There’s nothing quite like down home dining, especially when the weather is chilly. Whether you choose a farm to table experience on a working apple orchard, slurping down hand scooped shakes or plowing through piles of pancakes, you’ll find that Sevierville’s culinary scene easily fills your hunger for good southern food.
Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant
A 1920s farmhouse serves as the anchor restaurant for this working apple orchard complex where every meal begins with fresh apple fritters, apple butter and their signature Applewood Julep (a non-alcoholic fruit drink). Breakfasts include popular southern dishes like biscuits and gravy, while lunch and dinners range from turkey and dressing to southern fried chicken. Meals are served family style and include the restaurant’s famous vegetable soup and dessert. A second restaurant on the property, Applewood Farmhouse Grill, offers a similar menu with a few lighter options. Between the two restaurants, over 1,000 apples are used per day to create the sweet apple treats served up with each meal.
After dining, tour the Apple Barn complex and watch as fried apple pies, apple butter, hand rolled stick candy, wine and ice cream are made before your eyes. You can even pick up a bag of apple fritter mix and a jar of apple butter to take a taste of Sevierville home with you.
A ‘50s style shiny diner specializing in lean Elk and Bison Burgers, they also serve up fried pickles, fried green tomatoes, homemade meatloaf, a host of hand-dipped shakes and even malts. Wait staff is dressed in ‘50s attire and the juke box plays wholesome tunes. Want even more retro flair? Check out The Diner’s annual Cruise In schedule and be there when classic cars fill the parking lot.
Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin
A warm, hearty breakfast is the perfect way to start a chilly morning – and Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin, a small locally owned and operated chain of pancake eateries, certainly delivers on holiday flavor. Seasonal favorites include Stuffed Pumpkin French Toast and Caramel Apple Pumpkin Pancakes, plus Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino and Hot Apple Cider.
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