While most folks know that Dollywood is home to thrilling roller coasters and phenomenal shows, many people are surprised to find that the park also has some delicious food! This is not your typical theme park food such as hamburgers, pizza and hot dogs, but full-course meals with all of your traditional Southern favorites! Here are the top 3 restaurants in Dollywood where you can enjoy a delicious Southern meal:
1. Aunt Granny’s Restaurant
Enjoy a mouthwatering buffet at Aunt Granny’s Restaurant, which features a delightful spread of fried chicken and fish, baked chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, cornbread and more! You are free to help yourself to as much as you want, so fill up on fried chicken or sample a little bit of everything! Aunt Granny’s Restaurant also has a fantastic salad bar with mixed greens and a variety of toppings, as well as a special buffet area just for the kids. Don’t forget to grab a treat or two from the huge dessert bar for the perfect ending to your meal!
2. Hickory House BBQ
When it comes to Southern food, there is nothing taken more seriously than barbeque! If you are craving some of the best barbeque in Tennessee, be sure to have a meal at the Hickory House BBQ! As one of the most popular restaurants in Dollywood, this tempting eatery offers BBQ pork sandwiches, smoked turkey legs, chicken tenders and fries. Amusement Business magazine has named Dollywood’s Hickory House BBQ as having the best pork barbeque of any theme park in the USA, so don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind meal!
3. Miss Lillian’s Smokehouse
Join one of Dollywood’s most colorful and famous characters for an all-you-can-eat meal at Miss Lillian’s Smokehouse! This buffet-style restaurant features carved ham, smoked roast beef and fried chicken, as well as tasty side dishes like mashed potatoes, green beans and brown sugar cinnamon apples. As if that doesn’t sound good enough, you can also enjoy a selection of salads and yummy desserts to complete your meal. While dining, you may just meet Miss Lillian herself as she serves up a rousing song or two for your entertainment!
Where to Stay
Stay just minutes from the incredible food, thrill rides and toe-tapping shows at Dollywood with a vacation at Eagles Ridge! We have a wide variety of beautiful cabins that can easily meet your needs, ranging from 1 bedroom for a romantic getaway to a 9 bedroom cabin for a group of friends! Our cabins feature all types of wonderful amenities, including decks with scenic views of the Smoky Mountains, fully equipped kitchens, soothing hot tubs, fireplaces, game rooms and more! While staying with us, you can also take advantage of our facilities, such as a year-round clubhouse and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool with a sunning deck.
Check out all of our cabins in Pigeon Forge TN today to plan a vacation to enjoy all of these delicious restaurants in Dollywood! We hope to see you soon at Eagles Ridge!