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Best 5 Restaurants at The Island in Pigeon Forge You Will Love

Paula Deen's Family Kitchen
March 23, 2021

If you’re looking for affordable family fun and a delicious bite to eat, The Island in Pigeon Forge should be at the top of your list! Their shopping and entertainment complex features more than 60 retail and specialty shops as well as dancing fountains, live music, and more! It’s easy to work up an appetite when you’re having this much fun. Luckily, there are a variety of restaurants at The Island in Pigeon Forge. To help you decide where to go first, here is a list of the best ones.

1. Timberwood Grill

timberwood grill

For a genuine taste of the mountains, try Timberwood Grill ! From lighter courses like their soups and salads to their hearty Angus Beef Burgers, you’re sure to find just what you’re craving. You can even pair your meal with one of their draft beers, Sutter Home wines, or other delicious drink options. They also offer a kids menu, complete with classic entrees and sides that even the pickiest of eaters will love!

2. Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen

From fried chicken and pork chops to creamed potatoes and baked mac and cheese, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen has it all! Eating at this restaurant at The Island in Pigeon Forge is one of many amazing things to do at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Food is served family style, which means the table agrees on a set number of entrees and sides, and then everyone shares the food at the table. It offers endless portions of Southern-style entrees and side dishes. They have a menu for each meal of the day, so you can enjoy these family recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Give their delicious comfort food a try, and you’ll see why people continue to come back time and time again.

3. Mellow Mushroom

mellow mushroom the island pigeon forge

The Mellow Mushroom offers all its most popular menu items, presented in an order-at-the-counter atmosphere. Their hand-tossed pizzas are always baked-on-the-stone, making for a flavor-packed meal. Their vegetarian and gluten-free options like the Veg Out and Kosmic Karma Specialty Pies are real crowd pleasers! This restaurant at The Island in Pigeon Forge is great for families! Here are other places to get great pizza in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge!

4. Dick’s Last Resort

If you want a unique experience, you need to eat at Dick’s Last Resort . This restaurant at The Island in Pigeon Forge is unlike other places to eat because the staff is rude to you on purpose. They make fun of you, and you might just get a hat with an insult on it! The food includes steak and shrimp, low country boil, mac and cheese, and other American eats. Dick’s also has a huge selection of cocktails, wine, and beer to go with your meal.

5. Margaritaville


It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, so go ahead and raise a glass at Margaritaville ! Take a bite of paradise when you try one of their delicious burgers served with your choice of french fries or a mixed green salad. They can also modify select entrees, salads, and starters to be gluten-free! You can even enjoy some live music on their large exterior deck that overlooks the Little Pigeon River.

After you get something to eat, be sure to ride The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel!

Now that you know all the best restaurants at The Island in Pigeon Forge, it’s time to start planning your trip! Check out our selection of Pigeon Forge cabins to find the perfect place to stay while you’re in town. We look forward to seeing you!

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