We are bringing a contemporary Southern Appalachian dining experience to Sevierville and Smoky Mountain area all while honoring the past. Our hope is that our East Tennessee, farm to table restaurant provides Southern hospitality at its finest while presenting the greatest reflection and flavors of this amazing region. As a result, The Appalachian has become Sevierville’s best restaurant
The Appalachian, opened in in January 2021 & has quickly become the centerpiece of historical Bruce Street in downtown Sevierville. In collaboration with developers and entrepreneurs Austin and Katie Williams, co-owners David and Cara Rule created The Appalachian.
The menu features a wide range of Appalachian-inspired seasonal dishes, from starters such as blue crab spoon fritters and beer battered okra to mains including glazed duck, rainbow trout and variety of dry age steaks. To set the mood for this culinary experience, the interior design is led by darker tones with touches of brass, stone and wood.
"The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a star."
David Rule serves as the executive chef, bringing a modern approach to traditional Appalachian ingredients and dishes with an emphasis on smoky flavors coming from a large wood burning hearth that is positioned in the heart of the kitchen.
Rule wanted to pay homage to the region as his experiences in various kitchens across East Tennessee influenced his vision for The Appalachian. Rule is a veteran chef having worked at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tenn., as well as Dancing Bear Lodge, in Townsend, Tenn., all before opening the Walnut Kitchen in Maryville, Tenn., where he was the executive chef and partner.