Fried Chicken at Mama's Farmhouse

10 Best Restaurants in Pigeon Forge – Taste Tested and Approved Dining

A local’s guide to the top restaurants and cuisines in Pigeon Forge In my opinion, the most challenging part of a Pigeon Forge vacation may well be picking a place to eat. Do we want to be daring? Or do we want to play it safe? Do we want dinner and an experience? Especially with over 100 different restaurants to choose

Spring Mountain Farms Fried Chicken

These 5 Restaurants Serve the Best Fried Chicken in Pigeon Forge

I tried yardbirds at more than 24 eateries in Pigeon Forge – these were my findings In my experience, when it comes to cuisine in the South, I think barbecue is probably most people’s first association. Especially in Tennessee. But the Smokies are also a great place to find Southern-style crispy fowl done just right. With that in mind, I took

A sandwich from bucees

10 Best Foods at Buc-ee’s: Snacks You Need to Try on Your Next Trip

A fanatic ranks his favorite things on the menu at the famous Texas chain, Buc-ee’s After years of road trips and even witnessing one of the country’s largest Buc-ee’s being recently installed in our hometown, we’ve been able to soak in the Buc-ee’s travel center experience in multiple locations. Famous for its size, its snacks and its clean restrooms, I

delauders bbq restaurant with bbq in corner

BBQ Restaurants in Gatlinburg TN

Local lists favorite BBQ restaurants in Gatlinburg Delauder’s Smoky Mountain BBQ Delauder’s BBQ is a holy place. The pro move here is to get the sampler dinner. For a bargain price, you can get a Five Meat Plate. It has ribs, pulled pork, brisket, grilled chicken breast and smoked sausage plus your choice of two sides, the best of which

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Breakfast Restaurants in Gatlinburg TN

Local lists favorite breakfast restaurants in Gatlinburg Crockett’s Breakfast Camp Crockett’s Breakfast Camp is famous for its cabin-chic atmosphere, hearty breakfasts, ultra-thick griddle cakes and fried cinnamon rolls. But really, you can’t go wrong at Crockett’s. Everything is excellent. There is limited parking available and a waitlist is available online. Timbers Log Cabin Restaurant A cozy, quaint restaurant located on

a breakfast sampler platter from the pancake pantry in gatlinburg

Best Pancakes in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg TN (2024)

This is where to get the best pancakes in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN Pancake Pantry in Gatlinburg Both locals and tourists love the Pancake Pantry. If you only have one breakfast outing planned, I’d go here. The only downside is that you’ll probably have to wait since the restaurant does not take reservations or call-ahead seating. You’ll likely see

local goat exterior next to sandwich with bacon, crab cake patty and lettuce

Is the Local Goat in Pigeon Forge Worth It? A Local Weighs in (2024)

A Smoky Mountain local reviews the Local Goat in Pigeon Forge, TN As someone whose been living in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains for over 35 years, there are days, of course, that I think the Local Goat may be Pigeon Forge’s best restaurant. At least, it’s one of the best places to eat in the Smoky Mountains. That

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

Five Oaks Farm Kitchen: An Honest Review (2024)

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

tall griddle pancakes next to outside of crockett's breakfast camp in gatlinburg

An Honest Review of Crockett’s Breakfast Camp, Famous Smokies Eatery

Local reviews popular Gatlinburg breakfast spot I am here, friends, to discuss the art of a finely prepared mountain breakfast. But before we can discuss hen fruit and catheads (more on that later), there’s a bit of chicanery afoot that must be addressed. Crockett’s Breakfast Camp is a magnificent mecca of mountain breakfast. But I think it is playing a

the greenbrier exterior and a cut of steak

The Greenbrier: An Honest Review of Gatlinburg’s Haunted Steakhouse

A Smoky Mountain native offers her opinion on The Greenbrier Restaurant When you grow up on the outskirts of the Great Smoky Mountains, sometimes you miss some obvious stuff. For instance, I overlooked The Greenbrier for years. While The Greenbrier is a favorite among locals (and heavily shrouded in local lore) you might notice that it’s not heavily advertised. Also,