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Thirsty Miner

1424 Old Knoxville Hwy, Pigeon Forge, TN 37876-1358
+1 865-429-0625
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good16%
  • Average31%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible22%
6 May 2017
“Ok dinner and breakfast buffet ”
16 Apr 2017
“Ok Buffet ”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
1424 Old Knoxville Hwy, Pigeon Forge, TN 37876-1358
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the Wilderness in the Smokies resort and had an absolutely wonderful time, until we ate at this restaurant that sits within the resort. We went here for breakfast and were shocked when we got our bill. This is a buffet style restaurant,...More

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Wilderness Resort the past two days and decided on day one to eat at the Thirsty Miner. It was dinner time and offered free kids meals with adult buffet purchase. We walk in and was seated at a table to high...More

Thank Lauren P
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

It was $44 for my wife & I to eat the most limited, cold, and poorly cooked buffet this planet has ever seen. The mashed potatoes were runny, the gravy was unbelievably jacked up, and the mac n cheese was horrible. How do you jack...More

Thank Zachary B
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Great selections, though sick later that night. Prime rib dinner buffet $20,it was delious, but sick after. We wee brave and ate breakfast the next day. No problems so far.

Thank JerryLTampa
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We ate here while vacationing at Wilderness at the Smokies. There is a breakfast buffet until 11 then a menu lunch I think from 11-5 then a buffet only dinner. The food was ok, there was a decent variety of items to choose from.

Thank fbriggs2015
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

As other reviewer's have stated, it is expensive. US$15 for the breakfast buffet. I really appreciate that the chef came out when we reported that my daughter has food allergies. They made special eggs for her without dairy. The food was average. It was a...More

Thank DanielleBMoser
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I brought my wife and son to Wilderness at the Smokies and we decided to try The Thirsty Miner. The buffet was 19.99 for each adult. We were seated quickly and the waitress took our drinks orders. We helped ourselves to the buffet which was...More

Thank Lovedaddyb
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Visited the Thirsty Miner three times during a stay at Wilderness at the Smokies. Breakfast was great, dinner was okay. Kids under 8 eat for free which is great, adults were $15.95. My kids loved the view of the water park while we ate.

Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The food was dried up and not very edible. I believe they have a rule that it's not old till it's sold.

Thank drussell
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Overpriced empty dinner buffet worst I have ever visited. When I pay $21.95 each for two I expect to be able to have a salad with more toppings than just black olives and dressing, they said they were out of tomatoes, cucumbers, croutons, bacon bits,...More

Thank arland S
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1424 Old Knoxville Hwy, Pigeon Forge, TN 37876-1358
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Pigeon Forge
  • Phone Number: +1 865-429-0625
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