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Local Goat

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Greatest Of All Time!
1. Greatest Of All Time!
"Don’t pass up the Local Goat!"
KrisandLori
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2. Can't wait to go back!!
2. Can't wait to go back!!
"I highly recommend it!"
gypsylady3200
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3. OMG!!!
3. OMG!!!
"OH MY GOODNESS the best food in town & the service was extraordinary!"
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About
Local Goat is a New American restaurant with a scratch-made kitchen specializing in farm-to-table menu items. Local Goat offers a wide array of appetizers, jumbo wings, awesome salads. hearty steaks, chops, fall-off-the-bone ribs and outstanding desserts. Local Goat specializes in craft beer and craft drinks. Test your skills on our vintage shuffleboard table or catch your favorite game on any of our HD TV's. Billy's Bar is a great place for great times. Bring the whole family. Local Goat is conveniently located in the heart of Pigeon Forge at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains with picturesque views of Mount LeConte and the surrounding mountains. Local Goat Tavern is located between traffic
PRICE RANGE
US$8 - US$28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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We have visited The Local Goat in Pigeon Forge multiple times on multiple occasions. My husband and I have been with and without our kids, and the service was great regardless! Our last visit 11/21/21, we had 5 children and 4 adults in our party....While many might view this large of a party (esp. with kids!) as a headache, we received as good of service as ever... despite our spilled drink!!! The food is good. Locally sourced and portions large enough to share. The pasta is made in house. The ribs are tender and have a good flavor. The Hawaiian Steak is a little odd.. very tender, but the seasoning would be better on chicken. The real highlight is the fries!!! I am not even joking!!!! Hands down the best of anywhere!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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A trip to East Tennessee wouldn’t be complete without a stop at our favorite farm-to-table restaurant! If you’re ever near Pigeon Forge, Tennessee check out the Local Goat New American Restaurant! 10/10 recommend! The menu has something for everyone! I tried the mango jalapeño margarita,...and mmm was it tasty! The sweet and spicy! Ask for Jeremiah! He was our server and he was amazing! Especially with children 2 and younger. The overall atmosphere was great for a fun family dinner!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our waiters name was Robert, I'm 58, married, been out to eat alot, he was 1 of the best persons to serve us in any state! Good food!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had reservations for 11am. The line was around the building but they told me I had to wait in line no matter the reservation

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We found the lines to the Local Goat to be ridiculous but we had to find a way to eat there. It must be fantastic. This morning we made an 8PM reservation just to give it a try before leaving town. The food was very...average. The facility is cute, but nothing special.Our waiter (ALEX) was truely outstanding. He was by far the best thing about the Local Goat. At the end of the meal I went to the restroom. It was filthy. One of the worst restaurant restrooms I have seen this year. No paper towels (other than the ones thrown on the floor). The counter was a mess. I left without "doing my business" knowing I could make it to our hotel. This was one of the worst experiences we have had. It was average, but the restroom put it over the top as a bad experience. I rated this a 3 out of 5 which I feel was VERY generous. Needess to say we will not be returning to the Local Goat on future trips to this area. I would not return even if they offered us free meals for life. I was very turned off, especially by the restroom.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the best restaurant in Pigeon forge. All local ingredients. Ribs are excellent and service was great

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My family and I ate here Sunday night for the first time. The food was great and the service was excellent! Our servers name was Brandon and he did amazing. Thanks, Brandon!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Local Goat has great food!! We have been before and we made sure to come bCk when we were here this time. Robert our server was awesome and quick!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I ate at the Local Goat our first night in town. It was fantastic, the Deep Fried Deviled Eggs were Devilishly Delish! The white chocolate bread pudding was also a big hit! Our server was fantastic as well. Only one little hiccup...and that was the young lady seating us seemed to have a bit of an attitude. Other than that, we were more than pleased! The place was packed yet they still got us in quickly.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here while on vacation the food and service were amazing! Ouf server Robert did an incredible job! Would definitely eat here again!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Juve2707
11 November 2021|
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Response from garyjW8627CZ | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if Local Goat caters. You can contact the restaurant at (865) 366-3035. Thank you.
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1 June 2021|
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Response from call_me_candie | Reviewed this property |
I visited on Sunday, May 30, and most staff were not. Our server was not wearing a mask.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Local Goat

Yes, Local Goat is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Local Goat is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5