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Friendly Falls

2135 Wears Valley Rd, Wears Valley, TN 37862-8007
+1 865-429-2139
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“coral trout” (4 reviews)
“smoked trout” (4 reviews)
“ice cream” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
2135 Wears Valley Rd, Wears Valley, TN 37862-8007
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always drive by, but this time we stopped. Cute and Peaceful! Nice to just walk around, enjoy the falls and stop to check out the resident chickens! Glad we stopped!

Thank peter r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You should take some relaxing time to make the stop at this very different and zany place "Friendly Falls." It is certainly one of those "hidden gems" that you might be tempted to just pass by in your hurry to get to some glitzier place...More

Thank GaryandDenise2013
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

We visit the area frequently and always see this little place, but never stopped before- Really wish we would have stopped sooner! Owner is very nice, and our 4 year old LOVED mining for gems. $14 for a bucket and we got over 50 beautiful...More

3  Thank Desiree H
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

We passed this several times so we stopped to look at the Falls. We thought they had lunch but just a very small menu. We looked at the Falls and left. Nothing great but cute stop, we were in and out.

3  Thank Tammy W
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

My family stopped here during our stay in the Wears Valley Community. I enjoy eating foods that are local to an area and saw that they had local trout. I was surprised to discover the food isn’t the main attraction here. The menu is on...More

1  Thank Kodette
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

The only thing worth the stop was the waterfall. The store was smaller than a bedroom. A couple were talking in the doorway and we couldn't even get in the tiny store. If they served food, you wouldn't know it. Won't visit again.

1  Thank Karen L
Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

We were in route to lunch and stopped here. Wow. I'm so happy we did. Love the little shop and hidden water fall. Lots of pics. My son also loved the chicken. I enjoyed all the knick knacks throughout on display in the trees.

1  Thank MaryAnnBG86
Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

Owners are not friendly. I was there for a wedding and felt they didn't do anything to accommodate the wedding party and were very rude. Complained that the guest threw rice on the bride and groom. I will never return there. You used to be...More

2  Thank ramsey2261
Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

Between the decorations, lights and beautiful location on the falls? We fell in love. Super friendly staff and the place is just magical. Definitely worth a stop. There is even gem mining and live friendly chickens for kids to feed. A gnome/fairy garden as well...More

1  Thank Allen P
Reviewed October 10, 2017

Ever since I found out about this place a few years ago I always try to visit..I love the waterfall. I love the ambience of the place..The little details put up around the place..The owner is friendly. A few things have been a night light...More

2  Thank StaciBraun
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Questions & Answers
Beth D
July 2, 2017|
Response from Clyde R | Property representative |
Hello Beth. Sorry, but we have free range chickens and we cannot accommodate pets. Hope to see you soon!
Cherries O
February 4, 2016|
Response from Treasure_1662 | Reviewed this property |
They have the menu on their website :)
August 23, 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Clyde R | Property representative |
We sure do. Our local smoked trout plate is gluten free if you skip the crackers. Any of our sandwiches if you leave the bread. Our Friendly Fall-Chos are our take on nachos. They would work too. Hope to see you soon... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $12
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2135 Wears Valley Rd, Wears Valley, TN 37862-8007
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Wears Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 865-429-2139
  • E-mail
Ice Cream, Snacks, Cold Drinks, Gem Mine, Light Show, a Relaxing Garden & a Waterfall! This is a great find in the Smoky Mountains. Only 4.5 Miles from Pigeon Forge on Wears Valley Rd but your a world away. Step inside our store and enjoy and enjoy a cold drink or snack on the covered/heated deck overlooking our waterfall or in our garden. The kids we'll LOVE our creekside Gem Mine. You can even get married, hold a family reunion or book a private dinner at our Waterfall! Hours change seasonally and we are closed for the months of January and February.
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