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Trailhead Steakhouse

7839 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-4032
+1 865-448-0166
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (345 reviews)
“trout” (173 reviews)
“garlic fries” (29 reviews)
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7839 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-4032
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service and great food In a quiet area of the smoky mountains. Don't pass it by. Huge selection of food.

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Townsend for a wedding and luckily stumbled upon the Trailhead Steakhouse. The food was amazing! We had a spinach artichoke dip, a burger, and a hand cut ribeye. Everything was cooked to perfection and tasty. But, what sets this place apart from...More

Thank candreoli92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're staying in Townsend or Wears Valley, Tennessee, the Trailhead is definitely the go-to place for dinner. My wife & I discovered it several years ago & it is now our clear favorite. Last night was typical - the spinach & artichoke dip was...More

Thank Harold W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd seen this establishment in Townsend, TN the past few times in the area. On this occasion we decided to to give it a try. WOW fully describes the experience. The salad bar was spectacular, clean, and well maintained. I had the 16 oz ribeye,...More

Thank Tooler45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Trailhead often. The servers are always on the ball. The food has always been good. Nice live music at times.

Thank toskeysam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family party of 6. All of our food was excellent! Friendly, professional service. Interesting decor.

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made reservations ahead of time and glad we did. They were waiting outside while we ate. They had a nice salad bar. My husband had the steak and he liked it. I assumed they would have some chicken dishes but it really is only...More

Thank barbbel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for dinner and the Sirloin Steak was amazing. Friendly staff, great service. Highly recommend this place. Cant wait to go back.

1  Thank Kim C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came in with my family of 6 today. Got sat immediately at 5pm. That appears to be the ideal time for getting seated without a reservation because when we left at 6pm there were a good amount of folks waiting on a table. Teresa was...More

1  Thank Mike B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told this was the best steakhouse around and it was well worth the over-an-hour wait that we endured to get in there. We were all very excited (there were four of us) but we were pretty disappointed. The steaks (which all of us...More

Thank RachelFromGeorgia
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19 May 2017|
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Response from Nita2418 | Reviewed this property |
They do not have entertainment.
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
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
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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