What’s New to Love About Aunt Granny’s

I would call Aunt Granny’s Restaurant Dollywood’s flagship eatery. It opened for the park’s inaugural season in 1986 with a buffet FULL of Southern favorites.

This year, it has a new look and a new partner, but I’m thrilled to tell you, it has the same Southern dishes with some tasty newcomers.

If you’re a frequent visitor to Dollywood then you’ve probably enjoyed a meal here. It is the perfect place to take a break and recharge.

New digital signage announces that the beloved buffet is now known as Aunt Granny’s Restaurant Presented by Lodge. The “recast” of Aunt Granny’s includes a new unique partnership with Tennessee-based company, Lodge. You will see the brand’s famous cast iron cookware integrated into the dining experience: charming Lodge cookware adds to the atmosphere and can also be found as serving dishes on the buffet line. From the moment you walk in, you’ll see the restaurant has been updated with bright, open spaces and new carving stations.

For all you Aunt Granny’s lovers, don’t worry. The all-you-care-to-eat buffet is still what you’ve always loved. It continues to offer a wide selection of Southern staples [read- Fried Chicken!]. Plus, there are a new items on the buffet including Southwestern Herb-Baked Chicken, Country Chicken and Dumplings, Roasted Red-Skinned Potatoes with Cheddar Cheese and Bacon, Corn Puddin’, and much more. I recommend the Stone Soup. Read more about the story behind this menu item here.

And, they haven’t forgotten dessert: apple cobbler, cupcakes, brownies and they still have soft serve ice cream!

Make dining part of your next Dollywood experience—specifically, plan to eat a meal at Aunt Granny’s—and you’ll go home happy.


All-You-Care-To-Eat Lunch & Dinner Buffet includes your drink
Regular (Ages 10+) – $18.99
Child (Ages 4-9) – $9.99
Children 3 and younger eat for free

By | 2018-04-09T13:23:10+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Dining|0 Comments

About the Author:

Chris Wade (Dollywood Insider 2017-2018) is a lifelong resident of Knoxville, Tennessee. He’s a Christ follower, husband, father, radio personality and school teacher. One of his favorite pastimes is to take his family to Dollywood throughout the year—especially during the summer! Chris and his family are frequent visitors sometimes multiple times a week. As a huge roller coaster fan, he can’t wait to share his favorite tips about Dollywood rides with you, among other things. As a Dad, Chris understands that having a Dollywood Season Pass is about more than a trip to just any theme park. It’s about creating experiences and memories for a lifetime.
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