Blog for Zip line Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on April 11, 2023
In last week's post, we focused our lens on just a few of the growing number of quality eateries located in downtown Sevierville. Having that kind of selection within a small footprint has proven to be advantageous for folks who live in the area who may not want to venture out into the thick of traffic on the Parkway. It also offers out-of-town visitors a respite from the hustle and bustle and a chance to enjoy a good meal in a relatively relaxed and laid-back part of town.
This week, we're going to explore a few more downtown restaurants and cafes, and in the process, we at Smoky Mountain Ziplines hope to broaden your dining horizons just a little further. Any of these places would be the ideal companion outing to a day spent on our Sevierville zip line.
If you're hankering for a burger while visiting the Smokies, Graze Burgers on Bruce St. is a must. Their burgers are made with local, grass-fed beef that's raised without hormones, antibiotics or steroids. Even their bacon is made with 14-day cured and smoked pork belly, and their brioche buns are local as well. Burger options include The Local Farmer (aged cheddar, house bacon, fried egg and more), Southern Jam (pimento cheese, bacon jam, bourbon-caramelized onions and more), Jive Turkey (made with free-range ground turkey, mozzarella cheese and bean-and-corn salsa) and Mighty Bison (made with bison, boursin cheese, bacon, fried egg and bourbon-caramelized onions). They have more than a dozen burgers on the menu altogether.
Starters include house-fried pickles, crispy mushrooms, Balsamic Belly Brussels and green tomatoes with pimento cheese. An impressive lineup of hotdogs, beer-battered onion rings and milkshakes made with fresh whipped cream round out the menu.
Once upon a time, a young Dolly Parton performed for the first time for a paying audience at a venue called the Pines Theater in downtown Sevierville. That site has seen a lot of different businesses come and go over the years, but now it's come full circle. Today, you'll find a new entertainment venue called The Pines in that location. In general, it's a great place to relax and hang out with food and beverages as well as games like duckpin bowling and giant Jenga. Foodwise, the selection is limited, but you can nosh on treats like fried pickles, Buffalo wings, ham sliders on Hawaiian rolls, a quesadilla, burger, ramen bowl and beignets.
This charming little bistro is in the heart of downtown, right on Bruce St. You can start off your day with a breakfast sandwich (ingredients include ham, bacon, eggs, avocado, etc.) on a croissant or a bagel. Or you could take your morning in a sweeter direction with a waffle served with a wide range of available fruits and other toppings. They offer a selection of four different avocado toast creations as well as several different panini and salads. They're open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day but Sunday.
On the corner of Court Ave. and Bruce St., keep an eye out for the opening of this new eatery that features stone-fired pizzas and scratch-made pasta dishes. We currently have no information about a specific opening date.