There are many wonderful Gatlinburg restaurants and choosing the right one can be a challenge. Walking around downtown Gatlinburg, it’s easy to find restaurants that boast deals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Not only are there traditional restaurants there are also fudge shops, free samples, ice cream shops, fast-food restaurants and more! Your options are almost unlimited.
Because there are so many mouthwatering options, you may be overwhelmed trying to choose just the right spot for your family to sit down and enjoy a meal. Never fear, the Smoky Mountain Travel Guide is here! We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 restaurants in Gatlinburg. Feel free to print this list and bring it with you the next time you visit Gatlinburg and don’t forget to share this with your friends and family.
Park Grill Steakhouse – A wonderful Gatlinburg steakhouse offering an unbelievable salad bar and a wonderful selection of entrees. “With a uniquely mesmerizing atmosphere, when dining at the Park Grill Steakhouse, you are certain to have an incredible Smoky Mountain dining experience that will keep you and your family returning for generations to come!”
Children 12 and under dine for $1 times their age. A 4 year old can dine for $4. Now that is a deal!
Best Italian – The Best Italian features their “Famous Garlic Rolls”, Hand Tossed Pizza’s with over 25 toppings, Homemade Lasagna & Sauces, as well as their amazing Strawberry Cheese Cake. Opened 7 days a week and located in the back of the Elks Plaza shopping center, across the Parkway from The Hampton Inn & TGI Friday’s in Gatlinburg. Between Traffic Lights 8 & 9.
Timber’s Log Cabin Restaurant – A mom and pop place located in the Glades Community just down the road from downtown Gatlinburg. Timber’s has huge sandwiches and creative burgers unlike any you’ve ever seen. After working up your appetite in the nearby Smoky Mountains, stop in for a Mt. Man Chili – Two 1/3lb hamburgers served on buttered bun, your choice of slaw or sauerkraut, house potatoes, Timbers bacon, topped with our house chili, cheese, and onions. And it even comes with a side! If burgers aren’t your thing, try their Mt. Man Chili Dog – Two Foot long hotdogs served on 8” hoagie roll, your choice of slaw or sauerkraut, house potatoes, Timbers bacon, topped with our house chili, cheese and onions. Also comes with a side. For even more of a challenge, eat two orders of the “Cumberland Plateau Burger” with sides in 30 mins, or two of the “MT Man Chili Dawgs” with sides in 20 mins your meal is on the house and your picture will be placed on FB as one of the CONQUERORS!!
Pancake Pantry – Since 1960, the Pancake Pantry has been serving up amazing pancakes. Over 24 different varieties to choose from! They also feature a pretty
extensive list of breakfast items, waffles, farm fresh eggs, sizzling ham, bacon or country sausage and golden butter-fried hash brown potatoes, just to name a few. The Pancake Pantry is located on the Parkway in the heart of Gatlinburg adjacent to The Village Shopping Mall, no better way to start your day!
Three Jimmy’s – This local favorite is a must stop while you’re visiting Gatlinburg. All their food is fresh, made to order, and never disappoints. Try their award-winning chicken wings, smoked gouda mac and cheese, or a salad with homemade dressing. They offer a full bar and live entertainment, too. All meats are smoked in house.
No Way Jose’s – This Gatlinburg Cantina serves wonderful Mexican food in an authentic atmosphere. Their commitment is to serve fresh food. The atmosphere is fun and upbeat, and the location is great. They offer both indoor and outdoor dining, weather permitting. Enjoy their outdoor patio overlooking the river and the parkway. Just sit back and relax with a cold margarita and let your vacation begin. Right beside Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies at traffic light #5, No Way Jose’s is a great choice.
The Peddler Steakhouse – For more than 30 years visitors to the Smoky Mountains have been enjoying great food and fun at The Peddler. “At the Peddler on the River”… if you like it simple, you’ve found the right place. Naturally aged, succulent steaks are cut table side to your specification and grilled over real Tennessee hickory charcoal. The menu also offers fresh Mountain Trout, Marinated Chicken and other delicious entrees that include a generous, fresh salad bar. Be sure to try the fresh mozzarella, wow! Children’s meals are priced at 1/2 times the child’s age.
Calhoun’s – This Gatlinburg restaurant is located on the parkway in Gatlinburg. From wings, to fried green tomatoes, to catfish, to chicken, Calhoun’s has a great menu that is sure to leave you full. House specialty – award winning BBQ baby back ribs, Calhoun’s boasts the best ribs in America. Other specialties include steaks, prime rib, grilled chicken, BBQ, catfish, salads and sandwiches. Open-air, heated patio, full service bar. Banquets/Catering services offered. Large & small on site meeting rooms. Kids’ menu available.
Smith and Son Corner Kitchen – Located at traffic light #8, this Gatlinburg restaurant is known for providing a fun experience for guests. The food is delicious, but the atmosphere is better. If you love to people watch, you can dine on the balcony that overlooks downtown Gatlinburg. This new Gatlinburg restaurant is “Where Southern Hospitality Meets Smoky Mountain Flavor”. From mouthwatering apps to satisfying desserts, you’ll be sure to find something you like here!
Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant – The Smoky Mountain Brewery, where Fun is always Brewing, offers hand crafted beers and is housed in a heavily timbered lodge setting. Located in Calhoun’s Village in downtown Gatlinburg this unique restaurant features wood roasted steaks & entrees, amazing pizza & calzones, fresh baked breads, sandwiches & burgers, large selection of appetizers. With 40 HD flat screen TVs, there is no better place in Gatlinburg to watch your favorite sports team. Check out all of the SEC action on Saturdays and head back over on Sunday for the NFL Sunday Ticket (all 15 games in one day) and don’t forget that Happy Hour is featured all day on their Handcrafted Micro brewed Beers. Plus, there’s live entertainment Monday through Saturday night.
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