Front Porch Restaurant

Front Porch Restaurant
Local Expert's Rating:
5.0 / 5
The Bottom Line:

This restaurant, which was formerly known as the Backstage Restaurant, was recently renovated and underwent a complete menu revitalization during the offseason. The southern staples of meatloaf, fried chicken, and delicious onion rings make the Front Porch Cafe a must visit restaurant during your visit!

- The Local Expert Team

The Front Porch Restaurant, which was renovated in early 2017, is a country-themed restaurant located near the front of the park. The newest addition to the Dollywood food line-up was inspired by the famous Dolly Parton quote:

People just used to gather and sit on the porch… that’s where you do your biggest dreaming.

The combination of quick and personable service with the hip atmosphere is ensuring this new restaurant quickly solidifies its position as a must-visit Dollywood restaurant.

A few of our menu favorites include:

Dolly’s Smoky Mountain Breakfast Skillet ($9.99) –
Get ready for an iron skillet filled with a hash brown casserole topped with cheese and served with bacon and eggs. In addition to the skillet, your breakfast will also come with a cheddar biscuit and stone ground grits.
Traditional Chicken Wings ($8.99) –
For a theme park, we found these wings to be a good value and quite tasty! The sizable order of 14 wings came out piping hot and fried to perfection. Served with your choice of sauce, dressing, and celery sticks.
Front Porch Onion Rings ($6.99) –
These are quite simply some of the best onion rings we have had in a long time. The onions are hand cut, battered, and fried to a golden brown. Served with horseradish and a honey mustard sauces.
Pulled Pork Sandwich ($11.99) –
The pulled pork sandwich features juicy pork that has been slow-smoked for 14 hours. The tasty sandwich is served on a brioche bun with pickles, fries, and slaw.
Meat Loaf Stacker ($13.99) – 
Looking for some good ‘ole comfort food? Look no further! Get ready for a feast of homemade meatloaf piled on Buttercrust bread served with a side of green beans and a garlic cheddar biscuit.

We were impressed with the service, portion size, selection, and freshness of the ingredients. In addition, the wait time on a busy day was reasonable. The Front Porch Restaurant is definitely worthy of a visit!