Smoky Mountains Eating, drinking and dancing
(+1 865 995 9245)
This down-home family-run eatery offers both hearty Southern cooking and an equally hearty welcome, and specialises in a local favourite – fried catfish. Opening hours fluctuate with the seasons, so call in advance.
403 South Union Grove Road, Friendsville, TN 37737
(+1 865 977 8434)
Foothills Milling Company
A touch more formal than many restaurants in the Smokies, this smart family-run spot nevertheless serves distinctly local cuisine, with plenty of pork, steak, and grits on the menu.
315 Washington Street South, Maryville, TN 37804
(+1 865 984 8166)
Blackberry Farm's fine-dining establishment is a must for every visiting foodie. Offering its own brand of 'Foothills' cuisine made from local, organic ingredients, the restaurant takes Southern staples and gives them a nouvelle spin.
1471 West Millers Cove Road, Walland, TN 37886
(+1 865 637 4067
The Tomato Head
Perfect for a casual lunch or a low key evening meal, this organic pizza restaurant also plays host to poetry readings and arts events. There's a branch in Knoxville too.
211 West Broadway, Maryville, TN 37801