Gather round the table for Easter buffets at Tennessee state parks

Gather round the table for Easter buffets at Tennessee state parks

April 22nd, 2011 by Staff Report in Chattnow Dining

A visit to two area Tennessee state parks Sunday will be a chance to combine great food with the great outdoors. A traditional Easter buffet will be served at all eight of the system's restaurants, including Cumberland Mountain State Park in Crossville and Fall Creek Falls State Park in Pikeville.

Both restaurants will be open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. CDT. Prices do not include tax, drink and gratuity. To see the menus, visit

Cumberland Mountain will offer its Homemade Easter Buffet from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. CDT, with a hot bar that includes roast beef and turkey and dressing. The restaurant's signature banana pudding will be among the dessert offerings. Price is $12.95 for adults, $6.95 for children 6-12. Call 931-484-7186 for more information.

Fall Creek Falls will spread an all-you-care-to-eat Easter Feast Overlooking the Lake. Chef-carved ham and turkey, along with chicken and dumplings and grilled salmon, will be available, as well as a dessert bar. Price is $14.95 per person, with 10 percent discounts available to seniors 62 and older upon request. Children 5-12 eat for half price. For more information, call 423-881-5241 or 800-250-8610.

Fall Creek Falls also is offering an Easter bed-and-breakfast package that includes a two-night stay (double occupancy) in a standard room, two breakfast buffets with beverages and an Easter basket in each room for $135.90. Call for availability.