What are your taste buds craving while you are enjoying log cabin life?
That’s a question you may be asking when staying at My Bearfoot Cabins in the Smoky Mountains.
If you decide to eat out and not wanting the same chain restaurants here’s a great alternative…
The Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg areas are full of chain restaurants, but if you are looking for locally owned restaurants, there’s only one that comes to mind. The Johnson Family of Restaurants, with several outstanding locations in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, and roots going back to Cades Cove. To find food as rich as the history, and a personal comment from Jonathan Wimmer, co-owner, please read on.
ALAMO STEAK HOUSE
Our culinary journey begins with Alamo Steak House. As
the name indicates, steaks are the specialty, but I suggest you not overlook the best pork chops imaginable, grouper and salmon. The salads are second to none and the homemade poppy seed dressing is outstanding. For dessert, don’t pass on the key lime pie or bread pudding.
In the lobby of this barn style restaurant is the complete family tree including photos of the Johnson family dating back to their settling in the Smoky Mountains. It’s a walk down memory lane all the way to present day.
The down to earth cooking is true southern style all the way, and is served family style. Choose your meat and side dishes from every favorite southern dish you can imagine and get ready to dig in.
BENNETT’S PIT BAR-B-QUE
Whether your favorite is beef brisket, pulled pork, ribs or chicken, you will be at the right spot, or try one of Bennett’s Pit Bar-b-que combination plates. Choose from 5 types of home made barbeque sauce and then add all the traditional sides. Everything cooked up fresh and hot and finger lickin’ good. Some of the best baked beans I’ve ever eaten.
Last but not least is the prettiest salad bar I’ve ever seen.
The colors and presentation is perfect. Soup included and numerous garnishments make this fresh, fresh salad bar a perfect compliment to your bar-be-que meal.
BIG DADDY’S WOODFIRED BRICK
Can you say, Italian, Italian, Italian pizza pie? Well, the Johnson Family just did. They didn’t overlook a thing starting with their hand crafted crust. I have never experienced the selection of different pizza toppings available anywhere to beat Big Daddy’s Pizza. The seasonings are in true Italian style and the sauce and cheeses are the perfect blend atop your pie.