The Wild Plum Tea Room is a pleasant surprise tucked in the midst of the fascinating Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community. Named for the wild plum trees surrounding this charming log building, the Wild Plum seats 32 guests in the dining room and a few more on the screened front porch next to the stream.
The menu includes sandwiches and house salads, with choices changing daily. Here, desserts are always a must; the offerings include Brownie Delight, Coconut Cheese Cake, Sour Cream Lime Pie and Hummingbird Cake (a pineapple-banana spice cake with maraschino cherries and nuts topped with a cream cheese frosting). In the autumn, desserts include Pumpkin Pie and Amaretto Bread Pudding. Delicious specialty chicken salad, wild plum tea, wild plum muffins, all are favorites. A charming little gift shop overlooks the dining area. Reservations accepted after 10 A.M; open from 11:30 am to 3 pm, March to mid-December.