Top 5 Places to Eat Near Our Hotel in Pigeon Forge Tennessee

August 31, 2016
Paula Deen's Family Kitchen at The Island in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge, TN is home to a variety of wonderful restaurants that you will definitely want to try during your vacation. When you stay at Valley Forge Inn, you will be just a short walk from some of the most popular places to dine in the area. To help you make the most of your getaway, we have put together a guide to five of the best restaurants near our hotel in Pigeon Forge Tennessee:

1. Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen

If you’ve never sampled Paula Deen’s down home cooking before, you need to visit her restaurant at The Island! Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and offers heaping helpings of Deen’s famous dishes. Everything is served family style, and the portions are extremely generous. Highlights of the menu include Ooey Gooey Butter Pancakes, Country Ham, Southern Fried Chicken, Cheesy Meatloaf, Georgia Fried Catfish, and Beef Pot Roast. Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is a 4 minute walk from Valley Forge Inn.

(See Also: 5 Things Guests Love About Vacationing at Our Pigeon Forge TN Hotel)

2. MargaritavilleA sign for Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville in Pigeon Forge.

Also at The Island, visitors will find the excellent Margaritaville restaurant. Inspired by the famous Jimmy Buffett song, Margaritaville features a tropical theme and a laid back atmosphere. Guests will enjoy a varied menu that includes delicious seafood entrees, salads, sandwiches, and “cheeseburgers in paradise”. Margaritaville is also home to the 5 O’Clock Somewhere bar, which offers outdoor dining overlooking the Little Pigeon River and frequent live music performances. This great restaurant is a 5 minute walk from our hotel in Pigeon Forge Tennessee.

3. Sawyer’s Farmhouse Restaurant

Sawyer’s Farmhouse Restaurant offers mouthwatering country cooking done right, with everything made from scratch and plenty of real butter. This local favorite serves breakfast and lunch, with breakfast items offered all day long. Popular dishes at Sawyer’s include crepes, pancakes, Belgian waffles, the patty melt, and spicy honey BBQ chicken tenders. Sawyer’s Farmhouse Restaurant is a 3 minute walk from Valley Forge Inn.

4. Mel’s Classic Diner

With its 50s decor complete with a jukebox, Mel’s Classic Diner is a fun place to eat. Guests will find all of their favorite comfort foods on Mel’s menu, including burgers, chicken pot pie, meatloaf, Reuben sandwiches, Philly cheese steak, and all-day breakfast. Be sure to save room for dessert, because Mel’s makes delicious sundaes, milkshakes, malts, floats, and banana splits. Mel’s Classic Diner is a 10 minute walk or a 3 minute drive from Valley Forge Inn.

Pizza on a wood table.5. Mellow Mushroom Select

If you’ve got pizza on the brain, we suggest visiting the Mellow Mushroom Select at The Island. What sets this restaurant apart from other Mellow Mushrooms is its quick service. Rather than having a waiter come over to the table, guests simply place their order at the counter, sit down, and wait for their food to be brought to them. The Mellow Mushroom Select also features “Dude’s Daiquiris”, an outdoor patio where you can enjoy tasty beverages and listen to some great live music. Mellow Mushroom Select is a 6 minute walk from our hotel in Pigeon Forge Tennessee.

To start planning your vacation at Valley Forge Inn, check out our selection of Pigeon Forge hotel rooms!