Southern Comfort - Westgate Resort

14 Reviews
$30 and under
Now Open! Gatlinburg's newest comfort food restaurant Southern Comfort! Great ready for the authentic taste of the south with southern cooking and comfort foods we all love. Now open for breakfast! Great home-cooked meals meet sweet Southern style with our newest collection of decadent comfort food from the South, now at Southern Comfort! Here, the cuisine leans toward the low-country, and caters towards the Cajun in all of us, with rustic, creole, and good old fashioned Southern home cooking bursting in every bite.

From shrimp and grits to chicken and dumplings, our Southern cooking deserves to be kept on the family table for generations to come, so come on in, dig on in, and sit for a spell while we do the cookin’… because everyone needs a little Southern Comfort.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 14 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.7based on recent ratings
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60% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021

It was a nice place and the food was excellent.

1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020

NYE Dinner was cold and very slow. We had to wait over an hour for food when it was half capacity.

OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020

They served old and rewarmed, canned Grand biscuits as a side. The pulled pork was obviously heated up and served because parts were cold. The waitress and staff were great. But the food and alcoholic drinks were horrible.

OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020

Delicious food and huge portions. Friendly staff from the front to the kitchen staff. Wonderful place to stumble upon to our visit to Gatlinburg. We were not staying at the resort, so parking is a bit difficult, but doable and well worth it considering our experience at the restaurant.

1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020

We decided to go to the new Southern Comfort Restaurant at Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort instead of the Local Goat in Pigeon Forge. We ordered from the menu and struck up a conversation with couple at the next table. Upon their recommendation we added fried green tomatoes to our appetisers. What a great way to start. They were different from any fried green tomatoes we had ever had. They were superbly delicious. Our entrees that followed were just as good. We have been owners at the resort for 16 years and have eaten in the Smokehouse restaurants over the years. This Southern Comfort Restaurant is at least half a torso above those. You can tell by the food prep that the chef is particularly talented. Both presentation and taste were the best we have experienced in the county area. We ate at the Local Goat the next night and although excellent, the dining experience at Southern Comfort was better and much more convenient. I recommend making a reservation at the Southern Comfort along with your timeshare reservation, because as soon as word gets out about the quality of this eating experience, there won’t be any short lines. It’s that good.

OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020

Awesome food, beautiful decor and atmosphere! Will for sure be going back!!

3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020

Their fried chicken was the best around!

1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020

Excellent food and service, perhaps more than we could eat.

1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020

The restaurant was closed despite reporting they were open on multiple different websites/still accepting online reservations. We drove out of our way to eat here and the confusion upon our arrival was not greeted with hospitality or understanding.

vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020

The food was good, but the service was perhaps the slowest and most inattentive I’ve experienced.

My wife and I have four young children, so we look for restaurants that take reservations to avoid a long and painful wait. I made a breakfast reservation for 10am, and we arrived at the restaurant promptly. We checked in, but weren’t seated for 40 mins — despite there being at least a three open tables large enough for our party (without the closed for social distancing sign). After 40 mins I spoke to the hostess and she said we’d be seated shortly.

We were finally seated, and it was at one of the aforementioned empty tables (:$). After another 20 mins, a server came to take our order. She was apologetic of the situation, and managed to get us waters in about 5 mins. Our food came another 30 mins later, but the two bar drinks we ordered never showed up at all. Sitting at a restaurant with four children for two hours, just to get some pancakes and eggs is about as bad as it gets on vacation.

Other patrons at the restaurant were in a similar situation. A table behind us appeared to have been waiting for drinks for 45 minutes or so, and complained multiple times to the hostess. I think they got free desserts.

I understand the restaurant was short staffed on servers, but it was only at 20% capacity, at most. I can only attribute this experience to extremely poor management.

vipOpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020

Came to dinner with my parents, wife, and 1.5 year old child. Made reservations, and had to wait 30 minutes after reservation to be seated. Once seated, it was a dirty table and had to wait or be cleaned. Waiter was new (no big deal) however he was miserable. Wrong drinks from bar x2 times, and correct drinks weren’t delivered until main meal was delivered. When we ordered appetizers, we requested extra dipping sauces and received NO sauces. Waiter disappeared and we had to request the host bring us the ticket and boxes. The manager came by the table and offered no compensation or apologies other than the waiter was new. We spent over 200 dollars at this establishment and until the get their business in order, I would highly suggest you spend money elsewhere. This experience ruined our whole day!

vipOpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020

It took 38 minutes to get one drink. The server came back after 15 minutes of waiting and says the drink we ordered was unavailable... reordered... another 15 minutes go by. We ask where the drink is, told it’s not ready. Wait 5 more, it arrives. Food came out before our drinks. I understand it wasn’t the servers fault, but they were totally unapologetic and seemed too busy to care. Asked to speak to the manager, and they never came.. I had asked the hostess to speak to the manger and she was extremely apologetic and checked on us 3 times. She was great! Overall, Food was above average but with the very bad service, I don’t recommend.

4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020

Food was good! We had 3 people at our table get the Kentucky flight and said the pours were good and so was the whiskey. Also had 2 people get a glasses of wine which had generous pours. Overall had a good experience wait staff was great and had good Covid precautions.

2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020

Server was was very good but could have been a little hotter.


Southern Comfort - Westgate Resort offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (865) 430-4800.

Southern Comfort - Westgate Resort is rated 3.7 stars by 14 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.