Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen 101

June 17, 2019

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With its grand opening in April of 2015, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen has become a staple destination for visitors at The Island in Pigeon Forge. A 300-seat dining area overlooks our Island Show Fountain and the Great Smoky Mountains, making this restaurant a relaxing spot to enjoy dinner with family and friends.


Here are three things you’ll want to know before visiting:

  1. Family style, y’all! At Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, you will be served in a traditional family style setting. In other words, there’s no need to hold back! Your entrees and sides dishes will be served for the entire table. The best news? Once you run out, you just ask for more. It’s that simple.
  2. Retail and restaurant: One of the greatest perks about Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is that it’s not only a restaurant, but also a retail store. The entire first floor of the building is a dedicated retail space offering Paula’s exclusive line of products, including jams, spices, dishes, and cookware. After browsing the shop, take the escalators upstairs, and you are welcomed with a “Hey Y’all” before enjoying your meal.
  3. Breakfast, lunch and dinner: We know – when looking over the Paula Deen menu, it’s hard to decide which time of the day you want to visit. That’s because Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner to guests. Not sure what time of the day to get biscuits and gravy or meatloaf? Check out the hours below:

Breakfast: 7:30am until 10:15am daily
Lunch: 11:00am until 4:00pm daily
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 4:00pm until 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday 4:00pm-11:00pm

If you’re looking for a place to enjoy a family meal while on your Pigeon Forge vacation, look no further than Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen. If you have questions before your trip, visit its FAQ page or fill out an online contact form here.