Top Pigeon Forge Restaurants

Pigeon Forge RestaurantsWhether on vacation or living near Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, there are many good restaurants to choose from! Pigeon Forge restaurants are a satisfying part of a Smoky Mountain vacation. Restaurants near the Pigeon Forge parkway feature all types of cuisine, but for a true southern experience, look for a good family restaurant with down-home cooking. You can find everything from pancakes to fresh ice cream.

One of the unique Pigeon Forge restaurants is the Old Mill. You can have a wonderful southern family dining experience, with grains ground at the historic gristmill. Right across the street, you will find the Old Mill Pottery House Cafe and Grille, with good food, quick service, and southern charm. The newest family style southern restaurant is Mama’s Farmhouse, situated in a renovated barn with a landmark silo. If you want dinner entertainment, go to the Dixie Forge Stampede for a western-style dinner show.

For family friendly Pigeon Forge restaurants with hearty meat dishes, look for Bennett’s Secret, Bullfish Grill, Corky's Ribs & BBQ, or Huck Finn's Catfish, Chicken, & Steaks. Blue Moose Burgers & Wings Family Sports Grille and the renowned Smoky Mountain Brewery have televisions, so if you just can’t miss the big game you still have a delicious place to eat.

f you like buffet style, Duff’s Smorgasbord is one of the Pigeon Forge restaurants sure to please your whole family. Wood Grill Buffet, America’s largest buffet, is another good choice. You can even eat free if you buy a ticket for the Tennessee Shindig next door. The Flying Horse Grill is fun family experience, with 30-seat carousel and contemporary American cuisine.

If you are looking for Pigeon Forge restaurants for breakfast or lunch, try the Log Cabin Pancake House (breakfast all day!) or the Alamo, which is cheaper for lunch and has a children’s menu.

Geno’s Pizza makes fresh dough daily. They offer eat-in, carry-out, or delivery. For other Italian food, try Grand Italian Kitchen. They claim traditional, authentic Italian cuisine, a casually elegant interior dining room, and a veranda with a peaceful river view.

Perhaps you would rather hang out at your vacation rental than eat out. That’s one of the advantages of getting a rental through You can bring food home or have it delivered, without the high cost of room service. You can have an actual dining area, instead of having to make do in a hotel room.