Thnks to everyone for their posts. Te group I helped chaperone to Dollywood loved the Apllewood resort restaurant in Sevierville, the Old Mill Bakery in Pigeon Forge and Calhoun’s. We also indulged in the guilty pleasures of Krystal Burgers.
I’ll second the Apple Barn suggestion. It’s a "must eat" for us when we go to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area.
I will be heading to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg next week. would like to know if anyone else has an opinion about other places>
Chef Jock’s is incredible…..it’s our favorite place to eat. And we are both foodies! Jock has a terrific staff that has been with him for years. Whenever we have company in town, Tastebuds is always the choice. Looking forward to my birthday dinner there in just a few weeks.
Remember to BYOB!
Poor dude. Must be totally exhausted.
Paul E. Smith
Maybe the honeymoon is still going on.
cp: I still have not seen him since the marriage, and my emails have gone mostly unanswered.
I expect to this him this Friday, will be asking him to fess up 🙂
Bushie, good mentioning The Back Porch in Cosby. Excellent atmosphere, good food and a funky, fun establishment.
TJ, after all the recommendations, etc what did your friend have to say about Gatlinburg. Did he get out of the hotel room?
Unfortunately, Chef Jock was involved in a terrible accident a few years ago which left him a paraplegic. It affected his entire operation. I cannot say that it ruined his talent in cooking but he cannot operate the same way. I do not believe his restaurant is the same quality. His cooking show went away and he closed his north Knoxville location.
Paul E. Smith
I forgot to ask – anyone eat at Chef Jock’s Tastebuds Cafe? I’ve heard it’s incredible.
Kyle Carver’s Orchard is a really neat place. [8D] I know you all sing the praises of Calhoun’s but I don’t think it’s that great. To me it just tastes like chain restaurant food. I will admit that the TN river location is a neat place to go to but for really good food, I look elsewhere.
The Front Porch in Cosby is a great place. Really good Mexican food and bluegrass on the weekend. This info is from the Metropulse:
The Front Porch
2912 Hwy. 321 (Cosby) * 487-2875
Excellent Mexican food in one of the most beautiful areas of Tennessee. You can eat enchiladas, tamales and super-creamy refried beans while listening to fine bluegrass picking. The guacamole alone is worth the drive. Live music Fri.-Sun. starting at 8pm.
Fri. & Sat. noon- close (whenever the crowd clears out), Sun. noon-9pm. $7-$12. BYOB
I try to stay out of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Way too touristy and crowded for me. My ideal Smokies meal is grilling trout I just caught out of the Little River. That’s good eating! [:D]
Agree with the others. Calhoun’s is the best bet
We got married in Gatlinburg January 2004. We were back 5 times in 04. We always like the steaks at The Alamo, a fresh corndog at Mother Fletchers, and apple pies at The Apple Barn. We usually have breakfast there one day also. I think someone was trying to remember the name of a restaurant-probably The Burning Bush.
The Sundancer just got back this instant from Gatlinburg and was it crowded. I ate at Calhoun’s and it was great. I got the catfish and my buddie got the pulled bbq. Gburg is a great fun place this time of the year and the temp at 65F was super. Traffic wwas terrible though.
Paul E. Smith
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