Must Try Gatlinburg Restaurants

The Birth of Gatlinburg Restaurants through Tourism

gatlinburg restaurantsThere are hundreds of Gatlinburg restaurants that you will encounter on your trip.  I know it can be pretty confusing where you’d want to spend your next meal.  It’s incredible what the influx of tourists have paved the way for the humble town of Gatlinburg.  The surge of visitors has increased the demand for dining places.  It’s expected, of course, Gatlinburg is but a little town but there are millions of tourists that visit us, and soon there was ample opportunity for everyone to open a business that can feed all the hungry mouths.

At first, a number of Gatlinburg local restaurants wanted to showcase what they can bring to the table.  As the tourists continued to come in and were steadily on the rise, even the local dining places weren’t enough to cater to the massive population of tourists.  Big companies from all over the country have also seen the business opportunities available in Gatlinburg, so they also brought their businesses here.

Popular Gatlinburg Restaurants

Here are some of the famous local Gatlinburg restaurants and the types of dining pleasure you can experience when you dine here.  We hope we’ll be able to help you with your restaurant itinerary with our top picks which are in no particular order.

Alamo Steakhouse

If you love steaks, you’ll truly be in heaven when you dine here.  They take steakhouse to a whole new level by serving the best-aged steaks in town.  Alamo Steakhouse is pretty hands-on to the steak that they serve and in fact, do everything from the moment they pick out their meat, hand-cut and season it up until the day it reaches your plate.  I think the distinct flavor comes from all the love they put in their dishes not to mention they cook their steaks on oak wood fire.

Moreover, they make sure that they have their own recipe for their gravy, sauce and everything else that goes into their food.  A little trivia about the Alamo:  The restaurant closed for a while a few years ago and built themselves from the ground up after the November wildfire Gatlinburg.  However, they came back stronger than ever retaining 95% of their employees which only proves that serving is their ultimate passion.

Cherokee Grill & Steakhouse Gatlinburg, TN

The Great Smoky Mountains was a hunting ground and home to the Cherokees.  It is no wonder that a local restaurant would pay homage to them.  They are also one of the best steakhouses in town, and they also offer superb seafood amongst others.  Their interior and overall design is also as amazing as their menu.  All the granite, walnut, brick and stone will definitely set the ambiance for your special experience.  To top it all off, they have fantastic service.  Their staff is friendly and very accommodating.

Crockett’s 1875 Breakfast Camp

Crockett's 1875 Breakfast Camp

If you want a little bit of history while you’re chomping on some big, wild and delicious breakfast, then this is the place for you.  It is designed to look like 19th century camp house complete with hay bales and historic wood pieces to match.  If there’s one thing that you’re going to appreciate in Gatlinburg, I’m sure having huge breakfast meals is one of them.  We certainly know how to start the day right.

Red Oak Bistro

With amazing dishes and service, this restaurant is one to beat.  Red Oak Bistro offers tapas-style menu, and they genuinely have a lot of new dishes for you to try and wake up your palate.  It is a beautiful place to try if you’re looking to have a romantic and intimate dinner.  Its food will give you a lot to talk about, and the wait staffs are knowledgeable about their menu.  You’ll feel the warmth of the whole Red Oak Bistro when the owners personally welcome you into their restaurant.  If you had a place with food this great, I’m sure you’d be proud to welcome everyone in too!

Taste of Italy Gatlinburg

Numerous Italian-cuisine-lovers swear by it.  They say that this restaurant is the best Italian restaurant they’ve dined in.  Many people are leaving raving reviews for them, so that must mean something, right?  It is located in the main downtown area so you wouldn’t have a hard time looking for it.  If sumptuous Italian food made from the freshest ingredients isn’t enough, you’d be delighted to know that they also offer vegan, gluten-free and nutritious options.  The owners are dedicated to serving the best Italian dishes at reasonable prices, now that’s superb!

More Gatlinburg Restaurants for You

You’ll undoubtedly have more than entertainment and outdoor adventures if you go on a trip to the Smokies.  We have made it a point to help you get your cravings satisfied, and your expectations exceeded.  We have a little bit of everything for everyone to enjoy.  There are a variety of dishes from homecooked meals to fine dining experiences. In addition, we have different cuisines you can try and enjoy so you’ll never forget your vacation with us.

If you’d like to have more options, we made another list of delicious and fun places to eat in Gatlinburg.   We included local, as well as, well-known restaurants you might want to try.  These are:

Pizzera and Snack Bar
  • Atrium Pancakes
  • Aunt B’s Pancake House & Grill
  • Big Bear Pizza and Subs
  • Big Daddy’s Pizzeria
  • DoughBoys Pizza
  • Drafts Burger Bar
  • Farmer’s Burger Barn
  • Five Guys Burgers and Fries Gatlinburg
  • Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin Gatlinburg
  • Funnel Cakes
  • Geno’s Pizza
  • Papa John’s Pizza
  • Parton’s Deli
  • Pizza Hut
  • Cheese shop
  • Cicis
  • Cobbly Nob Pizza
  • Cookie Dough Bliss
  • Kilwins Chocolates
  • Burg Coffees
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Heifer’s Dairy Dip
  • Little House of Pancakes
  • Log Cabin Pancake House
  • New York Pizza & Pasta
  • The Best Italian Cafe and Pizzeria
  • The Donut Friar
  • Subway
  • Sugar Daddys Snack Shack
  • Sweet!
  • Teri Pizza
  • Sidewalk Cafe
  • Ski Mountain Pizza
Casual and Fine Dining Restaurants:
  • Back Street Etc
  • Bearland Grill & General Store
  • Bennett’s BBQ Gatlinburg
  • Blaine’s Bar and Grill
  • Bones BBQ Joint
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
  • Buckhorn Inn
  • Calhoun’s Gatlinburg
  • Carver’s Orchard & Applehouse Restaurant
  • Gatlinburg
  • Crawdaddy’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar Gatlinburg
  • Crystelle Creek
  • Delauder’s BBQ
  • Dick’s Last Resort Gatlinburg
  • Drafts Sports Bar & Grill
  • Edgewater Hotel Restaurant
  • El Soñador Mexican Restaurant
  • Estrella Hondumex
  • Fannie Farkle’s
  • Giovanni’s
  • Glades Soda Fountain
  • Greenbrier Restaurant
  • Hogg’s Upstairs Taverne
  • Howard’s Steakhouse
  • Hungry Bear BBQ #2
  • Johnny Rockets
  • Karmelkorn Shoppe
  • LandShark Bar & Grill Gatlinburg
  • LeConte Deli Ober Gatlinburg
  • Loco Burro Gatlinburg
  • Mad Dogs Creamery Gatlinburg
  • Maypops Ice Cream
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Mountain Edge Grill
  • Mountaineer Kandy Kitchen
  • No Way Jose’s Gatlinburg
  • Old Dad’s
  • Ole Red
  • Puckers Sports Grill
  • Quilters Corner Cafe
  • River Terrace Restaurant
  • Roaring Fork Snack Bar
  • Salty Bear Raw Bar
  • Shamrock Lounge Pub and Eatery
  • Shoney’s
  • Sidney James Mountain Lodge Restaurant
  • Smoky Mountain Shakes N Dawgs
  • Smoky Mountain Trout House
  • Split Rail Eats
  • Stanga’s Big Sausage
  • Starbucks Gatlinburg
  • Steak Delivery and More
  • Stillwater Cold Brew Coffee
  • Texas Roadhouse Gatlinburg
  • TGIF
  • The Best Italian On The Parkway
  • The Breakfast Club
  • The Melting Pot
  • The Park Grill
  • The Peddler
  • The Smoky Mountain Brewery (Gatlinburg)
  • The Vista Grill
  • Three Jimmy’s Gatlinburg
  • Whole Earth Grocery Cafe
  • Wild Boar Saloon at Howards Steakhouse
  • Wild Plum Tea Room
  • Wine A Little Wine And Tapas Bar