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“The food is home cooking at its best, just as the name implies.”

Aunt Granny's All You Can Eat Buffet
Ranked #58 of 173 Restaurants in Pigeon Forge
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lebanon, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“The food is home cooking at its best, just as the name implies.”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

Southern fried chicken, fish, meatloaf, pies, cakes, cookies, any type of drink you could name, this place has it all, meals that meet any family's need, a great value.

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Clearwater, Florida
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565 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
“Southern cooking”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

The buffet had about 5 meat dishes and 10 vegetable dishes as well as salad and dessert items. The staff was very friendly and quick to refill drinks. Prices were good considering it is in a theme park.

  • Visited October 2013
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Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Why All the Hype?!”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

My husband, 6-year-old daughter and I dined at Aunt Granny's yesterday while at Dollywood because of all of the positive reviews. We were INCREDIBLY disappointed. The food there is on par with Elementary School cafeteria food. Seriously, a Golden Corral is like a 4-Star restaurant compared to this place. The fried chicken wasn't too bad, and the dessert was actually pretty tasty, but virtually everything else tasted like it came straight out of a can or was the bottom-of-the-barrel in food service quality. And for $16/person?! What a ripoff! Also, the tiny 2-stall bathroom was dingy and dirty. Gross! I'm giving this 2-stars instead of 1 because the service was pretty decent.

FYI, I am not someone who is quick to complain or write negative reviews. I created a TripAdvisor account just to review Aunt Granny's in hopes of saving others from this terrible food!

  • Visited October 2013
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Wellston, Ohio
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“This Is A Must”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

They have the most delicious food at DollyWood and all the hostesses takes such good care of you. They have everything to eat and your drinks and desserts are included.

Visited October 2013
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Gainesville, Virginia, United States
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

I'd heard of how good the food is at Dollywood, and so my boyfriend and I thought that stopping by Aunt Granny's would be a good way to experience it. Unfortunately the whole experience was really disappointing.

The restaurant was PACKED, and we stood in line for about 40 minutes to get seated. Eventually we finally were able to go up to the buffet. Just walking past it, you could tell it wasn't going to be very good. There isn't any particular item that stuck out to me as being bad, they were all equal amounts of badness.

The chicken tasted like it had been sitting under a heat lamp for hours, all of the sides were bland. The cornbread muffins were extremely dry.

The best part about the whole thing was the dessert. It was actually pretty good because it was covered in whipped cream.

Overall I'd say it was worse than going to Golden Corral, if that gives you any indication.

I really wish we had gone to one of the stands to get ribs, or a jalapeno bratwurst (that sounded delicious!) I think we just made a bad choice in going to Aunt Granny's.

I guess the only benefit is that you can get as much bad food as you want?

Visited October 2013
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