The Diner: A Blast From The Past #travel #ad #Sevierville

The Diner: A Blast From The Past #travel #ad #SeviervilleCheap Is The New Classy

Remember the old diners? The ones where you could get a hand scooped milk shake, an all American hamburger and listen to songs on the jukebox? You could even see a car show. If you have been looking for a place like this, then make The Diner in Sevierville, Tennessee, a must-see on your next vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains.

The Diner: A Blast From The Past #travel #ad #Sevierville

The Diner In Sevierville, TN

While enjoying lunch at The Diner, the owners told us about their menu and business philosophy. Most of their food is prepared in the restaurant {who likes fresh pie?} including their corn beef for their Reuben. Howard talked about attending a food show and coming back realizing that he needed to make this particular sandwich better. So he did. I think this is what makes their food so good. That desire to always do better.

I had a hamburger with Caddie Convertible burger. It comes with Applewood Bacon, pepperjack cheese and jalapenos. I was delightfully surprised to find that the Pepperjack Cheese was actually hot. All you heat lovers out there – how often do you actually find hot Pepperjack Cheese? For me, not often. I like my food spicy and this did not disappoint. I ordered my burger well done and it was still juicy. Often times it comes charred, lol. Not here. My burger was fabulous.

The Diner: A Blast From The Past #travel #ad #Sevierville

Also, they don’t add a bunch of extra salt to their food. I love that. I rarely add salt to anything and it was refreshing to taste mashed potatoes that actually tasted like potatoes and not salt. I think that if the food you serve is good, you shouldn’t have to cover it up so much. Right?

For those adventurous people among you, they also offer Bison and Elk burgers. I really wanted to try one of these {as I never have before} but chickened out. Next time I am in Sevierville, though, I will make it a point to stop at The Diner and try one of these leaner and more heart healthy burgers.

Of course, we had to try dessert. Ah, the Peanut Butter Pie. I have been dreaming of it ever since. It was *hands down* the best Peanut Butter Pie I have ever tasted. Easy. You have never tasted Peanut Butter Pie until you have tasted this.

The Diner: A Blast From The Past #travel #ad #Sevierville

The Diner is a place to see. Even if you don’t want to eat, I think you should drop in for a car show and the nostalgia of it all. There’s cool memorabilia all over the restaurant to see. But, let’s be real here. Once you smell the food, I don’t think you will leave without eating something. ;)

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About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. I think I’d stop just for a taste of tha tpeanut butter pie!! I love the old school atmosphere.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      I would definitely stop back by for the Peanut Butter Pie. And some coffee. :)

  2. This makes me hungry! That looks like a great place to get a bite to eat and take in that great atmosphere of an old diner! I wish we had something like this around here!

  3. I’m originally from Pennsylvania, which is chock full of old-time diners like this one. Reading this post and seeing all your pictures made me miss “home”! We don’t really have anything like this in Hawaii, but that pie is calling my name!

  4. This looks like a fun restaurant!
    We used to have a place similar to this and we always had a blast. That burger looks delicious.

  5. OH heck yes, diner food is awesome and I love the ambiance of this place. How fun!

  6. Our family always enjoys visiting diners. They are always a comfortable place with good, hearty food.

  7. Old, retro style diners are the BEST! I love how it feels like you’ve gone back in time. They always seem to have the best food too!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      It really did have fabulous food. I am adding The Diner to my itinerary more often when I visit Sevierville.

  8. WHAT?!?! This is so freaking cool… Now I feel like dropping everything I’m doing and searching for a dinner, a burger and a piece of cake… May just do all 3. What a cool place to eat! I wish there were more places like this! I usually end up at Portillo’s when I’m craving such type of food.

  9. I love diners. Maybe because my favorite foods are burgers, Reubens and fries! I would definitely want to stop at this place if I am ever traveling through!

  10. That peanut butter pie looks AMAZING! We have a little diner in our downtown, it is an old train car, and has been there forever. They make the most amazing food. I think diners are always the best, so much character, and the food is always awesome :-)

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      That train car restaurant sounds very cool, too. I would love if you would share the name of it so that I can add it to my bucket list.

  11. Now this is what I call a proper American diner! I want some of that delicious peanut butter pie pretty please!

  12. That is about as all american as you can get with dining. The memorabilia is very cool.

  13. That peanut butter pie has my mouth watering! The feel of old-school diners is awesome for families — the kids think it’s a novelty and adults remember shows like Alice and Happy Days.

  14. I visited Pennsylvania last year and got a chance to eat in a diner. You know, for a foreigner like me it was a real experience! I got to visit a modern one that was stylized and also an old one!
    Your post is really great, it evoked great memories

  15. Looks yummy and so pretty. I love old-time diners. They are so cool, even just to look at all the vintage items they display.

  16. I’ve been wanting to visit Sevierville, TN for awhile now. I also love these type of diners, so I will definitely have to stop at this diner when I do visit Sevierville. :)

  17. Peanut Butter Pie is one of my favorite things, ever. I saw that pie and nearly fell out of my chair! It’s so fluffy and delicious looking. I wish I lived closer :)

  18. wow, I saw this post and I just had to comment on it. My eldest son (11) loves all things vintage. He’d love to go here. I wonder if there’s one in MA.