When you’re in the mood for a hearty meal, nothing compares to a buffet! Pigeon Forge, TN offers a variety of excellent buffets that serve everything from breakfast to seafood. In addition to these great buffets, our Smoky Mountain city is also home to a number of traditional restaurants that offer bottomless portions. To help you make the most of your vacation, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to seven of the best Pigeon Forge buffets and all you can eat restaurants.
1. Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que (Breakfast)
Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que isn’t just for lunch and dinner! In the morning, this restaurant offers a fantastic breakfast buffet that is overflowing with delicious food. Some of the items you will find in the buffet include sausage, bacon, eggs, pancakes, French toast, cinnamon apples, biscuits, gravy, home fries, and grits. Bennett’s breakfast bar also boasts a Belgian waffle station, a large selection of baked goods, and plenty of fresh fruit. Guests can even sample some of Bennett’s famous pulled pork. Who says you can’t have BBQ for breakfast?!
Reagan’s House of Pancakes is another legendary breakfast destination in Pigeon Forge. This superb restaurant has been delighting visitors to the Smokies with its scratch-made breakfast fare since 1986. Highlights of Reagan’s buffet include their pancakes, made-to-order eggs, sausage, bacon, and biscuits. Guests will have the chance to customize their pancakes with a variety of tasty toppings, including a great assortment of fruit. Reagan’s has two locations on the Pigeon Forge Parkway, so you’ll never be too far from their delicious food.
3. Captain Jim’s Seafood Buffet
Captain Jim’s Seafood Buffet never disappoints! Most famous for its all you can eat crab legs, Captain Jim’s also offers many other mouthwatering dishes. Popular items at Captain Jim’s include the fried oysters, baked cod, crab cakes, peel-n-eat shrimp, calamari, and crawfish. In addition to its signature buffet, Captain Jim’s also features a full-service bar and a European grocery where you can pick up specialty foods from abroad. If you dine at the buffet, be sure to grab some of the Captain’s cheesecake – it is spectacular!
When you visit Dollywood, we recommend stopping at Aunt Granny’s All-You-Care-To-Eat Buffet. This awesome restaurant is sure to satisfy everyone in your group! Aunt Granny’s serves a little bit of everything, including fried chicken, baked chicken, fried fish, tacos, cornbread, biscuits, mashed potatoes, green beans, and more. Vegetarians will be pleased to find a wonderful salad bar and kids will love Aunt Granny’s impressive selection of desserts. It’s easy to see why Aunt Granny’s is one of the most-buzzed-about Pigeon Forge buffets!
5. Mama’s Farmhouse
Mama’s Farmhouse isn’t a buffet, but it is all you can eat! Instead of walking around with a tray and picking the items you would like, guests at Mama’s stay in their seats and enjoy family-style meals. Your friendly server will bring you endless helpings of Mama’s delicious entrees and Southern sides. Whether you enjoy fried chicken, meatloaf, turkey ‘n stuffing, or honey-glazed ham, you can’t go wrong at Mama’s Farmhouse. Mama’s is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Paula Deen is the queen of country cooking! Much like Mama’s Farmhouse, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen at The Island in Pigeon Forge offers all you can eat, family-style dining. Guests can choose from two or three entrees and four sides for the whole table to split. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen serves the celebrity chef’s most famous dishes, including her chicken pot pie, spare ribs, chicken-fried porkchop, ooey gooey butter cake, and banana pudding.
7. Huck Finn’s Catfish
Huck Finn’s Catfish is a traditional sit-down restaurant, but it does offer a few “All U Can Eat Dinners”. Guests can enjoy endless fried catfish, fried chicken, or a mixture of the two. All of Huck Finn’s All U Can Eat Dinners come with “bottomless vittles”, which include baked white beans, hushpuppies, coleslaw, mashed potatoes & gravy, and dill pickles & sweet onion slices.
When you stay with Hearthside Cabin Rentals, you will be just a short drive from all of these amazing Pigeon Forge buffets and all you can eat restaurants. With everything from 1 bedroom cabins to 18 bedroom cabins, we are sure to have the perfect property for your vacation. To start planning your getaway, browse our selection of cabins in Pigeon Forge!