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Best Burgers in the Smokies



Love a good burger? Want to know where to find the best burgers in the area? Our readers were polled and the results are in! Here are the top 15 places to grab a burger in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Local Goat New American Restaurant

Specializing in scratch-made items, The Local Goat features some of the best burgers in the Smokies! Featured burgers are The Patriot, Bully Burger, Farmhouse, Pimento Cheese Burger, TN Whiskey Glazed Burger, Portobello Burger, Bacon Cheeseburger, Black and Blue, The Elvis, BGT Burger, Smokehouse Burger, and the Lamb Burger.

Full Menu:
Address: 2167 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Phone Number: 865-366-3035


Graze Burgers

Serving up local grass-fed burgers, Graze Burgers are 100% all-natural, no hormones, no antibiotics, no steroids. Featured burgers include Classic, The Local Farmer, Southern Jam, Chili Chili Bang Bang, Jive Turkey, Love Bird Y’all, Mighty Bison, Pistol Pete, Bourbon Bleu, The Tennessee, The Hippie, The Last Frontier, Mad Greek, and Hell Fire.

Full Menu:
Address: 125 Bruce St, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862
Phone Number: 865-366-3775


Blue Moose Burgers and Wings

Moose’s hearty half-pound burgers are fresh ground from 100% USDA American beef. Featured burgers include The Big Mushroom Melt, Moose’s Big Daddy Mac’n Cheese Burger, Veggie Patch Burger, Farmhouse Burger, Cajun Blue Burger, Steakhouse Burger, Moose’s All American, Buffalo Bacon Burger, The Junkyard Burger, Double Down Burger, Grilled Cheese Cheeseburger, Hawaiian Luau Burger

Full Menu:
Address & Phone Number: 2430 Teaster Ln # 108, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Phone: 865-286-0364


Mel’s Diner

Address: 119 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Phone: 865-429-2184

You are in for a treat with one of Mel’s Diner’s burgers. Featured burgers include Beach Boy Hamburger, Chubby Checker Cheeseburger, Otti’s Onion Cheeseburger, Rimmy’s Cajun Cheeseburger, Marilyn’s Mushroom Cheeseburger, Ritchie Valen’s Jalepeno Cheeseburger, Buddy Holly Chili Cheeseburger, Big Bopper Bacon Cheeseburger, Mikey’s Works Cheeseburger. You can’t go wrong, no matter which burger you choose!


Local Eatery and Grill

Address: 2453 Boyds Creek Hwy, Sevierville, Tennessee 37876
Phone Number: 865-453-3463

They use 100% all-natural farm-raised beef from local purveyor Top of the Rocks Farms in Seymour, TN. Featured burgers include Build Your Own Burger, Smokehouse Burger, Blue Cheeseburger, and The Impossible Veggie Burger.


Johnny Rockets

All burgers are served on a brioche bun. Burgers include The Original, Bacon Cheddar, Rocket Single, Smoke House, Spicy Houston, Route 66 and Streamliner Veggie Burger.

Full Menu:
Address: 710 Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738
Phone Number: 865-430-5844


MonsterMash Burgers

There are entirely too many burger choices to mention by name since burgers are their specialty. Be sure to check out their menu or you can even create your own burger!

Full Menu:
Address: 611 Parkway, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862
Phone Number: 865-366-1268


Brick & Spoon

Delicious burgers from Brick & Spoon include the Brick & Spoon Cheeseburger, Bacon Chili Burger, Southwest Burger. You can add egg, bacon, grilled onions, jalapeno, avocado, grilled mushrooms to any burger.

Full Menu:
Address: 136 Community Center Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Phone Number: 865-410-1221


J.T. Hannah’s Kitchen

All burgers are served with your choice of French fries, homemade potato chips, cole slaw or potato salad. Featured burgers include Deluxe Burger, Classic Burger, BBQ Cheddar Burger, Mushroom Burger, Big Al’s Chili Burger, Mexico City Burger, Black Bear Burger, Classic Patty Melt, and The Killin’ Me Burger.

Full Menu:
Address: 3214 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863
Phone Number: 865-428-4200


Smoky Mountain Brewery

Burgers include Burger, Cheeseburger, Ole’ Smoky Burger, Swiss Mushroom Burger, Thunder Road Burger, Grilled Mointain Melt, Kick-Back Burger, Brewhouse Burger. Some items can be prepared Gluten Free. There are two locations to serve you!

Full Menu: (Pigeon Forge) and (Gatlinburg)
Address: 2530 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863 and 1004 Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738
Phone Number: 865-868-1400 (Pigeon Forge) and 865-436-4200 (Gatlinburg)


Split Rail Eats

Smashed Angus patty on potato roll served with tater tots or hand-cut fries. You can add back or make it a double. Burgers include Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Greek Burger, Southwest Burger, and Portabella Burger.

Full Menu:
Address: 849 Glades Rd, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738
Phone Number: 865-325-8445


The Local Attraction Gastropub

A family restaurant with a full menu for lunch and dinner along with a fully stocked bar. Outdoor seating and live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Burgers include Impossible Burger, Classic Cheese Burger, Mushroom and Swiss Burger, and Patty Melt.

Full Menu:
Address: 170 Glades Rd Unit 33, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738
Phone Number: 865-412-1138


The Roaming Gnome Pub & Eatery

Their burgers are hand patties 80/20 ground beef prepared to your desired temperature and served on a toasted brioche bun with all of the works. Burgers include Classic Gnome Burger, B.C.B Burger,  M.O.S. Burger, Hickory Burger, Western Burger, Back n Blue Burger, Irish Burger, and the Philly Burger.

Full Menu:
Address: 202 Collier Dr, Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone Number: 865-774-3336


Chubby’s Deli

Home of the famous Chubby Burger…topped with bacon, slow-roasted pork, BBQ sauce, grilled onions, and smothered in cheddar cheese! In addition to the Chubby Burger, there are also the following: Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Bacon Cheeseburger, Mushroom Swiss Burger, and Jalapeno & Pepper Jack Cheeseburger.

Full Menu:
Address: 2659 Newport Hwy, Sevierville, Tennessee 37876
Phone Number: 865-712-6458


Old Mill Pottery House Cafe

All Black Angus burgers are served with steak fries and a pickle spear. Burgers include The Potter’s Cheeseburger, Old Forge’s Whiskey Burger, The Pimento Burger, and Smokehouse Burger.

Full Menu:
Address: 3341 Old Mill St, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863
Phone Number: 865-453-6002

The owner and founder of The Smoky Mountain Life, Kim Hunt, is a lifelong resident of southeast Tennessee and lover of all things Smoky Mountains. 

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