Five Oaks Farm Kitchen: An Honest Review (2024)

five oaks farm kitchen and cinnamon roll in sevierville, close to pigeon forge

Five Oaks Farm Kitchen is located across from Tanger Outlets in Sevierville, TN. Farm Kitchen is famous for their giant cinnamon rolls (photos by Morgan Overholt/

Local reviews popular, historic Sevierville restaurant

In 1925, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville weren’t much more than some farms covering the wide valley between the mountains. And it was during this period that Dr. John W. Ogle returned to his home to practice medicine. Ogle went off to study at the age of 16, setting up his practice in the Harrisburg community at the age of 21. It was there that he met and married Blanche. Soon thereafter, the Ogles moved to Pigeon Forge and Dr. Ogle set up his practice as a mountain doctor. In 1925, he purchased some land where he planted a few more trees and Five Oaks Farm was born.

Today, Five Oaks Farm Kitchen in Sevierville (near the Pigeon Forge line) lives on near the spot where Blanche often fed the hungry. Ogle’s descendants remain behind in the business today. Jake and Taylor Ogle, partners in the Five Oaks Development Group and great-grandsons of Dr. John and Blanche, built the eatery. The restaurant operation is operated by KBS Enterprises, owned by Kirby Smith, the Ogle brothers’ cousin. A giant sign quoting Dr. John greets guests at the door, welcoming them to the farm. Family photos adorn the interior walls, and visitors are encouraged to take a minute to explore the building and get to know the family and its history.

Five Oaks Farm Kitchen Inside
The interior of Five Oaks Farm Kitchen features an elevated yet rustic vibe (photo by Morgan Overholt/

How is the food at Five Oaks Farm Kitchen?

Certainly, all the history in the world isn’t going to make a difference if the food isn’t up to snuff. But fortunately, Five Oaks Farm Kitchen does just that. They seem to take great pride in their offerings of traditional Southern-style home cooking with a side of great service. Five Oaks offers three main menus – breakfast, lunch and supper – and a variety of down-home mountain favorites. A dessert menu and a gluten-free menu are also available upon request.

A large pancake topped with strawberries and whipped cream
Five Oaks Farm Kitchen is also famous for its ultra-thick griddle cakes – a.k.a. pancakes baked on a griddle (photo by Dr. Candi Overholt/

What to order at Five Oaks Farm Kitchen for breakfast

For the Southern-style breakfast, it’s the staples you’d expect down on a farm where you started the day with a heavy meal to give you energy for the hard work ahead. The Five Oaks omelets, – made with fresh eggs – thick pancakes and thick slabs of French toast – are excellent. There’s a special place in my heart for breakfast casseroles. In addition to the traditional Southern favorites, the star of breakfast – served from 8 am to noon – is the handmade farm-size cinnamon roll. It is not for the faint of heart. However, man cannot live by cinnamon rolls alone. Breakfast entrees range from about $9.99-13.99.

A lunch sized portion of chicken and dumplins
A lunch-sized portion of chicken and dumplings with a biscuit and a side of macaroni and cheese (photo by Morgan Overholt/

What to order at Five Oaks Farm Kitchen for lunch

In comparison to breakfast, lunch is almost Spartan. Lunch menu items feature an array of sandwiches and hearty soups – including mountain favorites like soup beans and potato soup. Chicken pot pie and meatloaf are available as heartier fare. However, if you ask me, you must try the smoked bologna sandwich. The lunch entrees range from about $11.99-15.99. Desserts include Window Sill Cobbler, banana pudding, chocolate cake and those previously mentioned larger-than-life cinnamon rolls, which is what I would order.

a large cinnamon roll
The cinnamon buns are so large they fill up the whole plate. They are one of the most popular menu items at Five Oaks Farm Kitchen (photo by Morgan Overholt/

What to order at Five Oaks Farm Kitchen for supper

The supper-time menu features individual selections from the smokehouse. Explore the smokehouse offerings with the Smokehouse Sampling, if you’re in the mood. The entree includes smoked pork butt, a quality beef brisket and pork spare ribs. Or you can order from the Farm Table menu and experience a favorite mountain meal. Fried chicken livers, sugar-cured ham steak and open-faced pot roast are all on the menu. I also like their chicken and dumplings, made with stewed chicken and dumplings made from scratch – it’s top-notch. Dinner entrees are more expensive, ranging from about $18.99-26.99.

a bologna sandwich with kettle chips
There is also a variety of sandwiches available on the menu including a fried smoked bologna sandwich (photo by Alaina O’Neal/

What you should know: Parking and reservations

Parking is free and available right in front of the restaurant. You can join a waitlist online to save some time. These days, a lot of places in the mountains claim to offer an authentic mountain experience. Often, the best you can hope for is honoring the traditions, the spirit and the love that made mountain communities what they were. And Five Oaks Farm Kitchen does that exceedingly well. You won’t know what it was like to sit at Blanche’s table nearly a century ago. While that may be true, you will feel welcomed and leave nourished. And that’s pretty close in my book.

Have you visited Five Oaks Farm Kitchen? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below.

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20 thoughts on “Five Oaks Farm Kitchen: An Honest Review (2024)”

  1. Five Oaks is great for breakfast, but we were really disappointed in lunch. Not much on the menu. One of the sides was potato chips, which was just a bag of chips. Chicken salad sandwich was good. Potato soup tasted like it came out of a can. We will go back for breakfast, but not lunch. It is a very pretty place.

    • It is nice restaurant but it is expensive especially for seniors. We ate there once soon after it opened and we have not been back since.

  2. My absolute favorite place too eat when I head to the Smokies, I could eat every meal there❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  3. I’ve eaten there multiple times now 3-4 times & liked the food just fine, but the prices are a little high for the amount of food you get especially the Chicken n’ Dumplings. I get more Dumplings at Cracker Barrel than I do at 5OFH, and for less money. The lemonade is worth a try though. The last time I was there the free biscuits were the best thing I had, & I got the chicken n’ dumplings that day. I tried to tell someone but the manager never came by & our waitress only came to the table 2 times, when she took our order & when she brought the bill. And no it was not busy that day. In our area there was only 3 tables that had people at that them including ours. That is why I will probably not go back.

    • Woah, Are you seriously comparing the dumplings to cracker barrel? Your taste buds must be broken. The steamy hot succulent stringy chicken through out with actual hand dropped dumplings do not compare to the frozen store bought canned chicken dumplings of cracker barrel. I challenge anyone to stack these against each other. Five Oaks isn’t a chain restaurant which uses low quality products.

  4. Me , my girlfriend and her family were there this past summer , it was our first time and if there’s one thing I can say it definitely won’t be our last the food was unbelievable and the portions were plentiful ! I just wish there were more locations for us to enjoy.

  5. My family and I ate there in the fall of 2019. I ordered the chicken salad sandwich and the soup of the day. It was delicious! We will definitely go back.


  6. Wow, what a disappointment. Who serves ribs without baked beans? Potato salad taste like it came out of can, not home made. Rib bar-q sauce was nothing special. The chefs need to taste their dishes & make changes.

  7. I live here in Jefferson City Tennessee about 30 miles from Pigeon Forge and believe me that food is worth the trip the breakfast are phenomenal and dinners are really good the chicken livers are to die for and the potato soup does not taste like it came out of a can like the first woman said the food is delicious

  8. We ate supper there a couple of months ago and I ordered the open faced pot roast. It was the by far the best supper I have ever had in the Smokies. We visit at least 3 times a year and you can bet we will be back for more of their delicious food.

  9. I have been going to the mountains for 25 years. I have eaten at just about every place there. Five Oaks is by far the best. Everyone is nice and friendly . I enjoy eating there every time I go.

  10. We love this place. It’s a must to eat here. We told friends and family and they loved it too. I get the roast beef and fried chicken is excellent too. In my opinion best place in Pigeon Forge to eat. You get a lot of food I usually have to get a take home box. Service is great very friendly. Prices are same as other places it is a tourist town. Love the rocking chairs out front and firepit if you have to wait which usually you do. You can call in reservation.

  11. The building is beautiful. I loved the pans they served the food in. The server was very nice. Coffee was good. I liked the coffee cups and would have like to have them. But,,,,,I didn’t think the food was very tasty. The biscuit was not good. It cost too much money to be paying for food that didn’t taste good. The next morning we went back to the Cracker Barrel. You can always count on the Cracker Barrel to get it right. And better servings. The thick pancake in a cake pan was impressive but the taste was not the taste of pancakes should be. We won’t be going back to the Farm Kitchen because of the food.

  12. My Husband and I drove up one Sunday morning just to eat breakfast and drove back home (we live on the other end of the state). We love their breakfast!! ❤❤

  13. This place is wonderful.!!! Just ate there 04/29/2022. The food is so good and the staff is very inviting and kind.

  14. We live in sevier county and have eaten there 3 times and each time ordered something different and never had a bad meal… compared to other tourist restaurants in the area this one shines! Love the biscuits and breakfast is phenomenal! We only go in down tourist times because the crowds are a bit much…

  15. Tried it once for dinner. Very limited menu, very small amount of foods and ridiculous prices. Wont be back!

  16. Really? We had dinner there twice. Small portions and burnt! The mashed potatoes were only two spoonfuls. The meat loaf was like a brick. My wife’s chicken were so small we had to laugh. The atmosphere and service was good but the food twice was very bad. I wish I would have taken pics to post so people can really see how bad it was. I do not recommend dinner.


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