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restaurants in pigeon forge

You’ve packed your bags. Your dream vacation to The Smoky Mountains awaits!

But where will you eat after a long, tiring day of hiking through the mountains?

Restaurants can make or break your vacation. We’ve all done a quick search for the best restaurants while on a trip. We know you want the best reflection of the area, for the best price.

If you plan to stay and play in Pigeon Forge, or you’re passing through and need to make a quick stop, we hope you’re hungry! You’ll find some of the best restaurants in Pigeon Forge!

Let’s dive into seven of the yummiest restaurants in Pigeon Forge.

1) Log Cabin Pancake House: One of The Most Beloved Restaurants In Pigeon Forge

What better place to start than with breakfast?

In April of 1976, Log Cabin Pancake opened its door to the tired travelers and locals alike. This Pigeon Forge staple remains the longest running family owned restaurant in the area. Visitors come from all over the United States to taste these delicious pancakes. You won’t regret your decision to join them.

They also offer outstanding crepes, sandwiches, hamburgers, and waffles!

In 2015 alone, the restaurant served almost 180,000 people in just seven hours a day!

If you’re looking for fast, friendly, and clean, make Log Cabin Pancake House your breakfast destination.

2) Poynor’s Pommes Frites

Located in The Island in Pigeon Forge, Poynor’s Pommes Frites offers visitors a solitary culinary experience. At Poynor’s Pommes Frites expect German cuisine served fast.

Their menu includes mouthwatering German staples like bratwurst, Pommes Frites/ Belgium Frites, handmade dipping sauces, freshly baked bread and spaghetti ice cream!

Don’t worry we mean ice cream that looks like spaghetti.

Poynor’s Pommes Frites uses handcrafted vanilla bean ice cream, a sauce made from strawberry topping, and breadsticks made from handmade sugar cookies.

Sounds yummy, right?

Poynor’s Pommes Frites sits among the highest rated restaurants in Pigeon Forge on several review sites.

3) The Old Mill Square Restaurant

The Old Mill serves up Southern cuisine at its finest. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, or dinner you can expect a solid meal every time.

The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge, TNEstablished in 1830, the Old Mill Square now serves as a local landmark.

Some fan favorites include the country fried steak, sugar cured ham, and the chicken and dumplings.

At breakfast, every guest receives a basket of mini muffins, Smoky Mountain special preserves, and sourwood honey. For lunch and dinner, they begin with a basket of fritters and maple butter.

Old Mill Square serves every dinner family style with fresh veggies.

This spot ranks high among visitors and locals alike. Enjoy your meal at The Old Mill Restaurant overlooking the gorgeous river.

4) Apple Valley Creamery

No list of the yummiest restaurants in Pigeon Forge forgets about dessert!

Apple Valley Creamery, located right outside of Pigeon Forge in Sevierville, will cure your sweet tooth every time.

This creamery runs out of the historic Apple Barn and Cider Mill. Expect the best ice cream in town.

Apple Valley Creamery offers handmade ice cream with the highest quality ingredients. They use local fruits and products to make their scrumptious ice cream.

Try an amazing milkshake, banana split, or even handmade bread. If you’re feeling hungry, go for their mouth-watering deep dish apple pie or their award winning smoky mountain fudge.

5) J.T. Hannah’s Kitchen

Craving a mouth-watering burger? J.T Hannah’s Kitchen serves some of the best burgers you’ll ever eat.

This All-American restaurant also serves outstanding steaks, seafood, ribs and pasta entrees.

Craving BBQ? Chow down on their award winning St. Louis spare ribs.

For dessert, don’t forget to try their delightful strawberry shortcake.

Make sure you walk into J.T Hannah’s Kitchen on an empty stomach. Expect a whole lot of food for the price.

If you’re looking for atmosphere, check out J.T. Hannah’s renovated warehouse decor filled with rustic touches.

6) Mama’s Farmhouse

Looking for some serious southern comfort food? Stop by Mama’s Farmhouse. Taking a seat at this Pigeon Forge staple transports you into your grandmother’s kitchen.

In fact, Mama’s Farmhouse showcases the Johnson Family’s Great-Grandmother’s most beloved recipes.

This restaurant serves family-style, all you can eat so prepare to pass the plate around.

TripAdvisor recognized Mama’s Farmhouse for its excellence in 2016. Oh, and their biscuits? Internationally recognized!

Not sure what to choose? Mama’s Farmhouse brings a portion of each of their items on the menu that day to your table for your family to try. Start with a country favorite like fried chicken, chicken fried steak, turkey, honey ham, and meatloaf.

Finish with the best banana pudding in Tennessee!

Need a place for the kids to play? Mama’s Farmhouse offers a play area so your kids can blow off some steam while you wait.

7) Huck Finn’s Catfish

Huck Finn's CatfishNo trip to the South should end without a taste of catfish. Huck Finn’s specializes in serving you this southern treasure. Family owned and operated, you’ll find Huck Finn’s in the heart of Pigeon Forge

Family owned and operated, you’ll find Huck Finn’s in the heart of Pigeon Forge.

Looking for awesome food, great prices, and amazing service? Look no further.

We’re talking world famous all you can eat catfish and fried chicken. They also serve a comprehensive southern roster of foods like country fried steak, grilled chicken, frog legs and seafood dishes!

Every meal begins with all you can ‘vittles’, or coleslaw, white beans, french fries, mashed potatoes, hush puppies, dill pickles and onion slices.


As you can see, quality restaurants in Pigeon Forge aren’t exactly sparse. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, or dinner these options provide something for everyone in your family!

Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, or dinner these options provide something for everyone in your family. If you want atmosphere, any of these southern favorites will meet your needs.

Don’t consider your trip to the Smoky Mountains complete without sitting down for a meal at one of these beloved Pigeon Forge staples.

Looking for more things to do during your trip to Pigeon Forge? Check out one of our comprehensive guides today to help plan your ultimate vacation!

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