Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant

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Smoky Mountain Brewery & RestaurantSmoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
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Smoky Mountain Brewery & RestaurantSmoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

2530 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, 37863-7007
United States

(865) 868-1400 | map

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Added by jessecollins on 07-03-2007

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Stopped by to try some local brews and was not disappointed. Also have a good food selection as well

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Photo of Nace4
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

A group of six of us went here for dinner after attending an industry show the whole day. We wanted to relax with a couple of pints and get some grub. We were not disappointed.

We sat near the back close to the fermentation tanks and brewing kettles. I was skeptical if this place was a functioning brewery but we were assured that it was/is. We sat down and ordered some beers. I got the 32oz IPA, which was actually quite tasty. I wasn't expecting much but it was good. Others tried the light beer and the brown and everyone seemed pleased. The IPA had a solid hop bite with not too much caramel on the back end. The prices of the drafts were rather affordable as well, with the 32oz being around $8.

We got apps and all were good. Quesadillas were my favorite with the onion rings coming in second. They had a very nice crunch to them with good onion flavor. I had the chicken cobb salad for the entrée and although large in size, the taste was lacking. Way too much lettuce with not enough toppings.

Overall we had a good time and the food and beer were slightly above average. Our server was very attentive and really took care of us.

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Photo of Fatty_Mccracken
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of PUbeer
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of jbrian24
3.05/5  rDev -18.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of rhester14
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jmdrpi
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

ate dinner here. it's got a generic sports bar vibe. they were setting up for some live music when we left.

I had a flight of 8 of their beers - most were just average, fairly boring. the food was just okay too, standard sports bar stuff.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Great location on the main road through Pigeon Forge makes this an easy to get to, and rarely crowded stop. Been here a few times now, and the food and beer are always solid to good. All of the beers are pretty solid, with my only complaint being the IPA's not being super fresh (or at least tasting not super fresh). Although, on the other hand, the Black Bear brown was a very good representation of style.

Service is always good and the menu has something for everyone. The food has good variety and ranges from the usual fried bar food, to sandwiches, to pretty darn good pizzas. I highly recommend stopping in here on your way to Gatlinburg or if you are staying in Pigeon Forge.

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Photo of puftdank
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of JoeYarchak
3/5  rDev -20%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

A brew pub. Unfortunately they only offer their own selections, or mass produced commercial beers. The home brews are OK at best. I can take it or leave it.

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Photo of DouglasVT
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Twebb77
3.24/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Jlang2012
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Smoky54
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of SC_Beer_Drinker
4/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of FranknLasiter
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of robebo44
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Rifugium
2.71/5  rDev -27.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.75

I never thought I'd find myself in a town like Pigeon Forge, TN, but there I was. And good lord what a festering, trashy tourist trap it is! Never ever again. Fortunately there was one little brewery stop here, and unfortunately it wasn't that great. But considering most of TN (at least the eastern half) seems to be a veritable wasteland for craft beer, it was among my only options.

The brewpub is at the back end of a polished little shopping center / mini golf course. It reeks of a chain, and rightly so, as it is actually a mini chain. The pub was pretty generic, family-friendly, sportbarish. Lots of seating and a good-sized bar. Not ideal for me, but not terrible.

The beer selection was pretty poor, and the quality of the brews wasn't that great either. Standard stuff, flagships, you know, a pale ale, a porter, an IPA, etc., etc. Glorified homebrew. One cool thing was they let you choose the size of your sampler flight, from 3 to 8 beers or something.

Service was simply terrible. All I really wanted was a few samplers. The bartender took forever to even glance in my direction, and when she finally did, and after telling me she'd be right there, it was about another 7 minutes before I got my order in, and afterwards, I had to wait almost as long to get my check. And this was mid-day with only about 5 other people at the bar.

I didn't sample the food, but the menu looked pretty decent, with most comfort food groups covered.

Prices seemed decent, but if you're planning on getting merch, beware, because that's where they get you. I ordered a little taster glass and the jerks charged me $7! That was more than the price of my sampler flight! If I wasn't so obsessed I would've thrown it back at them, but I just wanted to get the heck out of there, and keep a momento to remind me of Pigeon Forge and how terrible it is.

Ultimately, if you have to go to this town, and if you have to have craft beer, don't know what to tell you. Maybe find a moonshine shop instead.

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Photo of Chaney
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

My wife and I visited this place on a recent vacation to the Smokies. The beautiful part: It was right down the street from our hotel. Win!

Atmosphere: This place is located smack dab in the middle of tourist central, with tons of attractions (Titanic, Ripley's, dinner theaters, etc.) within walking distance. Inside is quite spacious, impeccably clean, warm, and inviting. I really dig the layout, especially the sight of the huge tanks through the glass.

Quality and Service: The server seemed fairly familiar with the beers on tap, but not with the craft beer scene as a whole. No matter. The menu was quite extensive as well.

Selection: Beer-wise, pretty much most common styles were represented here, with a special shout out to the Red Ale. As whole though, the beer was just fair.

Food: Sigh... I've eaten at the Gatlinburg location before and remember enjoying the food. However, on this visit, my wife and I split one of the monster-sized calzones and the cheese wasn't fully melted all the way through. Still though, I dig those potato skins!

Value: This was EXTREMELY well priced with the pints of beer being under $4. The food was priced about where it should be.

Overall: While this place is definitely not amazing by any stretch, I recommend this place wholeheartedly if you're into craft beer and you're in the area.

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Photo of shivtim
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

We visited Smoky Mountain Brewery during a weekend trip to Dollywood. It's on the main drag, in a tacky new-ish commercial area dominated by a minigolf course. Easy to miss from the road.
There was a live band doing mostly country and Eagles covers, with Tracy Chapman thrown in for fun. Mix of locals watching the band, and tourists. Service was friendly and prompt, and they were able to list the seasonal beers off the top of their head.

The beers were kind of ho-hum. Not too bad, not too good. Seven standard beers, plus two seasonal.

Food was all around average. I had a calzone. Nothing special, but it was fine.

Still probably the best option in the area as far as brewpubs go.

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Photo of ajflachs
4.68/5  rDev +24.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Saw this place when using BA's places to go to. So on the last day of our trip we visited this place. I tried 5 different brews and decided on the Appalachian Pale Ale. It was the best of the 5 I tried. The rest just lacked character. The service was great the server had a good knowledge the beers. She even brought me a half glass of of another IPA that was not on the menu. Wife and I had the steak and it was great.

We both brought home a six of pack of what we liked. If I go back to this area I will visit again.

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Photo of fat58hwy
2.85/5  rDev -24%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

The restaurant as a whole was more than acceptable. Being a BA, I was obviously more interested in their beers. I've tried most of their beers and have not been overly impressed with any of them. There are hints of greatness, but in my opinion, they "dumb down" their beers to appeal to the masses. This could be a gateway for non-BA's to try different styles, but this is not a great place for BA's looking for standout beers. They do fill growlers and their only seasonal beer I treied was a summer ale, which I found almost undrinkable. I am confident aht they can brew better beers, but they just need to ramp them up a bit.

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Photo of robey12
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

My wife and I stayed for a week in Pigeon Forge and I was excited to give this place a try. The atmosphere was good and the wait staff was prompt and courteous. TV's everywhere and windows showing the brewing equipment are nice. Sadly the beer was not good. Tried four of their beers and was disappointed with all of them. They were all served in frosted mugs which is always a no-no and every beer was so low filled that it looked like someone had taken a few drinks before they even got to the table. My wife had a bleu burger which she seemed to enjoy and I am always looking for the best Reuben sandwich but this one was descent. I would recommend the potato salad because it was very good. Anyway, overall the meal was good but if you are looking for a beer try elsewhere.

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Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant in Pigeon Forge, TN
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