Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant

Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant - The Best Family Dining Experience in East Tennessee
Local Expert's Rating:
5.0 / 5
The Bottom Line:

The Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant has been serving up Southern comfort food for over 30 years. The restaurant became so popular that the owners had to build another one down the road. 

- The Local Expert Team

Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant is located in the original farmhouse that has been on the farm’s property for 56 years. It’s seen a few renovations and additions over the years, but it retains that homey feel. You can enjoy your meal out on the patio or inside the huge dining room.

Locals and visitors alike rave about the apple fritters that are brought to the table before you can even decide what you want to drink. Get ’em while they’re hot and spread plenty of the house-made apple butter on top for an added apple-flavored zing. They even serve them when you come in for breakfast!

The menu is extensive, and in our opinion, you can’t go wrong, but these are some of our absolute favorite options:

Smoky Mountain Biscuit Benedict
This Southern take on a breakfast classic is unlike anything you’ve tried before. The biscuits are freshly baked, the eggs are cooked to your liking, and it’s all smothered with country sausage gravy. Be sure to add the house-smoked apple bacon on the side.

Bananas Foster Waffle 
If you prefer a sweet breakfast, it doesn’t get sweeter than this. The thick Belgian waffle is cooked to order and topped with bananas sautéed with butter, brown sugar, and pecans.

Original Farmhouse Sampler Trio
If you’re struggling to choose between some of the restaurant’s classic dishes, worry not; you can try three of them at once. The sampler trio has all of the best chicken options on the menu: chicken and dumplings, chicken pot pie, and fried chicken. This heaping plate still comes with a soup, side, and mashed potatoes.

Country Fried Catfish 
Visitors rave about this perfectly cooked catfish. They’re hand-dipped in batter and either fried or lightly grilled. Enjoy this with the housemade tartar sauce and a side of fried okra.

Country Grilled Pork Chops
This dish is one of Applewood Farmhouse’s signature dishes. You’ll get two center-cut, bone-in pork chops that are juicy, cooked to perfection, and seasoned with a few of Applewood’s secret ingredients. We recommend pairing it with their mac n’ cheese. It’s a combination not to be missed.

Blackberry Cobbler 
It may seem impossible to eat anything else after enjoying the fritters and a main meal, but you’re on vacation! This cobbler is one of Applewood Farmhouse’s award-winning, Blue Ribbon desserts. You simply can’t miss this sweet and tart cobbler that’s baked fresh every day and served with a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream.

If you enjoy the fritters, sauces, and butters that you eat at Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant, head across the way to the Apple Barn and Cider Mill and pick up a few jars to take home with you.

Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant prides itself on providing customers with the best dining experience in East Tennessee. The restaurant is surrounded by beautiful farmland and is a relaxing place to spend time, even after you’ve finished eating.

Insider Tip:
Be sure to head here on a Sunday to enjoy their Sunday Dinner. It is the best value for money in town. Not only does every meal come with an apple julep, apple fritters, and homemade apple butter, but you also get to add a soup, side, and dessert to your meal completely free.