Top 4 Farm to Table Restaurants in the Smoky Mountains
We know that it can be easy to fall out of your normal healthy eating patterns while you’re on vacation. Luckily for you, the Smokies offer tons of restaurants that source organic, local ingredients to make healthy and delicious dishes that you’ll love. Here are the top 4 farm to table restaurants in the Smoky Mountains:
1. The Local Goat
This scratch kitchen, specializing in locally sourced and sustainable foods, is a favorite amongst locals and visitors alike. The Local Goat is a New American restaurant that offers a massive menu of traditional favorites like wings, ribs and sandwiches. Choose from the TN Whiskey Glazed, Sriracha Honey, Sticky Glazed or Traditional Jumbo Chicken Wings. If you’re craving a steak, we recommend the Hawaiian Ribeye or 7 oz Sirloin Special. Their huge burger menu is what keeps people coming back for more. Try the Billy Burger, The Patriot, The Elvis or Lamb Burger with a side of their mouthwatering fries! The Local Goat also specializes in craft beer and drinks so make sure to pair your meal with the perfect beverage.
2. The Appalachian
This brand new restaurant in Sevierville is creating exciting contemporary dishes that honor their Southern Appalachian roots, all while bringing fine dining to the area. Located in the heart of downtown Sevierville, The Appalachian offers an impressive menu filled with a wide variety of Appalachian-inspired dishes. Start with an appetizer, such as their House Charcuterie or Steak Tartare. While their menu changes seasonally, a few of their staple entrees include the Shrimp and Grits, Appalachian Burger and Wood Grilled Amberjack. Make sure to save room for dessert and try the Bourbon Pecan Pie or Peach Cobbler.
3. Applewood Farmhouse
Surrounded by serene orchards, the Applewood Farmhouse is set in a picturesque, historic location in Sevierville. As one of the most well-known restaurants in the Smoky Mountains, Applewood Farmhouse is a fan-favorite. Every entree comes with a complimentary serving of Applewood’s Apple Fritters, homemade Apple Butter and Applewood Juelp. All the apples sourced to this restaurant are taken right from the orchards on the property. That way, you know you’re getting fresh apple products every time. After you’ve finished eating, check out The Applebarn Cider Mill and General Store to pick up some of these fresh, homemade products for yourself.
4. Red Oak Bistro
At the Red Oak Bistro, you’ll enjoy both an impressive menu and incredible dining experience. On their menu you’ll find an assortment of small plates inspired by Mediterranean and Eastern European dishes. Try the Bistro Sampler, which comes with hummus, roasted eggplant dip, marinated peppers and stuffed grape leaves with pita chips. We also suggest the Smoked Salmon Bruschetta, Mediterranean Flatbread or the Turkey Moussaka. The main reason people love Red Oak is their one-of-a-kind drink selection. For wine lovers, they offer a large selection of reds, whites and sparkling wines, in addition to some delicious Champagne options. They also have a fantastic whiskey and bourbon selection, as well as beer.
Now that you know about a few of the best farm to table restaurants in the Smoky Mountains, you can begin making your reservations for your next trip to the area. Looking for something a little different? Check out all the amazing dining options in the Smokies area. We look forward to seeing you!