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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%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (384 reviews)
“trout” (193 reviews)
“garlic fries” (31 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7839 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-4032
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11 - 20 of 1,121 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Try the Angry Steven burger! An unexpected pairing of mashed potatoes on an angus burger is delicious!! April, our server was outstanding and the restaurant is exceptionally clean!

Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were starving after a long day of fishing, it was a one hour wait at 5:30 on a Friday evening. The servers were nice the atmosphere was cozy and friendly and the food was very good. We had fried green tomatoes that were excellent,...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make a reservation or not...the wait for us was about 30mins but heck, you are on vacation and if you get in a hurry in Townsend then you are in the wrong place. The meals here are well above par. The steak I had was...More

1  Thank James G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very small place, so usually a little wait, but its very good food and service. Carrot cake cheesecake was absolutely amazing!!!

Thank TheLongs15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this nice family restaurant while visiting in TN. Excellent service, best steak I ever had. Cozy atmosphere and great hosts. Thank you Samantha ! Recommend this place to all!

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened upon this gem after exploring nearby waterfalls. What a great find. This place is intimate, has great service and the food Is great. We were also amazed at the prices, very reasonable. I had the blue chees burger and my hubby had the...More

Thank gr8rn89
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great experience here- the food was delicious. We both had different burgers that were thick and just and each was cooked as we requested; the garlic fries were great too. The service was wonderful- prompt and polite. Highly suggested that you make...More

Thank Tabitha M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a late lunch/early dinner here. We both got steak and my husband added fried trout. Steak was cooked perfectly and my husband loved the trout, and he is a fish connoisseur. Salad bar had the basic stuff, but was fresh and good! Service...More

Thank Marsha K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed my steak - plentiful and cooked to perfection. Big baked potato and fixings. Good salad. I always eat here.

Thank KristyMcCullers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleasant meal. We had the BBQ and the Pan Trout. Both were good. We enjoyed the live music from a talented fellow who sang, played the banjo, fiddle and flute. He was quite enjoyable.

Thank David R
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Questions & Answers
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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