A highlight of any vacation to Pigeon Forge is some good ole’ fashioned Southern cooking, and one of the best places in town to enjoy a meal is at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen! This family-style dining restaurant opened its doors in April of 2015 and has quickly become one of the most popular dining establishments in Pigeon Forge! Here is everything you need to know about dining at the Paula Deen restaurant in Pigeon Forge:
Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is located at The Island in Pigeon Forge, a massive shopping and entertainment complex with more than 60 retail shops, rides and games, restaurants and more! You can’t miss The Island when driving along the famous Pigeon Forge Parkway, as the centerpiece is the towering 200-foot-tall Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. There is plenty of free parking available adjacent to the Paula Deen restaurant, or you can ride the complimentary tram from The Island’s parking lot.
What to Expect
The Paula Deen restaurant in Pigeon Forge offers guests the opportunity to enjoy classic Deen family recipes, including mouthwatering Southern-style entrees, tasty side dishes and delicious desserts in a family-style setting. This means that platters of food are placed at the table for everyone to share, so each table selects 2 or 3 entrees and 4 sides. Just like being at home, you are free to help yourself to as much as you like! The full service restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a 300-seat dining area upstairs where you can enjoy tiered seating with a view of The Island’s show fountains. After your meal, be sure to stop by Paula Deen’s store on the first level, where you can browse more than 3,000 retail items!
Popular Menu Items
Start your morning with a traditional Southern-style breakfast featuring hearty down home dishes and breakfast meats! Popular breakfast menu items include Apple Cinnamon French Toast, Creamy Hashbrown Casserole and Sweet Piggies in a Blanket. The lunch and dinner menus at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen are virtually identical and feature such tasty dishes as Best Ever Southern Fried Chicken, Georgia Fried Catfish and Ol’ Fashioned Southern Meatloaf. Of course, you can’t leave the restaurant without trying some of their yummy desserts such as Banana Pudding, Seasonal Cobbler and their signature melt-in-your-mouth dessert, Ooey Gooey Butter Cake!
What Visitors Have to Say About Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen
If you need more reasons to visit Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen on your vacation, just read what others who’ve dined there have to say about it! See some of the top guest reviews below:
“So glad this place was recommended to us. The food was delicious! The service was friendly and fast. Come with your appetite!! The kids loved their food! We each selected a different dessert, they were all amazing. I want to try their breakfast the next time we are in the area!!” – Kristin Cox
“We loved Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen. Service was quick and nice. It was a true American family style dinner. The food was amazing (we had meatloaf and spare ribs with sides of Mac and cheese, creamed corn, green beans and mashed potatoes.) All of it was delicious! We’d definitely go again!” – Kimberly Andrews
“One of the best breakfasts we had all weekend. Great service and a beautiful restaurant with very comfortable (big) booths. Food was outstanding. You MUST get the fried chicken!” – Jonathan O’Leary
Where to Stay
Stay close to Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen with a vacation at Auntie Belham’s Cabin Rentals! Our cabins are situated in stunning locations where you can enjoy the beauty of the Smoky Mountains while still being just minutes away from the excitement of Pigeon Forge! While staying with us, enjoy a variety of excellent amenities including a fully equipped kitchen where you can store all of your leftovers after dining at Paula Deen’s!
Check out all of our cabins in Pigeon Forge TN today to stay near Paula Deen’s restaurant in Pigeon Forge and all of the other exciting dining, shopping and entertainment options at The Island! We look forward to seeing you soon at Auntie Belham’s Cabin Rentals!