a VirtualTourist member from Benton asked on Sep 6, 2015
We will be in Sevierville from September 21-24. We prefer local restaurants. What is your favorite place to eat? What would suggest a couple in their early 60's do while there? Good Food - Good Prices
Deep South Smokehouse and Grill
Let me start by saying that we learned about this place from a local, and this is the best barbecue you're going to find in a 100+ mile radius. For reasons beyond the owner's control, Deep South is temporarily closed. For someone to give this business a negative review based on that sole reason is fairly ignorant. As far as the restaurant looking like a shack in the wilderness, ummm, HELLO! You're in the Smoky Mountains; it's kind of the norm here. You're not vacationing in Beverly Hills. My thoughts and prayers are with the owners and their future, both personally and professionally. If and when they reopen, I would encourage everyone to visit Deep South for their best and most memorable barbecue experience ever.
Just saw your question. I hope you had a wonderful time in the Great Smoky Mountains and were able to find some nice places to eat. In case anyone else wonders, here are a few suggestions:
The Old Mill - this is classic Sevierville/Pigeon Forge dining. Wonderful Southern food, served by friendly staff, in an historic building. Prices are good, and the food is plentiful.
The Red Rooster - open for breakfast and lunch, this is a nice restaurant where you eat surrounded by roosters (pictures, knick knacks, etc), and International Harvester tractors. :-) We eat here at least once a month, and I love their "dessert for breakfast" offerings - the Chocolate Eclair pancakes or the Strawberry Cream Cheese filled Croissant.
Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant - another very popular place for breakfast/brunch. Like eating on your grandma's back porch. :-) In fact, a couple of the tables are porch swings (probably not good if you have kids, or you will be swinging to and from your table - hard to eat that way...)
There are others, many others. But these are a few of our favorites. :-)