Best Southern Style Restaurants in the Smokies

If you are anything like us, food is an important part of your vacation, especially a Smoky Mountain vacation. Now, we usually prefer cooking up our favorite homemade meals from the comfort of our Smoky Mountain cabin, but when we go out these are the places we love to go! So take a look at the best places to get southern cookin’.


The Old Mill - Pigeon Forge


The restaurant is located along the Pigeon River next to an 1836 grist mill. People travel near and far to eat at this iconic and historic spot. Serving traditional southern style food this restaurant has that country lovin feel down pat! When you’ve finished that delicious country fried steak you are welcome to hang around the property a little longer. The scenic spot overlooking the river and the numerous shops will keep you entertained for hours.


Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and Farmhouse Grill - Sevierville

Famous for their apple fritters and apple julep, this dining destination is a must visit in the Smokies. Offering down home country cooking served with true southern hospitality. Before being seated you can enjoy the evening rocking on the front porch. After dinner make sure to take a tour of the property. There is a winery, ice cream shop, general store and more to see!


The Peddler Steakhouse - Gatlinburg

A popular dining destination, The Peddler Steakhouse, serves the best steaks in the Smokies. Guests get to enjoy dinner while overlooking the river. Conveniently located to all the shops and attractions in Downtown Gatlinburg, this restaurant in the Smokies is the perfect place to go during your stay in the mountains.


The best part about dinner out? You get to come home to a Smoky Mountain cabin. After filling your belly with the best food in the Smokies, unwind with a movie by the fireplace, or sip coffee on your porch, or soak the night away in the hot tub! Whatever you decide, we promise it will be a lovely end to your day. Looking for more fun things to do in the Smokies? Check out some of our other blog posts here!