I debated whether I wanted to share this with you, or keep it to myself. For the greater good, I decided to share. My family’s favorite place to eat in the Smokies isn’t located off the Parkway. It’s not a hole in the wall or something flashy. Our favorite place to eat while visiting the Smokies is Song & Hearth: A Southern Eatery located inside Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa.
This buffet has amazing food—full of Southern favorites. We’re talking chicken, prime rib, collard greens, mashed potatoes, salmon, etc. The awesome part is, you don’t have to stay at the resort to eat there! And we love that there’s a new variety of food every night. It’s not a standard buffet; it’s always changing!
Not only is the soup and all the other food great, but the perfectly-styled decor and atmosphere in Song & Hearth makes it a fun place to eat: the reclaimed barn wood ceilings, Dolly’s handwritten recipe for life, and my family just can’t get over the huge chandelier in the center dining room that’s made from old pots. Plus, be sure to check out the quilts that represent the different seasons. The decor is a farmhouse lover’s dream!
The last time we were there, prime rib was on the menu, and it was perfection. They’ll cook it to your liking.
There’s even a kids’ buffet that’s full of childhood favorites, like mac ‘n cheese and tater tots!
The dessert bar, ahhhhhh! I love the bite-size options so I can try everything.
You’ll have a great meal, whether you’re going to Dollywood or not—whether you’re a resort guest, or not!
The breakfast buffet is available Monday-Saturday 7:30 – 11 a.m.
$17.95 (12 and older) and $8.45 (ages 4-11)
Sunday brunch is available 8 a.m. – noon
$22.95 (12 and older) and $12.45 (ages 4-11)
À la carte lunch hours vary seasonally*
The dinner buffet is available daily 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.*
$22.95 (12 and older) and $13.95 (ages 4-11)
*There is also an all-day dining menu available 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. in The Lounge. This option allows you to order items from Song & Hearth even when the restaurant is closed. It’s also a good opportunity if you prefer something smaller than the buffet for dinner. [Hello, fried chicken biscuit sliders!]