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Welcome to The Abbey!

The Abbey is a great way to spend a sunny afternoon, eating lunch or dinner by the river and drinking your favorite brew, whether it be Craft Beer, Cider, Sweet Iced Tea or a Soft Drink.  Our family friendly atmosphere brings a smile to all ages.  Join a friend in corn hole or Connect Four.  Escape the hustle and bustle of Pigeon Forge (25 minutes away) or Gatlinburg (25 minutes also).  Visit Cades Cove or ride your bike along our 6 mile Townsend Bike Path and rest with us!

We also have shareables for you to snack on and a sandwich, salad or flatbread should you have a larger appetite.  Specials each weekend for music night are to promote speedy service so you can better enjoy your time with us!

The Townsend Abbey

Fine Local Craft Beer Great Local Dining The ABBEY is Open Daily... Come join us for a bite or just to Relax by the River!


We Proudly Announce we are a 2020, 2021 and 2022 Recipient of Tripadvisor’s TOP TEN Percent of Restaurants in the World!!!

Thank You!

Open Monday – Thursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Friday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Sunday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm


 Yoga at the Abbey

Thursday, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 



 Our Riverfront Patio &  Great Hall provide an awesome dining experience.



The Townsend Abbey is proud to showcase local Craft Beer in a unique setting.  We pride ourselves on our offerings of the finest local brewers, paired with tasty bites.  Watch your favorite sports event with us, or just sit by the river and take it all in!

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Ten Local Taps, Two Local Ciders!

Only the Best

Fresh Ingredients, Tasty Meals

We offer offer small bites, medium plates and shareables…..
always great with local craft beer.  We also carry cider, wine and some signature drinks for the gluten free!


Flat Bread Pizza


Pork belly, gala apple, caramelized onions BBQ sauce, mozzarella cheese

Pepperoni and mushroom with marinara

Cheese Flatbread with Pesto

Cheese Pizza with marinara

Supreme with everything on it!


Pulled Pork

House smoked pulled pork

sliders served with our homemade coleslaw,  BBQ sauce and potato chips.


Honey Roasted or House

Smoked BBQ wings served

with your choice of sauces and

celery sticks.


Under 10

                              includes drink and chips

Corn Dogs

Hot Dogs

Chicken Tenders

Beer Cheese

Try our signature Beer Cheese with

sweet and spicy jalapeno peppers,

served warm with Bavarian Pretzels.



$11 to $25

Daily Specials!

These range from pasta, fajitas, ribs, chicken, salmon.  All Delish!



Hot Steamed Subs!

Roast Beef and Swiss, Turkey and Provalone, or Italian Subs on fresh made hoagie buns!  Yum!

Served with chips for a quick lunch!



Entree Salads!

Strawberry Patch, Kale Power Salad or House Salad with homemade dressings.  Add a scoop of Chicken Salad, Roasted Chicken or have an Italian Sub Salad if you are eating keto !

Homemade Chicken Salad on Croissant or Wheat with chips and pickle!


Steve's Ribs Every Friday Night!!! Daily Specials on Board! Live music Friday & Saturday! Trivia or live music on Thursdays



What People are Saying

“A Great Find”

“What a fabulous addition to Townsend! Great craft beer, nice patio overlooking the river and tubers and corn hole. Great place to relax and have a bite to eat and a beer after a hike. The best thing is they are open all year! Looking forward to the addition of live music! I’ve told all of my hiking friends about you all!

Melissa Rogers

“Fabulous food & flawless service”

Great place great food and great service


Michael Sparks

“Another successful experience”

Good beer and cider, flatbread was amazing and you gotta love the tater tots!

Steve Dater


Great place to stop in for a cold brew and some good food. love the wings and veggie plate.

Keith Kennedy

Hours of Operation

7765 River Road

Townsend Tennessee 37882


 Monday through  Thursday

11 am til 9 pm


10 am to 10 pm

 10 am to 10 pm

Sunday 11 am to 9 pm!

Live Music most weekends!


Weddings or Private Events
are available on request

Drop Us a Line

Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions or want to host an event!

7765 River Road 37882



Don’t Miss

The Surface DwellJuly 5D 

 We have many events planned for the coming season!  Join us outside on the patio on the river for a great dining experience with local music usually at 7 pm unless noted



2024 Artists Play Dates

First Friday Artist Jan 5

Butch Truan Jan 6

Randy Goodman Jan 12

Jeff Joplin Jan 13

Dark Waters Project Jan 19

The Surface Dwellers Jan 20

Kevin Mahoney, Darryl Wallace, Chris Long Jan 26

 Jeff Nelson Steve Potts Jan 27

First Friday Artists Feb 2

Tin Wood Holler Feb 3

Randy Goodman Feb 9

Southern Spirit 10

The Surface Dwellers Feb 16

Butch Truan Feb 17

Joe Podge Feb 23

Kevin Mahoney Darryl Wallace Chris Long Feb 24

First Friday Artists March 1

Perry Bonck March 2

Jeremy Johnson March 8

Donnovan Bryant March 9  6:30

Randy Goodman March 15

Butch Truan March 16

 Joe Podge March 22

Kevin Mahoney Darryl Wallace March 23

 Sam Crowe March 29

Joe and Jan Wood March 30

First Friday Artists April 5

Southern Spirit April 6

Randy Goodman April 12

Kevin Mahoney, Chris Long Darryl Wallace April 13

Doug Wilhite April 18th

Jeremy Johnson April 19

 Craig Allen April 20

Andy Sneed April 26

Tin Wood Holler April 27

First Friday Artists May 3

Joe Podge May 4

Randy Goodman May 10

Perry Bonk May 11

Dark Waters Project May 17

Butch Truan May 18

Doug Wilhite May 24

Joe Podge May 25

Jeff Nelson Steve Potts May 31

Perry Bonck June 1

Southern Spirit June 8

Randy Goodman June 14

Dark Waters Project June 15

Jeff Nelson Steve Potts June 21

 Jonathan Dean June 22

Tin Wood Holler June 28

 Doug Wilhite June 29

Jeremy Johnson July 5

First Friday July 6

 Randy Goodman July 12

Perry Bonck July 13

Dave Easterling/ Dan Raza @ 5pm     Kevin Mahoney Chris Long Daryll Watson @ 7:30  July 19

Butch Truan July 20

Dark Waters Project July 26

Tin Wood Holler July 27

First Friday Artists August 2

Jonathan Dean August 3

 Joe Podge August 9

Southern Spirit August 10

Randy Goodman August 16

Butch Truan August 17

Dark Waters Project August 23

Tin Wood Holler August 24

 Andy Sneed August 30

August 31

First Friday Artists Sept 6

Jonathan Dean Sept 7

Sept 13

Perry Bonck Sept 14

Randy Goodman Sept 20

Butch Truan Sept 21

Kevin Mahoney, Darryl Wallace Chris Long Sept 27

Tin Wood Holler Sept 28

First Friday Oct 4

Southern Spirit Oct 5

Randy Goodman Oct 11

Perry Bonck Oct 12

Joe and Jan Wood Oct 18

Butch Truan Oct 19

Dark Waters Project Oct 25

Kevin Mahoney Darryl Wallace Chris Long Oct 26

First Friday Nov 1

Andy Sneed Nov 2

Randy Goodman Nov 8

Perry Bonck Nov 9

The Surface Dwellers Nov 15

Butch Truan Nov 16

Dark Waters Project Nov 22

Kevin Mahoney Darryl Wallace Chris Long Nov 23

The Backseat Delilahs Nov 30

First Artist Dec 6

Southern Spirit Dec 7

Randy Goodman Dec 13

Perry Bonck Dec 14

Joe and Jan Wood Dec 20

Butch Truan Dec 21

The Surface Dwellers Dec 28

The Backseat Delilahs Dec 29


NO outside food or drink, please!  Food always available!!! 

Many Dinner Specials!


 No cover charge for these artist, just a good time!  Please remember to tip them!  They need to eat too!


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