Smoky Junction Restaurant

If you think there are quite a few country breakfast joints in Townsend, TN; well, you’d be right. It’s just what us locals prefer. We love our hot, country breakfasts and there’s no better places to get one than Smoky Junction.

At Smoky Junction Restaurant in Townsend there are literally specials all day long, everyday and Fridays feature their famous Friday Night Fish Fry. Also featured is a weekend breakfast bar and a Sunday buffet. There’s plenty to eat, it’s up to you to make it over to Smoky Junction.

Like the Smoky Junction Restaurant, let’s start with breakfast. Their breakfast menu begins with eggs – any style and with any breakfast side from sugar cured ham, country ham, bacon, pork chops, and ribeye steak to just plain eggs or eggs with cheese, whatever you prefer. Feel like an omelet? They’ll make them and add such toppings as ham, onions, peppers, cheese, sausage, bacon, the list goes on. Pancakes are a favorite at the Smoky Junction as well from plain to ones with blueberries, or chocolate chips, or pecans.

Still here? We don’t blame you if you’ve left for the Smoky Junction in Townsend already. Well, since you’re here we’ll move on down the menu to lunch. Burgers, cheese sandwiches, BBQ pork sandwiches, and various chicken sandwiches align the lunch portion of the menu. Soups and salads are also available and a children’s section rounds it out with steak, tenders, peanut butter & jelly, and pizza to their liking. Picnic lunches of ham, turkey, or roast beef can also be ordered if you’d rather eat in the park.

For dinner, the menu expands in scope and flavor. From steaks to chops to beef liver and county ham, and it doesn’t stop there. Rainbow trout, gulf shrimp and tilapia are just a few of the seafood specialties at the Junction. Burgers and various sandwiches can also be ordered from the dinner menu too. So next time you’re in Townsend, stop by the Smoky Junction Restaurant for breakfast, lunch, or dinner…. At least breakfast. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on any of those oh so good omelets.

Smoky Junction Restaurant
7735 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy
Townsend, TN 37882-4031
(865) 448-6881

Picnic Pantry Cafe – Lunch, Brunch and On the Go

Townsend, Tennessee’s Picnic Pantry Cafe offers a wide variety of sandwiches and coffee shop fare for anyone looking to stop by for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just to grab a snack before hitting the trail.

For many, coming through Townsend means a quick bite to eat on the way to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, or fueling up before hitting the trails for a few days. And that’s just the way Townsend, Tn restaurant the Picnic Pantry Cafe would have it.

Not only do they welcome visitors in for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, they’re always ready to send you on your way with a salad, sandwich, or other to-go snack in order to get you out in nature all the more sooner.

Those of you seeking breakfast, the Picnic Pantry Cafe offers a variety of breakfast sandwiches, wraps and yogurt. Daily specials include ready-made sandwiches and soups, as well as salads. Paninis, roast beef, turkey, ham, and pastrami are piled high on top of 9 grain wheat, marble seedless rye, croissants, freschetta, and sourdough bread. If you’re there in the afternoon, or evening, maybe it’s a refreshing glass of wine (try with a fruit or cheese tray) that’s more to your liking, or an ice cold beer. Expresso, lattes, and various hot coffees are also available.

As mentioned, for those of you looking to beat the crowd in the national park and hit the trail, the cafe offers numerous baked goods that can be wrapped and saved for later. Trail mix, crackers and jerky are also offered for numerous hiking junkies that make the pantry the final stop before getting back to nature.

The Picnic Pantry Cafe’s special events including cookie decorating classes for kids are always a hit around town. Every month the cafe seems to be offering something new and different, and July is no different. June featured a wine tasting event and July will feature one as well on Tuesday, July 14 at 6 p.m. This will be a four course meal that is paired with four wines. Reserve your spot by calling the Picnic Pantry at 865-738-3183.

Starting June 30th, the Townsend Farmers Market will be located in Trillium Cove Shopping Village next to the cafe.  It will run every Thursday, starting June 30th.

Picnic Pantry Cafe operating hours: Sunday and Monday : 11 am to 5 pm – Tuesday -Thursday: 8 am to 8 pm – Friday and Saturday: 8 am to 9 pm