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Dollywood Food & Drinks

Dollywood
Dollywood is a southern food lover's dream theme park, with so many eateries that feature beloved classics like fried chicken, mac n cheese, pot roast, ham, and more. They also have great snacks and sweets, like the giant 25lb apple pie at Spotlight Bakery in Showstreet or the funnel cakes at Splinter's Funnel Cakes. The food and drinks in Dollywood are worth visiting the park, even if you're not a big theme park enthusiast!

Dollywood hosts festivals throughout that year that bring in even more great food options for guests to try. The Flower and Food Festival, usually held in the early summer/late spring, is a popular festival that features plenty of additional food booths to enjoy as you stroll through the park. The Smoky Mountain Christmas brings festive holiday treats during the months of November and December to the theme park.

Regardless of what time of year you visit, Dollywood's food won't disappoint! 

Top 3 Places to Eat in Dollywood

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The Grist Mill
If you only eat one thing at Dollywood, try the Cinnamon Bread at Grist Mill. There's nothing fancy to it -it's just cinnamon goodness in soft, warm bread. It's just SO good. People have been known to buy multiple tins to bring home on flights and long car rides. And yes, we are those people!
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Front Porch Cafe
The Front Porch Cafe is our favorite sit-down restaurant to eat at in the theme park. It's homey, bright, and the food is superb. You can't go wrong by starting with the pork rinds and ending with the lemon blueberry tart. You can't go wrong with much here, actually, so explore the menu and have fun!
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Spotlight Bakery
Our favorite spot for a sweet treat at Dollywood is at Spotlight Bakery. There are tons of different pastries to try, so there's always something to satisfy everyone. The 25lb pie is just a fun sight to behold (and tasty to try!).

Food & Drinks

Front Porch Cafe
Comfort Food, American
Price: $12 - $20
One of the best restaurants in Dollywood that serves American comfort food. The Meatloaf Stacker is a popular choice here, along with the Fish Tacos. The dessert here is also not to be missed -especially the Lemon Blueberry Tart.
Located in Showstreet
Spotlight Bakery
Pastries, Baked Goods
Price: $3 - $12
Right at the park entrance, this bakery is perfect for a quick breakfast or an afternoon snack after you've made your way around the park. You'll need a few friends to help finish the Apple Pie Slice, but they also have single serve pastries that are delicious and great to bring home.
Located in Showstreet
Showstreet Ice Cream
Ice Cream
Price: $5 - $10
This shop serves ice cream in cones, cups, shake form, on waffles -you name it. The flavors are just a handful of classic options but the quality of the ice cream is fantastic.
Located in Showstreet
Aunt Granny's
Southern Food
Price: $20 - $30
Aunt Granny's serves up an all-you-can-eat meal of southern cuisine with fried chicken, mac n cheese, pot roast, biscuits, beef top round, and so much more. Don't skip out on the dessert, either, which changes every so often.
Located in Rivertown Junction
Red's Drive-In
Hamburgers, Fries, Shakes
Price: $10 - $20
Burgers and shakes are the specials at Red's. They're a classic meal served in a retro-style restaurant next to the popular Lightning Rod coaster. The service here is pretty quick, so the line is always moving, even if it seems long. It's also nice that they let you choose your own burger toppings at the toppings bar, so you can make your burger exactly how you like it.
Located in Jukebox Junction
Blue Ribbon Cones
Soft Serve Ice Cream
Price: $5 - $10
Soft serve ice cream and drinks are what you'll find here. These tall swirls served in waffle cones are perfect for a warm day. You can get either vanilla, chocolate, or a swirl of both.
Located in Country Fair
Victoria's Pizza
Pizza & Breadsticks
Price: $5 - $15
Rectangle pizzas and breadsticks are what you'll find at here. Pair the bread sticks with a cheese dip and you'll be a happy camper by the end of your meal.
Located in The Village
Granny Ogle's Ham 'n' Beans
Southern Food, Comfort Food
Price: $15 - $20
If you want ham in Dollywood, this is the place to go. Their classic Ham 'n' Beans meal features slowly smoked, pulled ham with sides served in a cast iron skillet. This is also one of Dollywood's best restaurants, similar to Front Porch Cafe, but with a different menu. It's a comfortable place to relax and take a break before heading back out to the excitement of the theme park.
Located in Craftsman's Valley
The Grist Mill
Cinnamon Bread, Coffee
Price: $5 - $10
There's really only one thing here and it's the one thing you should absolutely not miss out on at Dollywood: The Cinnamon Bread. It's light, it's sweet, it's heaven with every bite. The line here can get pretty long, but they move rather quickly. Our recommendation: grab one to enjoy and another to take home.
Located in Craftsman's Valley
Miss Lillian's Smokehouse
BBQ, Southern Food
Price: $15 - $25
Miss Lillian's is an all-you-can-eat restaurant that focuses on BBQ foods like pulled pork, sausage, fried chicken, baked beans, potato salad, and more. Since it's located right next to the Valley Theater, you can sit outside and enjoy a show with your meal if you time it right.
Located in Craftsman's Valley
Pork Rinds
Pork Rinds
Price: $5 - $10
Classic pork rinds are cooked right at the stall here. The pork rinds crinkle up quickly in the hot oil while an attendant fishes them out with a net. There are two available flavors: BBQ and Original. Get the small bag to munch on or the family bag to last you a week or two. They make great souvenirs to bring home to friends as well!
Located in Craftsman's Valley
Hickory House BBQ
Pork BBQ, Fast Food
Price: $10 - $20
If you're looking to get some of Dollywood's BBQ without having to sit at a table service restaurant, Hickory House BBQ is where you'll want to go. They offer BBQ pork sandwiches, turkey legs, chicken tenders, and other favorites that you can grab and go. They're perfect for a quick lunch or snack break while you're making your way around the park.
Located in Craftsman's Valley
Splinter's Funnel Cakes
Funnel Cakes
Price: $10 - $15
Funnel cakes and drinks are what you'll find here. You can order your funnel cake plain or with various toppings. The plain funnel cake is just okay, but adding whipped cream and strawberries make it so much better. They also have other toppings, but absolutely get the whipped cream.
Located in Wilderness Pass
The Dog House
Hot Dogs
Price: $10 - $15
This eatery serves up Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs in either a bun or as a corn dog. It's a great quick lunch or dinner that will fill you up while you're enjoying the park.
Located in Wilderness Pass
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