Forget the tourist brochures. Some of the worst restaurants in the South are in the towns that cater to the millions of visitors to the Smokies. Fast-food joints are everywhere, and many a cook's idea of a good dinner is a frozen hamburger slapped on a grill. Some good places with country cooking do exist, but they can be hard to find. The reviewed venues are a representative sampling to get you going.

Meals can also be booked at The Swag country inn.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.