Best 10 Restaurants in Pigeon Forge Open Christmas Day 2024

Published Nov 29, 2023

Celebrate Christmas Day with delicious, local food in Pigeon Forge. Your vacation cabin rental is close to restaurants serving everything from turkey to Tennessee BBQ to Mexican classics. These eateries are ready to make your holiday memorably delicious.

1. Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant 

8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this country cooking restaurant offers everything from pot roast to pork chops to a turkey and all the trimmings. 

2. Smoky Mountain Brewery

11 a.m-10:30 p.m. Drink microbrews made right here, then enjoy classic pub food including hand-tossed pizzas and calzones, wings, burgers, subs and apps.

3. Calhoun’s

11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Dine on BBQ pork and ribs, plus steak, chicken, seafood and burgers, in an upscale lodge atmosphere. 

4. Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen

2-8 p.m. Stroll through The Island’s dazzling Winterfest lights on your way to devour traditional Southern food, served family style. 

5. Gaucho Urbano Brazilian Steakhouse

4-10 p.m. In this upscale dining experience, a chef presents you with your choices of 16 cuts of meats, including beef, lamb, pork, sausage and chicken. Then add from the huge selection of hot and cold sides and traditional Brazilian dishes.

6. No Way Jose’s Mexican Cantina

Noon-6 p.m. Head south of the border for Christmas. Celebrate with enchiladas, burritos, combo platters, Jose’s signature sizzling fajitas and more, all served in a colorful, festive dining room. 

7. JT Hannah’s Kitchen

2-10 p.m. Enjoy the rustic, 1930s vintage setting for steaks, seafood, pasta, burgers, sandwiches and luscious desserts. 

Want to spend Christmas Day with a unique combo of food and fun? Have Christmas dinner at a dinner theater! These shows are open on Christmas Day: 

8. Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Watch 32 highly trained horses and their expert riders perform while you eat a feast including roast chicken and BBQ pork.

9. Pirates Voyage

Fried chicken and sugar-cured ham star in your hearty meal, served as you enjoy the comedy, acrobatics and swashbuckling all-ages adventure of two pirate crews.

10. Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud

The feuding clans try to bury the hatchet for the holidays, with hilarious results. Pulled pork BBQ, fried chicken and Southern sides feature in your feud feast.

Come celebrate with us! Reserve a Pigeon Forge cabin for Christmas now.

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