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September 20, 2022

Dollywood is known for thrilling rides, incredible shows, and delicious food, especially when it comes to snack shops. When you’re planning a trip to the theme park, you’ve probably planned out all the rides you want to experience and where the kids want to go. But have you decided where you should stop for meal times? We want to share the best Dollywood restaurants you shouldn’t skip on your next trip.

Aunt Granny’s Restaurant

aunt granny's restaurant sign at dollywood

If you’re looking for good ole’ southern cooking, then you have to eat at Aunt Granny’s Restaurant . It was actually named one of the top 10 best theme park restaurants in the country by USA Today. Food is served family style, so your family and friends can enjoy a meal like you’re at home. You can choose from two entrees and four sides or three entrees and four sides. Some of the main courses to choose from include classic southern fried chicken, pot roast with root vegetables, and crispy fried catfish. To go with your entree, you could get corn pudding, mac and cheese, green beans, mashed potatoes, and more. Your whole crew will love chowing down at Aunt Granny’s before heading back out to the rides and shows!

Market Square Big Skillet

As you’re walking down main street, you’ll probably smell onions and peppers cooking. That would be Market Square Big Skillet ! This is the perfect quick meal spot, and they change out menu items seasonally, except for the steak, pepper, and onion sandwich!

Front Porch Cafe

front porch cafe sign at dollywood

If you prefer a quick Dollywood restaurant experience so you can get back to all the fun, you could eat at Front Porch Cafe . This eatery actually has Dolly Parton’s favorite meals, including fried green tomatoes! Choose from a hearty salad, signature sandwich, slow roasted chicken, and other mouth-watering options. Front Porch Cafe is perfect for guests who are vegan or vegetarian.

Miss Lillian’s Smokehouse

Miss Lillian’s Smokehouse is one Dollywood restaurant you won’t want to skip! The theme park is known for its BBQ options, and this restaurant has the largest selection. Try the smoked chicken leg, burnt ends, smoked sausage, or pork shoulder. Each platter is served with cornbread and your choice of baked beans, corn on the cob, coleslaw, potato salad, or green beans. You’ll get your fill of BBQ, and then you’ll be ready to head to the next ride on your list!

Till & Harvest Food Hall

till and harvest food hall building at dollywood

One of the newest places to eat in the park is Till & Harvest Food Hall in Wildwood Grove. They serve a variety of foods, including made-to-order bowls. You can get a rice bowl, lettuce bowl, nacho bowl, or a grain and wheat berry bowl. Choose from black beans, chicken, steak, and a vegetarian option for your bowl. If you don’t want a bowl, you can’t go wrong with a burger and fries or chicken tenders.

Red’s Drive-In

In search of the most economic place to eat in the theme park? You’ll want to head to Jukebox Junction to Red’s Drive-In . You won’t find a better burger in the park, and each one is served with crispy french fries. They also have chili cheese fries, a turkey wrap, or chicken caesar salad. You’ll love the diner theme, and the kids will want to ride Rockin’ Raceway across the street after you eat!

You’ll have so much fun exploring this theme park and trying a few of these Dollywood restaurants. We know you have more things you want to do when you stay with us, but do you know which attractions to check out? Look at our Luxury Pass to see which attractions you’ll receive free tickets to when you book one of our cabins!

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