My Top Five Favorite Places to eat in Pigeon Forge, these were my absolute must eat at places from our vacation. If you’re looking for southern comfort food at it’s best these are the stops to make on your trip!
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When we’re traveling one of the most important parts of the trip to me is where we eat. Being a food blogger this is a huge part of what I look forward to and I always reach out to the local travel bureau and ask for their favorites as well as asking the hotel receptionist and anyone else I come across that might have knowledge of where we need to try.
This trip was no different, when I started planning I noticed that there were about ten places that I had to try, today I have our top five places to eat in Pigeon Forge to share with you. Of course, there are many other options, but these made or favorites list easily!
Top Five Places to eat in Pigeon Forge
Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen at The Island in Pigeon Forge
Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is family style dining at its best. In true southern tradition, they serve a family style spread of hearty down home dishes even with Paula’s famous sides. We enjoyed the fried chicken, pulled pork, mac & cheese, mashed potatoes and much more.
My favorite part of the meal was the cheddar biscuits that we started with and the Ooey Gooey Butter Cake at the end. These were both amazing and left me wondering how I could visit every week for my fix of the food or maybe I can recreate them and make them for my family.
Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen was conveniently located at The Island in PIgeon Forge. We were able to play, shop and then have a delicious meal all at the same location.
The Old Mill is a legendary Smoky Mountains restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We stopped for lunch one afternoon and were greeted with a basket of fritters and maple butter to get us started. They also serve the meal family style with fried chicken being the star of the meal.
We sat at tables overlooking the river that flows to the waterwheel next door, powering the gigantic stones that have ground our cornmeal and grits since 1830. Across the street at The Old Mill Pottery House Café & Grille, enjoy a picturesque dining experience with creatively prepared and beautifully presented Southern foods.
Local Goat is a New American restaurant with a scratch-made kitchen specializing in locally-sourced and sustainable menu items. Local Goat offers a wide array of appetizers, jumbo wings, awesome salads. hearty steaks, chops, fall-off-the-bone ribs and outstanding desserts.
The BGT Burger was my absolute favorite – it’s a delicious burger that’s topped with goat cheese, crispy onions and bacon jam. BACON JAM! I mean, how can you go wrong with anything that has bacon jam on it? YUM!!
I included this in our post about the top 10 things to do in Pigeon Forge but it also makes this list because the food was really good and my kids love that it was all you can eat! So they just kept this amazing food coming!
The fried chicken was amazing and so was the mashed taters, I think those were my favorite parts of the meal! Don’t forget, if you love sweet tea they have the best around!
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I know this restaurant was located at our hotel, but I could not make this list without including it. They had the absolute best oven grilled pizza that I’ve ever had. My boys loved the burgers too!
Having this spot located at our hotel was even more convenient, we were able to eat here several times over our trip and even get the pizza to go and enjoy it in our hotel room.
This pizza is a margarita pizza that’s full of tomatoes, basil and mozzarella! Plus, it has a great garlic seasoning. It was by far my favorite!
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