Pigeon Forge offers a new addition in 2022 with Guy Fieri’s Downtown Flavortown, a huge, 300-seat restaurant with a large arcade and bowling alley. Great food and drinks are on the menu as well as fun for all the family.
The atmosphere is vibrant and colorful – kids will love it – and the restaurant and bar serve meals that are wildly flavorful, with exotic drinks to match. And the entertainment is contagious, as the restaurant aims to please on all levels with more than a few choices to satisfy your appetite for food and fun. The 43,000-square-foot restaurant with seating for 300 is your one-stop destination to have a meal, stop in for a refreshing cocktail, spend time in the arcade, and show off your bowling techniques.
In the main dining room, the kitchen is enclosed by glass walls, so you can watch the chefs as they prepare meals. Once seated, just reading the menu is an adventure as it offers some tasty spins on traditional dishes, plus has a variety of inventive entrees. Start off your meal with a shareable order of Trash Can Nachos, Tuna Won Tacos, or Cheeto Dusted Chicharrones, followed by Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ. Sink your teeth into a juicy Bacon Mac N’ Cheese burger or a Motley Que Pulled Pork sandwich. There’s Shrimp & Grits Waffles, Cajun Chicken Alfredo and Fire Roasted Salmon, as well as assorted flatbread, chili, and salads.
If you’re looking for a place to have a refreshing libation, make your way to the Tiki Bar, noted as being the only one of its kind in the Great Smoky Mountains. The vibe is cool, calm and collected, with cozy booth seating, a small table with chairs, or you can sit at the bar and watch the action. The bar also has multiple TVs for viewing.
Enjoy a flavorful Tiki cocktail, such as a Rum Runner, Mai Tai, Pina Colada, Caliente Margarita, Tattooed Mojito or Guy’s famous BBQ Bloody Mary. Each can be served in a collectible Tiki mug. If you’re with a group, take on the challenge of a Bubblin’ Bowl Hurricane that serves three or more people. You can also sample some Moonshine.
If you need something light to nibble, the Tiki Bar Bites menu has a variety of tidbits, such as pork pot stickers, General Tso’s chicken wings, and coconut Gulf Shrimp to satisfy hunger pangs. Try a little of everything with the Pu Pu Platter featuring all the appetizers.
Use the kiosks to purchase cards to use in the 10,000-square-foot arcade. The more you play, the more points earned that are used towards prizes. There are many interactive games suitable for all ages, from claw machines, axe throwing and Space Invaders to ring toss, virtual reality games and classic games.
Stop by the prize area with your card and redeem your points from among hundreds of prizes, including name-branded items, such as Lego, Hot Wheels, Nerf and Barbie, plus backpacks, assorted candies, stuffed animals, necklaces, and even accessories for the kitchen.
Duckpin Bowling Alley
Step up to one of the 14 lanes, pick up your ball, and let it roll down the colorfully lit alley for a strike. This isn’t a traditional bowling alley, as it uses small handheld balls without the usual finger holes, making it easy for all ages to play. There’s also a menu so you can enjoy some of the restaurant’s creative dishes while you play. Up to six people can bowl per lane for one hour for a set fee.
Downtown Flavortown is located in the Mountain Mile and Tower Shops complex in the northern end of Pigeon Forge. This is a rapidly growing section of town with a lot of action happening – check out that link to our feature story on the place. You can spend a lot of time at Flavortown, and even more in some of the other attractions close by, so plan your day for an exciting way to spend the day or evening in a fun-filled environment.