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Trailhead Steakhouse

7839 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-4032
+1 865-448-0166
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (355 reviews)
“trout” (178 reviews)
“garlic fries” (29 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
7839 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-4032
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a short wait to be seated, but was worth the wait. I had the fried catfish, cheddar potato soup and the all you-can-eat salad bar. The catfish was cooked and seasoned perfectly. The potato soup had that nasty cheez-whiz type cheese that has...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Six of us had a wonderful meals ranging from Salads,Fantastic Fried Green tomatoes, Pork Chops and delicious blackened Trout. Can't say enough. Small place long wait ,well worth it.

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are in the Pigeon Forge area and visiting Cades Cove or the Tuckaleechee Caverns, then stop by and eat at the Trailhead Steakhouse. You won't be disappointed and you won't leave hungry. It's best to call ahead. My husband and I were driving...More

Thank Valerie O
Reviewed 1 week ago

great service salad bar had great selection good atmosphere steaks where cooked perfect and the salmon was also good

1  Thank stephen r
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did not eat here because we did not have a reservation! Walked up and was told by the "greeter" that unless we had a reservation it was going to be at least a 30 minute wait! And she wasn't very kind about it either. What?...More

Thank JaxMac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The trout was cooked perfectly (both fried and blackened) and the staff was very friendly. You have to try the fried green tomatoes and super fresh rolls. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Glenn C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I must admit the old expression about not judging a book by its cover, almost made me move on down the TripAdvisor rating list. The weird low budget signage (see pic) made me wonder how committed the place would to excellence...but it was all good...More

Thank Smkymtntroutman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere is wonderful. The staff is very friendly. The steaks were amazing. The chef did a great job on the steaks. The deserts were fantastic. Great place to eat!

Thank chapspayne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wonderful food, great service , resv a must very quite place , in townsend, tn in smoky's ,also great desserts.. love the place

1  Thank rci72249
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the sign out front you would never guess it, but this was hands down the best meal my family had the whole week we were in Tennessee and probably the best we have had in all the years we have been vacationing there. The...More

Thank cody d
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Questions & Answers
18 May 2017|
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Response from Nita2418 | Reviewed this property |
They do not have entertainment.
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
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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