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Trailhead Steakhouse

7839 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-4032
+1 865-448-0166
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (421 reviews)
“trout” (209 reviews)
“garlic fries” (35 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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7839 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-4032
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice, clean Restaurant with a good variety. They have steak, burgers, homemade onion rings, Trout. It might be a good idea to call ahead for seating if it is during peak season or a weekend. Nice relaxing dining. Very friendly staff. We had about a...More

Thank Carol P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The serloin was tender and juicy more like a filet, cooked as ordered, and well seasoned. Dinner rolls were fresh and warm. Stuffed potato was baked well and tasty. Salad bar was well stocked and fresh. Good service but be prepared for a wait as...More

1  Thank DayTrip792676
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great little place in Townsend. The burgers were amazing and the hot rolls and cinnamon butter you get prior are to die for. The steaks that others got also looked delicious. Definetly a must stop if traveling the new part of the Foothills...More

1  Thank rvadventures69
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Trailhead accommodated our large group as if we were a party of 4. Staff were attentive, offered great menu suggestions, and delivered all hot meals without a mistake! It might not be the most impressive looking place but we had a fabulous dinner and...More

1  Thank BBos23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We beat the dinner crowd so we got a table within a few minutes upon arrival. I don't know if they do it every night but there was a gentlemen who played a couple of instruments and sang. Very enjoyable and relaxing. The service was...More

1  Thank TexanReviewer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to take an afternoon drive to see the fall colors before the storm that is coming. We decided to go to the Foothills Pkwy and figured we should stop and eat before our drive. This is a small restaurant so...More

1  Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I cook for a living and pride myself and great seasoned and perfectly temped steaks. This was hands down the best steak I have ever eaten. Dead on medium rare, thick and juicy. The tiger shrimp was also cooked to perfection, 99 percent of the...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meals. Fried green tomatoes were yummy. Blackened shrimp, rib eye and country fried steak. Beer is available but no wine. Service good.

Thank TennesseeGirl2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recommend getting reservations for evening dining, it was packed! But oh...the food was absolutely outstanding! The wait staff attentive and efficient, the hostess smiling the entire time we were there! Fine dining in a casual atmosphere, the bread, delicious, the steaks , perfect, the...More

1  Thank Jo M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and service were both very good. Wife got filet. I got surf and turf (ribeye and trout). Both steaks were cooked as ordered. We shared the trout. Everything was great. Also got blackened tiger shrimp appetizer and it might have been the best...More

Thank Ray G
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18 May 2017|
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Response from gypsyiam | Reviewed this property |
They have entertainment quite a bit. I live in the area and have been there frequently when they had music. Might check their website to see if they share who they have playing and when.
Marcia N
16 June 2016|
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Response from 575margaretm |
Reservations are always recommended. 5:00 may not be too busy but at times (and it's hard to say when during season) the wait can and has got up to 2 hours.
Pat W
9 April 2016|
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Response from Julie S | Reviewed this property |
Yes we sure do just call one or two days ahead so they will be ready for
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7839 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-4032
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
  • Phone Number: +1 865-448-0166
At Trailhead we focus more on the quality and perfection of our food and service than anything else. Our prices are the same or cheaper than all of our local competitors. Only difference is we try to offer more of a fine dining restaurant experience such as decorating our plates and the table cloths and candle light adds a very lovely touch. For the same price we pamper you with our generous hospitality. Come give us a shot, your Trailhead Steak & Trout House. Steven Haley (General Manager) has had excessive feedback from folks wondering why there was not a TRAILHEAD STEAKHOUSE in other areas, so keep an eye out for a TRAILHEAD STEAKHOUSE coming to a town near YOU!
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