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.
|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. 🙂|
|our window view from the table|
|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.
|All the food we didn’t eat! It would have been nice to take this home…|
|my plate of food|
|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!