Prime Rib is a beloved dish by many and with that prestige, the bar is set extremely high when searching for the perfect Prime. In honor of National Prime Rib Day, we decided to break down our top picks for the restaurants that serve up the best Prime Rib in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

Alamo Steakhouse

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Alamo Steakhouse combines impeccable service and authentic taste to make them more than deserving of their certificate of excellence on Tripadvisor. Their Prime Rib is always cooked to perfection and is so tender it cuts like butter and simply melts in your mouth. The Prime Rib entree is served with your choice of salad and one side. If you aren’t quite in the mood for the full dinner portion, they offer an appetizer of horseradish-Parmesan Prime Rib Strips that are absolutely divine! If you do plan to dine at Alamo Steakhouse be sure to take advantage of the 15% off coupon featured on their site.

Texas Roadhouse

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Although Texas Roadhouse is not specific to the area, we decided to still include it in this blog due to it having such a high rating on Tripadvisor. Falling at number 11 out of 109 restaurants in Pigeon Forge, Texas Roadhouse serves up the most affordable Prime Rib without sacrificing quality. You can order a 10 ounce Prime for only $17.99, making it the best deal in the Smokies. Prime Rib specials are only available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays and come with your choice of 2 sides and as many fresh-baked rolls as your heart desires.


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Featuring an upscale mountain lodge atmosphere and scratch-made southern-style delicacies, Calhoun’s is a local favorite for all things comfort food. Calhoun’s is conveniently located at the center of the Parkway in Lumberjack Square. The Prime Rib Special is only available on Fridays and Saturdays and features the best cuts of hickory smoked meat served with your choice of potato and one additional side. You can order a 12 oz cut for $24.50, making it the second most affordable Prime Rib option in the area.

The Cherokee Grill

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The Cherokee Grill boasts the title “Gatlinburg’s Premier Steakhouse” and lives up to the name. Their Prime Rib special features a juicy 12 ounce cut of meat that is velvety in texture and full of robust flavor. Only available on Fridays and Saturdays, an order of Prime is served with your choice of Neva Potatoes or Tennessee Blue Cheese Grits and freshly baked bread.

The Peddler Steakhouse

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The Peddler Steakhouse has become a dining tradition in Gatlinburg to many over the years. The Peddler steakhouse makes three promises; to serve great food, provide the best service, and to feature a comfortable atmosphere. They more than live up to these promises. Their Prime Rib is unbelievably tender and buttery in texture. Their Prime special includes the Peddler salad bar, your choice of a side dish, and oven hot bread.

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