Food, Great Smoky Mountains

The Appalachian Restaurant

The Appalachian Restaurant is bringing a contemporary Southern Appalachian dining experience to Sevierville and Smoky Mountain area all while honoring the past. This is a farm to table restaurant which provides Southern hospitality at its finest, while presenting the greatest reflection and flavors of this amazing region.

The Appalachian restaurant features chef-inspired Appalachian cuisine opened in downtown Sevierville, Tenn on Bruce Street. According to The Appalachian’s website, The restaurant is a collaboration between developers and entrepreneurs Austin and Katie Williams and co-owners David and Cara Rule.

David Rule has previously served as a veteran chef at other popular fine-dining establishments in East Tennessee including Blackberry Farm and The Dancing Bear Lodge. He also served as both partner and executive chef at the Walnut Kitchen in Maryville, Tenn.

The restaurant features a modern and elevated approach to traditional Appalachian ingredients. “We are bringing a contemporary Southern Appalachian culinary experience to Sevierville while honoring the past,” says Rule on the Appalachian’s website. “Our hope is that the restaurant provides Southern hospitality at its finest, while presenting the greatest reflection and flavors of this amazing region.”

Smoky flavors are a signature of the restaurant’s menu, thanks to a large wood burning hearth located in the heart of the kitchen.

Ingredients are all fresh and locally sourced for the restaurant’s many partners including Mossy Creek Mushrooms, Cruze Farm Dairy, Sugar Tree, Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Ham, Mountain Roots Farm, White Oak Pastures, Blackberry Farm, Iberian Pastures, Springer Mountain Farms, J.Q. Dickenson Saltworks, Georgia Olive Farms, Joe Jurgelwitz & Son, Zavel’s Farm, Heritage Farms Cheshire Pork and Anson Mills.

Main menu features include chicken, duck breast, pork, burgers, fish and a variety of steaks.

Restaurant features a romantic, high-end yet country aesthetic with dark tones, brass, stone and wood. The Appalachian is also unique in that it is one of only a handful of local restaurants that actually take reservations. Reservations can be made online using the Resy app.

The Appalachian is located in the heart of historic downtown Sevierville at 133 Bruce Street and is open from 4 pm-9 pm Tuesday-Thursday at 4-10 pm Friday and Saturday. Dining reservations start at 5 pm. The Appalachian restaurant is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

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