Have you heard the news? The famed chef and restaurateur, Paula Deen, recently announced that she will be opening up another of her delicious restaurants this week in the heart of the Smoky Mountains!
Slated to open April 2015, the new Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen will be located just a hop, skip and a jump away from the popular Pigeon Forge amusement park, Dollywood, at The Island in Pigeon Forge. The restaurant will be roughly 20,000 square foot. Have a dish you want to see on the menu? Let us know in the comments below!
Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen
As reported by the Fort Mills Times, the new $20 million Pigeon Forge restaurant will be called Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen. As expected, the menu will showcase none other than Deen’s famous Southern-style recipes. Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, collard greens… our mouths are watering just thinking about it!
Restaurants at The Island in Pigeon Forge
The new Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is the newest in popular restaurants moving to Pigeon Forge. Other national brands that will soon call the Smoky Mountains home include Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville and Dick’s Last Resort. A Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers and Timberwood Grill are already open and operating at the thrilling Pigeon Forge attraction.
Local developers Bob McManus and Darby Campbell will spearhead the construction and development of the new Pigeon Forge restaurant.
“We know that sharing Paula’s love and hospitality with her beloved fans and friends will be a great addition to our new development in Pigeon Forge,” said Campbell. “Together, we can develop Paula Deen retail and restaurants that capture the imagination of Paula’s massive fan base and Pigeon Forge’s huge tourist community.”
The brand new Pigeon Forge restaurant is the first new restaurant hat Deen has announced since her recent controversy this past summer. With the help of her new partners with Paula Deen Ventures, we are sure that this new restaurant will be just as fun and ‘down home’ as Ms. Paula herself!
Looking for other great Smoky Mountain restaurants that you and your family are sure to enjoy? Visit My Smokies offers guests tons of delicious restaurant suggestions on our Smoky Mountain Restaurants page on our website. With the ability to divide your search between Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg restaurants, your new favorite place to eat in the Smokies is just a few clicks away!