Chain Restaurants in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

The Mellow Mushroom, along the Gatlinburg strip.

I know, most people go on vacation to try the local flavor. They want to know all about the locally-owned restaurants. They want something different and original and unique.

But some people are more comfortable with what they know. I’ve written time and time again about the locally-owned spots. But I’ve never written about the chain restaurants that are available in the area. I think it’s time.

Even if you want to try something local and unique for most of your meals, you might find yourself wanting something familiar (read: cheap) for lunch one of the days you’re in the area. I’m sure missed more than one. But here are the chain restaurants I found:

Chain restaurants in Gatlinburg:

  • Baskin Robbins Ice Cream and Yogurt — located at 604 Parkway, features ice cream and frozen yogurt
  • Ben and Jerry’s — located at 638 Parkway, features ice cream and other desserts
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant and Market — located at 900 Parkway, features seafood
  • Burger King — located at 812 Parkway, features hamburgers, fast-food style
  • Corky’s Bar-B-Q — located at 3584 Parkway, features barbeque
  • Dick’s Last Resort — located at 903 Parkway, features American food in a crazy atmosphere
  • Domino’s Pizza — located at 4446 Parkway, features pizza
  • Dunkin Donuts – located at 812 Parkway, features donuts and coffee
  • Hard Rock Cafe – located at 515 Parkway, features American family fare in a party atmosphere
  • KFC — located at 849 River Road, features chicken and sides!
  • McDonald’s — located at 745 Parkway, features burgers, fast-food style
  • Mellow Mushroom — located at 903 Parkway Suite 103, features pizza
  • Melting Pot — located at 959 Parkway, features fondue, so fun!
  • New Orleans Sandwich Company — located at 631 Parkway, features delicatessen food
  • New York Pizza and Pasta — located at 634 Parkway, features pizza and pasta (really?!?)
  • O’Charley’s — located at 1138 Parkway, features American cuisine
  • Papa John’s Pizza — located at 466 Brookside Village Way, features pizza
  • Pizza Hut — located at 738-5 Parkway, features pizza and a great salad bar
  • Shoney’s Family Restaurant — located at 705 Parkway, features American fare
  • Subway — located at 1359 Parkway, features sub-style sandwiches
  • Texas Road House — located at 1019 Parkway, features steaks and ribs
  • TGI Friday’s — located at 959 Parkway, features American cuisine in a party atmosphere
  • Wendy’s – located at 611 Parkway, features hamburgers and Frostys, fast-food style

Chain restaurants in Pigeon Forge:

  • Arby’s — located at 3652 Parkway, features roast beef and chicken, fast-food style
  • Baskin Robbins Ice Cream — located at 3668 Parkway, features ice cream (yum!)
  • Burger King — located at 3676 Parkway and at 2560 Parkway, features hamburgers fast-food style
  • Cracker Barrel — located at 2285 Parkway and 3960 Parkway, features American home-style cuisine
  • Denny’s — located at 3716 Parkway, features American food
  • Domino’s Pizza — located at 2888 Parkway, features pizza
  • Five Guys – located at 2525 Parkway, features burgers and fries
  • Godfather’s Pizza — located at 3145 Parkway, features pizza
  • Golden Corral Buffet and Grill — located at 3610 Parkway, features American buffet and steakhouse
  • Hardee’s – located at 3046 Parkway, features hamburgers, fast-food style
  • IHOP (International House of Pancakes) — located at 3636 Parkway, features American food, breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Johnny Carino’s Italian – located at 2425 Parkway, features Italian cuisine
  • KFC — located at 3936 Parkway, features chicken, fast-food style
  • Krispy Kreme — located at 3974 Parkway, features donuts
  • Krystal Restaurant — located at 2041 Parkway, features hamburgers, fast-food style
  • Long John Silvers — located at 3060 Parkway, features seafood, fast-food style
  • Mellow Mushroom — located at 2485 Parkway, features pizza
  • McAlister’s Deli — located at 3784 Parkway, features deli sandwiches, baked potatoes and salads
  • McDonald’s – located at 3570 Parkway, and you’d seriously have to live in a box to not know what McDonald’s features
  • O’Charley’s – located at 2167 Parkway, features American cuisine
  • Papa John’s – located at 3152-14 Parkway, features pizza
  • Pizza Hut — located at 3710 Parkway, features pizza (including my fav — cheese crust!)
  • Ponderosa Steak & Salad — located at 4074 Parkway, features steaks and American food on a buffet
  • Ruby Tuesday — located at 2302 Parkway, features American cuisine and has an extensive salad bar
  • Shoney’s – located at 3164 Parkway and 3885 Parkway, features American food
  • Sonic Drive-In – located at 2246 Parkway, features hamburgers, drive-in style
  • Subway — located at 3536 Parkway, features sub sandwiches
  • Taco Bell — located at 2210 Parkway, features Mexican food, fast-food style
  • Texas Roadhouse — located at 3786 Parkway, features steaks and ribs
  • TGI Fridays — located at 2794 Parkway, features American food in a party-type atmosphere
  • Tony Roma’s — located at 2050 Parkway, features seafood and steaks
  • Wendy’s — located at 3644 Parkway, features hamburgers, fast-food style

Not feeling a chain after reading this list? Here are some posts we’ve done about locally owned restaurants:

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