February 10, 2005
Mountain Edge Grill seems to be our favorite place to eat when we are shopping at the Five Oaks/Tanger Outlet Malls in Sevierville. (The towns of Sevierville and Pigeon Forge interconnect). Maybe it is just one of those shopping-related things--you shop, you get hungry. Actually, the food is excellent, and the restaurant’s "outdoor" theme reminds us of our dreams to someday retire in Montana. The owner’s sons are big ski enthusiasts, and the walls are decorated with ski posters, canoes, kayaks, ski poles, and all kinds of items that remind you of white winter wonderland activities. There are also several TVs to keep you informed with the latest sporting and news events while you eat and rest your weary feet at the same time.
The Mountain Edge Grill has a lot of variety on the menu, with appetizers such as mozzarella cheese sticks or nachos/cheese and salsa for under $5.50; or hamburgers, such as the American Classic (with lettuce, tomato and onion) for $5.99, and my husband’s favorite, the Forrest Burger, which has sautéed mushrooms and Swiss cheese for $6.69. A large selection of sandwiches can also be found on their menu, some of which are the Philly beef, tuna salad, reuben, BLT, or the Avalanche Club, which has smoked turkey and bacon with lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, and their special Vidalia onion dressing on sourdough toast. Most sandwiches are priced between $5 and $7. Sandwiches come with chips, but french fries can be substituted for a nominal charge. Also, the Mountain Edge Grill serves soups and salads and is known for its famous white chicken chili. A kid’s menu is also available, which has grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken strips, plain hot dogs, or half a sandwich, all for under $3.50.
One of the Mountain Edge Grill’s specialty dinners is a Buffalo Burger Plate. It consists of a half-pound buffalo burger with lettuce, tomato, and onions, french fries and baked beans ($9). Everyone says it is delicious, but we can’t seem to get past our favorites, which are the American Classic and Forrest burgers.
Mountain Edge Grill is located in Suite 975 between Zales and the mall office in the Tanger Outlet Mall Shopping Center. You can’t miss the outlet malls, as there are many white-sided buildings with forest-green-colored roofs. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9am to 9pm, and Sunday 9am to 7pm. Hours in January and February are usually Sunday through Thursday, 10am to 6pm, and Friday and Saturday, 10am to 9pm. Another Mountain Edge Grill is located in downtown Gatlinburg at 631 Parkway (Baskin Square).
If you want a tasty place to eat while shopping, or if you just want a good burger, stop in at the Mountain Edge Grill and let Mr. Black Bear, in his bright orange "Tennessee" hat, serve you something to eat at the "Skier Pick-Up"!
From journal Winterfest in Pigeon Forge