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Jul 30, 2010 11:08 AM

Great places in the Townsend / Maryville area?

Anybody know of any not to miss places among all the tourist traps over in the Townsend-Maryville-Pigeonville-Seviervile area? Local to BBQ to upscale all welcomed.

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    1. I heartly second Foothills Milling Company. Also in Townsend, Dancing Bear Lodge and Blackberry Farms.

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      1. re: dennis855

        Dancing bear is owned by Blackberry Farms and is very expensive. I went to Eurpoe for a week cheaper than what I payed at Blackberry for a weekend! Outrageous, no other way to put it!

        Blackberry Farm
        1471 W Millers Cove Rd, Walland, TN

      2. Last Thursday evening, we had dinner at Foothills Milling Company. It was recommended to us by an acquaintance in Knoxville as being the best place to eat in Knoxville (even though it is not actually in Knoxville). Our experience was excellent. We arrived a little before 7pm without reservations (which I would not recommend) and were seated immediately.

        We were brought small sample bites of their grouper - complements of the chef. We then ordered, and shared, a romaine lettuce wedge. It was both an interesting salad and very tasty. Next came a palate cleanser of raspberry sorbet. My wife had the fried grouper entree (which she described as very rich), while I ordered the Octoberfest Special - a plate of pork chop, sausage, kraut, and potatoes. It was chosen because it is different from what I usually have available to choose from, rather than because I love the items on the plate. It was one of the best meals I have had in a very long time. The pork was more like ham - juicy, excellent. The sausage, and the accompanying mustard sauce, was very enjoyable. The kraut and potatoes both exceeded my expectations. For dessert, we shared an individual peach cobbler. It was quite good, but I must say my wife enjoyed it more than I.

        Foothills Milling Co
        315 S Washington St, Maryville, TN 37804

        1. Tomato Head
          211 W. Broadway
          Maryville, TN 37801

          Little River Bar-B-Que
          8303 Highway 73
          Townsend, TN 37882

          Thunderhead Perk Coffee and Cafe
          7249 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy (US 321
          )Townsend, TN 37882-3807

          Riverstone Family Restaurant
          5803 Highway 73
          Townsend, TN 37882

          Victoria Station Restaurant
          7753 E. Lamar Alexander Hwy (US321
          )Townsend, TN 37882

          Old Mill Restaurant
          164 Old Mill Avenue
          Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
          865-429- 3463

          Old Mill Pottery House Cafe
          3341 Old Mill St.
          Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3414

          Johnny Carino's Italian Restaurant
          2425 Parkway
          Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

          The Pancake Pantry
          628 Parkway
          Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3204

          Whole Earth Grocery Cafe
          446 E. Parkway
          Gatlinburg, TN 37738

          Foothills Milling Co.
          315 S Washington St.
          Maryville, TN 37804

          Blackberry Farm (top notch, but really pricey
          )1471 W. Millers Cove Rd.
          Walland, TN 37886