Best Of Pigeon Forge 2017

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- Best Lodging 2017 -

Best Cabin Rentals

🏆 1st Place:

Aunt Bug's Cabin Rentals

Aunt Bug's Cabin Rentals is the recognized leader in prestigious luxury cabin rentals in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, & The Smoky Mountains. Whether you are looking for a cabin with a spectacular mountain view or a premier cabin on the Little Pigeon River, Aunt Bug's offers premium cabins to suit your family's needs and your vacation budget.


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Best Hotel

🏆 1st Place:

Margaritaville

Inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and author Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville Island Hotel located in the Great Smoky Mountains is the perfect setting to escape the everyday, discover a new outlook and just chill.


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Best Condos

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Mountain View Condos

True to its name, Mountain View Condos in Pigeon Forge offer mountain views from every condo unit. French doors lead to a private balcony or patio from both the living room and master bedroom. Each master suite features a king-size bed plus a bath with a luxurious Jacuzzi tub and steam shower. The stylishly decorated condos offer an electric fireplace in the living room, granite counters in the kitchen and bath, and tile floors throughout the kitchen, baths and living area.


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Best Campground

🏆 1st Place:

Cades Cove

Over 2 million visitors annually come to enjoy the scenic beauty of Cades Cove and its many historic structures. Popular activities here include hiking, biking, touring the 11-mile Cades Cove loop road and observing wildlife. Whether blanketed in bright wildflowers in the spring or vivid colors in the fall, the scenery at Cades Cove never disappoints.


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Best Resort

🏆 1st Place:

Dollywood DreamMore

Family time comes naturally at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa™. Surrounded by the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, yet only minutes away from excitement, Dollywood's DreamMore Resort offers everything your family is looking for - with many special touches to make your trip effortless and best of all, memorable.


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- Best Dining 2017 -

Best Pancakes

🏆 1st Place:

Log Cabin Pancake House

When you visit Log Cabin Pancake House, you take a nostalgic step back in time to when life was simpler, meals were hearty and the people were friendly and sincere in their willingness to be helpful to those they meet. We take pride in both the preparation of your meal and in the friendly service you receive... We invite you to dine at our location, the Log Cabin Pancake House on Historic Nature Trail when you visit Gatlinburg.


2nd Place:

The Old Mill

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3rd Place:

Flapjacks

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Best Pizza

🏆 1st Place:

Mellow Mushroom

Mellow Mushroom is proud to serve Pigeon Forge with Southern style hand tossed pizza, plus calzones, hoagies, burgers, salads, desserts, and more! Full bar available stocked with bomber bottle and draft craft beers, handcrafted cocktails, and an extensive wine menu. Providing quality food since 1974, we use fresh ingredients on all our menu items. Mellow Mushroom is more than just a pizza restaurant; it is where Pigeon Forge pizza lovers and beer lovers gather.


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Best Ribs

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Bennett's BBQ

Our pit master smokes ribs, chicken, sausage, beef and pork to make it mouth watering. Located the heart of Pigeon Forge. This is Bruce's first restaurant in Pigeon Forge which began over 20 years ago, and it remains family owned and operated. Plenty of outdoor seating if you want to enjoy the weather. Bennett's has a full bar, so you can relax and enjoy your evening. A fantastic Pigeon Forge tradition, this place has something for everyone.


2nd Place:

Calhoun's

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Best Steak

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Alamo Steakhouse

Locals have voted "Best Steak" for Alamo Steakhouse six years! A great location brings you fantastic Texas-style steaks and unique appetizers such as stuffed mushrooms and flame grilled oysters. Their menu also features mouth-watering seafood selections such as pistachio encrusted salmon and tuna with mango salsa. Forget about the chain restaurants and experience this local standout.


3rd Place:

Calhoun's

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Best Barbecue

🏆 1st Place:

Bennett's BBQ

Our pit master smokes ribs, chicken, sausage, beef and pork to make it mouth watering. Located the heart of Pigeon Forge. This is Bruce's first restaurant in Pigeon Forge which began over 20 years ago, and it remains family owned and operated. Plenty of outdoor seating if you want to enjoy the weather. Bennett's has a full bar, so you can relax and enjoy your evening. A fantastic Pigeon Forge tradition, this place has something for everyone.


2nd Place:

Corky's

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3rd Place:

Calhoun's

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Best Southern Cooking

🏆 1st Place:

The Old Mill

Get a taste of true Southern hospitality at The Old Mill Restaurant. We’re known for our old-fashioned, classic Southern food; and we’ve gained reputation as one of the best restaurants in the Smokies. We’re a favorite local spot and attraction for a day trip to Pigeon Forge, and many of our vacationing guests dine with us regularly during their stays.


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Best Breakfast

🏆 1st Place:

The Old Mill

Get a taste of true Southern hospitality at The Old Mill Restaurant. We’re known for our old-fashioned, classic Southern food; and we’ve gained reputation as one of the best restaurants in the Smokies. We’re a favorite local spot and attraction for a day trip to Pigeon Forge, and many of our vacationing guests dine with us regularly during their stays.


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Best Fine Dining

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The Chop House

Established in 1992 by Mike Connor with the help of family and friends, The Chop House has become one of the premier casual restaurant concepts in the Southeast, with 12 locations spread across 4 states. The number one goal of The Chop House is to provide a superior dining experience to every guest. We do this by providing guest-obsessed service and generous portions of delicious food using the freshest ingredients.


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Best Seafood

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Bubba Gump's

You're bound to find something you'll love on our menu. From out of this world seafood dishes to our amazing slow roasted ribs, we've got a wide variety that's sure to please. We use only top-quality ingredients in everything we make, from our abundant salads to our memorable desserts. Of course, we've got shrimp the way you like it too. Come in for a fun experience and a great meal soon.


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Best Kid Friendly Dining

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Cici's Pizza

Best Pizza Buffet in Pigeon Forge, TN! Endless pizza, pasta, salad, soup & desserts! Known for its endless pizza, pasta, salad, soup and dessert buffet, CiCi’s won the Technomic 2014 Consumer’s Choice award for best kid-friendly quick service restaurant, and has been listed by Zagat and Parents magazine as a top family-friendly restaurant.


3rd Place:

The Old Mill

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- Best Refreshments 2017 -

Best Bar

🏆 1st Place:

Smoky Mountain Brewery

Smoky Mountain Brewery is the oldest craft brewery in East Tennessee. No single element impacts the success of a menu more than high-quality ingredients. We start with the best quality so that the best quality is what ends up on your plate. We also strive for excellence in preparation. The only thing that will concern you is how quickly you make your food disappear.


2nd Place:

The Local Goat

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3rd Place:

Blue Moose

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Best Drinks

🏆 1st Place:

Smoky Mountain Brewery

Smoky Mountain Brewery is the oldest craft brewery in East Tennessee. No single element impacts the success of a menu more than high-quality ingredients. We start with the best quality so that the best quality is what ends up on your plate. We also strive for excellence in preparation. The only thing that will concern you is how quickly you make your food disappear.


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Best Moonshine

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Ole Smoky Moonshine

We're Appalachian born and bred. The Ole Smoky families are among the first to step foot in the Smoky Mountains. Like other families, we have honed the art of whiskey making in order to survive during tough economic times. We're among friends here, neighbors with folks who have moonshine stories and traditions of their own. We are proud to share some of ours.


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Best Winery

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The Apple Barn

Located on the banks of the Little Pigeon River in the Apple Barn Village, the Apple Barn Winery is surrounded by the world-famous Apple Barn General Store & Cider Mill, two great restaurants, a bakery, a candy store, an ice cream shop, and a Christmas shop.


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- Best Attractions 2017 -

Best Overall Attraction

🏆 1st Place:

Dollywood

With more than 40 rides, 15 exceptional shows, five of the South's largest festivals, Southern-style dining, and the friendliest employees in the world... Dollywood is an award-winning destination!


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Best Arcade

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Arcade City at The Island

Everyone is a VIP in Arcade City! Arcade City provides the most unique experience in entertainment! Games for the whole family and prizes you’d only dream of. Arcade City mixes the perfect blend of amusement and entertainment to provide a memorable adventure for guests of all ages.


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Best Theater Or Show

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Dixie Stampede

Dixie Stampede is an extraordinary dinner show with thirty-two magnificent horses and a cast of top-notch riders. They will thrill you with daring feats of trick riding and competition, pitting North against South in a friendly and fun rivalry. You will enjoy a barrel full of music, dancing, special effects and family friendly comedy along the way. Celebrate as the North and South join together in a patriotic salute of Red, White and Blue featuring COLOR ME AMERICA, written and recorded by Dolly herself.


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- Best Outdoors 2017 -

Best Zipline

🏆 1st Place:

Foxfire Mountain

Offering the best high-adventure value in the Smokies, Foxfire Mountain gives you over 15 scenic and high-mountain ziplines and multiple other adventures on a beautiful 150-acre wilderness setting conveniently located only minutes away from Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg or Sevierville.


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Best Rafting

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Rafting In The Smokies

One day here makes a lifetime of memories! Whether high in the treetops or down in the rapids, get ready for action-packed outdoor adventure! Take in Rafting, Zip Lining, Ropes Challenge Course, Rock Climbing Wall and a 150 foot swinging bridge to our exclusive 10-acre Family Adventure Island with playground, nature trail and picnic area.


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Best Mini Golf

🏆 1st Place:

Hillbilly Golf

Two unusual miniature golf courses that are packed with mountain hazards such as moonshine stills, outhouses, rocky walls and native plants.


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Best Go Karts

🏆 1st Place:

The Track

The Track Family Fun Parks feature the Southeast’s premier go-karting and family fun centers including The Track Family Fun Parks in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Each of our five parks features The Track’s signature three and a half story elevated go-kart ride along with a vibrant lineup of family attractions ranging from family go-kart tracks, Fat Daddy’s Arcades, and thrill rides to miniature golf courses, Kids Country rides and more.


- Tied! -

2nd Place:

Xtreme Racing

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Best Horseback Riding

🏆 1st Place:

Walden's Creek Riding Stables

Our horseback riding stables is a family attraction for Smoky mountain guests and neighbors alike. Horseback riding on over 500 acres with horses, cowboys, cowgirls keep the action going year round. There is plenty of excitement and adventure for the entire family no matter your horseback riding skills even if you’ve never ridden. We ride when flowers are blooming in the spring, lightning bugs are glowing and bears are roaming in the summer, leaves are turning in the fall, and snow is falling in the winter.


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- Best Weddings 2017 -

Best Venue

🏆 1st Place:

Riverstone Resort

Soak in the scenic Smoky Mountains and riverfront views from luxurious lodging along the Little Pigeon River at RiverStone Resort & Spa. Ranked as one of the best Pigeon Forge resorts by TripAdvisor reviewers, RiverStone Resort offers luxury condos and cabin rentals for relaxation near the best attractions in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and beyond.


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Best Chapel

🏆 1st Place:

Little Log Wedding Chapel

Gatlinburg's Little Log Wedding Chapel is the premier wedding chapel in Gatlinburg accommodating up to 100 guests. Since your life as a couple begins on your wedding day, it should be filled with sentimental moments that will stay fresh in your memory. No better place exists in which to hold a romantic Gatlinburg wedding ceremony. This is your very special occasion and our desire is to provide you with not only memories that will last a lifetime but help you plan your romantic dream wedding.


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Best Catering

🏆 1st Place:

Buddy's BBQ

We’re famous for our hickory-smoked pit bar-b-q and all the fixin’s. And we’re also well-known for a wide selection of other delicious catered options brought to you with complete and always courteous service. We specialize in memorable events, like weddings, from rehearsal dinners to receptions and more. It can be a fun or fancy buffet or an elegant plated dinner. We offer a wide variety of menus designed to suit any type of event you might be planning.


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Best Music

🏆 1st Place:

Smokey Mountain Sounds

Smokey Mountain Sounds provides DJ Services in the Smoky Mountain Area including Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and the surrounding areas. We specialize in weddings and events. With over twenty years in business, we look forward to creating memories one song at a time with you!


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