If you know anything about the residents and visitors alike of Tennessee, you know they love good homemade food! The Smoky Mountain cooking style is all its own!


pancake pantry

Pancake Pantry

Since 1960, the Pancake Pantry evolved into an iconic landmark to Gatlinburg’s downtown. Pancakes and crepes are just desserts for breakfast! This pancake house was the first in Tennessee. Many visitors of Gatlinburg have made it a tradition to start their morning here, and maybe soon to be for you and your family too.

Mel's Diner - Banana Split

Mel’s Classic Diner

Step back in time to this old classic diner, offering guests a unique experience for years. Enjoy classic American food options while you look at the memorabilia and tin signs scattered along the walls. Before you leave, pick up a souvenir shirt. They make new ones each year!

Garlic Parmesan Sirloin at the Golden Corral

Golden Corral

Served every Saturday and Sunday (and weekdays seasonally in Pigeon Forge), you’ll enjoy an omelet station, waffle station, hand-sliced bacon, made-from-scratch biscuits and gravy, and all of your other breakfast favorites.


Big Daddy's Pizzeria - Wood-Fired Pizza

Big Daddy’s Pizzeria

Big Daddy’s Pizzeria offers a quality food experience with handcrafted dough, fresh ingredients, and world class pizza! Big Daddy’s Pizzeria pizzas are baked at 550 degrees in a one of a kind brick – wood fired pizza oven; this is not your average pizza making this an unforgettable eating experience. They have amazing cream and chocolate chip cannolis and a “s’moreza” you have to try! It’s like having a campfire s’more, but gourmet-style. Besides pizza, they also offer great appetizers, signature salads, and sandwiches. If you’re in Pigeon Forge, while you wait you can enjoy the new arcade.

Corky's Ribs & BBQ Pigeon Forge

Corky’s Ribs & BBQ

Dine in or grab your food at the drive-thru window! Corky’s offers a Memphis-style BBQ experience and can cater your event, host your party, or create boxed lunches for a special picnic. Everything is freshly smoked daily.

Bennett’s Bar-B-Que

Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que

Now you can’t just visit Tennessee and leave without experiencing their all too well-known BBQ! It’s no mystery that locals just can’t get enough of Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que’s delectable hickory–smoked ribs, tender beef brisket, chicken, and chopped pork packed full of flavor. They offer a breakfast, lunch, dinner, and kids menu.

Healthy Balance Meals

Healthy Balance Meals

Whether you’re looking for something quick to take home and heat up (each entree stays fresh for 3-4 days in the fridge and comes in a microwavable container), or sit down and relax, Health Balance Meals is made for your lifestyle. Offering healthy, handcrafted food that will make you feel refreshed and energized.


JOE & Pop's Sub Shoppe

J.O.E. and Pop’s Sub Shoppe

Choose from the J.O.E. or POP sandwich sizes and build your own sub! You can also choose from an array of specialty sandwiches or flavorful hot dogs. Kids can choose from four different menu items (each served with a choice of side, a cookie, and a drink).