Best Southern Food at Your 4 Favorite Pigeon Forge Restaurants

Fried chicken and Southern sides.
September 3, 2018

It’s no secret that Pigeon Forge is full of delicious dining options. If you’re in the mood for some down-home Southern comfort food, there are few favorites our visitors always go to. To help you decide what you want to eat, we’ve put together a list of some of the best Southern food you can find at your 4 favorite Pigeon Forge restaurants.

1. Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen offers classic Deen Family recipes that you’re sure to love. The best part about dining here is that everything is served family style! For breakfast, you definitely have to try the Chicken and Biscuits. When you add Paula’s biscuits to her incredible fried chicken, you have a true Southern meal!

For dinner, you’ll get your choice of 3 Down Home Dishes for the table, and 2 of those should be the Best Ever Southern Fried Chicken and the Ol’ Fashioned Southern Meatloaf. The Best Ever Southern Fried Chicken definitely lives up to its name. It’s fresh, specially seasoned, hand-breaded chicken fried crisp and golden. The Ol’ Fashioned Southern Meatloaf has a reputation all of its own. It’s thickly sliced, sweet and tangy, and covered with tobacco onions. You can’t go wrong with any Southern dish you try at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen!

2. The Old Mill Restaurant

slice of pecan pieThe Old Mill Restaurant offers a true taste of Southern hospitality. They are known for their old-fashioned, classic Southern food. You have to try the Southern Fried Chicken Tenders, hand-cut, generous strips of chicken, seasoned and breaded with their own special blend of spices and stone-ground breading, then fried to perfection. Another favorite is the Southern Country Fried Steak, choice angus beef cuts, tenderized naturally and dusted with Old Mill seasoned breading, fried to a crispy golden brown and smothered with made-from-scratch gravy. Before you leave, you have to try a slice of their famous Pecan Pie! The pecans are picked perfectly, then mixed in a sweet batter to create the traditional Southern classic dessert.

3. Huck Finn’s

Huck Finn’s Catfish has some of the best Southern cooking in the Smokies! It’s a family owned and operated restaurant located in the heart of Pigeon Forge. The restaurant is famous for their all-you-can-eat catfish and chicken dinners! Their combos are the best around. Try the Huck’s Favorite Catfish & Chicken Combo, an all-you-can-eat meal with the perfect Southern combo of fried catfish fillets, golden chicken and endless sides. Another popular meal is Mark Twain’s Combo, 2 catfish fillets and 1 piece of golden fried chicken. You can’t get much more Southern than their sides, or “Vittles” as the restaurant refers to them. Try the Bottomless Bowl of Baked White Beans & Turkey Ham, Huck’s Made-From-Scratch Hushpuppies or Creamy Cole Slaw with Secret Dressing.

4. Mama’s Farmhouse

buttermilk biscuits

For another great restaurant with a family-style concept, dine at Mama’s Farmhouse! Not only have they been voted the Best Family Friendly Restaurant in Tennessee, but they have award-winning biscuits! The Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits won Mama’s Farmhouse the People’s Choice Award at the 2015 International Biscuit Festival. The made-from-scratch biscuits are even better with the chocolate gravy and strawberry butter. When you visit for breakfast, be sure to try the Hash Brown Casserole as well — taters, onions, cheese and cornflakes all mixed together to form a tasty concoction. If you visit for lunch or dinner, make one of your delicious entrees the Turkey N’ Stuffing if it’s on the menu the day you go! It’s a roasted turkey breast with cornbread stuffing and a succulent turkey gravy.

These are just a few of our favorite Southern dishes at some of the best Pigeon Forge restaurants! When you stay at Eagles Ridge Resort, you will be close to all the mouth-watering food. Click here to browse our Pigeon Forge cabins and book your stay to try this tasty comfort food!