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Top 4 Places to Eat in Pigeon Forge if You Want Southern Food

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December 3, 2019

When you’re in East Tennessee, you probably want to eat southern food! There are plenty of places to eat in Pigeon Forge that serve southern food. Here are the top 4 places to eat in Pigeon Forge if you want southern food:

1. Old Mill Restaurant

Old Mill Restaurant in Pigeon Forge

One of the most popular places to eat in Pigeon Forge is the Old Mill Restaurant. You won’t find a restaurant with more southern dishes than the Old Mill. Try some classics like chicken and dumplings or fried chicken. You can’t go wrong with the meatloaf that tastes like your grandmother made it. Branch out and try something you never thought you would, such as fried beef liver. There are also seafood options, such as popcorn shrimp and broiled catfish. The Old Mill Restaurant also serves breakfast with all the southern classics, from scrambled eggs to bacon.

2. Old Mill Pottery House Cafe and Grill

Want to try southern food with a twist? Another popular place to eat in Pigeon Forge is the Pottery House Cafe and Grill. You’ll find classics such as chicken livers and shrimp and grits, as well as new takes on favorite dishes. You can’t go wrong with any of the quiches and salad combos. Their fried green tomato BLT and pimento cheese sandwich are local favorites you’ll want to try. Pottery House Cafe and Grill also sells freshly baked bread made in house. Grab a loaf and take it back to your cabin with you!

3. Mama’s Farmhouse

mama's farmhouse sign

Are you bringing your whole family to Pigeon Forge? Take them to Mama’s Farmhouse for some classic southern cooking. Mama’s serves food family style, meaning you choose a meat and some sides, which are served at the table on large platters that you pass around the table. You can get breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Mama’s. Breakfast has all the staples, from waffles to bacon. Lunch and dinner consist of the same foods. You will find pork chops, meatloaf, fried chicken, and more for the meats. Sides include mac and cheese, fried okra, mashed potatoes, and more.

4. Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que

We can’t talk about southern food without mentioning barbeque! Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que has delicious Tennessee barbeque you’ll want to sink your teeth into. All of their meats are slow roasted over wood for hours to get that delicious flavor. Then their homemade sauce is slathered onto the meat to keep it moist. You’ll find pulled pork, smoked chicken, and baby back ribs. Plus, Bennett’s has all your favorite sides, from fried corn to coleslaw. You can even get a family pack meal and take it back to your cabin with you!

You’ll want to try all of these great places to eat in Pigeon Forge for southern food. Since you have an idea of where you want to eat when you book one of our cabins in the Smoky Mountains, check out our Luxury Pass to see the deals you get to local attractions!

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