Going out to eat is one of the many joys of being on vacation, and Gatlinburg, Tennessee certainly doesn’t disappoint when it comes to food! Our Smoky Mountain city is full of amazing restaurants that offer everything from Southern breakfast food to gourmet steaks. Even the pickiest eaters are guaranteed to find something they love in Gatlinburg. To help you make the most of your next getaway, Parkside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to the top five local restaurants in Gatlinburg TN.
1. Blaine’s Grill & Bar
Blaine’s Grill & Bar is one of the hottest spots to visit in downtown Gatlinburg. This awesome restaurant is popular with visitors and locals alike for its stellar American food. Blaine’s is particularly famous for its half-pound Angus burgers, which can be enjoyed with chili, sauteed mushrooms, chipotle sauce, and a variety of other toppings. Other highlights of Blaine’s menu include the French dip sandwich, ribs, and homemade buffalo chips. In addition to its restaurant, Blaine’s is also home to Gatlinburg’s only nightclub, which stays open until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
2. No Way Jose’s Cantina
No Way Jose’s Cantina is another one of the best local restaurants in Gatlinburg TN. Bringing a taste of Mexico to the Smokies, No Way Jose’s serves crowd-pleasing favorites, like fajitas, tacos, burritos, and chimichangas. Guests are treated to free chips and salsa, but try not to fill up on these munchies, because the entrees are delicious and the portions are very generous!
3. Crockett’s Breakfast Camp
A meal at Crockett’s Breakfast Camp is the perfect way to start your day! Named after local hero David C. “Crockett” Maples, this restaurant serves the tastiest breakfast fare in the Smokies. The most-buzzed-about dish at Crockett’s is definitely the pancakes, which are around 1 inch thick and impossibly fluffy. Crockett’s Breakfast Camp can attract a long line on weekend mornings, but trust us, the mouthwatering food is definitely worth the wait.
4. Tom & Earl’s Back Alley Grill
Tom & Earl’s Back Alley Grill is a wonderful place to kick back and relax. Featuring an outdoor patio overlooking River Road and regular live music, Tom & Earl’s boasts a fun atmosphere unlike anywhere else in Gatlinburg. Visitors will find a wide selection of drinks and fantastic pub food. Some of our favorite dishes include the nachos, “Hillbilly Philly” (a cheesesteak with brisket meat), and the Country Club Wrap.
5. The Peddler Steakhouse
The Peddler Steakhouse is the ideal spot for a romantic evening with your sweetheart or a special dinner with the whole family. Established in 1976, this legendary restaurant has been delighting vacationers with its hickory charcoal-grilled steaks for over four decades. We recommend asking for a table with views of the Little Pigeon River, which winds around the steakhouse.
Where to Stay in Gatlinburg
When you stay with Parkside Cabin Rentals, you will be near all of these excellent local restaurants in Gatlinburg TN. With everything from 1 bedroom cabins to 7 bedroom cabins, we are sure to have the perfect property for your getaway. To start planning your escape, browse our selection of cabins in Gatlinburg!