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Finding neat places to eat is half the fun of planning your vacation! You want to know where the best hole-in-the-wall places or local favorites are. We have a list of 5 nearby Smoky Mountain restaurants you have to try while you’re in town!
1. Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant
A fresh take on southern classics, the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant has homestyle meals that everyone will love. The building is surrounded by an apple orchard where apples used in the restaurant are grown. They offer selections for all three meals of the day, and they have an allergen menu. Breakfast ranges from bacon and eggs to country ham and gravy. You can choose from pancakes, waffles, and French toast or a lighter dish like quiche. Find southern favorites like country fried steak, meatloaf, and chicken and dumplings for lunch and dinner. If you happen to save room for dessert, definitely try the apple fritters. This place will keep you coming back for every meal!
2. Big Daddy’s Pizzeria
For those who love all things pizza, you have to try Big Daddy’s Pizzeria. Their sauces are homemade, and the pies are topped with fresh ingredients. You can’t go wrong with the Dough Daddies or a classic Boo Boo Bomber pizza. Everyone can share a slice of a specialty pizza, and you have plenty of variety to choose from. If you want to get creative, you can build your own pizza by choosing what toppings will be on your pie. Kids will love being able to have their own personal-size pizza. And if you don’t want pizza, you can always get a salad or sandwich!
3. Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so start it off right with a huge stack of pancakes from Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin. You can also choose from traditional breakfast foods like eggs, bacon, sausage, and biscuits. If you’re wanting something a little different, try one of the omelets packed with veggies and protein. But if you do want to stick to the classics, you should try the sticky bun pancakes — they’re cinnamon swirled with pecans and creamy icing!
4. Local Goat
If you love craft food and drinks, the Local Goat is the place for you. The food is made from scratch every day, and the bar is stocked with local craft brews, cocktails, and wines. Even the décor is from local artists and craftsman. You can’t go wrong starting with spinach artichoke dip or fried green tomatoes. They have lighter dishes, like salads and soup. You’ll find classics like steak and seafood, but you’ll definitely want to try one of the gourmet burgers. Try a traditional bacon cheeseburger or something new like the Elvis!
5. The Old Mill Restaurant
Traditional southern food is something everyone wants to try when they go to a Smoky Mountain restaurant. You’ll find all kinds of classic southern dishes at the Old Mill Restaurant. For breakfast, you can’t go wrong with choices like country ham, hickory smoked bacon, homemade biscuits, or cinnamon raisin French toast. You’ll want to keep coming back for lunch and dinner with options like southern fried chicken, pot pie, and barbecue. When you’re done with your meal, you can head over to the General Store and pick up mixes for the gravy, pancakes, or biscuits you tried!
There’s nothing like delicious food bringing everyone together. You and your family will love all of these Smoky Mountain restaurants nearby. Browse our available condos and villas to book your stay!