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Tom & Earl's Back Alley Grill

Tom and Earl's Back Alley Grill is a local hang out with a full service bar and casual fare. Their outdoor patio has eight dog-friendly tables where you and Fido may get to enjoy live music with your meal. The menu is diverse with options ranging from the Back Alley Quesadilla to the vegetarian garden wrap. They offer a wide selection of specialty sandwiches and burgers. You'll also find a fairly wide selection of craft beer, bottles, and seasonal brews on tap. Tom and Earl's is open every day from 11am to 10pm, but they sometimes stay open later on Friday and Saturday nights. Visit Website

Or call (865) 325-6022 for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Tom & Earl's Back Alley Grill has received a rating of 4.7 out of 5 bones by 26 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Victoria
    Apr. 6, 2021
    Loved it!

    Food was great and people were awesome. We sat on the patio and my Lola chilled. Its off the beaten path so it wasn’t as hectic.

  • Steven
    Mar. 22, 2021
    Great food, drink & pet friendly

    Great place to stop for lunch & dinner with our dog.

    We came twice because it was a win win, because they are very dog friendly & the food was spot on too. The outdoor area is where you can bring your dog and have food & drinks, even the dog got a bowl of cool water. Very good service, food & cocktails would highly recommend if your looking in Gatlinburg for a place to eat & drink with your dog.

  • Patty
    Mar. 10, 2021

    Dog friendly my ARSE. Only if your dog is half dead and not wanting to play with other dogs are you welcomed. We were asked to leave within 5 minutes of ordering cocktails, why you might ask? Well, because our dog was whining to play with the one other dog there. He was not barking or acting up, just wanted to play with the one other dog nearby. FU Tom and Earls. Shouldn't advertise that your dog friendly unless you really MEAN IT. So they give you a bowl of water, big deal. The manager sucks but the waitress with the blue hair was very nice.

  • Kimberly
    Feb. 23, 2021
    Nice patio for the puppies

    We enjoyed eating on the patio with Gracie Rose. She had a nice, cold bowl of water to start.

  • Christine
    Nov. 1, 2020
    Perfect Place To Bring Fido

    The staff was friendly and efficient. They brought water out for our dog. The atmosphere was fun with the live music and the food was very good. Fantastic experience!

  • Timothy
    Sep. 28, 2020
    Great Time at Tom & Earl’s

    Great food and service once again, they welcomed me and my family (wife and pup), got a seat on outside patio, weather was great, atmosphere was relaxing, will definitely come here again!!!

  • Lora
    Sep. 23, 2020
    Great Location

    I completely recommend this restaurant. the staff was so friendly and amazing. We brought our 2 Great Danes and they were very welcoming. the food was really basic but very good. the atmosphere was inviting and I would come back here again.

  • Beverly
    Sep. 22, 2020
    Nice Outdoor Porch

    In nice weather this is a great place to dine with your dog. They bring a bowl of ice water with no asking. The food is not super fancy, but is very good.

  • Erin
    Aug. 27, 2020
    Perfect Location!

    This restaurant is in a great location. It’s both located at a perfect stopping point on Gatlinburg’s main drag and also far enough back from the road to feel a little less chaos from the crowds.

  • Larry
    Aug. 22, 2020
    Nice patio to relax and eat with your pet

    We enjoyed the food and drinks and our dog was made to feel right at home. We will make Tom & Earl's a regular stop in the future.

  • Mel
    Jul. 16, 2020
    Great place

    Good food , Great staff. Saw us and sat us right away on the patio and brought dog water before they brought us menus. Dogs come first especially on a hot hot day

  • Lindsey
    Sep. 20, 2019
    Beautiful Location, Friendly Staff

    Had a wonderful dinner at Tom

  • Jennifer
    Sep. 2, 2019
    Great Experience

    Long day of travels and an absolutely packed town this was just the place to get away. They did have a long wait but brought a dish of water out to our Poodle while we waited! They had a pet only entrance and had a pet concierge who greeted Mila with a second pale of ice water before we even got into our seats on the patio. The food was good and atmosphere even better with the live music. We will certainly go back again!

  • Matthew
    May. 21, 2019
    Drake Enjoyed His Time At Tom

    Drake is enjoying his time! And even got brought a nice water bowl. Great atmosphere and even got to socialize with a few other dogs outside!

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  • Kristin
    May. 3, 2019
    Friendly Staff

    The staff was super friendly. I’m pretty sure everyone who worked there pet our pup! Outside seating with dogs only. Food was okay, and somewhat over priced. But our pup was able to sit and listen to the live music while we ate dinner!

  • Mae
    Mar. 25, 2019
    Perfect Place To Bring The Pups

    We had a great experience at Tom

  • Lori
    Sep. 13, 2018
    They love dogs

    My doodle was greated by a very nice gentlemen that gave her a huge bowl of ice water. He took her picture and my Annie absolutely loved him. Food was excellent. We would definitely


  • Robyn
    Sep. 1, 2018
    Very dog friendly !!

    Loved this place and so did our 60 pound pitty! Brought her a big bowl of ice water and us a good local beer on draft! Good food and very friendly staff!

  • Dustin
    Aug. 26, 2018
    Great spot for a bite to eat

    They were extremely accommodating to us and our 2 dogs and the even have a “pupparazi” that brought them water and took pictures with them.

  • Melissa
    Aug. 14, 2018
    Love it!

    We took our Shih tzu with us for lunch there. The waiters working the patio asked several times if he needed water, even though I had brought him a bottle! Our waiter was funny and we really enjoyed our meal! We will definitely be back!

  • Mary
    More than a year ago
    great service!!

    I have two large dogs and they were very accommodating!! They even bring ice water out for the dogs in silver dog bowls nice shading, great service and food! Definitely recommend!!

  • @summit.the.pup
    More than a year ago
    dog friendly & great food

    Dog friendly in the back. They give the dogs water bowls. Great food too.

  • Megan
    More than a year ago
    2 paws up

    We went to the Back Alley Grille yesterday, 4/3/18. Staff was super friendly and immediately brought our 10 month old mini Golden doodle, Sparky, a large bowl of water. Food was good too. Burger was so big my son couldn’t finish it all, which was a good thing for Sparky because he got to sample the burger as well. Thanks for a great experience. Wet sloppy kisses all around from Sparky!

  • Tammy
    Mar. 9, 2018
    Beautiful March day w the pup

    First time here.... Daphne. (My 9yr old lab), was greeted with a pat n chat from the fantastic staff. She was welcomed with a big bowl of water. Place was very accommodating.

    Definitely will be back.

  • K
    Dec. 27, 2017
    Not a Covered Patio

    After googling pet friendly restaurants, we chose this one. There were 7 of us and 2 dogs on the patio. We ordered our food, and then it started to pour down rain. We all crowded under one small table with an umbrella to eat our meal. Check the weather before you go here, because if it rains, they can't do a thing for you. It is not a covered patio--just a bunch of tables with umbrellas in an open area. All in all, we pretty much stayed dry, and we enjoyed the food and live music, even though we were bunched in together.

  • Wendey
    More than a year ago
    big outdoor patio

    Great place for the dogs and okay food. Highlights were the appetizers. Very dog friendly though even on a cold day!

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