Guide to the Best Food in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains

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No matter where you go, there are popular foods you have to try while you’re visiting. We have created a list of the best food in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains you have to taste while you’re in town! Look at our guide to the best food in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains:

Cinnamon Bread at Dollywood

Planning on visiting Dollywood while you’re in Pigeon Forge? Then you have to go to the Grist Mill in Craftsman Valley. Just follow the scent of vanilla and cinnamon, and you’ll find some of the most delicious cinnamon bread you’ve ever tasted! Plenty of locals stop by and buy loaves before they leave Dollywood for the day. This treat is something you can’t leave the theme park without tasting!

Quiche at The Old Mill Pottery House Cafe

spinach and mushroom quiche with spinach strawberry saladDo you love brunch? Then make a point to stop by The Old Mill Pottery House Cafe and Grill. One of their specialties is their quiche. This dish is a favorite of both locals and visitors. The flavors include spinach muenster and mushroom, chicken almond, or the chef’s selection of the day. You get to choose what your quiche comes with: spinach strawberry salad, fresh fruit, a house salad, or a cup of soup.

Barbeque at Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que

Another one of the places to get the best food in Pigeon Forge is Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que. They slow roast their meat for 14 hours in signature sauce they make themselves. You’ll find all your favorites, from pulled pork to baby back ribs. Flavors are enhanced by their tangy, sweet barbeque sauce.

Donuts at the Donut Friar

coffee and donutsThe Village Shops in Gatlinburg is a popular shopping complex that has many quaint shops. One of these shops is the Donut Friar, where you’ll find freshly made donuts and pastries. You can’t go wrong trying the Friar’s special donuts. They also serve powdered cake, cinnamon cake, chocolate chipper, and all kinds of other donuts. You can also get coffee just about any way you like it to go with your donut!

Pancakes at the Pancake Pantry

Is there a better way to spend breakfast other than going to Pancake Pantry? They’ve been serving breakfast for over 50 years. You’ll find classic buttermilk pancakes served with butter and hot syrup. There’s also all kinds of fun flavors, from apricot lemon to chocolate chip.

Burgers at Frank Allen’s

Delicious cheeseburger with french fries.Want to try a local burger that’s out of this world? All the locals swear by the burgers at Frank Allen’s, a hole-in-the-wall restaurant. Get it with just cheese and meat, or pile on all the toppings you love. Pair your burger with fries and you’ve got a great meal!

Apple Fritters at the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant

When you visit the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant, you’ll get apple fritters with your meal! These fried balls of dough have a delicious flavor and come with homemade apple butter to be dipped in. You’ll definitely be asking for more of them!

You have to try all of the best food in Pigeon Forge and Smoky Mountains on your next trip. You’ll have a hard time deciding which is your favorite! For even more places to grab meals and snacks, look at these other restaurants in the Smokies.

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