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“Convenient”
Review of Thirsty Miner

Thirsty Miner
Ranked #144 of 176 Restaurants in Pigeon Forge
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
Restaurant details
Smyrna, Tennessee, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Convenient”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

The location is convenient and the buffet had several choices. The fact kids 11 and under eat free is a plus

Visited October 2013
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English first
Alabaster
2 reviews
“Thirsty Miner at Wildenerness at the Smokies”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

We ate at the Thirsty Miner for breakfast each day and once for dinner. Price was a little pricey but it was convenient since we really didn't want to get out and go anywhere in the traffic. You have the choice of ordering from the menu or the buffet. Breakfast was breakfast, nothing special, but the dinner buffet was delicious the night we went. Of course, my kids never eat enough for the price of a buffet so it did get a little expensive. Kids liked the tables that overlooked the indoor waterpark. When we didn't sit there, they had TVs in the dining area.

  • Visited August 2013
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Mount Carmel, Tennessee, United States
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Overpriced and tasteless.”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

We took our 4 small grandchildren (all age 6 and under) for the breakfast buffet while staying at this resort. It advertises kids eat free (we assumed one free with each paying adult and there were 2 adults). The buffet had only mediocre breakfast items, nowhere near what Golden Corral or comparable breakfast buffets would have. Drinks are not included with the buffet and they charged a full kids price for our 2-year-old toddler so we still ended up paying 60.00 + gratuity. I don't mind paying for good food, but I felt this buffet was just basic stuff and we definitely did not eat enough to warrant the price. I will definitely go to the resort again, but will never eat here again.

Visited September 2013
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White Pine, Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Costly - Long Wait - Taste less than average”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Long wait and eventually large family group was seated in bar area that had been vacant for 30 minutes. $20 per person for a buffet that had overcooked and dry meats. I'd advise cooking in your room if you plan to stay in one of the resorts.

Visited August 2013
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“very average food quality for a high price”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

children love it, since it has so many kid friendly food options. It was like a shoney's buffet for $18.00.

Visited September 2013
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