Visit My Smokies Announces Opening Date For Paula Deen’s Pigeon Forge Restaurant

Released on: April 30, 2015, 9:28 am (EDT)
Industry: Food & Beverage

Sevierville, TN, April 30, 2015 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- After much anticipation, Visit My Smokies, the leading Smoky Mountain vacation planning site, is proud to announce the grand opening date for Southern chef Paula Deen’s Pigeon Forge restaurant.

On April 15, around 10:30 a.m., Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen confirmed the new opening date will be April 27, 2015. The restaurant began hiring and training staff earlier this year.

“Ever since Paula Deen first announced that she would open a new restaurant in Pigeon Forge, it has been one of the most talked about topic among both visitors and locals,” said a spokesperson for Visit My Smokies. “With our peak season just around the corner, we are sure that this new restaurant will quickly become one of the most popular in the area.”

The new Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen will occupy a total of 20,000 square-feet, split between two levels. The downstairs is dedicated to being a retail area where guests can pick up all their favorite kitchenwares and accessories from Paula Deen’s new line.

Upstairs is where visitors will find a large dining area that is equipped to seat roughly 300 guests at a time. All of the seats in the dining area are tiered to give each guest a front row view of The Island’s synchronized water fountain show that runs every 15 minutes.

According to the Pigeon Forge restaurant’s website, reservations for dining will not be accepted. However, families are encouraged to take advantage of the restaurant’s call ahead seating service to help cut down on their wait for a table. Call ahead seating will be available up to one hour before your arrival at the restaurant.

The total cost to build the new restaurant in Pigeon Forge is estimated to be around $20 million, thus making it one of the highest funded new restaurants in Pigeon Forge.

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is the second celebrity restaurant to open in Pigeon Forge. The first was Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville that opened its doors to guests in February 2014. Both of these restaurants can be found at The Island in Pigeon Forge, located at 131 Island Drive, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863.

For more information about new restaurants in Pigeon Forge and Paula Deen’s Pigeon Forge restaurant, be sure to check out Visit My Smokies’ blog at

Established in 2009, Visit My Smokies is the only site travelers need to plan a vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains. Owned by Sevier County, Tenn., the program focuses on promoting travel and tourism, in relation to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville area lodging, attractions, dining and shopping. All offices are located at: 125 Court Ave., Suite 102 E, Sevierville, TN 37862.


125 Court Ave.,
Sevierville, TN,
37862, United States
Phone : 8653231738
Fax : 865-622-2008
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