Breakfast was a standard menu. We ended up with dessert. One drawback is theres no leftovers. Reminiscent of the Original Cracker Barrel lol. It was off the strip, so it wasnt full of tourists even tho its touristy. Pretty basic southern choices: green beans, Mac and cheese, corn, etc.
To Smokey and to salty The country steak is pretty good. They get all the items on the menu, and get more on it. Mama's has a separate barn to house your special meal. Inside showed beautiful wooden floors shined to perfection with a not too overpowering country theme thruout. Then you pick 5 sides for the table.
So it is no surprise to find a restaurant in the hills of the Smoky Mountains honoring their Mother. I am sure they do not want the recognition but thought it was fitting to mention it. His love of food shows through his passion of doing reviews of restaurants, cooking, and trying new and unique foods or drinks. He also has a passion for the outdoors and new adventures. When you run out, just ask the waiter or waitress for more and like magic, it appears on your table. It is all you can eat. In addition to the delicious soup and salad and meats listed above.
Maybe Mama's can make it up to me for breakfast but I doubt it would be any better. Mama's is all you can eat, and you can tell the food had been sitting around all day. Needless to say we left there so stuffed and the food was absolutely amazing!! Large, open room with wood and no sound absorption. The recipes were completely traditional, without any creativity at all, but creativity isn't the point of this place. The breakfast is served community style. To go with the food and theme of the restaurant, you'd expect friendly, laid-back, homey service. This is a vital part to have for filming.
It only took about 10-15 minutes for the two of us, and they have this neat rotation chalkboard that they take your name on. I have the version right before this camera. You can you just tell a difference from food that was cooked from a mom and pop type place to a corporate owned restaurant. Then the food keeps coming until you are full. So we left and made it back a couple nights later. We had our waitress Markalaya, she was cheerful with attentive service.
The meats are set for the day, but you pick four sides that come with the meal. Our server Kris was amazing - funny, attentive, and anticipatory. It was great for all that we got. I'll most likely be back but not for a holiday since I hear the regular menu is killer. Peach cobbler with ice cream, banana pudding and chocolate chip cookie. There is no menu, your whole table gets big bowls of whatever Mama has on the stove that day.
It is served family style. It is all you can eat but you do not stand in line to get your food. You choose five sides and they will continue to bring more upon request. The options were suppose to be fried chicken, meatloaf and turkey and dressing which we were trying to get for the two days we tried. Taste something you really can't get enough of, just ask for more, because Mama always has a stove full of goodies.
We started of with pinwheel, yummy crispy delicious melts. The broccoli casserole was as you imagined, not bad but questionable nutritional value. I went with my family and everyone enjoyed it. One of the things that I would say was lacking was the grits. Make sure you check out our video from our visit. We did try the sweet potato casserole this time and I wasn't a big fan.
Staff was friendly, and our waitress Cara did an awesome job! By the time you get to desert you have already eaten a months worth of food. The meatloaf was awesome as well. . All the food you can eat! We were going to try The Alamo steakhouse but the wait was too long, and Mama's was also on our list of places to try and was right next door. We arrived and was taken to our seats without any wait. All pretty good except the sausage was a little overcooked. This is good in case you want to remake a video with older footage.