The Smoky Mountains have a rich culinary history that combines a little bit of the backgrounds of the many European settlers that landed here centuries ago. In Sevierville, you’ll find Southern comfort food at its finest, with a bit of Smoky Mountain flair. The many mountain cuisine locations around the city offer not just authentic recipes, but also authentic, local ingredients; so the dishes are prepared in the same way the recipes were cooked hundreds of years ago. Come take a look at the dining experiences Sevierville has to offer.
Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and Grill
At the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and Grill, you aren’t just sitting in a restaurant – you are surrounded by history. With horse-drawn wagons, tobacco fields, beef being raised on site, and more, it’s a true farmhouse that serves traditional Appalachian fare. Some of the chef’s specialties include fried chicken, dumplings, meatloaf, liver and onions, and of course, all the steak you could ask for. The restaurant serves three meals a day.
Another farmhouse that serves up three square meals is Mama’s, located near Sevierville in Pigeon Forge. This restaurant has not only won multiple TripAdvisor awards from travelers looking for the real mountain taste, but it also won the 2015 International Biscuit Festival. Biscuits are a tried and true part of Southern cuisine, so you know that Mama’s is an excellent choice when you want a real taste of Sevierville culture. The menu is served in “all you can eat” family-style portions, just as if you were at home!
The Old Mill
Interested in experiencing truly authentic mountain food in a more artisanal atmosphere? The Old Mill offers guests a view of the river moving the waterwheel at the working mill right next door to the restaurant. The restaurant also owns and operates the pottery house across the street, where they showcase a traditional mountain craft. The menus include rainbow trout, catfish, BBQ ribs, and many other mountain favorites. Both lunch and dinner are available at either The Old Mill, or the café in the pottery house.
The Apple Barn Cider Mill
Are you heading out for a hike in the National Park? A stop by The Apple Barn is a must for all your picnic needs! Here is where you can grab some of the area’s most distinctive delicacies, such as apple fritters, taffy, and more. Officially affiliated with the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant, this is a great choice for guests on the go who still want a taste of Sevierville history.
A Visit to Sevierville Is Never Bland
With so many restaurants serving authentic mountain cuisine around every corner, you won’t go hungry when you visit Sevierville. Find more delicious ideas for your visit with our 5 Days to Dine itinerary suggestions. Check out Dolly Parton’s favorite spot, Frank Allen’s Market, as well as a lunchtime treat where the chef will cook up the trout that you caught yourself! And don’t forget to try an elk or bison burger with fried green tomatoes at The Diner.
Check out more great places to eat in The Travel Voice by Becky’s guide to the 35 Best Things to Do in Sevierville.