Any good southern, family vacation includes comfort food and lots of it. We may be partial, but to us, the communities surrounding Hidden Mountain Resort offer some of the tastiest, country-cooked dishes you can find! So today, we are going to share a few local dining options we think your tastebuds will love! Grab a napkin, and let’s dig in!
The first mouthwatering stop on our journey is Sevierville’s oldest eatery, the Applewood Farmhouse. This gorgeous restaurant is located less than one mile from Hidden Mountain and offers a wide selection of tasty, down-home southern favorites. Opened in 1986, Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and its sister location Applewood Farmhouse Grill serve pancakes, omelets, chicken and dumplings, and smiles to over 1 million guests each year. We don’t think you’ll regret joining that number!
If the dishes of a famous chef served straight to your plate sound tempting, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is a must! Named for the world-renowned, southern cook, Paula Deen’s offers a truly unique, country dining experience. Every item on the menu comes straight from Paula’s cookbooks, and the food is enjoyed by passing dishes around the table in a setting reminiscent of family dinners of old. If you are looking to reconnect through good food and laughter, make sure to put Paula Deen’s on the itinerary.
Carrying on the hospitality of the late Dr. John and Blanche Ogle, Five Oaks provides a warm, southern meal to any and all weary travelers that step inside. In this spirit, Five Oaks offers large, open dining rooms so visitors can enjoy a deeply communal meal experience. On top of incredible, in-house southern cooking, Five Oaks partners with Goodnight Brothers Country Ham to deliver salty, delectable country ham straight to your home. Even after you leave, you can still enjoy a little piece of Five Oaks wherever you are. Trust us, you will want to!
Our final stop is The Old Mill. Originally opened as the Cornflour Restaurant in 1993, The Old Mill is a staple of Pigeon Forge. This sprawling restaurant serves everything from delectable pecan pie to savory fried chicken and is a southern cooking aficionado’s dream. In addition to delicious food, The Old Mill features a general store, The Farmhouse Kitchen stocked with recipes and mixes needed to create many of their signature dishes, Pigeon River Pottery, and Sassafras jewelry, apparel, and accessories. There is truly something for everyone at The Old Mill!
We are so happy you chose to stay with us and sincerely hope these recommendations lead to many good meals with those you love. If you are still planning your mountain getaway, we would love to see you at Hidden Mountain Resort. Give us a call or book online today!