Paula Deen's Family Kitchen
February 18, 2022

We are sure one of the things you are most looking forward to on your next vacation to the Smoky Mountains is getting the opportunity to sample all different types of food. After all, what fun is a trip if you don’t splurge just a little? Luckily, Pigeon Forge is filled with all different kinds of delicious places to eat. While you are in town, you do not want to miss out on some of the best country cooking in Pigeon Forge. Here are 4 of the best Southern restaurants in Pigeon Forge:

1. Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen

There is only one requirement when you visit Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, and that is to arrive hungry! At this amazing restaurant, your family will get to experience a meal that will remind you of having Sunday lunch at Grandma’s house growing up. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is ready to serve your family all your Southern favorites. The best news is that every meal is served family-style, just like it would be in your own home. If there is something you want more of, just let your server know and they will be happy to serve you! You can guarantee the food is going to be delicious because all the recipes come straight from one of Paula Deen’s cookbooks!

2. Mama’s Farmhouse

Mama's Farmhouse in Pigeon Forge

This restaurant is proud to serve the best Southern food in the Smoky Mountains, well, except behind your own mama. They have won multiple awards for many of their recipes, including being named the winner of the International Biscuit Festival. Mama’s Farmhouse also serves everything to your table family style, meaning you don’t have to wait in line at the buffet. They serve all of your favorite country foods, including fried chicken, meatloaf, country fried steak, and all the fixins! Although you are guaranteed to not leave hungry, you don’t want to miss out on the chance to sample one of Mama’s famous desserts, including the award winning banana pudding!

3. Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe

Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe is one of the most popular Southern restaurants in Pigeon Forge, especially for families. They serve breakfast and lunch for your family in a fun and welcoming environment. If you have kids, you have to add this restaurant to your list of places to eat country cooking in Pigeon Forge. They have an incredible kids’ menu, featuring the special Bear Pancakes that are shaped to look like bears! Also during your meal, you and your family will be serenaded by the dozens of singing chickens that pop out of the walls! Your kids are sure to find this extra entertainment hilarious as they enjoy their delicious meal!

4. The Old Mill Restaurant

Old Mill Restaurant

If you want to have a mixture of delicious food and history, be sure to check out The Old Mill Restaurant on your next vacation to Pigeon Forge! As you enter The Old Mill Square, you will be surrounded by beautiful scenery and wonderful shops. Off to the side, you will see the restaurant, where you can get one of the best Southern cooked meals in all of the Smokies. After you enjoy your delicious food from The Old Mill Restaurant, be sure to check out some of the surrounding shops, where you can pick up a souvenir and enjoy an ice cream with the family!

Now that you know about the best Southern restaurants in Pigeon Forge, be sure to check out some of the fun things to do after your meal! We look forward to welcoming you to the Smoky Mountains!