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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” (401 reviews)
“trout” (201 reviews)
“garlic fries” (35 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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7839 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-4032
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

The locals recommended this restaurant. My wife ordered a hamburger with sweet potato fries and was completely satisfied. I had the country fried steak with mashed potatoes, corn, and Green beans. Sadly I never got to taste the mashed potatoes or the corn-they ran out!...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Exceptional dining experience. From the service, time management and of course the food. Teresa was our waitress and provided us with an outstanding service. She was very nice and helped us with choosing what what we were looking for. When orders were placed, the food...More

Thank Jolene H
Reviewed 23 March 2018

We discovered the Trailhead about 3 years ago. Since then we make sure we never miss it when we are in the area. If staying in Townsend this is best local restaurant. We've had several of the appetizers and they've all been top notch. Their...More

Thank BranchMomma
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

We booked a table and found the rustic place very cutesy inside. Savanna was a very nice waitress as were the others. Beer is cheap but you cannot buy wine it’s just BYO. I had checked out the menu and reviews and had the pan...More

Thank chris G
Reviewed 21 March 2018

I had the pan grilled trout which was the best trout I've had in years! My server Emily was great! A musician played the guitar, violin and banjo while I was there and sang as well and he was very good! The atmosphere was awesome,...More

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We stayed in Townsend for a quick get away. The Trailhead Steakhouse had a very quaint atmosphere, staff were very attentive and food was very good

Thank Justjohn44
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Dinner was great as aways. Service fantastic. Always make you feel like they have been waiting for you. Just make sure you make a reservation. Always busy on the weekends.

Thank 64EgO
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

The food and the service was great. Very friendly, but very busy. Loved the decor inside. Garlic fries are awesome and the burgers were huge.

Thank patriciapatter
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

After a lovely day hiking and driving through the park we came out in Townsend and saw this restaurant. We were met with a friendly staff and our waitress, Savannah, was very friendly and helpful with the menu . My husband had the ribeye and...More

Thank NEWelch
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We did an overnight trip to Cades Cove and the surrounding area. Honestly, the only reason we went here was because it was directly across the street from our hotel. However, it was the most amazing meal of our trip. We were greeted warmly by...More

1  Thank Gina F
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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
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
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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