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Best Steak Restaurants
Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge & Sevierville

Where is the best place to get a steak in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg

or Sevierville? What are the best steakhouses?

Here is my list of the top steak restaurants and steakhouses in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, for combined customer satisfaction with highest food safety inspection scores.

1.   Cherokee Grill & Steakhouse, Gatlinburg 
The Appalachian, Sevierville

3.  Local Goat, Pigeon Forge
4.  Alamo Steakhouse, Gatlinburg location

5.  Texas Roadhouse, Pigeon Forge location

6.  The Peddler, Gatlinburg

7.  Gaucho Urbano Brazilian Steakhouse, Pigeon Forge


You won't find a better list - This is what I looked at:

1.)  The cleanest restaurants with the highest food service inspection scores by the Tennessee Department of Health over the last year.

2.) The steakhouses and restaurants with the highest customer satisfaction reviews. 


I combined these together to give you a blended result of the Best of the Best!

These restaurants came out on top overall.

*To check ANY restaurant, see Sevier County at this site:

1.) Cherokee Grill & Steakhouse 
1002 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN   865-436-4287

Cherokee Grill and Steakhouse Gatlinburg, TN
Cherokee Grill & Steakhouse, Gatlinburg TN restaurant, my photo sept 2023

This is the first of the Top 3 because it CONSISTENTLY gets BEST food safety inspection scores and rave reviews for food, atmosphere, and customer satisfaction. Opened in 1975, it's been a favorite of locals and visitors ever since.  It sits right across from the Ober Gatlinburg entrance on the Gatlinburg Parkway. 


Beautiful upscale lodge look with authentic Cherokee artifacts that honors this area's native heritage.

You can also get small batch and seasonal micro-brews by Smoky Mountain Breweries.

2.) The Appalachian
133 Bruce St., Sevierville, TN 

my photos of dinner entree, soup and drinks at The Appalachian Restaurant in Sevierville, Tennessee
my photos of dinner salad, appetizer and drinks at The Appalachian Restaurant in Sevierville, Tennessee
The Appalachian Restaurant logo, Sevierville, TN
The Appalachian Restaurant entree in Sevierville, Tennessee

This unique, upscale, romantic restaurant in Downtown Sevierville, resources their food locally and fresh!  It's upscale but come casual if you like!

This is a Southern Appalachian experience, with farm to table food. It has gotten high marks from both locals and visitors since it opened in 2021.


Entrees can change due to what is fresh and available, but you may see things on the menu like hanger steak, duck breast, pork tenderloin, fresh ramps, fried chicken skins, buffalo frog legs, shrimp and grits, rainbow trout and more.

3.) Local Goat
2167 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN   865-366-3035

exterior Local Goat Restaurat Pigeon Forge Tennessee, front view exterior
Local Goat beef loaded burger, Pigeon Forge

Local Goat is 3 in the Top 3 on my list because ever since it opened in 2016, it has been a local's and visitor's favorite, while scoring consistently high on food safety inspections.

The Local Goat describes themselves as a "scratch kitchen specializing in locally sourced and sustainable foods."  It's a more casual atmosphere with a full bar and TVs in different areas.  While it's not a typical steakhouse, you can get a beautiful steak dinner here.

You can also get a full selection of drinks at the Billy Goat Tavern, from craft beer, cocktails, wine, bourbon, tequila, you name it.

My full review for this restaurant is Here.

4.) Alamo Steakhouse
705 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN   865-436-9998

Alamo Steakhouse Gatlinburg, front exterior view of steakhouse, rebuilt after the wildfires
A huge steak and loaded potatoe served on a platter from Alamo Steakhouse

The Alamo is named in honor of the 2,000 Tennessee men who volunteered and fought bravely at the Alamo in Texas.  This place is another local favorite, along with high food safety scores  with the Gatlinburg location ranking in the top 10 list of all steak restaurants in the Gatlinburg area.  (there is another great location in Pigeon Forge)

The beloved original restaurant was burned to the ground during the infamous 2016 wildfires, but happily, it has since been rebuilt, closely to its original design.  The Alamo sits on a rippling creek, and the atmosphere is casual-upscale, southwest, romantic.

Wine, Liquor, & beer are also served.

Alamo Steakhouse in Pigeon Forge was voted Best Steakhouse in 2023 by Best of Pigeon Forge Voters

5.) Texas Roadhouse
3786 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN   865-286-1543

texas roadhouse logo and food, best steakhouses in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

This chain of rustic Texas themed steakhouses was started in 1993 and have branched out due to popularity.  The Pigeon Forge location makes the list with high food safety inspections and excellent customer satisfaction.  Casual family atmosphere with beer and cocktails available for order.

6.) The Peddler
820 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN   865-436-5794

Peddler Steakhouse exterior Gatlinburg_e

A historic home converted into a restaurant sits on The Little Pigeon River, just around the corner from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Casual upscale relaxed atmosphere. Serves hand cut steaks and is always the place the locals will send you.

Serves a variety of wines and has an in-house bar.

7.) Gaucho Urbano Brazilian Steakhouse 
111 Valley Drive, Pigeon Forge, TN   865-366-1002

Gaucho Urbano Steakhouse, Brazilian Steakhouse in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Best Steakhouses in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville

This Brazilian steakhouse restaurant in Pigeon Forge, is owned by Tennessee locals.  It lands on top because of the rave reviews, customer satisfaction.

Gaucho Urbano is a modern, upscale restaurant with fresh, authentic Brazilian influences.  You are given a token to use the green or red side to indicate to your chef if you need service.

Wine and cocktails are available.

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