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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Mellow Mushroom

Mellow Mushroom
Ranked #34 of 195 Restaurants in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $12
Cuisines: Italian, American, Bar, Pizza
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers serves up the best hand tossed, baked-on-the-stone, and gourmet pizzas in the Smoky Mountains! Locally owned and operated. The unique, eclectic feel of Mellow Mushroom has a come-as-you-are atmosphere. Only the freshest ingredients are used, focusing on quality food and exceptional customer service. The menu offers a creative variety of pizzas, hoagies, salads, calzones, appetizer, vegan options. There is even gluten free crust available. Large Party Friendly * Private Banquet Room * Large climate Controlled Patio * Full Bar * 30 Flat Panel TVs * Fun Staff
High Point, North Carolina
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

We had never eaten at a Mellow Mushroom before but we decided to give it a try seeing as it was upstairs and we hoped it would be a lot less packed than the restaurants on the street front. This proved to be true and we were seated immediately. As a vegetarian I was thoroughly impressed with the number of vegetarian options. Our server was great and the food was good too. Moderately priced but that's not surprising in such a touristy area.

Thank KateGH4
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Fishers, Indiana
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93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

This is the second time we have been to a Mellow Mushroom. Typical pizza place. Good place to take the family. We had salad and pizza and had enough to take home leftovers.

Thank Sharron N
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Cullman, Alabama
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“2 strikes and they are OUT!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

I love Mellow Mushroom. My family and I have been to MM restaurants in the following cities: Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, Anniston, Auburn, Destin, Chattanooga, Atlanta, and all points in between. We only have a less than a stellar experience at this one.

Each time we have tried to be a customer at this location (2012, 2014) it has been a similar experience. This time the hostess was quite rude and contrite to my wife and son when they asked for seating. Once this occurred, and after her attitude became evident, I challenged her on why there was a 40 minute wait with at least one and a half sections not being seated and being incorrectly staffed for a spring break week timeframe. I then asked a downstairs store employee for the manager, and another customer chimed in with "good luck with that". While we appreciate that the manager was very apologetic when we explained our concerns, we won't bother in the future.

I am uncertain of whether this would be a corporate or franchise location, but their general procedures for seating level and staffing level triggers apparently require some tweaking.

  • Visited March 2014
    • Service
Thank Boggus M
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Chicago, Illinois
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172 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

We ate at a different location of this restaurant a long time ago and were very happy. Not so much with this place. We called for take out and they put us on hold 3 times before getting to us. They said they were super busy. When picking up the food 20 minutes later, it was not even close to crowded. Our food order was incorrect but we were so hungry, we took what they gave us. It was 'just ok'. Would not recommend.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank PMath5516
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Food was good,atmosphere is the selling point”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

Our server was a little slow but nice. Our pretzel appetizer was very dry and tough. My daughters' pizza was tasty but nothing exceptional but my Bayou Blue pizza was quite tasty! My only complaint was the fact that the description said shrimp was a topping which I imagines would be sliced and under the cheese. NOT so! There was actually ONE shrimp placed on top of each slice,more for decorative purposes than to actually lend flavor to the pizza.

Visited March 2014
Thank Kendra C
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