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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” (374 reviews)
“trout” (190 reviews)
“garlic fries” (27 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7839 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-4032
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

I had the pan-grilled trout which was absolutely awesome!! My hubby had the fried catfish filets--they were so big he could only eat one of them. Said it was the best catfish he had ever eaten! Our entire meal was super, as was the service....More

Thank SkipsMom2009
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Good food. They even had a decent salad bar. Salmon was a little overcooked, but had great flavor. Didn't order dessert, because we were too full

Thank tcfpww
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Restaurant was highly recommended by the locals and was booked solid. Bakes potatoes were overcooked and sirloin was way over done. Atmosphere was very pretty and staff was friendly so maybe this was a exception to the norm

Thank Dw353
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We have been to the Smokies several times and just stumbled upon this gem of a place today. It's close to Wears Valley and a lot of food for your money. We started with a salad and they brought us each a delicious roll with...More

Thank ShannonJM
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Visited the restaurant at dinner time on a weekday. Must be a popular place because as soon as we were seated, the wait grew to 30 and 40 minutes for incoming guests. Suggest making reservations. Food was very good - steak and salmon. Wait staff...More

Thank tamara B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This place was highly recommended. I had a burger & salad bar. Enjoyed the salad bar and the burger incredibly salty and was nothing special. My husband had the fried catfish meal which was very good and plentiful but again, salty. Guess southerners like sweet...More

Thank Katie K
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent steaks, ambience & service!! You will not be disappointed here! The sirloin steak was cooked to perfection & very tender. We will definitely be back.

Thank Tina A
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Of course I found this on TA based on ratings. We stayed in Townsend (as opposed to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge as most do) this year as a launching point for Cade's Cove trips and photography. I knew nothing about Townsend restaurants before planning this...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We had our Anniversary dinner at your restaurant. It was our first trip, but definitely will not be our last. Everyone was so nice and helpful. Customer service which is so overlooked anymore, was best we have had in a long time. Valerie was our...More

Thank Lee-n-LisaC
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We ate there tonight and oh my.....hands down the best place we ate our whole vacation!! The salad bar was fresh and amazing!! My husband had the filet and it literally melted in your mouth!!! I had the 6oz sirloin and baked potato and it...More

3  Thank Stacy0175
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18 May 2017|
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Response from Nita2418 | Reviewed this property |
They do not have entertainment.
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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