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Thirsty Miner

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1424 Old Knoxville Hwy, Pigeon Forge, TN 37876-1358
+1 865-429-0625
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Varnell, Georgia, United States
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127 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The breakfast buffet is good. Went here for dinner and found that the menu was limited. The food was very average.

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Thank Stephen S
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Buffet was impressive, chicken, bbq ribs, pot roast, salad bar, pizza, pulled bbq, boiled shrimp and 2 types of soup, just to name some of the foods, plus lots of vegetable choices.

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Thank Peggy D
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The breakfast buffet is average (tastes like powdered eggs, frozen french toast...) and is expensive ($15/person).

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Thank Chad L
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Kids eat for free.... yeah, right. The adult meals are so overpriced, that the whole "deal" is a scam. We had 2 adults & 3 kids... our bill was $101. No, that's not a typo... it was one hundred and one dollars. This place had subpar food, for a ridiculous price. We ate here once and were told that they... More 

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Thank Amanda S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Food was ok. Not great. Had breakfast and room service dinner. Ok, but there are better options close by. The pancakes on the kids menu were good. The omelette was edible but not great. The in room service was barely edible. Burned the first pizza and replacement pizza was no better. However, every staff member and server was kind and... More 

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Thank Chris R
Fort Valley, Georgia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We ate at the Thirsty Miner Restaurant located inside the Wilderness in the Smokies Resort twice during our stay. The breakfast buffet was very good with many choices. Adult price was $14.95, Children 8-12 $7.95, and Children under 8 Free. The morning we were there they ran out of orange juice, apple juice, and chocolate milk. The staff was friendly,... More 

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Over $50 for 2 adults and 2 "free" kids for buffet food that was cold, old and marginal. We could have eaten at Texas Roadhouse for that money.

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Thank kirkvw1972
Brentwood, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Overpriced and not good. Bacon was nasty, fruit was previously forzen and thawed - too expensive - not good at all - spent $65 on breakfast for four - not even close to being worth it.

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Thank mackghowell
Talking Rock, Georgia
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

First time staying at Wilderness at the Smokies, thought we would try the Thirsty Miner located inside the resort for the first night so the kids could spend more time in the water park. Wish we would of just ordered delivery as the food was some of the worst we've experienced and at a price of $19.99 per person. It... More 

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Thank Jasperdawgfan
Birmingham, Alabama
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We ate here the day we were checking out because we had to be out of our room and kids wanted to play before we left. The service was good and staff was friendly. They had a good selection of food, not excellent, but plenty for my family of 6. The only reason I say it was average is because... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?