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What’s Cooking in Maggie Valley’s Food Scene?

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Searching for a delicious dish to complement your ultimate adventure? Dig into our food scene here in Maggie Valley. Our local restaurants offer a vast variety of cuisines and environments to ensure that you enjoy your fare and create lifetime memories around great food. Read on to get up-to-speed on Maggie Valley’s selection of eateries.

The following information provides an overview of several of our charming mountain town’s tasty dining options. As always, be sure to call for updated hours of operation, availability, and additional information.

Breakfast

JOEY’S PANCAKE HOUSE

Stack pancakes high at Joey’s Pancake House, and enjoy endless rounds of coffee while enjoying the beauty of Maggie Valley. After over 50 years in business, lines are still out the door with loyal breakfast enthusiasts returning every year. Come hungry, and they’ll take care of the rest.

Italian

CAFÉ ITALIANO

If you’re craving great food (especially pizza), great service, and a lovely atmosphere, Café Italiano is your place! Enjoy this authentic Italian cuisine in-restaurant or at home.

FRANKIE’S ITALIAN TRATTORIA

Experience a place where true Italian meets the Smoky Mountains, featuring fresh, locally grown herbs, greens, and vegetables. Frankie’s Italian Trattoria’s menu consists of classic Italian comfort food and homemade items like Lasagna, Manicotti Marinara, Alfredo & Ragu, Pizza, Veal Parmigiana, and more. Bring your dog and enjoy a meal on their patio. Don’t forget to save room for a cannoli!

PAVINO’S PIZZERIA & BISTRO

Enjoy homemade pizza made from scratch! Guests are given a taste of real Italy when eating at Pavino’s Pizzeria & Bistro. We recommend trying their antipasto salad or their chicken parmigiana!

SNAPPY’S ITALIAN Restaurant and Pizzeria

Snappy’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria has been serving up delicious new and traditional American and Italian cuisine to Maggie Valley for more than 26 years. We think of them as an extension of our family table, so you’ll always get amazing food!

Mexican

GUAYABITO’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT

Try something original! Guayabitos, a family-owned and operated restaurant, offers freshly prepared food daily and their sauces are prepared from scratch using their own special recipes. Their combination dinners are a great way to taste a variety of their dishes!

CATRINA’S CANTINA

Margaritas, spicy sauce for your chips (upon request), and delicious desserts? Yes please! Stop by Catrina’s Cantina for tasty, south of the border cuisine in a cozy environment you won’t easily forget.

American and Bar & Grills

BRICKHOUSE BURGERS & PIZZA

In the mood for a mouthwatering burger, pizza, or sandwich? Brickhouse Burgers & Pizza is the spot! They have a variety of healthy and gluten-free options as well, like the chicken skillet and gluten-free burger, and offer both dine-in and take-out.

J ARTHUR’S RESTAURANT

Famous for its Gorgonzola Cheese Salad, slow-roasted Prime Rib, Maine Lobster, and desserts, J Arthur’s Restaurant is a great choice if you’re looking for hospitality, warmth, and food service excellence. Reservations are strongly suggested.

MAGGIE VALLEY SANDWICH SHOP

From sandwiches, subs, and wraps, to flatbread pizzas and hot dogs, Maggie Valley Sandwich Shop, home of the pressed sandwich, has numerous American cuisine options to choose from. Dine-in or take-out.

POP’S PLACE Biscuits, Burgers, And BBQ

Stop by Pop’s Place for homemade from-scratch biscuits, Shrimp and Grits, Country Boy Benedict, and all the breakfast staples.

Southern

COUNTRY VITTLES RESTAURANT

Have a big appetite? Feast on piping hot food, straight from the kitchen for as many servings as you would like at Country Vittles Restaurant. Ask about the Family Style!

MAGGIE VALLEY RESTAURANT

If you’re looking for some hearty country cooking, Maggie Valley Restaurant is your place. An icon of Maggie Valley for fifty years, they serve up some of the tastiest Southern staples in the area.

Seafood

SALTY DOG’S SEAFOOD & Grill

Stop into Salty Dog’s Seafood & Grill for a full-service bar and restaurant, conveniently located in the center of beautiful Maggie Valley and surrounded by the beautiful Smoky Mountains! If you’re looking for a colorful fish dish, try their Mahi Mahi!

 

While these are some great recommendations, there are numerous local restaurants in Maggie Valley to choose from. Wherever you choose to eat in our charming mountain town, you certainly won’t regret it! Just don’t forget to tag @VisitNCSmokies and #HayNow in your posts for a chance to be featured in our upcoming marketing materials.

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