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Trailhead Steakhouse

7839 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-4032
+1 865-448-0166
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (387 reviews)
“trout” (195 reviews)
“garlic fries” (33 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7839 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-4032
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Reviewed yesterday

If you haven't tried Trailhead, you are missing out on a great meal! One of the best ribeyes I've ever eaten, and the salad bar is always fresh. Great service and an intimate atmosphere. The restaurant doesn't accomodate big crowds all at once, so call...More

Thank Nanette B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was our first visit. We were met by a young lady, Savannah, who immediately made us feel like we were old friends. Her professional and demeanor made it a very enjoyable experience. Would rate her in the top five servers we have ever had!...More

Thank RonDebW2
Reviewed 6 days ago

The service was friendly and the food was good. Hamburger was huge and tasty. Our waitress Savannah was very attentive. Would certainly recommend.

Thank Melissa D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went there for dinner last night and was quite possibly the worst dining experience in our lives. The staff absolutely could not manage the crowd, allowed large parties to sit at their tables for lengthy periods without prompting them to turn over. People who were...More

Thank jennifermomofboys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant score in window was posted 100!! I would rate it 115!!! It was WONDERFUL, DELICIOUS!!! Savannah was the BEST waitress!!! Best fried green tomatoes, broccoli cheddar soup, awesome burgers!! Clean, comfortable, relaxing atmosphere!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

Thank Andrea D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popular place to eat in Townsend. The service is very good, a wonderful salad bar and good steaks. Call to get reservations...sometimes the wait can be lengthy.

Thank sheffie1304
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Great food, wonderful friendly service and reasonable prices. We stopped in for a late lunch. Hubby had the blue cheese burger & I had the swiss and mushroom burger they were both cooked to perfection and delicious!!

Thank LuvOBX13
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

I had dinner here Tuesday, January 09, 2018, after a day of hiking. The staff was very courteous and attentive, and there was live music on a Tuesday night in Townsend, TN, which is something!! I had a steak and green beans, and soup. All...More

Thank Todd T
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

10$ salad bar is average. Small dining room with upstairs seating too. Arrived 3:30 and 6 tables occupied and 3 groups came as we departed. Blackened/grilled / Cajun shrimp tasted like NOLA. Steak was second place to Gatlinburg Peddler. Baked potato was hot and fresh....More

Thank CES122
Reviewed 2 January 2018

After a long day in Cade's Cove we stopped here for a bite to eat after heading home. We arrived around 3pm on a Friday to an almost empty parking lot, once inside we were told it would be about 10 minutes while they cleaned...More

Thank Ashley G
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18 May 2017|
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Response from gypsyiam | Reviewed this property |
They have entertainment quite a bit. I live in the area and have been there frequently when they had music. Might check their website to see if they share who they have playing and when.
Marcia N
16 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
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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
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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