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Top 5 Must-Try Restaurants in the Smoky Mountains

04 December 2019
no way jose's mexican cantina in pigeon forge
Dec 04, 2019

When it comes to restaurants in the Smoky Mountains, there are so many to choose from! You might feel a little overwhelmed with all of the choices. We want to share the places you have to eat at when you’re staying with us! Here are the top 5 must-try restaurants in the Smoky Mountains:

1. Five Oaks Farm Kitchen

five oaks farm kitchen signIf you’re in the mood for a southern feast, head over to Five Oaks Farm Kitchen. You can’t go wrong with the fried chicken that’s crispy with every bite. Want something from the smokehouse? Get the pulled pork or the baby back ribs. You have to try the open face pot roast, meatloaf, or fried catfish. For your sides, you can get turnip greens, fried green tomatoes, fried okra, and more. You’ll also want to save room for dessert. Choose from a farm-sized cinnamon roll, seasonal fruit cobbler, and banana pudding.

2. No Way Jose’s Mexican Cantina

No Way Jose’s Mexican Cantina has all your favorites you crave! Find burritos filled with your favorite ingredients and covered in queso. Try the enchiladas, chimichangas, or tacos. If you really can’t decide, you can always get a combo meal with a little bit of everything! The fajitas come out sizzling hot with the meat of your choice, peppers, and onions. You can’t go wrong with chips, salsa, and queso as well! Don’t forget to grab a cocktail to go with your food if you’re over 21 years old!

3. JT Hannah’s Kitchen

jt hannah's kitchen in pigeon forgeWant to eat somewhere that has a little bit of everything? JT Hannah’s Kitchen is the place you’re looking for! They serve steak, chicken, pork, and seafood. You can get soup and salad if you prefer something light, and they also have all kinds of sandwiches and burgers with all your favorite toppings. JT Hannah’s even has pasta, from alfredo to spaghetti and meatballs. Save some room for dessert and try their special Big Orange Soak cake.

4. The Melting Pot

If you’re looking for great restaurants in the Smoky Mountains, you should eat at The Melting Pot. You and your sweetheart will have a great time at this unique restaurant since everything is cooked with fondue! You choose your meal, which can include appetizer, entree, and dessert. For an appetizer, you can choose what type of cheese, bread, and veggies you dip. For your entree, you choose what kind of meats you want and then you decide what cooking style you want. Dessert comes with chocolate fondue and all kinds of sweet treats and fruits.

5. Blaine’s Bar and Grill

blaine's bar and grill in gatlinburgAt Blaine’s Bar and Grill, you’ll find all kinds of food everyone will like! Start out with the huge onion rings or buffalo wings. They have all kinds of burgers and sandwiches, including a Mexico City burger and a French dip sandwich. Blaine’s also serves chopped steak, chicken tenders, and beer battered shrimp. There’s a little bit of everything at Blaine’s, plus they have a huge selection of alcoholic beverages.

You have plenty of restaurants in the Smoky Mountains to try when you stay in one of our cabins! If you want to know more about places to eat or things to do, check out these Gatlinburg attractions!