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ajp1111

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  • Location: Chicago, IL
Gatlinburg Mon, 05/20/13 5:00 PM (permalink)
Going to Gatlinburg for the first time. Any suggestions?
 
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    TWog

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    • Location: Brandon, MS
    Re:Gatlinburg Mon, 05/20/13 7:55 PM (permalink)
    I haven't been to Gatlinburg in a few years, but the Pancake Pantry is always good for breakfast. There is usually a fairly long line, but it is worth the wait.
     
    Outside of town is the Buckhorn Inn. My wife has really enjoyed dining there.
    <message edited by TWog on Mon, 05/20/13 7:57 PM>
     
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      Davwud

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      • Location: Toronto, On/Huntsville, AL
      Re:Gatlinburg Tue, 05/21/13 11:31 AM (permalink)
      While I have not been, a buddy at work just returned from PF/G/S and raved about Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant.
      http://www.applewoodfarmhouserestaurant.com/
       
      DT
       
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        Sundancer7

        Re:Gatlinburg Tue, 05/21/13 12:43 PM (permalink)
        Davwud


        While I have not been, a buddy at work just returned from PF/G/S and raved about Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant.
        http://www.applewoodfarmhouserestaurant.com/

        DT

         
        I have been there many times.  The Apple Barn grounds and shops belong to a friend of mine that I was in the Air National Guard with.  I was in his brother's wedding whom I went through basic with.  It is a huge area that tends to get crowded on weekends with lotsa buses and tourist.  We always go to the candy shop and get candied apples then to their bakery to get their outstanding fried pies and ice cream.  Then to their huge gift shop to get some real non pasteurized apple cider.  Then breakfast or lunch  and both are outstanding.
         
        Paul E. Smith
        Knoxville, TN

         
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          jmckee

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          • Location: Batavia, OH
          Re:Gatlinburg Tue, 05/21/13 1:10 PM (permalink)
          Paul, is that the place that used to be the Apple Tree in Pigeon Forge back in the '60s?
           
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            ajp1111

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            • Location: Chicago, IL
            Re:Gatlinburg Tue, 05/21/13 7:49 PM (permalink)
            Thanks guys. I will try both of these places!
             
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              Big Frank

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              • Location: Conyers, GA
              Re:Gatlinburg Tue, 05/21/13 8:22 PM (permalink)
              Here's another vote for the Applewood Farmhouse. The Smokey Mountain Brewery is also a favorite of ours.
               
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                donw9876

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                • Location: Daytonati, OH
                Re:Gatlinburg Tue, 05/21/13 10:17 PM (permalink)
                I agree with Pancake Pantry. It's really interesting just observing the structure of the staff and how they go about their tasks at peak times - they have an army of servers and line cooks and a couple of managers as "overseers." Big Daddy's Pizza is good. Bullfish Grill is a good upscale casual dining place. I second the nomination of the Smokey Mountain Brewery as well as its affiliates such as Calhoun's. Bennett's BBQ is good. The Old Mill is reliable, and the Pottery Cafe across Old Mill Avenue from the mill is quite nice and is a good change of pace from the countryfied Old Mill. We like the often-maligned Mel's Diner .... yes, it's a tourist trap, but the food is actually decent. Some of the cheap street food in town is pretty good... including the questionably named  but tasty Ogle Dog.
                <message edited by donw9876 on Tue, 05/21/13 10:23 PM>
                 
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                  Sundancer7

                  Re:Gatlinburg Wed, 05/22/13 4:59 AM (permalink)
                  jmckee


                  Paul, is that the place that used to be the Apple Tree in Pigeon Forge back in the '60s?

                   
                  No.  The Apple Barn is a huge complex that over 100 acres on the right across the street from Five Oaks shopping.
                   
                  Paul E. Smith
                  Knoxville, TN

                   
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