August 1, 2021
As you spend your day riding thrilling roller coasters and seeing spectacular shows, there is going to come a time when you are going to need to refuel. Luckily, Dollywood has some fantastic dining options to choose from when you get hungry. Here are 5 of the best restaurants in Dollywood:
Named as one of the top-10 best theme park restaurants in the country by USA Today, Aunt Granny’s Restaurant is sure to fill your stomach. If you can’t decide exactly what you want to eat, this is the place for you because of the all-you-care-to-eat buffet. In order to allow for adequate social distancing, Aunt Granny’s is currently serving the same great food family style at your table instead of using the buffet. From fried chicken and meatloaf to all the best country cooked sides, Aunt Granny’s will make you feel like you are at your grandmother’s house on a Sunday afternoon. Also, be sure to save room for a homemade sweet off the dessert bar!
If you are looking for a quick grab-and-go meal so you can get back to enjoying your fun-filled day, Lumber Jack’s is a great option. With ready to go sandwiches, salads, and drinks, you can enjoy a quick lunch before returning to all the action of the amusement park. Lumber Jack’s is located in Timber Canyon directly across from the Thunderhead roller coaster. Be sure to stop by for a quick bite to eat before continuing your adventure at Dollywood.
Red’s Drive-In is one of the best restaurants in Dollywood if you are traveling to the park with children. When you step inside, you will feel like you are being transported back in time to a classic 1950s diner. From the antique cars sitting outside to the uniforms worn by the workers, you will want to put a quarter in the jukebox and enjoy a burger and fries. Also, kids will love the experience of getting to keep the car that their meal is served in to take home as a souvenir. Red’s Drive-In is the perfect place to eat for the entire family!
After a long day in the sun, nothing is more refreshing than a cold ice cream. At Sweet Shoppe Candy Kitchen, you will be treated to 10 delicious flavors of hand-dipped ice cream. In addition, there are different types of homemade candies that you can choose either to put in your ice cream or to take along for the car ride home. If you are craving something sweet while at Dollywood, the Sweet Shoppe Candy Kitchen will help you satisfy your sweet tooth!
Nothing says Southern theme park food quite like barbeque. Plus, if you are going to take time to eat BBQ at an amusement park, you might as well not settle for anything but the best. According to Amusement Business magazine, Hickory House BBQ is the best pork barbeque restaurant at any theme park in the country! Be sure you stop by to sample their award-winning pork sandwiches. All of the pork and turkey legs are smoked in-house to ensure you are getting the freshest product available.
Now that you know about some of the best restaurants in Dollywood, be sure to check out some other area attractions that we offer with our Smoky Mountain Adventure Pass. We hope you enjoy your vacation to the Smoky Mountains!