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Dollywood is a wonderful place to visit, with fun rides, amazing shows and some of the best food in a theme park you can find. We travel to Dollywood several times each year and really enjoy all it has to offer.

So, if you’re in the park (or planning a trip), and want to know the best Dollywood dining options, we are here to help! We’ve broken it down by restaurant and listed them alphabetically. You really can’t go wrong with one of these choices.

Head here if you’re looking for vegan and vegetarian options in the park

Aunt Granny’s Restaurant

Aunt Granny’s Restaurant is an all-you-can-eat place centered around classic country foods you’re bound to find at granny’s table! It was named by USA Today one of the Top Ten Theme Park Restaurants in America! There is something for everyone here with plenty of vegetarian options, and is a great place to go if you’re starving after a long day at the park.

On the menu: All-You-Can-Eat Fried Chicken, Fried Catfish, Mac ‘n Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and many more of your Southern Faves

Location: Rivertown Junction


Dogs N Taters

This small shack is a very quick place to get your lunch! The menu is short and sweet and is the best place to go if you’re just craving those American classics! Unfortunately, there are not very many vegan or vegetarian options at this location.

On the menu: Nathan’s Footlong Corn Dog, Nathan’s Footlong Hotdog, Tater Twirls, Chili Cheese Tater Twirls

Location: Rivertown Junction


Front Porch Cafe

The Front Porch Cafe is a Family-Style dining restaurant that has a great all-year menu but also they add certain items seasonally. This location also serves up some of Dolly’s favorite meals, so it is going to be really good! This restaurant is also extremely great for all of the vegans and vegetarians out there who want to have a great selection of foods!

On the menu: Chicken Sandwiches, Burgers, Vegan Roasted Tomato Pasta, and Barbeque Sandwiches

Location: Showstreet


Grandstand Cafe

This cafe is smackdown in the middle of the County Fair, and serves up some fair food that is sure to satisfy that craving you get when you recall all of those memories when you attended the fair as a kid! This location also has drink refills and icee machines so you can have a good meal or a short pit stop before returning to all of Dollywood’s attractions.

On the menu: Chicken Tenders, Hot Dogs, Fries, and Nachos

Location: County Fair


Granny Ogle’s Ham & Beans

This is THE stop for straight-up southern cooking. Granny is serving up classic ham and pinto beans, but with an extra heaping helping southern hospitality! Some of their menu items are also Gluten-Free and both of their desserts are vegan!

On the menu: Turnip greens, Ham and Pimento Beans, Cornbread, Chicken Pot Pie, Banana Pudding, and more!

Location: Craftsman’s Valley


Hickory House BBQ

This BBQ Restaurant is jam packed full of flavor. It’s barbeque is also award winning and is sure to be a hit with your family! This location, unfortunately, does not have many vegan or gluten-free options.

On the menu: BBQ Pork Sandwich, Brisket Sandwich, Turkey leg, fries, and Baked Beans

Location: Craftsmen’s Valley


Iron Horse Pizza

This pizza joint is outrageously delicious with their special flatbread pizza! You can get special seasonal pizzas and items here as well. This pizza place is also great because gluten-free and vegan pizzas are available upon request.

On the menu: Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Salads (Chicken Caesar and Apple Walnut), and kids options

Location: The Village


Lumber Jack’s Pizza

This pizza place is sure to tempt your tastebuds with mouth watering pizzas! This location also serves up seasonal pizzas as well. However, there are not many vegan or gluten free options here.

On the menu: Lumber Jack’s Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese pizza, Salads, Cookies

Location: Timber Canyon


Market Square BIG SKILLET

This small pass through restaurant is cooking up food from exactly what they’re named: a really big skillet! The menu changes here seasonally, so be sure to check out those new items. When you pass through here, the aroma is absolutely delicious and so is the food!

On the menu: Steak Sandwich

Location: Rivertown Junction


Miss Lilian’s Smokehouse

Miss Lillian must know exactly what she’s doing, because this BBQ place is incredible! The BBQ is flavorful and not dry, and there are combo dinners where you can pick two of your favorite meats! Unfortunately, there aren’t very many vegan or gluten-free options. 

On the menu: *Ribs, *Brisket (*Daily Specials: Availability may vary), Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken, Country Sides

Location: Craftsman’s Valley


Red’s Drive-In

This 50’s style burger joint has some of the best burgers in the whole park! You can experience great food and read about Dolly’s history around the restaurant. There are not very many vegan choices here, though. 

On the menu: Burgers, Cheeseburgers, fries, Chili Cheese Fries, Turkey Wrap

Location: Jukebox Junction


Till & Harvest Food Hall

This restaurant that is conveniently located is whipping up many Smokey Mountain favorites! There are seasonal favorites here, and there are plenty of Vegan and Gluten-free options here, so everyone has something to enjoy!

On the menu: Chicken Tenders, Fries, Burgers, Guacamole

Location: Wildwood Grove


Another quick thing we recommend is the pork rinds in the Craftsman’s Valley area. They cook them up fresh in a kettle right in front of you, and our kids always really enjoy them. Another thing we do is get the refillable popcorn bucket. It comes in handy if you are going to be in the park for a few days (or if you know you’ll be back for a few trips during the season).

Showstreet Ice Cream is a great place for a treat after your meal!

These are the best restaurants in the park, and I hope you’ve enjoyed our list to help you find the perfect place for you to eat in the park. Of course, there are other options, including Crossroads Funnel Cakes, Showstreet Snacks, Midway Market, Blue Ribbon Cones and even the Dog House with foot-long corndogs and golden fries. At times the park will have a Food Truck Park (depending upon the season). Our entire family enjoys Dollywood and all that they have to offer, including the food!

Once you’ve visited one of these great dining options, make sure you stop by the Grist Mill for some amazing cinnamon bread, or grab a quick bite at the Spotlight Bakery. Either of these places are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!

I hope the next time you visit Dollywood nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains you will consider one of the most popular Dollywood restaurants for a lunch or dinner!

Check out all of the Dollywood dining options here.

Happy Eating!
Amanda

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