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Enjoy a traditional Smoky Mountains Thanksgiving with delicious fare from welcoming local restaurants. Here are six restaurants open on Thanksgiving 2020, ready to serve you with dine-in or takeout options:

1. Old Mill Restaurant and Pottery House Cafe

With its historic setting, the Old Mill is a Pigeon Forge tradition. The Old Mill Restaurant is open for dine-in feasting between 10:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Day with a menu including roasted turkey, prime rib, sugar cured ham, and all the trimmings, including their signature corn chowder and corn fritters. The restaurant doesn’t take reservations, so plan to arrive early. The holiday meal is $26.99 for adults and $10.99 for kids under 12. The Old Mill’s Pottery House Café will serve Thanksgiving dinner too, and takeout is available if you prefer to eat in your vacation cabin.

2. Five Oaks Farm Kitchen

This Sevierville restaurant is offering classic Thanksgiving fare: Glazed ham or smoked turkey, with your favorite sides and classic pumpkin or pecan pie to round off the meal. Thanksgiving Day, Five Oaks Farm Kitchen is open from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. onThanksgiving. Takeout is available—be sure to call in advance. You can make a reservation online or join an online waiting list now, so check their website today.

3. The Peddler Steakhouse

This highly popular Gatlinburg destination will be open Thanksgiving Day but doesn’t take reservations. Instead, try their call-ahead seating, which lets you put your name on a waiting list and get an estimated seating time. The Peddler specializes in custom-cut steaks and steak combos with chicken, fish or shrimp. Fresh rainbow trout, blackened chicken, and desserts from blackberry cobbler to peanut butter mud pie are on offer, too. Check with the restaurant closer to Thanksgiving Day to find out about special dishes and hours on the holiday.

4. Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen

Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Paula Deen’s at The Island in Pigeon Forge will dish up its traditional Southern menu like fried chicken, pork chops, meatloaf, catfish, and roasted chicken, plus cobblers and Paula’s famous Ooey Gooey Butter Cake. The family-style service promises “endless portions of classic recipes” for which Deen is famous. The restaurant doesn’t take reservations.

5. Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant

Dine in your comfy rental cabin on Thanksgiving with a 12-pound turkey and ample side dishes from this Sevierville restaurant. The full meal for the whole family costs $99 and includes iced tea and pie $99 (but you need to order by Nov. 20!). Applewood Farmhouse also offers a dine-in feast Thanksgiving Day from 10:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., at $27.99 for adults and just $11.99 for kids 10 and under. Reservations for in-person dining will vanish faster than a slice of pumpkin pie, so contact the restaurant today.

6. Harpoon Harry’s Crab House

From 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, come to Harpoon Harry’s for a dine-in buffet of traditional dishes including turkey, ham, prime rib, and roasted pork, with special seafood touches like shrimp cavatappi with lobster cream sauce. Soups, salads, side dishes, pies and cakes round out the meal, which costs $29.95 for adults and $15.95 for kids 12 and under.