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“Thought it was good!”
Review of Mama's Farmhouse

Mama's Farmhouse
Ranked #30 of 173 Restaurants in Pigeon Forge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet
Description: Come see what Mama is cooking today! We serve up country favorites, FAMILY STYLE, right to your table so you get to taste everything that Mama is cooking that day. Specialties like Fried Chicken, Chicken Fried Steak, Turkey, Honey Ham, Meatloaf and more are paired with a huge variety of vegetables like fried okra chicken - n- dumplings, macaroni and cheese, sweet potato casserole and so many more. We always finish lunch and dinner with our famous delicious peach cobbler and banana pudding. In addition to these Southern Delights, our daily breakfast features pinwheels, eggs, chocolate gravy, fried chicken tenders, sausage, bacon and more more more! Taste something you really can't get enough of, just ask for more, because Mama always has a stove full of goodies. Find out why we are everyone's favorite family restaurant in Pigeon Forge.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Thought it was good!”
Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Really good food will get full lol... Dinner costs more . But you have so many choices and you can always tell them what u don't want. Salad was really really good! All in all was good, just remeber to go hungry and be ready to pay just a lil more than usual. Would go back :)

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Calhoun, KY
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“Food just average, bet Mama was better cook.”
Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

Went expecting true good ole Country Cooking, and was disappointed. Fried chicken was good, Ham was just fair and we re very disappointed with the so called Country Fried Steak. (White gravy was sad) Vegies were simply very average. Not worth the cost. Desert was great?

Visited April 2014
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Jonathan_JFoR, Owner at Mama's Farmhouse, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Dear Dsun,

Thanks for taking the time to review Mama's after your visit. We appreciate your time and input. I'm glad you liked so much of your meal. We try hard. Everything is made from scratch and the heart of the menu came from my father-in-law's recollection of the "Mama's" cooking. I'm curious as to what was wrong with the steak? You pointed out the gravy, but was the steak good? It's one of my very favorite things to eat so I'm surprised!

Anyway, I'm sorry you left unhappy and hope you'll see fit to give us another shot sometime.

Sincerely,
Jonathan Wimmer
Co-owner
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Rome, Georgia
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“Not as good as before”
Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

We absolutely loved Mama's when they first opened. Everything was delicious. But we have noticed the quality of the food has started going down. You do get as much food as you want. Everything on that day's menu is brought out in big bowls served family style. Then you can ask for more of anything that you want, and you can even ask for only certain pieces of the chicken (for example all legs or breasts). A good tip is that you can go to their website to see what all is being served on certain days and depending on breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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Jonathan_JFoR, Owner at Mama's Farmhouse, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Dear ADP1969,

Thanks for the review. We are the same owners and many of the same staff since we first opened. We work hard to keep everything at Mama's at the same high standard we set out with at the beginning and, so, it's disconcerting to hear you feel our quality has diminished some. I will reach out to you, personally, to see which items, in particular, you feel have slipped. I'm very curious.

Sincerely,
Jonathan Wimmer
Co-owner
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Henderson, Kentucky
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“NOT REALLY WORTH YOUR TIME”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

We read about this place in the typical "Where to go" booklet. However, it is about 2 blocks off the parkway on Pickel Street and at the end of the road. When we arrived at 9:30 a.m. there were only 5 other cars in the entire parking lot, so parking was not a problem. We were set to have this great family style breakfast and were we disappointed! First of all, the restaurant was nearly empty which should have given us a clue. We sat for nearly 5 minutes before a server came . We placed our order and when it was brought to our table, they was scarcely enough for the two of us. The server came by to tell us she had a group of 6 and someone else would check on us. Well, we waited and tried to flag her down for close to 10 minutes. We told her the other server had forgotten a couple of items and she brought them, and then never returned! We never got a second cup of coffee, a refill on any of the food. Family style? I think not. When we were ready to leave, we could not find the server and asked another one where ours was - she didn't know! So we got up and headed to the cashier, and there came the server who gave us the bill. Overall - terrible service, barely decent food and certainly not a complete breakfast.

  • Visited April 2014
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Jonathan_JFoR, Owner at Mama's Farmhouse, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Dear Kentucky101,

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us after your visit. It's much appreciated. The sparsely filled parking lot was more about the time of the year, but there is no excuse for the service you received. We're (far) better than that and it's unacceptable. I'll be in touch with you directly (via message) to try to make it right.

Sincerely,
Jonathan Wimmer
Co-owner
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North Carolina
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170 reviews
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“Very Expensive and Not Impressive”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

We read the reviews and I was doubtful but my husband loves vegs so he wanted to try it. We knew going in that there was no way we could eat $ 45 dollars worth of food but it would have been nice if what we did eat had been Impressive. The fried chicken was over cooked and dry. The meatloaf was good and so was the mashed potatoes. The mac and cheese was ok and the greenbeans was greasy. The peach cobbler was ok but the banana pudding was very good and the strawberry butter that was served with the biscuits was AMAZING!! We will not be going back.

  • Visited April 2014
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Jonathan_JFoR, Owner at Mama's Farmhouse, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Dear Debbysdelights,

Thanks, very much, for taking the time to review us after your visit. It sounds as if you really liked a lot of the food we served you. That's great! It's a bummer that we overcooked your fried chicken, especially since that is the heart of the menu! I wish you had told a manager. We would have cooked up a brand new batch for you.
As for the cost, we are in-line with similar concepts in the Southeast and when you prepare food from scratch (like we do), it costs. Anywyay, I'm glad you liked the food and sorry you left unhappy. All the best to you and yours, in dining and travel.

Sincerely,
Jonathan Wimmer
Co-owner, Mama's Farmhouse
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