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the old mill pottery house cafe building with sign and landscape in pigeon forge
We know how important your time is while you’re on vacation. You want to fit everything you want to do in, so that’s why we want to make planning easier! You don’t have to search all over to find incredible restaurants in the area, and some of the best spots are close to our hotel! Check out these 5 places to eat in Pigeon Forge close to our hotel:

1. Huck Finn’s Catfish

huck finn's in pigeon forgeIf you’re searching for true home cooked food, then you have to eat at Huck Finn’s Catfish. This restaurant feels like you’ve stepped into a family member’s kitchen. You’ll find classic southern fried catfish, grilled shrimp, crispy fried chicken, and much more on the menu. Every meal comes with their signature vittles, which are baked white beans, dill pickles, onion slices, coleslaw, hushpuppies, and your choice of french fries, green beans, or mashed potatoes and gravy. Everyone will love this southern restaurant!

2. Smokies Cuban Cafe

Smokies Cuban Cafe is a fantastic place to eat in Pigeon Forge that’s close to us. You won’t find another Cuban restaurant in the area, so they have unique food you’ll want to try. Some of the delicious meals you could get include roasted pulled pork, shredded beef, or grilled chicken. Every entree comes with rice, black beans, and plantains. You could also try tostones, yuca with mojo, or try their real Cuban sandwich. Trust us when we say you’ll want to save room for their incredible Cuban coffee and pastries.

3. The Old Mill Restaurant

old mill restaurantOne of the most popular restaurants in town is right across the street from us! The Old Mill Restaurant is definitely popular because of its history and the delicious food! This building is over 200 years old and was used for the community to serve several purposes over the years. Today, you can get breakfast, lunch, or dinner here. They serve classic southern food, including fried chicken, meatloaf, biscuits and gravy, and so much more. The desserts and breads are made fresh every day, and you won’t want to miss any of it!

4. The Old Mill Pottery House Cafe

If you want a more modern twist on classic southern dishes, you should eat at The Old Mill Pottery House Cafe. This restaurant is the sister of The Old Mill Restaurant, and it’s located right across the street. You can’t go wrong with their quiche, pimento cheese sandwich, gumbo and grits, or anything on their menu, really! All of the bread used in the restaurant is made on site in the bakery, and you can’t miss out on any of the desserts!

5. Corky’s Ribs & BBQ

barbecue ribs in a red and white checkered basketCraving some mouth-watering BBQ? You should head to Corky’s Ribs & BBQ! They are known for their ribs, but they also serve pulled pork, smoked sausage, fried catfish, beef brisket, and more. To go with your protein of choice, you can get corn on the cob, coleslaw, fried okra, mac and cheese, french fries, and more. Corky’s also has burgers, baked potatoes, and other sandwiches. Everyone in your crew will have a great time chowing down at this BBQ restaurant!

You can’t go wrong at any of these places to eat in Pigeon Forge near our hotel. You’ll love how close you are to us, especially at the end of the day, so you can save yourself time without skipping out on incredible food. Ready to start planning your next trip? Look through our Pigeon Forge hotel rooms, and book one for your vacation now!