Paula Deen in the Smoky Mountains?

Paula Deen smilingYes, you read that right. Paula Deen is finally making her way to the Great Smoky Mountains! If you’re anything like us, you’re going to be so excited about this news! And you’ll probably want to start planning your vacation to Gatlinburg very soon!

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When the summer of 2014 rolls around, visitors will be pleased to visit the newest Pigeon Forge restaurant. Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, themed from the celebrity chef Paula Deen, is the first of many new restaurants in line for Deen’s brand.

The new family-style restaurant will have 20,000 square feet of space, so groups can sit together and enjoy a great meal while visiting the Smokies. Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is going to be a great place for families to sit back, relax and enjoy a little Southern flair and a lot of Southern fun!

Located in the heart of Pigeon Forge, surrounded by the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains, the new restaurant is set to open at The Island! Already at The Island in Pigeon Forge, families can expect to spend the day exploring awesome shops, an exciting arcade and have a wonderful ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. If you arrive to The Island before the opening of Paula Deen’s new Pigeon Forge restaurant, don’t worry. You can still try out one of our local favorites, Timberwood Grill, or the popular Mellow Mushroom.

Are you ready to try Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen? To go ahead and start planning your stay, give River Edge Motor Lodge a call at (800) 544-2764. For the best price on your vacation, take a look at our packages page on our website. Our friendly vacation specialists are ready to answer any of your questions! See you in the Smoky Mountains!