Gigi’s Cupcakes in Pigeon Forge

If you’re like most people who live in this area, or vacation here regularly, you’ve got a pretty large sweet tooth. Now, there are a number of places in Pigeon Forge and the surrounding towns to keep it at bay, but there are a few newer spot that have their own unique offerings. One of those places is Gigi’s Cupcakes in Pigeon Forge.

Gigi’s Cupcakes got its start in Nashville, TN and has now franchised itself out to places like Pigeon Forge, Knoxville, etc. Usually if you’re good enough to franchise, people like what you’re selling and this is spot on true for Gigi’s Cupcakes.

In short, Gigi’s Cupcakes is what their name says they are. They offer delicious cupcakes of every kind and flavor. Just a glance at their menu, which changes from day to day, and you’ll see flavors you never thought you’d ever see on a small, personal cupcake. From carrot cake to chocolate salted caramel, coconut macaroon, midnight magic, miss princess, mochachino, orange cranberry walnut, sticky bun, strawberry shortcake, wedding cake, and white midnight magic, their daily cupcake selection is sure to leave even the most picky of cupcake connoisseurs in awe.

Other services offered by Gigi’s include planning for large wedding orders and the ability to place a personal order on the internet and schedule a pick-up.

Gigi’s Cupcakes in Pigeon Forge is open from 10 am to 10 pm.

Gigi’s Cupcakes
2430 Teaster Lane, #103 (Stop Light No. 2)
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863
(865) 774-4114

Sweet Frog in Pigeon Forge

The words “Sweet” and “Frog” might lend one to mistake what has become a very popular Pigeon Forge desert stop for a boutique pet store. However, if you’re from around here you know that Sweet Frog is one of the area’s up-and-coming sweet treat shops specializing in premium frozen yogurt.

At Sweet Frog, they’re all about making the best frozen yogurt around – the kind you want to tell all your friends about when you get back, or one you’d even post to your Facebook page! It’s delicious soft-serve frozen yogurt, combined any way you want it, then topped off with whatever topping(s) you desire. Everyday you’ll see fresh toppings added to the bar. All make for a light healthy treat, a decadent dessert, or whatever you make of it. Everyone deserves something sweet and good for them.

The flavors, the toppings, it’s all in how you make it at Sweet Frog in Pigeon Forge. The Sweet Frog staff will bring a smile to your face when you visit, as well as a tasty treat.

So we gone on and on about the business itself, but what about all those flavors mentioned? Here’s just a sample of a few of the great and unique tastes you’ll find at your local Sweet Frog: Apple Pie, Blueberry Acai Tart, Cake Batter, Egg Nog, Georgia Peach, Huckleberry, Key Lime, Maple Bacon Donut, Orchard Cherry, Pink Grapefruit Tart, Reese’s Peanut Butter, Sweet Coconut, Taro, and many more.


When it comes to rising all-natural yogurt companies, you won’t find many growing as fast as Sweet Frog. Sweet Frog is built on a simple concept: Operate under a bright, positive, family-friendly environment where customers can create their dessert, their way – at a very modest price point. This concept is pushing the Sweet Frog in cities across the country due to their delicious products, great service, and an atmosphere built around food and fun.

Sweet Frog is a Christian-based entity aimed at bringing happiness to the lives of its consumers through great treats and a positive attitude. In the name Sweet Frog, F.R.O.G stands for Fully Rely On God – and they strive to be an example of that in every community they serve.

Cupcake Boom

In this town, people don’t even look the other way when something new opens up. However, a cupcake movement has seemed to occur overnight in Pigeon Forge with businesses specializing in the small pastries popping up at a rapid pace.

In fact, Pigeon Forge has 3 newly minted cupcake shops and all three seem to be doing well, and are very popular among tourists and locals alike. You can surely pin some of pastry’s popularity on hit television shows like Cupcake Wars and Cake Boss. Either way, next time you’re planning a trip to Pigeon Forge put one of these bakeries on your “to do” list.

Nom Nom’s Cupcake Factory is the perfect little snack stop in Pigeon Forge. Located at the Walden’s Landing shopping center, Nom Nom’s three display cases hit you right in the face as you walk in the door. In those cases, you’ll find 20 plus varieties of cupcakes on a given day. From Chocolate Mint to Strawberries and Cream, you’re sure to find a flavor that will appeal to you. In fact, you’ll more than likely find a handful of flavors you’d like to try.

Another of the new cupcake shops is Gigi’s Cupcakes. They offer beautifully decorated cupcakes and each one has about 3-4 inches of icing on top. If you’re lucky you’ll walk in there when they’re offering one of their specials like, “Buy 3 get 1 free”. They offer cupcakes like Cinnamon Roll, Wedding Cake, Blackberry Cobbler, Grasshopper, and Midnight Magic. There are new flavors added every day and currently feature gluten-free Fridays. They also do weddings and have calendar of flavors for each day. So, if you’re going to be there on Friday, you can choose from Carrot Cake, Chocolate Salted Caramel, Coconut Macaroon, Midnight Magic, Miss Princess, Mochachino, Orange Cranberry Walnut, Sticky Bun, Strawberry Shortcake, Wedding Cake, White Midnight Magic. Check out the Gigi’s Cupcakes schedule.

AnnOlivia’s Sweet Shop is the newest cupcake shop in the area and recently moved from Pigeon Forge to Gatlinburg. They are known for their glittered cupcakes and offer around 10 different flavors each day. Tasty treats like Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Chocolate Covered Strawberry, and Italian Creme were found on their menu, as well as unique pastries like the Maple Bacon cupcake.

The Mafia House

For all of you out there who are fans of such movies like the Godfather series, Goodfellas, and other gangster movies, The Mafia House in Pigeon Forge may be a place you should visit for a big slice of pizza. That is, if you haven’t already.

The Mafia House is the only Mafia-themed restaurant in East Tennessee according to their menu and guests can come in and experience the last century in mob history while they chow down on their choice of a large selection of Italian pizza pies.

Glancing at the menu, you can’t help but notice the mob-themed fare, starting with appetizers. Choose from such appropriate starters as Black Book Brushcetta, U Got Whacked Wings, and Godfather Garlic Knots among others. Sicily salads follow the appetizers before you get to the real meat of The Mafia House menu – the pizzas. Choose from small (14″) medium (16″) and large (18″) New York traditional hand-tossed pizzas. Toppings include everything from Italian sausage to pepperoni to black olives and everything in between.

They also offer a number of specialty pizzas in the same sizes including the “Palermo”, which is perfect for pepperoni lovers, the “Meat Eater”, the “Hoffa” which is like a Hawaiian pizza with pineapple and ham, the “Stakeout” Supreme, the “Milanese” which has no sauce but does have mushrooms, onions, green peppers, olives, and mozzarella, and the “Velachi” which is grilled chicken, red onions, mozzarella, BBQ sauce.

Calzones and pastas are next up on the menu and are highlighted by “The Don” – a Mafia-style tour of Sicily. Further, it’s the house marinara atop a bed of spaghetti, topped with breaded Parmesan, rope sausage link, and Italian meatballs.

A number of cold cut bus, as well as hot subs, fall next on the menu with cold cut subs including the Italian, Ultimate Italian, Genoa Salami and Provolone, and Black Forest Ham & Cheese. “Machine Gun Subs”, or hot subs, include the Chicago Italian Beef, Italian Beef Marinara, Sausage and Peppers, Italian Beef and Sausage, Meatball Parmesan, Chicken Parmesan, and Sausage Parmesan.

Hey, there’s even a kid’s menu. The little ones can choose from spaghetti and marinara, spaghetti and meatballs, and fettuccine alfredo. And of course, they serve cheesecake at The Mafia House.

The Mafia House
1440 Upper Middle Creek
Sevierville, TN 37863
(865) 365-1615

Mel’s Diner

For some of you, Mel’s Diner in Pigeon Forge is a step back in time to when you were a kid, hanging out after school at the local diner, sipping sodas, eating a banana split, and listening to classic tunes from the Beatles, Elvis, and The Temptations. You’ll find that not much has changed here.

Located just off the Parkway on Wears Valley Road, Mel’s Diner is wonderful place to grab a bite to eat in the heart of Pigeon Forge. Start off with Mel’s breakfast which features eggs any way you like them and whatever side your stomach craves – sausage, ham, steak. They also offer a number of delicious omelets, french toast, pancakes, and as many combinations as you could imagine. If you want an omelet, pancakes, and biscuits and gravy, order it up! At Mel’s, they’ll do whatever it takes to please their customers.

If you’re planning on sticking around for lunch and dinner, they feature some of the best burgers and hot dogs around. From Cajun to chili to mushroom burgers and everything in between, their burgers are juicy and made to your specifications. One the hot dog front, Wayne’s Foot Long Doggie is just what the name implies – a foot long hot dog covered in chili, slaw, cheese, whatever toppings you prefer. If it’s a sandwich that you prefer, just not a burger, try Pam’s Patty Melt, or Matt’s Meatloaf Sandwich, they’re mouth-watering.

For dinner, Smoky’s Pulled Pork BBQ and Miss Stella’s Country Fried Steak are two personal favorites. You really can’t go wrong with either. You really can’t go wrong with Sudlows Homemade Meatloaf either. Each dinner comes with your choice of two sides and Texas toast.

Now that you’ve polished off lunch and dinner, don’t leave without ordering one of Mel’s famous sundaes from the desert menu. Between the milkshakes, cobblers, and various cakes, it can be a pretty tough decision. Just know that whichever you choose, it’ll be oh-so good! Check out Mel’s Diner next time you’re in Pigeon Forge and let us know how it was.

Mel’s Diner
119 Wears Valley Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 429-2184

Mellow Mushroom

As far as pizza places go in Pigeon Forge, the Mellow Mushroom is at the top of the list. From pizzas to calzones to buffalo wings, there’s something to calm the appetite in all of us.

But what about before you bite into that huge slice of pepperoni or sausage pizza? Mellow Mushroom’s appetizer list is a meal in and of itself for some people. Just looking through the starters, oven baked chicken wings, pretzels, meatballs, spinach artichoke dip, muffuletta cheese bread, and bruschetta all stand out. Personally, you can’t go wrong with either the bruschetta or pretzels.

If a healthier lunch is more to your liking, Mellow Mushroom’s various salads are your ticket to ride. They’re big and you can even build your own if you’d like.

On to the meat of the menu, literally. The pizza section is realistically where everyone’s eyes go once they’ve positioned themselves accordingly inside Mellow Mushroom. These aren’t your everyday Pizza Hut pizzas either, they take a bit getting used to. The Holy Shiitake Pie jumps off the menu immediately if not for name alone. It’s blend of Shiitake, Button, and Portobello mushrooms on an olive oil and garlic base tells you you’re that much closer to Italy if not minutes away. Others like the Buffalo Chicken pizza and the Kosmic Marma, which is a red suace based pizza with fresh tomatoes with spinach and feta. The Funky Q Chicken includes BBQ chicken, BBQ sauce, Applewood smoked bacon, mozzarella, and cheddar cheeses. They’re all mouth-watering and will leave you craving for lunch or dinner.

Now, we know how good those pizzas are, but don’t make your final decision before taking a glance at the the calzones and hoagies. Choose from cheese, house, chicken and cheese calzones. On the deli hoagies side, Mellow Mushroom offers turkey and cheese, avocado, Italian, mushroom club. On the grilled hoagies side, steak and cheese, portobello and cheese, meatball, and tofu are among the many grilled subs on the menu.

And if you’ll  be by the bar that night, Mellow Mushroom has a great selection of draft and bottled beers. Next time you’re in Pigeon Forge, stop by and pick up a pie or stay awhile for a drink, a calzone and some wings. You won’t leave hungry from the Mellow Mushroom, but you will leave mighty happy.

Mellow Mushroom
2485 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Monday-Sunday 11am – Midnight

Mama’s Farmhouse

Mama’s Farmhouse in Pigeon Forge offers southern food like your mama used to make.

Sometimes, no matter where you find yourself, you just want a little home cookin’ – cookin’ only the way your mom or grandmother could do it. For southerners, it’s biscuits and gravy, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beens, fruit cobbler…. Those types of things.

Well, Pigeon Forge has come through again, this time in the form of Mama’s Farmhouse, a southern cookin’ family restaurant that would leave even a gourmet’s mouth watering at the sight of Mama’s sweet potato pancakes or fried fish. Those, as well as many other southern staples like country fried steak, pinto beans, cornbread, fried okra, and banana pudding can be found on the menu at Mama’s Farmhouse, 208 Pickel Street, in Pigeon Forge.

But don’t just come for lunch and dinner, Mama’s has all the breakfast helpings you can handle, and kids age 5 & under eat for FREE! Group and tour bus prices are available as well.

At Mama’s, their mission is to be the best at what they do while making Mama proud. Don’t take our word for it, take theirs:

“Our mission is to be the restaurant of choice because we have honored the legacy of ‘Mama’. We will strive to exceed our guests’ expectations and provide a warm, pleasing dining experience just as Mama once did for her family. To achieve this end, we must hold ourselves to the highest possible standards of excellence for service and food. We will dedicate ourselves to these values and principles. We will be committed to developing leadership skills and to encouraging empowerment of our employees, just like Mama raised her kids. We will embrace the challenge of constant self-evaluation to improve our performance as both the restaurant and employer of choice. Our goal is simple:

Mama’s was recently list in “Where To Eat” by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Check out their lunch and dinner menus here.

Next time you’re at Mama’s in Pigeon Forge, be sure to check out a few of the local Pigeon Forge attractions as well as other Smoky Mountain attractions and shopping opportunities in the Pigeon Forge area.

Pigeon Forge Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving and the Christmas Holidays

Holiday Hours for Pigeon Forge Restaurants

There are plenty of dinner options in and around Pigeon Forge, TN on Thanksgiving day if you don’t feel like sitting around basting a turkey, or you just want a more low key Thanksgiving this year. A number of local restaurants will open Thanksgiving Day in Pigeon Forge, some taking reservations for large parties. Here is a list of Pigeon Forge restaurants and their Thanksgiving (Nov. 22) as well as Christmas holiday operating hours:

Thanksgiving Day       Christmas Eve       Christmas Day         New Year’s Eve

Alamo Steakhouse 908-9998 3pm – 9pm 11am – 8pm Closed 11am – 10pm
Arby’s 453-6966 Closed 10:30am – 6pm Closed 10:30am – 8pm
Baskin RobbinsIce Cream 453-3337 11am – 10pm 11am – 10pm Closed 11am – 11pm
Bennett’s PitBar-B-Que 429-2200 11am – 9pmAll you can eatBuffet 8am – 8pm Closed 8am – 10pm
Big Daddy’s Pizzeria 429-7171 ? 11am – 8pm Closed 8am – 10pm
Blue Moose 286-0364 Closed 11am – 10pm Closed 11am – Midnight
Broken EggPancake House 453-4600 7am – 12:30pm 7am – 12:30pm 7am – 12:30pm 7am – 12:30pm
Bullfish 868-1000 Closed 11am – 8pm Closed 11am – Midnight
Burger KingSouth 453-9789 6am – Midnight 6am – 5pm Closed 6am – Midnight
Burger KingNorth 453-2615 6am – Midnight 6am – 5pm Closed 6am – Midnight
Calhoun’s Restaurant 868-1500 11am – 10pm 11am – 11pm Noon – 9pm 11am – 11pm
Captain Jims 453-0003 Noon – 8 pm Noon – 8 pm Noon – 8 pm Noon – 8 pm
Corky’s Ribs &BBQ 453-7427 11am – 9pm Normal Hours 11am – 9pm Normal Hours
Cracker BarrelSouth 428-4613 6am – 10pm 6am – 2pm Closed 6am – 11pm
Cracker BarrelNorth 908-4459 6am – 10pm 6am – 2pm Closed 6am – 11pm
Dairy-O 453-0255 Closed 11am – 4pm Closed 11am – 10pm
Denny’s Diner 774-5047 24 Hours 24 Hours 24 Hours 24 Hours
Domino’s Pizza 429-1818 Closed Closed Closed 11am – 2am
Five Guys Burgers and Fries 453-1445 Closed 11am – 5pm Closed 11am – 10pm
Flapjacks Pancake Cabin 908-6115 7am – Noon Normal Hours 7am – Noon Normal Hours
Food CityGrocery 453-4977 Will have various Dinner Menu choices availableFor pick up Will have various Dinner Menu choices availableFor pick up Will have various Dinner Menu choices availableFor pick up Will have various Dinner Menu choices availableFor pick up
Funnel Cake Factory 453-3623 2pm – 10pm 11am – 7pm 2pm – 10pm 11am – 11pm
Fusion Café Asian Grill 453-5587 Closed 11am – 10pm 11am – 10pm 11am – 10pm
Geno’s Pizza 428-2496 10am – 1am 10am – 6pm Noon – 1am 10am – 1am
Golden CorralSteak House 453-1827 11am – 7pm Normal Hours 11am – 7pm Normal Hours
Happy Days Diner 774-7707 11am – 9pm Closed 4pm – 9pm 11am – 9pm
Hardee’s 774-7687 5am – 8pm 5am – 7pm 7am – 7pm 7am – 10pm
Restaurant Area code 865 Thanksgiving Day Christmas Eve Christmas Day New Years Eve
Huck Finn’sRestaurant 429-3353 Closed 11:30am – 5pm Closed 11:30am – 9:30pm
Hungry Bear Cafe 774-7863 Closed Closed Closed Closed
IHOP 429-2335 6am – 2pm 6am – 2pm 8am – 2pm 6am – Midnight
Johnny Carino’s 868-0790 Closed 11am – 8pm Closed 11am – Midnight
J T Hannah’s 428-4200 2pm – 10pm 11am – 9pm 2pm – 9pm 11am – 10pm ?
Kentucky FriedChicken 453-4371 10:30am – 10pm 10:30am – 6pm Closed 10:30am – 10pm
Kinkaku Japanese Steakhouse 774-7598 2pm – 10pm 11:30am – 11pm 2pm – 10pm 11:30 am – 10pm
Krispy KremeDoughnuts 428-3222 6am – 11pm 6am – 11pm Closed 6am – 11pm
Kroger Grocery Store 429-0874 Will have various Dinner Menu choices availableFor pick up Will have various Dinner Menu choices availableFor pick up Will have various Dinner Menu choices availableFor pick up Will have various Dinner Menu choices availableFor pick up
Krystal Restaurant 908-3210
La Carreta Mexican Restaurant 908-6270 11am – 10pm Closed Closed 11am – 10pm
Little House of Pancakes 428-0652 7am – Noon 7am – Noon 7am – Noon 7am – Noon
Little Tokyo Japanese Restaurant 908-0555
Log Cabin Pancake House 453-5748 Closed Closed Closed 6:30am – 2pm
Long John Silvers 453-6204 Closed 11am – 11pm Closed 11am – 11pm
Louie’s GrillHoliday Inn 428-2700 Lunch: Traditional Meal 11am – 3pmDinner: Regular Menu 5pm – 7pm Breakfast only 7am – 11am Breakfast only 7am – 11am Breakfast: 7am – 11amDinner 5pm – 8pm
Mad Dog Creamery 774-5558 Closed Noon – 5pm Closed Noon – 10pm
Marble Slab Creamery 908-0276
Mc Allister’s Deli 908-9020 Closed 11am – 6pm Closed 11am – 9pm
Mc Donalds 453-9351
Mama’s Farmhouse Family Style 908-4646 11am – 9pm Special Menu 8am – 8pm Closed 8am – 10pm
Mel’sDiner 429-2184
Mellow MushroomPizza Bakers 286-2229
No Way Jose’s 429-7779 2pm – 10pm 10:30am – 10pm 2pm – 10pm 11:30am – 10pm
O’Charleys 429-2201 Closed 11am – 8pm Closed 11am – 10pm
Old Mill Pottery House Café &Grill 429-2511 10:30am – 8:30pm 11am – 3pm Closed 11am – 9pm
Old MillRestaurant 429-3463 10:30am – 8:30pm 8am – 7pm Closed 8am – 7pm
Papa John’s Pizza 428-7600 Closed 11am – 9pm Closed 10 am – Midnight
Partridge and Pear 868-0575 11am – 4pm 11am – 4pm 11am – 4pm 11am – 9pm
Restaurant Area code 865 Thanksgiving Day Christmas Eve Christmas Day New Years Eve
Pizza Hut 428-2400 11am – 11pm 11am – 6pm Closed 11am – 11pm
Red Rooster Pancake House 428-3775
Ruby Tuesday 429-5665 Noon -10pm 11am – 9pm Closed 11am – Midnight
Salsarita’sFresh Cantina 429-0991
Seaton’s Café&GrillGrand Hotel 453-1000 7am – 11am 7am – 11am 7am -11am 7am – 11am
Shoney’s North 453-1806 6am – Midnight 6am – 6pm? 8am – 6/7pm? 6am – 1am?
Shoney’s South 428-3453 6am – Midnight 6am – 6pm? 8am – 6/7pm? 6am – 1am?
Smokies Breakfast House 453-0624 Closed 7am – Noon or later Closed 7am – 2pm
Smoky Mountain Brewery 868-1400 Closed 11am – Midnight Closed 11am – Midnight
Smoky Mountain Pancake House 453-6746 7am – Noon 7am – Noon 8am – Noon 7am – Noon
Sonic Drive In 429-0452 Closed 7am – 2pm Closed 7am – 9pm
Starbuck’s 429-3124 7am – 4pm 6:30am – 6pm 8am – 4pm 6:30am – 9pm
Stone House Pizza 774-8884
Subway North @Faststop 429-2709
Subway South 428-7700 Closed 8am – 6pm Closed 8am – 11pm
SubwayWears Valley 429-3077
Taco Bell South 908-1193 Closed 10am – 7pm Closed 10am – 11pm
Taco Bell/ Power Pumper ExxonWears Valley 428-1740 Closed 10am – 9pm Closed 10am – 1am
Taste of India 428-8686
Texas Road House 286-1543 Closed 11am – 6pm Closed 11am – 11pm
TGIFriday’s 453-1750 4pm – 10pm Normal Hours 4pm – 10pm Normal Hours
Tony Romas 908-8777
Wendy’s 453-0149 Closed 10:30am – 5pm Closed 10:30am – 8pm
Wood GrillBuffet 429-3120 10:30am – 8:30 pm Closed 8am – 10pm 8am – 10pm

Additionally, if you’re looking for lodging accommodations in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, or Sevierville over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, check out our listing of luxury cabins in Pigeon Forge, as well as Sevierville cabins. Also, check out the latest Pigeon Forge Calendar of Events for fun things happening just down the Parkway this time of year.

Bullfish Grill

Bullfish Grill in Pigeon Forge features the freshest catch in the Smokies as well as its champion Angus beef. Come by for lunch, dinner, or desert.

It really does take a bit of effort to miss the Bullfish Grill in Pigeon Forge. By that, we mean it’s hard to look past a restaurant located right on the Parkway with a giant bull statue standing just outside its entrance…. With a large fish in its mouth. Quite a sight whether you’re just passing by, or pulling into the parking lot.

However, if you do decide to pull in and grab a bite from Bullfish’s expansive menu, you won’t be disappointed. Bullfish prides itself on its Grand Champion Angus Beef and daily, fresh catch seafood offerings, as well as their burgeoning catering business.

One look at the lunch menu and the meatloaf stack and trout almondine immediately jump off the page at you. Meatloaf stacked beside white cheddar mashed potatoes and covered in wild mushroom gravy define the first offering, while trout almondine consists of fresh rainbow trout, breaded, and topped with almonds and lemon butter sauce. Better keep a napkin handy because the menu gets even tastier for dinner. Of course, there are many other items on the lunch menu including various salads and sandwiches, but why note all the things served for lunch at most restaurants?

On to the dinner menu, which includes starters, or small plates, of fried green tomatoes, ahi tuna wonton stack, scallops, and oysters bienville. The list of steak and chop varieties is noteworthy, especially considering the filet mignon, ribeye, New York strip, and pork chop dinners. Fresh grilled catch include seafood like Atlantic salmon, tilapia, jumbo gulf shrimp, ahi tuna, mahi mahi, rainbow trout, swordfish, and barramundi. Low country shrimp and grits and pan-seared crab cake highlight the signature dish portion of the dinner menu.

Our favorite part of Bullfish’s scrumptious dinner menu is the desert portion in which three offerings stand out – the chocolate dream, the two-layer key lime pie, and the funnel cake apple stack. The chocolate dream consists of two layers of dark chocolate cake with a chocolate mousse center, covered in warm chocolate sauce…. Almost makes you melt just reading it. The two-layer key lime pie is one layer of key lime pie topped with another layer of key lime cream cheese. The funnel cake apple stack meanwhile, is a funnel cake with baked apples poured on top, vanilla ice cream, and caramel sauce topping it all off. We don’t blame you if you decide to stop reading and head out to Bullfish right now.

Though if you want to keep going, here’s a quick look at a few weekly specials. Happy hour runs during the week from 3-6 pm and features $3 appetizers and half off glasses of wine and draft beer. Sunday brunch is offered and you can view the menu here. And Thursdays also mean half price all wine .

If you’re still reading, we’re sure that you’re making plans to come dine at Bullfish today, or sometime soon. It’s a taste experience not found many places int he Smokies.

Bullfish Grill
2441 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN

Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin

Pancakes, Pancakes, Pancakes!

There is a bit of a tradition in the Smokies when it comes to eating breakfast.  At some point while you are here you have to eat at a pancake house.  The first pancake house in the area, the Pancake Pantry, opened in 1960 and people have been enjoying pancakes in the area ever since.  In Pigeon Forge one of the premier pancake houses is Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin.

Located near traffic light number 3 in Pigeon Forge, Flapjack’s is near enough to walk to from most of the hotels in Pigeon Forge and has plenty of parking if you want to drive there.  Be sure to arrive early during season and plan to have a little  bit of a wait to get seated due to the fact that they are always busy and the fact that they close after lunch – yes, you read that correctly, they close after lunch and they only serve breakfast so you can grab a lunch time meal of breakfast goodies that will fill you up for your entire day.

Before we dive into the pancakes, let’s talk about another big item on their menu: their Campfire Skillets.  With their skillets they like to pile breakfast favorites together in a skillet and serve them with a side of pancakes.  The biggest of these skillets is the Walker’s Cabin Skillet.  This meal-in-one skillet has a cathead biscuit, topped with two eggs (cooked to order) and then covered in gravy and cheese.  The meal comes with your choice of bacon or sausage and two buttermilk pancakes.  If you are looking for a meal that will keep you going the whole day there might not be any better way to start.

We came here to talk about pancakes so let’s not waist anymore time.   Flapjacks has some of the best pancakes in the Smokies and their pecan Pancakes are renowned all over the country side.  Here are just a few of the types of pancakes that they offer:  buttermilk, chocolate chip, silver dollar, wild cherry and of course the famous pecan pancakes.  Something that you may want to try is Grandma’s Peanut Butter & Banana Pancakes.  These pancakes have chunks of banana folded into them while they cook and then they are smothered with peanut butter. What you get is an ooey gooey mess of pancakes to top with syrup… now I am hungry.

Make sure that you don’t miss the opportunity to eat at a pancake house while you are in the Smokies.  Stop by Flapjack’s while you are in Pigeon Forge.  There are so many pancake houses in the Smoky Mountains that not eating at a pancake house might be against the law.  Fill up on pancakes and start your day out right.

Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin
2734 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN