The Diner Serves Up Smiles and Sizeable Plates in Sevierville
By Arielle Patterson
The glowing red sign adorned to the chrome building harkens to a classic era. Sevierville’s ‘50s-style diner, aptly named The Diner, is a throwback among other restaurants in the Smokies. The locally owned restaurant has kept both locals and visitors returning year after year with its warm, friendly atmosphere and bang-for-your-buck menu.
Owner Tim Lawall and his family frequently traveled from Cincinnati, Ohio to the picturesque Smoky Mountains for vacations.
“We love the mountains and the people down here,” he explains. The Lawall family loved it so much that they decided to move to Sevier County, and 11 years later, they haven’t looked back. Tim bought The Diner just over three years ago.
“I’ve always wanted to own something where I could be in contact with the general public because I love people,” he says.
That love for The Diner’s customers, from not just Tim but the entire staff, is what keeps diners coming back for more. He shares that The Diner is a spot where customers, both from in town and out of town, come for a bite to eat and eventually become friends of the restaurant.
“There are people that we know from year to year that make it a point to stop in when they come and visit the Smokies.”
Complementing the welcoming atmosphere at The Diner is the menu brimming with classic American eats.
Settle into the red-upholstered booth and order one of The Diner’s burgers, fries or shakes. The Fleetwood burger, piled six-inches high with applewood bacon, cheese, two onion rings and a fried egg, is one of The Diner’s most popular menu items. Breakfast is served all day, including larger-than-life omelets.
“We give out a generous portion of food at a reasonable price,” says Tim.
550 Winfield Dunn Pkwy., Sevierville,