After spending the day touring famous spots in the Smokies or just lazing around in your cabin, you’ll surely want to enjoy a hearty dinner with the whole fam. While there is no shortage of excellent restaurants in the area, why not make your dinner a little extra special and interesting by going to a dinner show in Pigeon Forge? If you haven’t been to one, you do not know what you’re missing out on! Read on to learn more about the top Great Smokies dinner theaters in town.
Yes, dinner theaters can be a bit cheesy. Yes, they tend to be completely over the top…but that’s what makes them so enjoyable and fun to experience! Here are three great reasons why you should check out some of our most popular Great Smokies dinner theaters on your next visit.
Good food. Wonderful performances. Great company. What more do you need to make some amazing memories on your family vacation? Great Smokies dinner theaters are the perfect activity to take the whole family out for a fun night out in town. Designed to delight audiences of all ages, dinner theaters highlight delicious communal feasts that are meant to be enjoyed together as well as interactive shows that draw viewers in with lots of participation, big laughs, and amazing stunts and features. By the end of the show, you’ll be sure to bond with your family and friends over your shared experience.
Who doesn’t love getting a 2-for-1 deal? Sure, you can easily sit down for a group meal at a restaurant, but how much better would it be to enjoy a tasty meal along with some high quality entertainment? Come on, we all know that eating dinner while watching TV is one of our favorite guilty pleasures, right? Now you can enjoy the pleasure of having good food and show for a reasonable price at any one of our Great Smokies dinner theaters. The best part is that 1) food portions are often huge so you won’t leave hungry, 2) the shows are worth the price alone, and 3) you won’t ever be embarrassed arriving late to the show!!
One of the biggest draws of dinner theaters is the immersive, live performance format. Most live shows have a magnetic energy that easily draws viewers into the performances on stage. And with these performances, you’re also watching living art where no two performances are ever alike! How? Well, dinner theater performers often use their creativity to ad lib and change up each show so that the experience is unique and special. Lastly, because many of these shows often highlight local cultures and history, they make for interesting learning experiences, too!
Now that you’re ready to book a dinner show for tonight, which one should you choose? Check out the most popular dinner theater shows in the Smokies.
You’ll laugh your head off watching the hilarious comedy acts of The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show, history’s “longest running family feud”. During dinner, you’ll first enjoy a pre-show of jokes and silly antics before cheering on the main event, as the 2 rival families attack each other with some serious dance-offs! The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show is a family favorite because it’s plain silly fun.
And don’t worry. While you might get a little bloody thirsty watching them feud, you definitely won’t go hungry because plenty of food will be piled high on your plate!
Here are the main dishes on the menu:
Note that while they only have a single set menu, this dinner theater can also accommodate the following special diets upon advanced request:
You can easily book your tickets online. On show night, be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes early so you can begin eating before the show starts. Why do you want to arrive so early? Well, table service stops when the show opens. That means you won’t be getting dinner once the show begins.
|Adults (10 yrs+)||$69.99 + tax|
|$34.99 + tax|
|Children (2 yrs & under)||Free, if they sit on a parent’s lap and eat from their plate.|
Regular children’s admission fee will apply if you want to reserve a seat for your child.
|Group rates & packages||Groups of 20+ people, call group services at 865-505-3320.|
At Dolly Parton’s Stampede, you’ll get to indulge in an action-packed show starring 32 magnificent horses with amazing stunts. If you arrive early, you can see them up close in their stalls before the show starts. Dolly Parton’s Stampede is a high-quality variety show that showcases funny jokes, magical illusions, dancing, equestrian skills, and even a hilarious hog race!
You can reserve your tickets online to experience this spectacular musical and culinary production! And of course, Dolly Parton would not be the incredible hostess she is if she didn’t offer a variety of menus that suit different diets. If you need to ask for their vegetarian or gluten-free meals, be sure to call ahead to make this special request. Here are their 3 different mouthwatering four-course meal options:
Gluten-Free Feast Includes (Notify them during reservation if you wish to be served a gluten-free meal.)
Adults (10 yrs+)
|$69.99 + tax|
|Children (3–9 yrs)||$34.99 + tax|
|Children (2 yrs & under)||Free|
When you go to the Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show, you’ll go on an adventure with Captain Blackbeard and his quartermaster, Calico Jack, as they lead the Crimson and Sapphire ship crews in an epic quest for hidden treasure. The show is a swashbuckling adventure fueled with amazing sword fights and canons, fire dancing, high-diving mermaids, animal tricks, and even sea lions! You can book a table at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show online.
Adults and kids alike will love the live performance show while savoring a four-course feast. There are different types of menus to suit most dietary needs, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free. If you need these accommodations, be sure to call ahead to reserve your special meal(s).
Me Hearties Vegetarian Feast:
Me Hearties Vegan Feast:
Me Hearties Gluten-Free Feast:
|Adults (10 yrs+)||$69.99 + tax|
|Children (3–9 yrs)||$34.99 + tax|
|Children (2 yrs & under)|
The Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show is a real treat to watch. Creating fun thrills by combining mystery and humor, this show alternates between 3 different shows, which will offer repeat audiences new experiences each time they visit to test out their detective skills. The three murder mysteries are Moonshine Murders, Marriage Can Be Murder, and Who Shot the Sheriff. Regardless of which show you see, you will have a great time solving clues and interacting with the talented performers.
As you partake in the murder mystery show, you will chow down on a scrumptious three-course meal:
Child Meal (4–12 yrs):
|Age/Type of Guest||Cost/Person|
|Adults (13 yrs+)||$53.84 + tax|
|Children (4–12 yrs)||$30.53 + tax|
|Children (3 yrs & under, w/ a seat)||$17.92 + tax|
|Children (3 yrs & under, no seat)||Free|
|Group (20+ people)||$150 deposit due along w/ signed contract. Final payment due 2 weeks before the show.|
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