Are you a born and raised southerner who craves cornbread and collard greens? What about an out-of-towner who would like to try some of this famous “southern cooking” while on your Pigeon Forge vacation? In either case, you have chosen to vacation to the right place! Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is home to many southern cooking restaurants, serving up your favorite staple Tennessee dishes.
From sweet tea to apple pie and everywhere in between, you won’t be disappointed by the southern cooking that Pigeon Forge TN has to offer. Check out these famed southern restaurants below and give them a whirl on your upcoming Pigeon Forge vacation!
1. Cracker Barrel: This chain restaurant is a tradition, found only in the southern states. Half country store, half dining, this restaurant offers an extensive down-home cooking menu and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Famous for their rocking chairs and in-restaurant wood burning fireplaces, their menu will delight your taste buds! Their staff specializes in southern hospitality and will make you feel right at home.
Partridge & Pear Restaurant: Closed January 2014
3. The Old Mill: This picturesque Pigeon Forge restaurant will make you want to whip our both your camera and your silverware! You can’t go wrong with this southern menu, featuring chicken and dumplings, sugar-cured ham, pot roast and gravy and chicken pot pie. Their delicious selection of sides complement each plate perfectly including corn chowder, homemade fritters, green beans and baked sweet potatoes.
4. J.T. Hannah’s: This all-American restaurant was opened in 1930 and specializes in Southern hospitality and some of the best food in the area. With country fried steak or chicken, pulled pork sandwiches and pepper-jack cheese bites (yum!), the menu offers something for everyone. Featuring reasonably priced drinks and Mama Laura’s Famous Strawberry Shortcake, you won’t be disappointed by this establishment!