Where to Eat in Gatlinburg: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Milan Banda

Gatlinburg, at the heart of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is an ideal base for a family looking to explore the park's numerous offerings. After you've gone hiking, fishing, rafting or horseback riding, ride an elevator 342 feet to the top of the Gatlinburg Space Needle for stunning views of the Smokies. There's also an amusement center next door with nifty rides and games.
Things to do in Gatlinburg

1. Crocketts Breakfast Camp

1103 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3107 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Brunch +1 865-325-1403
Excellent
76%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Crocketts Breakfast Camp

Crockett's 1875 Breakfast Camp brings all the familiar comforts of the campsite right into downtown Gatlinburg. We've got Cathead Biscuits bakin', Griddle Cakes fryin' and even Moonshine Sausage with Hen Fruit!

Reviewed By jbragg476 - PNS

I was disappointed in my experience here. I was looking forward to it. The food was average, the service rushed. You can tell that they thrive on the high turn over of the tables. You'll spend about $80 on breakfast for a family of 4/5. Pass on the cinnamon bun they claim to be famous for. I've had better at the Holiday Inn Express. :(
Like I said..I was looking forward to this meal here... I hate to have to say to pass on it....but between Flapjacks and here...... I'd do Flapjacks. (Or Cracker Barrel)

2. Trish’s Mountain Diner

3610 E Parkway, In Cobbly Knob, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-6201 Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 865-325-8093
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

Trish’s Mountain Diner

Breakfast Hours: 7am -11 am Lunch Hours: 11 am - 3:00 pm. Now serving dinner on Friday and Saturday 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm.

Reviewed By The-Randall-Clan

Had a very good breakfast. Service was good. The corned beef hash was very good, not the best I’ve had, but very good. My wife’s eggs Benedict was reportedly “okay.” My son’s chicken fried steak was reported as “very good.” Nice atmosphere, would recommend if...MoreThank you for visiting our restaurant. It was a pleasure to serve you and your family. We looking forward to seeing you again.

3. Delauder's Smoky Mountain BBQ

680 Glades Rd Ste 7, In Rear Behind Shops, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5478 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 29 +1 865-325-8680
Excellent
85%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 187 reviews

Delauder's Smoky Mountain BBQ

We are so blessed to have people love us so much, to hunt us down and let us feed them! Thanks so much EVERYONE!

Reviewed By tnsmokygirl - Ohio

Glad we had the address. Hard to find without it. Behind some shops and out of the way. Once inside, it’s nothing fancy but the food was good. Good pulled pork. Very tasty and juicy. They ran out of food while we were there after being open just a couple of hours. Food is made fresh every morning and available while supplies last so get there early.

4. Parton's Deli

332 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-4962 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Delicatessen Lunch +1 865-436-9625
Excellent
76%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 296 reviews

Parton's Deli

Reviewed By BuckeyeGurl72 - Columbus, Ohio

Had tried to visit here on our last trip to the area but they were closed. We got lucky this time!

Small local no frills deli. Very basic sandwiches. Cash only!!!!

Service was super friendly. Sandwiches were tasty! Bread to meat ratio was decent.

Worth a stop if in the area.

5. Buckhorn Inn

2140 Tudor Mountain Rd, Off U.S. 321, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-6042 Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi American Breakfast, Dinner SGD 16 - SGD 42 +1 865-436-4668
Excellent
82%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 243 reviews

Buckhorn Inn

Reviewed By SmokiesJunkie - Fishers, Indiana

Had our 40th Anniversary dinner here at our favorite place to eat. It has always been a treat to dine in the elegance of the Buckhorn Inn for dinner. Since there were 10 of us we were seated privately in the adjoining library. Our service...MoreThank you so much for choosing Buckhorn Inn for your special celebration! We are so glad that you were pleased with the food and the service. Frank's red velvet cake is the best--we agree!

6. Taste Of Italy

1235 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5656 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 865-325-1750
Excellent
80%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 961 reviews

Taste Of Italy

Reviewed By Amy C

I have eaten here several times in the past few years while in town for a conference. I was so excited to bring my family tonight so that I could finally prove to them just how delicious this place is! Our food was amazing! MacKenzie, our waitress, was adorable, sweet, and very attentive. Enjoyed speaking with the owner as we were leaving to let her know how much we love it! Thanks again! See you again at conference time in June!

7. New Orleans Sandwich Company

631 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3230 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Cajun & Creole, Delicatessen Lunch, Dinner +1 865-430-2151
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 446 reviews

New Orleans Sandwich Company

Reviewed By Kwajkid007 - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

The place is fairly small but the food is outstanding with a good price! The seafood gumbo was exceptional, very hot and lots of great seafood with the perfect rue. The hamburger was perfect, enough for 2! The Shrimp sandwich was plentiful, cooked perfect! Grandson has the children’s chicken tenders and he ate well.. loved it. Very fresh. This a a super place!

8. The Melting Pot

959 Parkway # 2, Upstairs TGI Friday's, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3103 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 865-430-4430
Excellent
71%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 963 reviews

The Melting Pot

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, a long overdue date night, or celebrating with a group, The Melting Pot Restaurant is perfect for any occasion. Tailor your visit with a four-course dining experience including cheese fondue, salad, entree and dessert. Or, come by for fondue cheese paired with that perfect glass of wine from our extensive selection. That's not to say, we haven't had more than a few stop by to satisfy that chocolate craving after a movie. Make reservations today, and see what people are talking about.

Reviewed By jm0nahan - Gatlinburg, Tennessee

The staff was very friendly and helpful. However, we have ate at other melting pots and this was a very disappointing experience. The food quality was not what we’re accustomed too at other restaurants. It seemed the kitchen was back logged and everything took a very lengthy amount of time. I am not sure how the kitchen was back logged when there were only three tables sat in the whole restaurant. I truly felt bad for the wait and hostess staff. It felt like they were overwhelmed with the whole situation. I would be honest to say this is my last time eating here. For wait you pay to eat here, you would expect much better than this

9. Big Daddy's Pizzeria

714 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3131 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch SGD 9 - SGD 16 +1 865-436-5455
Excellent
64%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Big Daddy's Pizzeria

Wood-Fired Pizza. Fresh Ingredients. Hand Crafted Dough. Exceptional Pizza. TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner YEAR AFTER YEAR!

Reviewed By Deb M - Wisconsin

We stopped in after a day of hiking and our waiter " Ian " suggested trying something different. So we tried the "bee sting " pizza which was: salami, red pepper flakes and brown sugar. It was FANTASTIC! Whom ever thought of that combination was a genius! Our kids devoured it and we will be going back again before we leave Gaitlinberg. We also had the dough daddy's which everyone enjoyed. Our waiter was great and rounded on us frequently.

10. Smoky Mountain Shakes N Dawgs

103 Mills Park Rd, Suite102, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5998 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 865-325-8284
Excellent
72%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 744 reviews

Smoky Mountain Shakes N Dawgs

Reviewed By horseshowmom - Schaumburg

My daughter loves this place. It is a must-go-to when we visit the Smoky Mountains, something she looks forward to. I had the moonshine dog and was quite pleased with the unique flavor. Keep in mind I'm from the Chicagoland area and we know our dogs. Some of the menu items were not available since it was low season, but we managed to make good decisions. Shakes are special.

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