Southern Comfort - Westgate Resort

3.6
28 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 28 people are saying
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3.6based on recent ratings
3.7
food
3.6
service
4.0
ambience
3.5
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36% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Just terrible

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GRISELLEA
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and drinks were delicious. The restaurant is very nice. Service personnel is very attentive.

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DeborahJ
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I was not impressed with the food at all. Ribs were basically burnt, greens were overly salty but that was the only thing had season on it. Most of the side dishes were spicy including greens and corn so was hard finding my 1 year old something to eat besides French fries. The fried chicken wasn't soooo bad. The server is the only reason I didn't give a 1 star she was so pleasant. Overall not sure why it's called southern comfort because it was not at all southern food and I'm from Memphis, Tn.

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Wilki
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Food and service was good overall. Ordered ribs and they were tough. Portions were small for the price compared to other restaurants in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The Fried Green Tomato appetizer was delicious. Our entrees were good, but nothing spectacular. The service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was absolutely horrible. Had reservations for 6:15. Was seating g by 6:20. Waiter never came to our table until 6:45. We had to ask some to take our order.

Food came out quickly. Ribs were way over cooked and not good. We put our dessert order in at 7:20 and still had not received our dessert by 7:45. We asked for the check and left. Many people standing about doing nothing. Manager checked on us and complained and still nothing was taken care of. Poorly run establishment. I will not visit again. My nine year old son kept referring to it as the horrible restaurant.

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CharlotteR
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Took over an hour for food and it arrived burnt and cold

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic. The restaurant followed Covid safety protocols, which made our experience all that more comfortable and enjoyable.

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AlanL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was slow - our waiter took at a minimum of 10-12 minutes to even come to our table and take our drink orders. Our entrees were dried out, overcooked and was not hot. The total dinner took 90 minutes for what should have been a 60-70 minute dinner. Very limited menu,

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DestinyL
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We had extremely high hopes for this experience but unfortunately was a bit disappointed.

We made reservations online prior to checking into the resort to avoid a wait considering we have 3 children ages from 7mo - 10. Apparently that was pointless because my family stood at the entrance for a good 10-15 minutes before being acknowledged.

The food was just “ok”. My husbands steak was cooked unevenly- leaving one side still mooing practically and our sons fries were cold upon reaching our table.

The server was a nice guy and seemed to know the menu.

We definitely plan to visit this resort again, but will likely skip out on SC.

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VeggieQueen
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place for a date night or family dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about our visit to the Southern Comfort! Our server and food was amazing!! Just wished that they would’ve been opened for breakfast..

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were able to make a reservation only to arrive to find out it was not open for breakfast. Very disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was a nice place and the food was excellent.

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Haley
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Robdontcallmebob
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJeff
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their fried chicken was the best around!

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AmyR
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

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.

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AlexandraP
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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billr
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing, and an amazing experience. Will have to come back soon.

FAQs

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

Southern Comfort - Westgate Resort is rated 3.6 stars by 28 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.