The Pines Downtown is a restaurant and entertainment venue in Downtown Sevierville.

3 Reasons to Visit The Pines Downtown in Sevierville

The Pines Theater was originally a movie theater and a live entertainment venue. In fact, it’s the site where an 11-year-old Dolly Parton gave her first paid performance! Built in 1944 and recently restored to honor the past and present, The Pines Downtown entertains guests in a whole new way.

Not only is the Pines a popular gathering spot, but it is also one of the best places to eat in Sevierville. Here are 3 reasons to visit The Pines Downtown in Sevierville, TN:

Pours and Provisions

Our local restaurants in Downtown Sevierville serves the best food in the Smoky Mountains!
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Nationally renowned Chef David Rule is behind many of the menus in Downtown Sevierville. Top restaurants including Trotters Whole Hog BBQ and The Appalachian Restaurant boast menus with Chef Rules dishes. That’s true for the menu at The Pines Downtown too!

Casual cuisine is elevated at The Pines. Pizza is available in classic cheese to please the entire family, although specialty pies like the Country Ham Prosciutto take guests on a culinary journey through the Smoky Mountains. In fact, that’s what Chef Rule does best – he fuses fine dining with Southern Appalachian fare. 

Chef Rule designed the handhelds such as The Pines Burger with double smash patties, caramelized onions, and the special house sauce. The waffle fries are perfectly golden and don’t miss the loaded tater tots. It’s classic bar food leveled up!

Hand-crafted cocktails and other pours gives guests exactly what they want while celebrating at The Pines Downtown.
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Also, the bar menu includes expertly designed hand-crafted cocktails. Relax with a glass of wine and unwind in a cozy nook. Or, enjoy a draft beer or import while watching the big game. The casual atmosphere and array of dishes and drinks gives guests a bespoke experience.

Pins and Points

Try new games like Bocce Ball in Downtown Sevierville.
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Plush seating and an eclectic variety of games are available at every turn. Dart boards, foosball, and classic board games lure guests around the table just in your family game night memories. Bocce Ball is a blend of billiards and soccer. During your visit, try it and other interactive games.

Also, step back in time while playing retro arcade games and nostalgic video game consoles.

Duckpin bowling in Sevierville
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However, Duckpin bowling is perhaps the biggest draw. Unlike traditional bowling, it’s a modern version with shorter lanes and smaller balls. This makes the game more accessible for all ages and abilities. Guests will find 8 lanes at The Pines, all of which come food and bar service as well as plush seating.

Additionally, The Pines Downtown offers semi-private and private event space in Sevierville for gatherings of all types. Locals and visitors alike are celebrating big at The Pines! The spaces are perfect for weddings, birthday parties, showers, and other special events.

Parton in Paint

Photo credit: Amy Morton

Imagine sitting in the audience in 1957 watching little hometown girl Dolly Parton singing for her neighbors and friends. Then, years later you see her performing on the big stage. That same magic is depicted in the two murals at The Pines Downtown.

Outside, a sprawling mural depicts the youthful Dolly alongside other classic country stars who played here such as June Carter Cash, Chet Atkins, Roy Acuff, and Archie Campbell. Painted by Seth Bishop, this vibrant mural pays homage to the Pines Theater’s past.

Dolly Parton mural in Downtown Sevierville
Photo courtesy of The Pines Downtown

Inside, Dolly Parton is represented as the natural beauty Sevierville knew way back when. This perfectly understated mural, painted by Maisee Thompson reminds us of the early days of Dolly’s career. 

These displays, along with the other murals in Downtown Sevierville, give visitors a glimpse of our town’s history and heritage. Visit Dolly Parton’s hometown to experience the vibe for yourself. While you’re here, capture the photo-worthy moments and make unforgettable memories with the ones you love.

Start planning your visit by viewing this list of businesses in Downtown Sevierville and viewing our photo gallery.

Authored in Appalachia || Amy Morton


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