I have been going to Gatlinburg since I was a kid, and I never go without going to Parton's Deli! It is usually the first stop I make when I get into town. Sometimes, I go again before leaving.The lemon pound cake is my favorite, and it's homemade by the owner's mom. It is delicious! I even have my parents bring me home a piece when they go! The hot, steamed sandwiches are excellent, too - love the pumpernickel bread and peppered beef. The deviled eggs and potato salad are yummy also and made by mom! And it's also great talking w the owner; he is such a nice guy and full of great information about the history of Parton's. I miss seeing his dad and hope he is doing well. I only get to go about once a year; so, I am looking forward to Fall when I can return to one of my all-time favorite experiences, Parton's Deli!