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$6 - $10
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2.1 miles from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
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All reviews chicken and dumplings biscuits mac and cheese banana pudding sandwiches beans salad screened in porch home made quick service pigeon forge great flavor ate here the main strip sides homemade butter
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic as always!! This is a must stop when we're in town!! Best fried chicken we've ever had and the sides are wonderful too! Always fantastic food and fast service!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very clean place. Welcoming and friendly staff. Quick service. Unfortunately we thought we were walking into a sit down restaurant to be waited on. This is an order at the counter and they bring it out to you restaurant. We were expecting homemade food and...were disappointed that it was not. The chicken had a good flavor but the crust was too crunchy. The gravy on the mashed potatoes was a congealed from a can gravy. The dumplings were obviously also from a can. This is a one and done restaurant. I would not return.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Over rated. Saturday evening. Hubs ordered a 3 piece chicken dinner with double mashed & gravy. Son ordered a club with green beans. I ordered a chicken cheese steak with no onions & mac & cheese. We shared shoestring onion rings. Hubs chicken looked great....He said that it was good. Son said his club was good, but not special. My Philly cheese chicken was a disappointment. There were onions and no cheese. The mac & cheese was over cooked. The onion rings were good. So I guess we would order the chicken again.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant is clean. Friendly staff. Quick service. Reasonably priced Best fried chicken in area. Biscuits and sides are also very good Generous servings. Highly recommend Mamas . You won't be disappointed

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just what we needed after a long day at Ripley's Aquarium!!! Homemade, hot, fresh, and comforting! The staff was friendly and it was clean too! Our party had a huge sub and chicken strips and whole chicken. The homemade sides are killer and the homemade...strawberry jam for the biscuits was a hit with everyone. Eat here.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was quick and efficient! It’s one of those ‘you order at the counter and pay; then they bring your food to you when it’s ready’. The chicken we had had a great flavor but it was overcooked or it had set too long...as it was dry and tough. Staff was friendly and helpful. Price was a little high in my opinion.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 4, 2022 via mobile

Ok folks. Someone just asked me where to find good chicken. I just found it! Super friendly staff and the mashed potatoes are probably the best I've ever had. If you are a veteran, you have got to give them a try. They are super...generous to vets. Ask for the veterans discount. We are in Gatlinburg for a week and we will be back! Ps. Last veterans day I ate there for the first time and got a reuben. One of my goals in life to to try reubens everywhere I go. They have one of the best in the country.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 12, 2022

This place was beyond everything I wanted to eat. The food was great and so was the service. My husband had a grilled chicken sandwhich and I had chicken and dumplings and my daughter had mac n cheese. Everyone was satisfied and it was so...good. Best chicken and dumplings I've had in a long time. It is away from the tourist area so I imagine the locals know this place quite well and eat here a lot. It was actually recommended to us by one of the ministers at a place we renewed our vows. THe service was quick, and the lady at the counter actually ordered our meals in a way that made it cheaper. Something she didn't have to do but I absolutely appreciated. So if your in Gaitlinburg and Pigeon Forge and want a good place to eat, definetely check this place out!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 29, 2022 via mobile

This is me and my wife’s 4th time eating from this place since we found out about it last year. It’s a little ways off the main strip of gatlinburg but totally worth the drive. If your not looking for an all you can eat...experience like mamas farmhouse you have got to try mamas chicken kitchen. The portions are more than enough to fill you up. Way better than these other southern home cooked restaurants. I was gonna place an online order so it would be done when I got there but there wasn’t a place to select pay with cash. Which I understand with people not showing up to pick food up and so on. The manager apologized couple times for the inconvenience and even offered a free drink for the road. But they showed no inconvenience to them as I already had my order pulled up on my phone for my online order. They simply just read it off my phone and put it into their register. Which was nice of them so I wouldn’t have to repeat my whole order. Didn’t have to wait hardly any time after order was placed. If you want amazing food you MUST hit up mamas chicken kitchen. It’s a go to every single time we head to the smokies now.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 8, 2022

I ate here twice in one week and both times just great. Chicken strip dinner and chicken and dumplings dinner both very good. Will be a regular stop for me when in Gatlinburg. This place is out of the hustle and bustle of downtown and...has its own parking lot which is a big plus for me.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 25, 2022

We were stuck with limited options on a Monday night and unfortunately chose Mama's Chicken Kitchen. The food was cold and mediocre at best. The bread on my wife's sandwich was stale. If considering this restaurant, look somewhere else. Worst meal we've ever had in...Gatlinburg.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 18, 2022

Delicious and tasty food for all - kids meals and adult meals, plenty to go around. Family friendly environment and good service.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 4, 2022 via mobile

My wife and eye stopped in at Mama's Chicken Kitchen when we got into Gatlinburg. I'm a fried chicken fanatic and I wanted to give it a try. I had the leg and thigh meal with mashed potatoes and mac n cheese, while she had...the chicken and dumplings with mac n cheese and green beans. The food was absolutely delicious! The fried chicken was battered like an old family recipe. The chicken and dumplings were like homemade. The sides were like a Sunday dinner at Grandma's house. If you're in Gatlinburg, go by and say Hi.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed December 15, 2021

Go try it, it's excellent! It's out of the middle of town, but that's a good thing~also has a porch so you can sit outside if you like.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 8, 2021 via mobile

Visitor Center recommended. They were right. After some shopping we stopped in for lunch. Had fried chicken livers and a sub. Everything was really good. Fast service, clean bathrooms too! Biscuit came with homemade strawberry jam. Gobbled that up too. Highly recommend for a great...lunch.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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I don't know for sure but they did have some type of deal where we bought 2 subs and got a deal. Don't remember if it was bogo
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Mama's Chicken Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5