Top Activities and Restaurants open on Thanksgiving in the Smokies 2017

For those spending turkey day in the beautiful mountains, we have compiled a list of the best activities and restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day.  All restaurants listed have a traditional thanksgiving meal making clean up at home easy or to feel at home for those visiting.  Attractions listed are some of our favorite that would absolutely fill your belly of fun! Enjoy!



1. Hard Rock Cafe

Join us for Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with Dessert & a non-alcoholic beverage for only $16.95 + tax per person. (while supplies last). Slice of pie included!

Price: $16.95 (adults)/ $10.95 (11 and under)

Location: 2050 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863

Phone number: 865.430.7625

Hours: 11am-11pm



2. Holston’s Kitchen

Make reservations today for a stress-free, mess-free Turkey Day at Holston’s Kitchen in Sevierville or Morristown. We have a fantastic menu planned for you and your party.

Start out with your choice of tossed salad or pumpkin bisque followed by roasted turkey or sugar cured ham. Sides include green bean casserole, mashed potatoes with cider gravy and cornbread dressing plus a little cranberry relish. Top things off with your choice of pumpkin or pecan pie!

Price: $19.99 (adults) / $9.99 (children) gratuity and tax not included

Location: 639 Dolly Parton Parkway, Sevierville, TN, 37862

Phone number: 865.365.4205

Hours: Seating at 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm, and 6:30pm



3. Cracker Barrel

Our classic Turkey n’ Dressing meal comes with Gravy, a sampling of Sugar Cured Ham, Sweet Potato Casserole with pecans, Cranberry Relish, choice of country side, Buttermilk Biscuits or Corn Muffins, your choice of refillable beverage* and a tasty slice of Pumpkin Pie.

Price: $12.99 (adults) / $7.99 (children)

Location: 2285 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863 / 690 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876 / 3960 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Phone number: 865.428.46.13

Hours: 6am-10pm



4. Mama’s FarmHouse


Price: $23.99 (adults) / $9.99 (children)

Location: 208 Pickel St., Pigeon Forge, TN, 37862

Phone number: 865.908.4646

Hours: 11AM-9pm



5. The Old Mill


Price: $25.99 (adults) / $8.99 (children) gratuity and tax not included

Location: 175 Old Mill Avenue  Pigeon Forge, TN 37836

Phone number: 865.428.0771

Hours: 10:30AM-8:30PM



6. Seasons of Ober Loft and Lounge

Let us do the heavy lifting this Thanksgiving and you and your family can enjoy a freshly prepared Thanksgiving dinner or lunch with a side of beautiful autumn views of the Smoky Mountains. Our menu this year includes:

Herb Butter Basted Turkey
Holiday Baked Glazed Ham
Applewood Pork
Traditional Cornbread Dressing & Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Broccoli & Cheese CasseroleSweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping
Southern Cut Green Beans
Sweet Buttered Corn
Macaroni & Cheese
Dinner Rolls
Pumpkin & Pegan Pie
Peach Cobbler & Assorted Cakes
Coffee, Tea, or Soft Drink

Price: $18.95 (adults) / $12.95 (children) / FREE (Children under 4) gratuity and tax not included

Location: Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort, 1339 Ski Mountain Rd., Gatlinburg, TN, 37738

Phone number: 865.436.5423 (ext. 221)

Hours: 11AM-6PM



7.  The Park Grill


We will be serving Thanksgiving dinner.I hope you come hungry!! Turkey, with turkey gravy, Cornbread Dressing, Homemade Cranberry Sauce, Choice of one side: Sweet Potato Casserole or Mashed Potatoes, Includes the generous Salad Bar

Price: $22.99 (adults) / $9.99 (children) gratuity and tax not included

Location: 1110 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738

Phone number: 865.436.2300

Hours: 11:30am-5pm



8. Paula Dean’s Family Kitchen


Price: $28.99 (adults) / $11.99 (children) gratuity and tax not included

Location: 131 The Island Drive #8101, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863

Phone number: 865.366.1510

Hours: 10AM-10PM




1. Parrot Mountain

Admission: $18.95 (adults) / $8.95 (ages 2-11) / Senior Rates available

Location: 1471 McCarter Hollow Rd, Sevierville, TN 37862

Phone number: 865.774.1749

Hours: 10am-5pm



2.Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry

Our favorite show by far!  Check out the Review!

Admission: $56.95 (adults) / $24.95 (children)

Location:  2046 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Phone number: 865.428.7649

Show Times:  3:30PM


3. Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies

Admission: $34.99 (adults) / $19.99 (children)

Location: 88 River Rd, Gatlinburg,TN 37738

Phone number: 865.430.8808

Hours: 9AM-9PM


Special Tip: Buy HERE for discounted tickets!


4. Dollywood

Admission: $69 (adults) / $56 (ages 4-11) / $64 (seniors)

Location: 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd.  Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Phone number: 800.365.5996

Hours: 11AM-9PM




5. Titanic Museum

A super night of fast-moving, memorible moments are set to dazzle and delight girls and boys, moms and dads and everybody in between when Titanic Museum Attraction presents this year’s original, LIVE, production.

Pays tribute to the passengers aboard Titanic
A holiday Salute to the 2,208 passengers and crew aboard the ship

Titanic ‘Fantasy’ Princess
Headliners and Highlights

  • Titanic ‘Fantasy’ Princess – Rare, one-on-one interaction with the ethereal guardian of Titanic memories and grantor of earthly wishes. She will appear in a magical, $2,000 designer gown fashioned of jewels, butterflies, ribbons and beads.
  • Titanic’s Fabled Captain – In character he’s the ship’s master, in real life he’s a Titanic historian. author and deep sea explorer ofTitanic’s wreck site.  His stunning Titanic adventures come alive in his novel, Diving Into the Deep.
  • 5th Annual Thanksgiving Fireworks Spectacular – The Smokies’ largest pyrotechnic show will light the night with fireworks shells soaring. It only happens once a year and it only happens here at the Titanic Museum Attraction.

“This will be our annual music, fireworks and musical fantasy wonderland, featuring singer, actor Caitlin Mesiano to be held outdoors at the Titanic Museum Attraction,” says Kellogg Joslyn. “This year promises to be even more spectacular with new fireworks displays, enchanting Titanic Crew performance and a chance for all to meet Titanic’s “Fantasy” Princess as she walks the red-carpet to start the fireworks” indicates Mary Kellogg.

The Night-of-Nights will be orchestrated to the sounds and voices of Christmas, with the ship’s crew on board to host the event and to welcome all the ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls in attendance. This special night heralds the arrival of a new holiday season of thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge, and throughout the evening & to the lives and legacies of all those who sailed on the RMS Titanic will be honored & glorified.

Dont miss meeting the Titanic Fantasy princess or the amazing fireworks on Thanksgiving Day! Check out our review of the only museum in the South chocked full of interactive fun and exploration.

Admission: Buy HERE and save $6!

Location: 2134 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Phone number: 800.381.7670

Hours: Entry beginning at 11AM / Fireworks at 7pm



6. Scenic Helicopter Tours

Admission: As low as $29

Location: 1949 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876

Phone number: 865.453.6342

Hours: Each hour from 11AM-8PM


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