Here’s everything you need to know about the food and restaurants at Dollywood.
Your Guide to the Food and Restaurant at Dollywood
As you spend your day at Dollywood, you’re sure to work up an appetite exploring all of the rides, attractions and entertainment at the park. Find time to indulge in an award-winning meal, snack, drink or more from one of the restaurants and eateries within the park. Here’s everything you need to know about the food and restaurants at Dollywood.
For a full-service meal, visit one of Dollywood’s two on-site restaurants.
Front Porch Café, in Showstreet, serves some of Dolly’s favorite meals. This seasonal menu features appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches and entrees, many made with eastern Tennessee ingredients.
For a signature southern meal, visit Granny Ogle’s Ham ‘n’ Beans. Located in Craftsman’s Valley, this restaurant has southern staples like a beef pot roast skillet, meatloaf stacker and pit ham. All entrees are served with sides, including pinto beans, mashed potatoes, coleslaw and more. Finish your meal with some fresh-baked cobbler.
With so many food options, you can certainly get your fill when you visit Dollywood. There’s no better way to do so than dining at one of Dollywood’s buffets. These all-you-can-eat buffets have a range of options to choose from.
Aunt Granny’s Restaurant is the largest and serves southern favorites, including fried chicken and fish, sides, a salad bar and an expansive dessert bar. Miss Lillian’s Smokehouse is where you’ll find smoky barbecue offerings, such as roast beef, carved ham and smoked chicken.
Dollywood Quick Service and Concessions
Dollywood’s quick service and concession stand options allow you to quickly get your meal then relax.
Each area of Dollywood has its own unique theme, same with the eateries in that area.
Enjoy a retro meal at Red’s Drive-In in Jukebox Junction. The 1950s-themed eatery serves classic cheeseburgers, golden fries and thick milkshakes. For a bite to eat on the go, find Jukebox Junction’s food truck serving a variety of gourmet macaroni and cheeses and more.
Country Fair is all about that offering the experience of the midway. Midway Market has plenty of tasty treats, including popcorn, cotton candy, soda and more. Grandstand Café has earned the blue ribbon for its food, and is the perfect pit stop to grab a bite to eat. The menu features everything from chicken tenders, hot dogs and cheese fries to a fried chicken sandwich you won’t want to miss.
Get your barbecue fix at Hickory House BBQ and Miss Lillian’s BBQ Corner at Craftsman’s Valley. Both eateries serve the park’s famous barbecue pulled pork. Enjoy it on a platter or on a sandwich served with delicious sides.
River Junction features familiar fare, including foot-long corn dogs and fries at Dogs N Taters and steak and sausage sandwiches at Market Square Skillets.
Order a slice of melted pizza from Lumber Jack’s Pizza.
If you’re just looking to enjoy a snack around the park, or one before you leave, find a range of tasty treats.
Visit River Junction for fresh kettle corn from Country Cookers – Kettle Corn. Willow Grove is your spot for tasty savory and sweet treats at Sweets & Treats. Before a show, grab a treat such as cinnamon glazed almonds, pecans, cashews and more from Showstreet Snacks. After you ride Wild Eagle at Wilderness Pass, reward yourself with a snack or drink from SkyView Snacks.
No meal is complete without dessert. Satisfy your sweet tooth with one of the dessert concessions at Dollywood.
Whether you’re craving an old-fashioned cone or ice cream of the future, you can find it at Blue Ribbon Cones and Dippin’ Dots. Order a funnel cake loaded with whipped cream and your favorite fruit toppings from Crossroads Funnel Cakes and Splinter’s. Find freshly baked sweets, including cinnamon rolls, muffins, cookies and Dollywood’s famous cinnamon bread at The Grist Mill and Spotlight Bakery. Sweet Shoppe Candy Kitchen offers a bit of everything. From milkshakes and hand-dipped ice cream to sundaes and more, you can find it at Dollywood Sweet Shoppe.
More Information about Dining at Dollywood
Outside food and drinks are not permitted inside of Dollywood.
Complimentary cups of water are available at all of the park’s restaurants and most of the food outlets.
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