old mill
August 23, 2021

One of the great things about staying in our cabins is that you are never too far from a delicious meal in Pigeon Forge! Whether you are craving a big family style meal after a busy day of sightseeing or a romantic dinner for two, you will find it all just minutes away from our cabins! Here are the top 4 restaurants in Pigeon Forge that you need to experience during your vacation:

1. Old Mill Restaurant

If there is any Pigeon Forge dining destination that should be at the top of anyone’s list, it would be the Old Mill Restaurant! This beloved restaurant is not only known for their hearty southern meals, but a beautiful historic setting next to the Little Pigeon River! After choosing your meal from one of the many tempting menu selections, watch the river flow through the water wheel of the 200 year old mill! The Old Mill Restaurant features breakfast, lunch and dinner, so you may want to visit a couple of times to sample a few of the mouthwatering meals!

2. Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen

PD family kitchen

Another one of the top restaurants in Pigeon Forge that you need to experience during your vacation is Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen! This popular restaurant at The Island in Pigeon Forge features classic Deen family recipes such as the Best Ever Southern Fried Chicken, Beef Pot Roast and Georgia Fried Catfish. Each meal is also served with a selection of Paula’s famous sides, including baked mac and cheese, broccoli casserole and creamed corn! Just remember that no meal is complete without sampling the signature dessert, Ooey Gooey Butter Cake!

3. Gaucho Urbano Brazilian Steakhouse

If you are looking for a romantic meal with your sweetheart, don’t miss dinner at the Gaucho Urbano Brazilian Steakhouse! This restaurant offers a unique opportunity to taste the wonderful flavors of Brazil, all without leaving Tennessee! If you have never dined in a Brazilian steakhouse, it is an all-you-can-eat experience where you are given a token to signal the Gaucho chefs – the red side stops the service and the green side keeps the food coming! You can also enjoy the Harvest Table with a variety of fresh gourmet salads, hand cut steamed vegetables, and traditional Brazilian hot side dishes.

4. Local Goat

local goat

Enjoy a fantastic casual meal at the Local Goat, which specializes in locally-sourced and sustainable menu items. Start your dining experience with tasty appetizers such as N’awlins Style BBQ Shrimp, Steak Nachos or Stuffed Piquillo Peppers before moving on to the main course! You will find everything from soups and salads to burgers and steaks on the menu, so be sure to come hungry! Some of the featured entrees include the Hawaiian Ribeye, Teriyaki Kabobs, Shrimp & Grits, Flame Grilled Salmon, Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes and Coconut Fried Shrimp.

Heading to Gatlinburg?

While these restaurants are just some of the many wonderful restaurants you will find in the Smoky Mountains, there are also many others to experience during your vacation! If you plan on spending anytime in Gatlinburg, be sure to check out our blog on the best restaurants in Gatlinburg for some additional great places to eat!

Check out all of our cabins in the Smoky Mountains today to stay close to these fantastic restaurants in Pigeon Forge! We look forward to seeing you soon!