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Trailhead Steakhouse

7839 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-4032
+1 865-448-0166
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (336 reviews)
“trout” (166 reviews)
“garlic fries” (28 reviews)
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7839 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-4032
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1 - 10 of 992 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amber waited on us with great service and a complimentary turtle cheesecake dessert for us that topped off our wonderful anniversary in Townsend, TN.

Thank Joan N
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife's sisters Bonnie and Karole were visiting and after a day of exploring the Smoky Mountains National Park, it was time to find a place for dinner and I chose the Trailhead Steak and Trout House in Townsend. The current owner took over this...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Friendly staff, comfortable surroundings, fresh food. Just need to add more toppings to sundaes. Not enough caramel.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago

In town again and wanted an early Father's Day dinner so we knew where to go for a great steak. Rolls and cinnamon butter were good. My Husbands steak was huge, a King cut Ribeye cooked just the way he likes it. I had the...More

Thank Kjeanette
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Get reservations well in advance. Excellent steak and trout restaurant. Great atmosphere and staff. Everyone liked their food. Reasonably priced for a steak and trout restaurant. Don't tell the people in Pigeon Forge about this. It's too small to handle all that traffic.

1  Thank HudnHudn
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Aubree was an amazing server who made our visit great! Our drinks were always full, the food came out fast and very tasty, and the entire restaurant was clean and very well kept up! Definitely looking forward to coming back again!

Thank ashlesch
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had read the prior reviews & those coupled with the menu drove our desicion. We stopped in on a Friday evening at 6 having just left GSMNP after a long day of hiking. We thought about freshening up first but thought we'd stop in...More

Thank Brad W
Reviewed 6 days ago

After reading mixed reviews I wasn't sure what to expect. We did have a wait of about 45 minutes to be seated, but it was full when we were seated. Making reservations would have probably cut the wait time, but that's hard to do since...More

Thank Helms4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried to get a table 6pm on a Saturday night,no chance ,50 min wait so we had a take out, Food was absolutely spot on, service was great at avery reasonalle price. We wern't allowed a drink while we waited for our food (local law)...More

Thank Fred P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here yesterday for lunch and quickly found that it's more of a dinner restaurant. There is no lunch menu for smaller meals at lesser prices. The salad bar was pretty standard with nothing fancy on it. I ordered fried green tomatoes which were...More

Thank FLresidents
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have any entertainment
19 May 2017|
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Response from Nita2418 | Reviewed this property |
They do not have entertainment.
Marcia N
Should e have reservations for 5:00?
17 June 2016|
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Response from Margaret M |
Reservations are always recommended. 5:00 may not be too busy but at times (and it's hard to say when during season) the wait can and has got up to 2 hours.
Pat W
Do you take reservations for large groups i.e. 12 adults?
9 April 2016|
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Response from Julie S | Reviewed this property |
Yes we sure do just call one or two days ahead so they will be ready for
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7839 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-4032
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
  • Phone Number: +1 865-448-0166
  • E-mail
At Trailhead we focus more on the quality and perfection of our food and service than anything else. Our prices are the same or cheaper than all of our local competitors. Only difference is we try to offer more of a fine dining restaurant experience such as decorating our plates and the table cloths and candle light adds a very lovely touch. For the same price we pamper you with our generous hospitality. Come give us a shot, your Trailhead Steak & Trout House. Steven Haley (General Manager) has had excessive feedback from folks wondering why there was not a TRAILHEAD STEAKHOUSE in other areas, so keep an eye out for a TRAILHEAD STEAKHOUSE coming to a town near YOU!
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