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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%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (415 reviews)
“trout” (208 reviews)
“garlic fries” (37 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7839 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-4032
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fried green tomatoes are out of this world! The rest of the food was decent, but nothing can compare to those tomatoes! I’m ready to go back so that I can try the steak!

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great restaurant - very nice setting, service, selections and the food was delish! Generous portions reasonably priced. May suggest you make reservations as we did, place fills up very fast at dinner time.

Thank Dave R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is THE best place to eat in Townsend. It is small but the food is first rate as is the service. Steaks are tender and cooked to perfection. The burgers are exceptional. There is even a small salad bar if you prefer. I have...More

Thank magnoliawoman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great steakhouse, reasonably priced, very friendly and respectful staff. The hostess was so honored to serve folks coming in even near closing time. She stated, no worries, we will make sure everyone gets a delicious meal tonight. The restaurant was clean and very comfortable. We...More

Thank tommyk99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy but friendly and service was great. You can bring your own wine and they provide opener and glasses. Steaks and sides were delicious. Skip the salad bar. Desserts ok.

Thank Foodat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very popular restaurant. We enjoyed our meal and the service was good. I'd recommend reservations as we got there early before the tourist season and were just barely able to get a seat.

Thank cheryl24x7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking forward to some great trout since this was a specialty. Very disappointing. Dry and over cooked.

Thank Tanis C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very busy, so be sure to get reservations. Friendly staff, good choices and the food was great. Live music, too!

Thank Terri T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never seen so many large parties leave, because they could not seat them. Many people had reservations, but we didn't, so we waited for 40 minutes. It is worth it- their steaks are awesome and large....sides are ok....salmon was not a favorite. It is a...More

Thank katork
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places to get a juicy, flavorful steak. Great service, delicious food and quaint atmosphere. Always make it a choice for dinner when visiting the Smokies!

Thank Jane S
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Questions & Answers
19 May 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
17 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
USD 5 - USD 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
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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