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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%
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“steak” (374 reviews)
“trout” (190 reviews)
“garlic fries” (27 reviews)
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7839 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-4032
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11 - 20 of 1,082 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family went here one evening for dinner while camping in Townsend. The food and service were fantastic! My husband and I got the ribeye. He got King cut and I got Queen cut. We both added mushrooms. The steaks were cooked perfectly and were...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great local restaurant to enjoy a quality steak. My husband and I both had the sirloin with green beans. He had the soup and I had a baked potato. It was all wonderful!

Thank Andrea D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our dinner's were right on point! The porterhouse steak was cooked perfectly. My blackened salmon was delicious. Dessert was a Praline Pecan Pie and it melted in your mouth. The service was terrific! We made reservations in advance and upon arrival even with a long...More

Thank nconmymind317
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy and intimate seating in pleasant atmosphere. Our server was friendly and efficient. The fried mushroom appetizer was tasty. Fresh potato soup was great, and the trout dinner was moist, tender and delicious! Be sure to make reservations early or you wont get a table.

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so happy we ate at this place while on vacation in TN! We arrived, party of 8, towards the end of business hours but they accommodated us right away and our server was very friendly. All of the food was great, steak cooked...More

Thank Kelli t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a day at Cades Cove Nation Park we found this Restaurant, (thanks Googles & Yelp) Group of four and quickly we were seated. Waiter ask if we have been here before, (first timer) told us about their specials and Salad Buffet. Appetizer we had...More

1  Thank Castor M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had great steaks and very good service. Friendly atmosphere. Apparently this is a dry area and you can bring your own wine. We were able to get a beer with dinner.

1  Thank Dave A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit to Trailhead Steakhouse. Both times the meals were outstanding.. my husband had Steak the first visit and a grilled pork chop tonight. The pork chop was the " best he has ever tasted " . I had the grilled salmon...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Welcoming hostess on a busy Saturday night, she did not over promise our wait time. Food was fresh and cooked perfectly. Our server was Heather and she was very professional, friendly and attentive. We will come here again when we visit TN next time! We...More

1  Thank 4mngilberts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the trailhouse steakhouse this evening for the first time and it was an enjoyable experience. They were quite busy for 5:00 PM on a Saturday in mid September but I was able to get a table right away. Larger parties were having to...More

1  Thank todd80
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Questions & Answers
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
US$ 5 - US$ 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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