One of the most exciting parts of a vacation is experiencing the local culture. From the activities and destinations to the shops, museums and restaurants, a key part of any getaway is to delve as much as possible into the customs and culture of the location. That is why visitors to Sevierville will want to be sure to savor some of the authentic mountain cooking available at the local restaurants.
Serving up authentic mountain cuisine and local favorites, these are those “must try” spots for at least one breakfast, lunch and dinner while you are vacationing in the Sevierville or Great Smoky Mountains area.
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and when you are on vacation, it can also be among the most enjoyable, fun and delicious meals, too. Nowhere is this easier to see than at Courthouse Donuts. With its humorous tagline of “the taste is arresting…you be the judge”, you already know you are in for fun, and their donut flavors are entirely unique. They even have a “design your own donut” with dips, toppings and sauces.
If you want another type of authentic mountain-style breakfast, it can be pretty tough to match the options from Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant. Whether you want old-fashioned buttermilk pancakes or you want to order a “Smoky Mountain Biscuit Benedict”, the menu here is comprehensive and full of those local favorites you’ll crave long after you return home.
The Applewood Farmhouse is also a great spot for lunches and afternoon snacks as it serves equally authentic lunchtime dishes with an “old time” flair. The Applewood also has its grill specializing in local meats, and you can even enjoy the special Applewood Julep if you’d like.
If you are looking for some authentic BBQ, then head to Tony Gore’s Mtn. BBQ & Grill. An award winning spot noted for live music and premium barbecue, it offers up famous Southern dishes like fried green tomatoes alongside the premium barbecue platters.
If you are eager to sample some locally made brews with your delicious lunch, the Casual Pint is a good call. Sample some of their barbecued chicken and pork and even some seasonal beer sausages! You can also hit The Diner with its homemade foods blending Midwest and Southern cuisine. Don’t forget to try their milkshake of the month!
While you can make a return visit to the Applewood Farmhouse, The Diner, or the Casual Pint for a delicious dinner with local flair, you can also head over to Big Daddy’s Pizzeria. Though this may not seem like “mountain cooking,” each pie is made of hand crafted dough and cooked up in a brick oven. Specialty pies reflect the local dishes with Smoky Mtn. Cheesesteak, Porky Pie and BBQ 4 U among the favorites. The Chop House is an award winning destination noted for seafood but also for its premium meats and tasty, Southern-style sides.
Don’t forget to finish your experience of Sevierville restaurants with a quick trip to the Apple Valley Creamery for local ice cream and gifts.