The Ultimate Guide to Dollywood Restaurants and Foods You Have to Try
Whether you’re a foodie or just want something delicious to eat while you’re at the park, Dollywood is a food-lover’s dream. From snacks to restaurants that serve home-cooked meals, you can find it all at Dollywood. To help you learn more about all your dining options when you visit, we’ve created the ultimate guide to Dollywood restaurants and foods that you have to try.
1. Cinnamon Bread at The Grist Mill
Your trip to Dollywood wouldn’t be complete without stopping by The Grist Mill and trying some of their world-famous cinnamon bread! You can watch as the bread is made right before your eyes. The Grist Mill has other treats that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, including homemade cookies.
2. Front Porch Cafe
Front Porch Cafe is a top Dollywood restaurant choice for visitors. It has all of Dolly’s favorite meals! One of the most popular dishes is the meatloaf stacker, which includes meatloaf stacked high on butter-crusted bread, mashed potatoes, and topped with brown gravy. Front Porch Cafe can accommodate a meal for any food allergies as well. Try Dolly’s banana pudding for dessert!
3. Apple Pie from Spotlight Bakery
One food item you don’t want to miss when you visit Dollywood is the 25-pound apple pie! This pie can be found in Spotlight Bakery. It’s made from scratch and baked in a cast iron skillet. The filling includes aromatic apples and a hint of cinnamon, along with butter and sugar. A single slice of the pie weighs 3 pounds and is big enough to feed the whole family! The bakery can also package up the whole pie and ship it to your home if you don’t get a chance to try it when you’re at Dollywood. Even if you don’t feel like eating any, you should stop by Spotlight Bakery to see this award-winning pie.
4. Aunt Granny’s
Aunt Granny’s is Dollywood’s flagship restaurant. If you’re looking for delicious Southern food in an all-you-can-eat setting, this is the place to go. Enjoy everything from fried chicken to fish, and sides like mashed potatoes, green beans, cornbread, and biscuits. There is also a salad bar and a full dessert bar! We recommend filling up your plate with all your favorites, then going back for seconds!
5. Grandstand Cafe
Grandstand Cafe is one of the best Dollywood restaurants to visit during your day at the park. The one food you have to try is their chicken sandwich. The sandwich originated from Fried Frannie’s Food Truck. The secret to this delicious sandwich is that the chicken breasts are marinated in pickle juice! At Grandstand Cafe, you can go simple with just the chicken, or make it a club sandwich. Grandstand Cafe also offers quick meals like chicken tenders and hot dogs.
6. Ham N Beans
Another popular restaurant at Dollywood is Granny Ogle’s Ham N Beans. Sit down with the family and enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal! For your first course, you’ll get a skillet of fresh-baked cornbread. For your entree, choose the beef pot roast, slow cooked tender beef with creamy mashed potatoes and pinto beans with ham served in a cast iron skillet. For dessert, enjoy some of Granny’s fresh-baked cobbler or the lemon blueberry skillet cake.
7. Red’s Drive-In
For a blast from the past, head to Red’s Drive-In. This 50s-inspired diner serves up the famous Jukebox Special, which is a ⅓-pound bacon cheeseburger that comes with golden fries on the side. You’ll also want to try one of their milkshakes, which are the thickest in town! This diner has a variety of kids’ meals as well, making it the perfect spot for families.
8. Till & Harvest
If you want to try the newest Dollywood restaurant, head to Wildwood Grove to dine at Till & Harvest! Till & Harvest offers a Smoky Mountain Mexican menu that you won’t find anywhere else. Enjoy fresh bowls and burritos filled with fire-grilled meats and fresh vegetables. For dessert, head next door to Sweets ‘n’ Treats that offers on-the-go sweets for snacking.
More About Dollywood
Now that you know all the best Dollywood restaurants and foods to try during your visit, you’re ready to start planning your trip! When you buy your tickets through us at Visit My Smokies, you’ll get free cancellation up to a certain date! Click here to get your Dollywood tickets today.