While running an errand to Townsend this past Thursday I stopped in at Paw Paw’s Catfish Kitchen for an early lunch. I’d driven by a time or two and was expecting the usual but instead I was pleasantly surprised to find it New Orleans Cuisine here in in East TN. It was difficult making a choice but ultimately went with a cup of the chicken & sausage gumbo, and half a muffaletta.

As a lover of soups I am nearly always wishing I’d ordered a bowl and this time was no exception. I did not ask where they source the bread for the muffaletta but it seemed close to what one would get on a muffaletta from The Central Grocery in New Orleans. I will most definitely return to sample more of the menu! You can find Paw Paw’s at 2760 Wears Valley Road, Sevierville, TN 37862. Phone number is (865) 446-4978.

New Orleans Cuisine in East TN
The menu. I forgot to take a photo of the other side but follow the link above to see the complete list of offerings.
New Orleans Cuisine in East TN
Half of a muffalleta

If you are on the lookout for New Orleans Cuisine right here in East TN, then look no further. Book a stay at The Sidecar Inn and discover this and many other restaurants in the area.