Gatlinburg Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Gatlinburg

True to its reputation as a family destination, Gatlinburg offers a bevy of buffets, pizza joints and barbecue eateries to satisfy even the pickiest of diners. Though this mountain town does boast a few fine dining establishments, Gatlinburg's culinary scene bread and butter is its casual restaurants. Although many recent visitors loved Crockett's Breakfast Camp, some called it a tourist trap, likening it to "a Cracker Barrel on steroids" and lacking in quality. Locals prefer the iconic Pancake Pantry with many saying that you can't leave the Smokies without stopping in for some pancakes. The only gripe among diners: the eatery only accepts cash. Located near the entrance to the park, visitors say the lodge-like Park Grill is underrated, and several patrons raved about the barbecue, generous salad bar and friendly service, commenting that the restaurant is fun, especially for kids.

For a casual and inexpensive lunch, Smoky Mountain Shakes N Dawgs garners praise for its creamy milkshakes and creative selection of hot dogs, with choices including reuben and country-fried versions. If you're looking for a more upscale menu or a special occasion spot, consider Buckberry Creek Lodge. Recent visitors were particularly taken by the restaurant's outstanding service, stunning views and extensive menu selections, including halibut, prime rib and a five-course tasting option.

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  • #1
    Red Oak Bistro
    #1 of 218 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 114 reviewsTripAdvisor (114)
    $ - $$ | International, Contemporary, Fusion, Wine Bar
    669 Glades Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5466
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  • #2
    Taste Of Italy
    #2 of 218 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1701 reviewsTripAdvisor (1701)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Asian
    1235 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5656
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  • #3
    Timbers Log Cabin Restaurant
    #3 of 218 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 270 reviewsTripAdvisor (270)
    $ - $$ | American
    600 Glades Rd Ste #10, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5475
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  • #4
    Buckhorn Inn
    #4 of 218 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 274 reviewsTripAdvisor (274)
    $$ | American
    2140 Tudor Mountain Rd Off U.S. 321, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-6042
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  • #5
    Delauder's BBQ
    #5 of 218 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 310 reviewsTripAdvisor (310)
    $ | American, Barbecue, Cafe, Diner
    1875 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5949
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  • #6
    Crocketts Breakfast Camp
    #6 of 218 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4533 reviewsTripAdvisor (4533)
    $ - $$ | American
    1103 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3107
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  • #7
    Donut Friar
    #7 of 218 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2530 reviewsTripAdvisor (2530)
    $ | American
    634 Parkway Ste 15 The Village, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3237
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  • #8
    New Orleans Sandwich Company
    #8 of 218 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 636 reviewsTripAdvisor (636)
    $ - $$ | American, Soups, Cajun & Creole, Deli
    631 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3230
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  • #9
    Parton's Deli
    #9 of 218 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 352 reviewsTripAdvisor (352)
    $ | American, Deli
    332 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-4962
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  • #10
    Trish’s Mountain Diner
    #10 of 218 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 228 reviewsTripAdvisor (228)
    $ | American, Diner
    3610 E Parkway In Cobbly Knob, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-6201
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  • #11
    Coffee and Company
    #11 of 218 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 244 reviewsTripAdvisor (244)
    $ |
    634 Parkway Ste 13, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3236
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  • #12
    Kilwin's
    #12 of 218 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 812 reviewsTripAdvisor (812)
    $ - $$ | American
    645 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3203
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  • #13
    Chocolate Monkey
    #13 of 218 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 298 reviewsTripAdvisor (298)
    $ - $$ | American
    702 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3277
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  • #14
    Glades Soda Fountain
    #14 of 218 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 112 reviewsTripAdvisor (112)
    $ | American
    601 Glades Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5420
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  • #15
    Cherokee Grill
    #15 of 218 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3917 reviewsTripAdvisor (3917)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, American, Soups
    1002 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3106
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  • #16
    Big Daddy's Pizzeria
    #16 of 218 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1399 reviewsTripAdvisor (1399)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    714 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3131
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  • #17
    The Caramel Candy CO
    #17 of 218 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 135 reviewsTripAdvisor (135)
    $ - $$ | American
    732 Parkway Suite 5, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3256
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  • #18
    LandShark Bar & Grill
    #18 of 218 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1159 reviewsTripAdvisor (1159)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    515 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3201
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  • #19
    Mad Dog's Creamery and Donuts
    #19 of 218 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 325 reviewsTripAdvisor (325)
    $ | American
    731 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-4912
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  • #20
    Log Cabin Pancake House
    #20 of 218 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3260 reviewsTripAdvisor (3260)
    $ - $$ | American
    327 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3346
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