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“Tourist food ... Blah” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Thirsty Miner

Thirsty Miner
1424 Old Knoxville Highway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37864
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Ranked #115 of 144 Restaurants in Pigeon Forge
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Tourist food ... Blah”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Convenience outweighs quality at this restaurant that is inside the wilderness at the Smokies. $13 breakfast buffet where one child eats Free with each parent. It's food, and that's about it. A recommendation to go here only if you're staying here, are desperate or simply don't want to leave your place of residence.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Crossville, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Nothing to brag about.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Mediocre food and abrupt server. Breakfast buffet was very average. Convenience of eatting were we stayed, not worth it. Over priced, even with my 10 year old eating "free". Believe me, they make up for her "free" meal.

Visited October 2012
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Great Breakfast buffet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Friendly staff- can watch the kids in the water park from your table. Wide variety of food- prices were reasonable and food was good.

Visited October 2012
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Be ready to pay...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We ate at the Thirst Miner because it was open and we were hungry. The first time we ate, the buffet was closed so we ordered off the menu. Regular dinner foods at a little bit higher price. The next morning we had the breakfast buffet, and aside from getting there late, we had full plates of good breakfast food. We were still a little surprised at the price, but for the only restaurant in that area of the complex, I guess they can charge those prices.

Visited September 2012
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Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Prices were a little high, but the service was exceptional. There was a full house and the bartender was flying solo. She handled it with ease and a smile.

Visited September 2012
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