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Join us this Holiday Season for a Delicious Buffet!


       - CHRISTMAS BUFFET (view menu, make advance reservations here)


From sit down restaurants to grab and go snack shops, Wilderness has many different dining options for whatever pace you are going and whatever you are hungry for. You’ll be able to find meals that the South has made famous, burgers, pizza, flapjacks, fudge, Starbucks coffee, shaved ice, assorted candies, adult beverages and much more around every corner.

PLEASE MAKE SPECIAL NOTE: During the dates of November 27 - December 6, 2016, Wilderness at the Smokies will be undergoing a beverage audit.  During this time the resort will not be serving or selling any alcoholic beverages, this includes: beer, wine and liquor.  As always, guests are permitted to bring alcoholic beverages into their guest rooms only.  For your information, the nearest packaging stores are  MC’s Wine and Liquor, 7500 Strawberry Plains Pike, Knoxville, TN 37924 (17 mi),  Smoky Mountain Wine and Spirits,  7433 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920 (19 mi), Parkway Liquor Store, 288 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (15 mi).  Beer and wine can be purchased locally from area grocery stores including Food City, 2946 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Kodak, TN 37764 (6 mi) and Kroger, 702 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876 (2 mi).


Thirsty Miner Restaurant

The Thirsty Miner has it all… family breakfast and dinner buffets, as well as ‘off the menu’ items for breakfast, lunch (seasonal) and dinner. The Thirsty Miner is located on the second floor of River Lodge, overlooking the Wild WaterDome. Looking for the perfect watering hole? Look no further, The Thirsty Miner has a large assortment of beverage choices, including adult beverages. Kids Eat FREE* (see details above) for breakfast and dinner.

Hidden Trail Bar and Grill

A Favorite Meeting Place for resort guests… offering ‘off the menu’ items for breakfast, lunch (seasonal) and dinner, as well as an excellent selection of beverage choices at the bar. Hidden Trail Bar and Grill is located on the main level, next to the lobby at Stone Hill Lodge. Kids Eat FREE* (see details above) for breakfast and dinner.

Mountain Marketplace and Deli

Start the morning with your favorite Starbucks coffee drink and fresh pastry! Craving a delicious made to order deli sandwich or maybe your favorite candies or ice cream for that sweet tooth of yours? They can all be found in the Mountain Marketplace and Deli. For your convenience, we even carry that one missed item that you forgot to pack along. Visit the Mountain Market in River Lodge, next to the front lobby.

Grizzly's Grill

This Snack Bar is located in the Wild WaterDome indoor waterpark.

Coyote Cove

This Snack Bar is located in Salamander Springs outdoor waterpark.

Bluegill's Cove

This Snack Bar is located in Lake Wilderness outdoor waterpark.

Billy Jacks Snack Shack

This Snack Bar is located in the Adventure Forest family adventure center.

Wilderness In-Room Dining

We bring convenience to your room. It’s fast and easy before or after a hard day of family fun! Enjoy Homemade Pizza, Juicy Burgers, Steaks or Chicken Tenders, just to name a few favorites. Wilderness In-Room Dining is sure to satisfy any craving that a day in the waterparks may bring.

Kids Eat Free!

Children (age 4 and younger) will eat free with an adult entrée purchased for breakfast and dinner at the Thirsty Miner. If the buffet is available, this promotion only applies to the buffet. If the buffet is not available, this promotion only applies to children’s menu items. Holiday and special buffets are excluded from this promotion.