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Paula Deen’s Restaurant in Pigeon Forge

While we were in Tennessee, my parents offered to babysit so we could go on a date. We hadn’t gone on a date as just the 2 of us in over a year, so it was a lot of fun. My husband even opened the car door for me. Isn’t he a gentleman! 😉

We decided to get breakfast at Paula Deen’s Restaurant which is located at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Normally, I wouldn’t want to go there because I have not acquired a southern palette even though I’ve lived in Florida for 10 years. Grits, collard greens, and sweet tea are not part of my diet! I figured I would be pretty safe with breakfast if I just skipped the grits.

 
Do you love Southern Food? You might want to check out Paula Deen's Restaurant in Pigeon Forge, TN.
The restaurant is on the upper level, and we could see out to the island fountain from our window. Our table sat above the “ee” in Deen’s. 🙂

 

Do you love Southern Food? You might want to check out Paula Deen's Restaurant in Pigeon Forge, TN.
our window view from the table

 

Do you love Southern Food? You might want to check out Paula Deen's Restaurant in Pigeon Forge, TN.
The fountain outside was so pretty, and it was surrounded by wooden rockers.

Paula’s restaurant is served family style. If we had known that before hand, we probably wouldn’t have eaten there, but it was a fun experience. Every adult is charged $14.99 and each child is charged $8.99. Each table is able to choose 6 items from the menu and those items are shared around the whole table. The servings were unlimited, but no doggy bags were allowed.

We ordered biscuits and sausage gravy, sausage patties, fresh fruit, banana french toast, scrambled eggs, and pigs in a blanket. Each table was complementary given a large raisin cinnamon roll and small glasses of orange juice. We only ate half of what we ordered. The food was good, but it wasn’t outstanding.

Do you love Southern Food? You might want to check out Paula Deen's Restaurant in Pigeon Forge, TN.
All the food we didn’t eat! It would have been nice to take this home…    

 

Do you love Southern Food? You might want to check out Paula Deen's Restaurant in Pigeon Forge, TN.
my plate of food              
Do you love Southern Food? You might want to check out Paula Deen's Restaurant in Pigeon Forge, TN.
My husband is a true southern man. He ate the biscuits and gravy which had bacon in it. I have never heard of bacon in sausage gravy before!      

After we finished eating, we had fun looking through the gift store. There were plenty of signs and kitchen utensils with “y’all” written on them, and there were even ceramic ornaments made to look like sticks of butter. My favorite find was this t-shirt!

Do you love Southern Food? You might want to check out Paula Deen's Restaurant in Pigeon Forge, TN.

 

12 Comments


  1. //

    I can relate! When Kyle and I go on a date, it's like every once in a while, so it's always a treat. Sounds like such a great date night! That food sound delicious. And I've never heard of bacon in biscuits and gravy either, but don't mind if I do, I love bacon!

    liz @ sundays with sophie


    1. //

      Date Nights are so important as a married couple! Going on this date made my husband and I realize that we need to make dates more of a priority. Everything is better with bacon, right?!


  2. //

    What a bummer that the food wasn't outstanding, but I'm glad you guys had fun! Too sweet that he opened the door for you! What a keeper! 🙂


    1. //

      He IS a keeper! I'm sure the food would have been better if Paula Deen had prepared it 🙂 But we still walked away quite full!


  3. //

    We went to Paula Dean's but it was a very long wait and we gave up. The experience would have been nice but we heard from others too that the food wasn't outstanding. So glad you got to go and enjoy yourselves. We felt the same about date nights when we went on one last week. They are very important in a marriage. You can just get too busy. Have a great day!


    1. //

      Hi Vickie! My husband and I would have given up too if there had been a wait! Thankfully we went at breakfast so we were able to get in right away. I'm glad you were able to go on a date with your husband too. Now that I am a mom, I realize that having time alone as a couple is very important.


  4. //

    Hi Emily, I really like your husbands T-shirt!! They don't make them like that anymore! The gentlemen I mean not the tees!


    1. //

      Hi Mary! I am thankful for my southern gentleman! I thought that t-shirt described the South pretty well!


  5. //

    What a beautiful view! And I love that your husband opened the door for you! So gentlemany!


    1. //

      At first we wondered why the restaurant was on the second floor, and then realized it was for the view! We really enjoyed it while we ate breakfast. My husband is definitely a keeper 😉

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