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Trailhead Steakhouse

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7839 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-4032
+1 865-448-0166
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saved the best for last here. Comparable prices for what we thought was the best meal of the week here in Townsend. Recommend reservations since they are busy even at this season.

Thank Terry D
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by here after a long day on the trail. I walked in to a gentleman playing the banjo and looking at walls covered with nostalgic pictures of the park. I was greeted by a courteous and attentive wait staff. My waitress, Samantha, described the specials and was quick to bring my food and drink. I basically inhaled my steak.... More 

1 Thank Larry T
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice little place right on the highway. The selection was good and Samantha our server was excellent. The local pastor plays easy listening tunes on his fiddle, guitar and banjo. Food was good too.

Thank josebY4265NH
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing fancy, but we all enjoyed the local trout. Fried green tomatoes are a must!Desserts were great as well. We made a reservation, and were seated immediately. Our server was attentive, but server have us all the time we needed. They serve beer, but wine is byob, so prepare in advance if your are hoping to enjoy some. Moderately priced,... More 

Thank Carey G
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What caught my attention was the "Trout" part. I hadn't had trout in ages, and so this seemed the perfect opportunity. Sure enough, they had trout - no bones - with lemon pepper and it was done to perfection. There were no hush puppies or French fries on the menu, which I would have expected. However, the salad bar ($1... More 

Thank Leoma G
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent dinner as well as wait staff. Salads, sides and steaks, trout and burger were enjoyed by all. Very reasonable prices as well. We will definitely be back.

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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place on trip advisor. The reviews are right it's so good. Ate here after a long day at Cades Cove. The mushroom Swiss burger was excellent and my husband and I spilt it (we were stuffed after it) and got the potato skins. My daughter got the sirloin and at the whole thing it was cooked perfect. We... More 

1 Thank Daniel R
Maryville, Tennessee
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here before when staying in Townsend. It was during lent this time and was on Friday, so we had the Shrimp dish. I ordered Cajun my husband ordered Lemon Pepper, we like the Cajun the best. The service was very good.

Thank Susan S
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the half rack ribs, they fall off the bone. Fantastic place to eat and relax. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Mike N
DeLand, Florida
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110 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met friends for dinner at the Trailhead Steakhouse on a weekday evening. We had made reservations, but it wasn't busy so we probably didn't really need them. We ordered salmon, steak and a salad and everyone enjoyed their meal. The waitress did a good job. All in all, a decent meal out in an area with few choices.

Thank peppermint50

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $25
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?