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Trailhead Steakhouse


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups

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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!
$5 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped in without a reservation after spending the morning and afternoon in the park and we were starving. The friendly hostess said it would be about a thirty minute wait which sounded reasonable given the reviews it receives. Ordered the corn fritters app which...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank rd9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the ribeye and it was to die for and my friend loved her sirloin and the trout was great. The waitress was a sweetheart heart and attentive And when she was in around the other waitresses checked on us. Great experience

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned about Trailhead Steakhouse on one of our trips to the area, prior to becoming permanent residents. Our first dinner here was amazing, liked it so much we had lunch there the very next day. Since we moved here we visit every other week,...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Melanie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food and friendly service. A little crowded but well worth it. The musician was a bonus, he played and sang beautifully!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Visitor00001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped here after a drive through Cade’s Cove. They were full but we only had a 5 minute wait. They also take reservations. I had trout here for lunch last year when I was in Townsend and wanted to come back...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was very pleased with food and service. Wife enjoyed her meal too. Waitress was attentive and everything was very good. Nice clean place.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank tombigbee82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I stayed in Townsend and we chose to have our final vacation meal here as recommended by the town folks and we were so glad we went! Trailhead served me the beat steak I have ever had. An excellent cut of meat...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank lyndalc2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always delicious, we love this place! Food is always cooked to perfection and tasty!! We always eat here when in town!!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank lorettal715
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, Wednesday night I had dinner with my friends from Walland. Todd, Lisa, and the kids, six in all! We had a 6:15 reservation. There were many customers without reservations in the waiting area due to a biker event in the area. Our waitress, Brianna,...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Cowellboy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been reviewing restaurants for 15 years plus. I have never had a more perfect meal. Corn fritters with BBQ sauce for dipping. Family had steaks and grilled trout. I had a large house salad with raspberry vinaigrette and garlic french fries. Hot Homemade...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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May 18, 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
June 16, 2016|
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Response from 575margaretm |
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
April 9, 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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