Friday, November 23, 2018

Smokey’s Pizza – Maryville Tennessee

…another break from our summertime New England adventures.

We’d gone over to Maryville in order for our Hyundai dealer to correct an issue that was covered by Hyundai.  When they were done fixing the car, it was time for lunch.  Where to eat?

Our friends Norm and Linda have tried more restaurants in the greater Knoxville area than anyone else we know…including ourselves!  We were confident that they hadn’t ever dined at Smokey’s Pizza though… Linda doesn’t like to eat in restaurants that are attached to gas stations!

The kitchen at Smokey’s is pretty much a basic bare bones operation.  Counter space to build the pizzas, storage for ingredients, a pizza oven…and stacks of pizza boxes ready to go along with some insulated delivery bags.

The posted specials show some real advantages in ordering for a crowd or a hungry family.  It’s hard to beat 5 large 1-topping pizzas for only $30.00!
The menu revealed other bargains.  For example, on Mondays you can get $2.00 off any burger.  When you consider that an 8 oz. burger with fries is only $7.99 in the first place, this is a great deal.  Similar deals for sub sandwiches, spaghetti dinners, Stromboli/Calzone and large beverages are offered every weekday…

Like the kitchen, the dining area is pretty basic.  The chairs match and there is lots of natural light but the décor is non-existent as befits a low cost operation that can afford to offer deals to its customers…

We decided that we’d order an appetizer so we chose this basket of 10 Sweet Chili Chicken Wings. ($11.99) They looked good…and these nice big wings were very good!

We decided to order a large pizza and take some home for lunch or dinner the next day.  We chose this 14” beauty with pepperoni and Italian sausage. ($12.99) The crust was thin enough to make Laurie happy and the meat had plenty of flavor.  We were very pleased and we will return.

It turned out that we were served by the owner’s son.  He told us that his dad owns 3 Smokey’s locations in Maryville but that this was the first one he’d opened.  FYI, in addition to the items already mentioned, the menu also includes salads, gyros, quesadillas, pasta, appetizers and desserts.

This Smokey’s Pizza location can be found at 2106 West Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville Tennessee.  Phone: 865-983-4244.  Smokey’s website is at 

I thought that pizza would provide readers with an appropriate break from turkey, cranberry sauce, yams, mashed potatoes, gravy and pumpkin pie… We hope that you had a great Thanksgiving!

Just click on any of the photos to enlarge them…

Thanks for stopping by for lunch!

Take Care, Big Daddy Dave


  1. The pizza is indeed a beauty and glad it turned out well. I'd never noticed this place and had to check the map to find it. Since we often bring home a pizza from Maryville, we'll give them a try.

  2. I love pizza! and what delicious looks this pizza, Im hungry now !! hugs!

  3. I love pizza, friend David … without the crust cuz me eat no bread … go keto … Anyway, this pizza reminds me of a MEDIUM pizza we ordered in Miami last year, and what was served was a HUMONGEOUS pizza for $US 11.99 … we are talking about a pizza with EVERYTHING on it … beef, cheese, peppers, onions, anchovies, mushrooms, olives, shrimp, pineapple and did I mention cheese? ... which fed my husband and I for the following 2 days and I had no trouble getting full with just the toppings … the kosher pickle that came with it was large as well so I had that in one sitting … smiles … Love, cat.