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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%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (414 reviews)
“trout” (205 reviews)
“garlic fries” (35 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:30 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
7839 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-4032
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have eaten here many, many times because the food is wonderful. This week we had dinner there and there were so many gnats swarming around our table we had to ask for extra napkins to cover our food. We were told that the gnats...More

Thank Elaine L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I have visited this place over the last few years. The entire experience is always so enjoyable. It’s nice for us to get out of town to a nearby place we enjoy. The crowds are sure more than they used to be...More

Thank Steve N Brenda C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate lunch here one afternoon while in Townsend. Service was good and fast and the food was delicious. We would definitely visit again.

Thank mstilesphotobug
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here last night. The food was very good. I had blackened trout with corn and green beans. My fiancé had pork with green beans and soup. We shared each other’s dish. For desert we split caramel cheesecake. It was all very good. Note:...More

Thank Kmacdougall
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was wonderful! My Husband and I ate here this past weekend and were seated right away, had wonderful service, all the food was delicious and our waitress was wonderful! I can't remember her name, but she made the best sweet tea ever! :)...More

Thank wanderingjenntravels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was polite, the food was absolutely delicious, and the prices were reasonable. I'll definitely be back.

Thank JCDavis0702
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is wonderful! Especially if you are going for a romantic dinner or with all adults. We went with my toddler and felt the service was on the slow side but I'm sure it wouldn't have bothered us so much if it had just...More

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The drinks were smooth food was delicious do not disappoint service was excellent nice view of the restaurant everything I had the Swiss and mushroom burger and garlic fries very fabulous tasty.

Thank HidalgoKlein
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food at a reasonable price. Was very satisfied. Staff was friendly and courteous, quick to fulfill requests.

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did not make reservations. But we should have. Had about an hour wait. When we left the wait time was 2 hours. Wait was well worth it. Food was excellent. Savanna was a great waitress. Very attentive. Will definitely go back with reservations.

Thank tgross0903
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Questions & Answers
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 Margaret M |
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, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
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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