The Inn on the River is a newly renovated Pigeon Forge hotel on the Parkway.

The Inn On The River

(865) 428-5500

2492 Parkway, Pigeon Forge ,TN 37863

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Southern style cornbread in a cast iron skillet next to an ear of corn

Know Before You Go: Paula Deen Restaurant in Pigeon Forge

Hey, Y’all! As you may have heard, the Paula Deen restaurant in Pigeon Forge TN has officially opened!

Paula Deen’s restaurant in Pigeon Forge is the perfect place to dine when you’re looking for southern flare and family-sized portions. And what’s even better — the restaurant is only a couple of minutes away from our hotel. If you’re interested in taking a walk to the restaurant, it’s only about 3/4 of a mile up the road. So, when you’re deciding where to eat, Paula Deen’s restaurant in Pigeon Forge TN is just up Parkway!

What to Expect at Paula Deen’s Restaurant in Pigeon Forge Near The Inn On The River

20,000 Square-Foot Dining Room

Just as the name suggests, families and guests who choose to eat at the new restaurant in Pigeon Forge within walking distance to the Pigeon Forge hotel will feel as if they are enjoying a warm family meal. Unlike other places to eat, the staff at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is dedicated to making guests feel at home during their meal.

What makes the home-like feel of Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen so impressive is that they are able to achieve this in a 20,000 square-foot dining area. Yes, you read that right. This restaurant is able to seat up to 300 guests, split into two levels. With that much space, guests shouldn’t have to face a long wait time for a table!

Southern style sweet tea to enjoy during Pigeon Forge hotel vacationAbout Paula Deen’s Restaurant Pigeon Forge Menu

The service isn’t the only thing that gives the restaurant a down home feel. In fact, the menu is unmatched in terms of southern food in the Smoky Mountains.

Now, if you have ever heard of Paula Deen, you know about the southern chef’s appreciation for all things butter, and this appreciation manifests itself in the chef’s menu. The restaurant’s butter cake is amazing and the pancakes are so good that you won’t need any syrup.

Retail StorePlate of golden southern fried chicken

In addition to the large amount of dining space, guests visiting this restaurant will also be pleased to find a large retail area. You can pick up your favorite cookbooks, baking utensils and kitchen accessories. The retail shop is also selling some of Paula’s famous sweet treats and warm coffee for guests who don’t have time to sit down and enjoy a full meal.

Surprise Appearances from Paula Deen

When you visit Paula Deen’s restaurant in Pigeon Forge, be sure to keep an eye out for the famed chef herself. Paula and her whole family plan on being heavily involved with managing and operating the new eatery.

That being said, it is understandable if she is not there all the time. However, you may get lucky and catch a glimpse of her when you are here.

The Inn On The River hotel is the best place to stay for anyone who is excited about visiting Paula Deen’s restaurant in Pigeon Forge. With a trolley stop right outside the hotel, you can park your car and catch a ride over to the restaurant, or you can take a short walk to the restaurant! Be sure to check out our many relaxing Pigeon Forge hotel rooms. We offer several different room options, including deluxe rooms and suites with balconies that overlook the river. We can’t wait for you to join us in Pigeon Forge!