Top 4 Pigeon Forge Restaurants That Are Off the Beaten Path

Jan 30, 2020

Although all of our cabins feature full kitchens for easy meal preparation, we recommend that you get out to experience some of the fabulous restaurants in Pigeon Forge! While you might be familiar with the Old Mill Restaurant, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen and the Hard Rock Cafe, there are also some wonderful hidden gems in town that are well worth seeking out! Here are the top 4 Pigeon Forge restaurants that are off the beaten path:

1. Mama’s Farmhouse

Enjoy a fabulous all-you-can-eat meal at Mama’s Farmhouse, which serves up the best Southern style cooking in the Smokies! Since the meals are served family style, you can relax at your table while the food is served rather than waiting in buffet lines. Whether you are visiting during lunch or dinner, your meal starts off with homemade buttermilk biscuits and your choice of veggie soup or chicken noodle soup. You can then enjoy 2 entrees for lunch and 3 for dinner, which rotates depending upon the day of the week. Regardless of when you visit, you can count on an incredibly delicious meal that is sure to satisfy your appetite!

2. Huck Finn’s Catfish

fried catfish.jpgAnother one of the Pigeon Forge restaurants that is off the beaten path is Huck Finn’s Catfish, where you can fill up on one of the tasty all-you-can-eat catfish and chicken dinners! All of the dinners come with creamy homemade coleslaw, made-from-scratch baked white beans, choice of fries or homemade mashed potatoes and gravy, and signature southern hushpuppies!  The food is just one of the appealing aspects of this restaurant, which also features a laid back atmosphere with a healthy dose of Southern hospitality! Huck Finn’s Catfish also offers live music on many nights throughout the year to add to the ambiance.

3. Smokies Cuban Cafe

Smokies Cuban Cafe is not only one of the top hidden gems in Pigeon Forge, but one of the cheapest places to eat in town! This restaurant features authentic Cuban homestyle cooking, including entrees such as Roasted Pork, Chicken Milanese, Cuban Ground Beef and Skirt Steak. If you are in the mood for a sandwich, try the Cuban Hamburger, Pork Sandwich or the Veggie Sandwich. All of the meals are cooked fresh when ordered, so kick back and prepare for one of the best meals of your Smoky Mountain vacation!

4. Local Goat

local goat.jpegThe Local Goat has quickly established itself as one of the top Pigeon Forge restaurants off the beaten path! You will find a wide array of appetizers, jumbo wings, fall-off-the-bone ribs and tender steaks on the menu, not to mention some incredible desserts to finish off your meal! The Local Goat specializes in craft beer and craft drinks, so stop by for a drink after an action packed day of sightseeing in the Smokies! While visiting the restaurant, you can also test your skills on a vintage shuffleboard table or catch your favorite sports team in action on the HD TVs!

Check out all of our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals today to enjoy a relaxing vacation near these Pigeon Forge restaurants! We look forward to seeing you soon at Acorn Cabin Rentals!