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.
Pigeon Forge, TN