Sunday Brunch at Song & Hearth

Southern food is more than just sustenance. It’s a food that takes us to simpler times. Song & Hearth: A Southern Eatery, the full-service restaurant located inside Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, gives us a taste of what it’s like growing up in the South. The aromas and flavors conjure a longing to be surrounded by friends and family while eating a delicious homecooked meal.

By now, you can probably tell that I enjoy writing about food. I like to take pictures of it, too. Because I consider myself a foodie, I’m going to share one of the best meals you can get while visiting the Smoky Mountains: Sunday brunch at Song & Hearth. (No, you don’t have to be a resort guest to eat here.)


Immediately greeted with warm colors, you can’t help but feel at home inside this beautiful and charming restaurant. The design is intentional. You can learn more about it in this video.

What’s on the Menu

We visited during Song & Hearth’s Sunday Brunch, and while the resort offers other lighter options at the DM Pantry or in-room dining, we dove straight into the all-you-can-eat buffet so that we could get a taste of everything.

The buffet brings an elevated and modern version of all your favorite Southern meals: fried chicken, biscuits and gravy, grits, French toast and even a meat carving station. Their brunch will satisfy the pickiest of eaters, even my 3-year-old daughter was happy!

My Recommendations

If you’re like us and want to taste a little bit of everything, the buffet is the best way to go. The biscuits and gravy and the fried chicken were our favorite items but everything was cooked to perfection.

Whether you’re looking for an elevated version of a Southern classic or you’re on the search for biscuits and gravy just like Mama used to make, Song & Hearth: A Southern Eatery will satiate your appetite while invoking familiar feelings of family and nostalgia.

By | 2022-04-04T14:19:50+00:00 December 11th, 2021|Dining|0 Comments

About the Author:

Born on the East Coast, Buddy (Dollywood Insider 2021-2022) lived his first 25 years of life in Long Island, New York. He went to a small private school growing up where he excelled in sports and eventually went on to play college basketball for Queens College in New York City. At 25, Buddy decided to make a move to the other side of the country, landing in Huntington Beach, California. Initially, Buddy was not sure why he felt led to California, but after a few months it was evidently clear—God wanted him to find his wife Tasha there. Tasha shared the same excitement for travel and food, so the two of them started an Instagram page they named FoodieOC. What started as a fun page to showcase their travel and eats to friends and family quickly turned into a part-time job filled with lots of fun and food. Their food page has taken them all over the country and has been documented through their blog and Instagram page which now has more than 65,000 followers. Buddy is very excited to be part of this Insiders panel and plans to highlight all of the wonderful things Dollywood has to offer, especially their outstanding cuisine. You can follow him, Tasha, their 2-year-old daughter Brooklyn, and newborn Isabella on Instagram to get all the inside tips they share.
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