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New Restaurant in Gatlinburg Coming Soon: Guy Fieri’s Chicken Guy!

There’s a brand new restaurant coming to Gatlinburg! Celebrity chef Guy Fieri is opening 4 locations of his Chicken Guy! restaurant across the state of Tennessee, and Gatlinburg will be home to one of them. Fieri first announced his plans to open Gatlinburg’s location of Chicken Guy! in 2019, and it has just been announced that his new restaurant in Gatlinburg will open this week! We’ve got all the details on this new restaurant in Gatlinburg and other celebrity restaurants in the Smoky Mountains.

Guy Fieri’s Chicken Guy! Restaurant in Gatlinburg

Guy Fieri announced he was bringing his Chicken Guy! restaurant to Gatlinburg back in 2019. The official ribbon cutting for the grand opening will take place on October 18, 2021. In addition to the restaurant, this venue will also be home to Arcade City, a huge arcade with hundreds of games you can play after you eat a delicious meal!

This restaurant offers one-of-a-kind flavors that everyone will enjoy, from all-natural chicken tenders, to sandwiches. The chicken can be paired with more than 22 varieties of house-made sauces! Sauces include everything from buffalo, to chipotle ranch, to sweet sriracha honey. Here are some popular items you’ll find on the menu:

  • chicken tenders and french friesBourbon Brown Sugar BBQ Sandwich (Pepper jack, bourbon brown sugar BBQ sauce, special sauce, slaw, pickles & BBQ kettle chips)
  • The CG Classic (Cheddar, special sauce, LTOP)
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Triple Double Mint (Hand-spun mint chocolate soft serve, crushed Oreo cookies, chocolate mints, chocolate syrup and fresh whipped cream)

About his new locations in Tennessee, Guy Fieri said, “I’ve shot [Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives] and eaten all over the state, and I know how much the great people of Tennessee love their real-deal chicken.”

Chicken Guy! will be located at 727 Parkway, Gatlinburg TN, 37738. The restaurant will be open on Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 11 a.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

In addition to Chicken Guy!, Fieri is also bringing his culinary expertise to Pigeon Forge! Find out more about Guy Fieri’s Downtown Flavortown coming to Pigeon Forge!

Other Celebrity Restaurants in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains

Guy Fieri isn’t the first celebrity to bring his restaurant to Gatlinburg! In fact, several other stars have opened or inspired the opening of restaurants in the Smoky Mountains. Here are a few celebrity-inspired restaurants you should visit on your vacation:

Blake Shelton’s Ole Red

Ole Red Gatlinburg signWhen you visit downtown Gatlinburg, be sure to stop by Blake Shelton’s Ole Red restaurant! You’re guaranteed to have a great time at this restaurant and entertainment venue. Grab a Blake-approved cocktail and a plate of Redneck Nachos while you listen to rising country stars perform live on stage! The menu includes popular items like the Champagne of Chicken, the Ober-Gatlinburger, and the Nashville Hot Chicken Biscuit. Before you leave, be sure to stop by the Ole Red shop for a t-shirt and other Blake-inspired merchandise!

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen

For delicious down-home Southern cooking, head to Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen at The Island in Pigeon Forge! Paula Deen is known for her Southern-style entrees, and you can try some classic Deen family recipes when you visit. What’s great about this restaurant is that everything is served family style, and it’s all-you-can-eat! Visit for breakfast, lunch or dinner and choose several down-home dishes and sides for your table. Popular breakfast items include chicken and biscuits and creamy hashbrown casserole, and popular lunch and dinner items include fried chicken and baked mac and cheese. While you dine, enjoy views of the Island Show Fountain below!

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville

margaritaville restaurant at the islandAlso at The Island in Pigeon Forge, grab a drink and meal at Margaritaville! This Jimmy Buffett-inspired restaurant invites guests to “take a bite out of paradise.” The menu includes everything from fresh seafood entrees, to burgers, to pasta. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll find it on the menu at Margaritaville. And, of course, your visit to Margaritaville wouldn’t be complete without a margarita! There’s a variety of tasty margaritas and other drinks for you to try. Stop by the “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar” and enjoy a drink on the deck that overlooks the Little Pigeon River!

More Restaurants in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg is home to so many delicious places to eat you can try during your vacation. While you wait for Guy Fieri’s Chicken Guy! to open, make plans to visit one of the other restaurants in Gatlinburg! Browse them here.