A lengthy lineup of traditional game-day fare and a sports atmosphere captivate fans at Fox and Hound - Bailey's, where the kitchen remains open as late as its neighboring fully stocked bar. Chefs cook until the wee hours of the morning and always until the bar closes, baking Bavarian pretzel starters, crafting towers of onion rings, and preparing hand-battered chicken tenders that are cooked until they are golden brown. They blend their own seasonings to sprinkle over grilled-to-order burgers, and draw from a diverse roster of cheeses and toppings to crown their wood-oven-inspired flatbreads.
While manning the bars, bartenders tap into a stash of libations, such as UV Whipped vodka and Patron Silver tequila, to mix their specialty cocktails. To further foster a sporting ambiance, high-definition TVs glow with sports games and custom music-video playlists, and guests partake in pastimes of ump bashing, billiards, or competitive people watching.
Trailhead Steakhouse hints at its hearty American menu before diners even enter the door, with steep gable roofs cupping the rural wooden planking of a vintage log cabin. Up the wood steps, noses catch whiffs of USDA-choice, certified Angus T-bone and filet mignon grilling over an open fire. Diners may spot steaming shrimp lounging on plates beside piles of green-bean, spinach, and baked-potato sides, or salmon or trout fillets with grill marks as crisp as the lines on loose leaf, yet more fun to complete homework on. Patrons can celebrate cleaning their plates with a cheers over a bottled beer.
Dooley Tavern boasts Irishness through its welcoming, vibrant pub atmosphere where friends and family gather for games, televised sports, and a menu packed with comforting American fare. Bring a fellow sports fanatic or a beleaguered referee in need of a friend and hit the starting line with potato skins packed with cheddar jack cheese, scallions, and bacon, or dip into Dooley's Pot 'O Gold and choose a trio of starters from a selection of six such as cheese sticks, boneless chicken bites, and wings. Guests can then round second with the grilled rib eye or steal a home plate of sizzling chicken fajitas. For dessert, Dooley's doles out delectables such as new york cheesecake and old-fashioned root beer floats dressed in vanilla bean ice cream and bloomers. Diners can also meet their suds quota by sampling from a bevy of 20 brews on tap.
Riverstone Family Restaurant stands just outside of Cades Cove and the Smoky Mountains, ready to welcome hungry travelers with homestyle Southern comfort fare. Old-fashioned buttermilk pancakes, grits, and omelets help patrons refuel before continuing their cross-country skipping treks. In addition to sandwiches and more than 15 entrees founded on certified Angus beef, the restaurant's chefs toss out sides such as fresh soup, turnip greens, and fried okra.
Fresh, citrusy ceviche, savory lamb barbacoa, and sizzling fajitas served in the skillet—these are just a few of the specialties at Bucanas Mexican Restaurant. Diners can share platters of oysters on the half shell or opt for a signature dish such as the Molcajete—a fiery medley of steak, shrimp, chicken, and chorizo cooked with cheese and cactus. Frosty margaritas and pints of draft beer complete the dining experience.