinburg, TN

Click here to visit the website and reserve a table.

Crystelle Creek Restaurant

Crystelle Creek offers a wonderful fine dining or romantic dinner experience. They offer a private dining area for events as well as two dining rooms with creek-side seating.

Famous for…

Oak Wood fired steaks, prime rib, pasta dishes and homemade desserts in a unique atmosphere adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


1654 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN

Click here to visit the website.

Peddler Steakhouse

People return to the Peddler Steakhouse again and again thanks to its amazing custom cut steaks and unique creek-side dining.

Be sure to visit it’s sister restaurant, The Park Grill, also located in Gatlinburg.

Famous for…

Fresh salad bar and custom cut steaks with romantic views of the Little Pigeon River.


820 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN

Click here to visit the website.

Final Thoughts

I hope you’ve enjoyed researching the best fine dining Pigeon Forge and Gatlinbrug have to offer!

From seafood to steak to gourmet salads, there is something for everyone on this list. I hope you’ll give one of these amazing restaurants a try next time you are in the area (I know we will!).

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