If you love to eat out on vacation, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is the place to be! Our Smoky Mountain city is home to hundreds of fantastic restaurants that serve some of the best food you’ll ever eat. To help you make the most of your next getaway, Eagles Ridge Resort has put together a guide to six unique restaurants in Pigeon Forge TN.
1. The Old Mill Restaurant
The Old Mill Restaurant is located next to Pigeon Forge’s most iconic landmark, a historic gristmill that has been in operation since 1830! This legendary restaurant uses the gristmill’s freshly ground flour to make its biscuits, fritters, breads, and pies. In addition to its baked goods, The Old Mill Restaurant is also famous for its Homemade Meatloaf, Sugar-Cured “City” Ham, and Southern Country Fried Steak.
2. Frizzle Chicken Pancake Coop
Located next door to the Comedy Barn, Frizzle Chicken Pancake Coop is a great place for vacationers with children. Your little ones will love the restaurant’s animatronic chicken characters, which sing and dance to Rocky Top and other songs. The Pancake Coop is most popular for breakfast, when it serves chicken and waffles, hotcakes with homemade syrup, stuffed cathead biscuits, and delicious omelets.
3. Poynor’s Pommes Frites
Poynor’s Pommes Frites is another one of the most unique restaurants in Pigeon Forge TN. Guests will find a variety of German-style street foods, including bratwurst and the restaurant’s signature “pommes frites”: mouthwatering french fries served with your choice of sauces and toppings. Poynor’s is also well known for its “spaghetti ice” a special ice cream dessert that looks just like a plate of pasta with meatballs!
4. Smokies Cuban Cafe
A favorite with both locals and visitors alike, Smokies Cuban Cafe is considered something of a hidden gem in Pigeon Forge. Tucked away in a strip mall on the Parkway, this charming little place serves authentic Cuban cuisine. Highlights of the cafe’s menu include the Cuban sandwich, empanadas, palomilla steak, and the cafe con leche.
5. Mama’s Farmhouse
Mama’s Farmhouse offers the area’s best all-you-can-eat country cooking! Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Mama’s serves all of its meals family-style. When you want more of a particular dish, your server will bring you a fresh plate of whatever entree or side you desire. Mama’s menu varies depending on what day of the week you visit, but some of the restaurant’s most-buzzed-about dishes include the fried chicken, turkey n’ stuffing, buttermilk biscuits, and banana pudding.
6. Curl de la Creme
Curl de la Creme is the only place you’ll find “rolled ice cream” in the Smokies! This one-of-a-kind shop transforms liquid cream into ice cream roll-ups right before your very eyes using their patented technique. Guests can enhance their ice cream by adding a variety of mix-ins and toppings, such as peanut butter, Oreos, Nutella, apple pie filling, chopped Reese’s cups, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Curl de la Creme is only open during the afternoon and evenings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the winter months.
When you stay at Eagles Ridge Resort, you will be just a short drive from these unique restaurants in Pigeon Forge TN. Our cabin community is only a mile from all of the fun on the Parkway. With everything from 1 bedroom cabins to 9 bedroom cabins, we are sure to have the perfect property for your escape. To start planning your vacation, browse our selection of cabins in Pigeon Forge!