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
    Tennessee Jed’s
    #1 of 223 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 134 reviewsTripAdvisor (134)
    $ | Cafe, American
    631 Parkway Suite a8, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3230
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  • #2
    Chesapeake's Seafood and Raw Bar
    #2 of 223 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 242 reviewsTripAdvisor (242)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, American
    437 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3007
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  • #3
    Red Oak Bistro
    #3 of 223 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 166 reviewsTripAdvisor (166)
    $ - $$ | International, Contemporary, Fusion, Eastern European, European, Wine Bar
    669 Glades Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5466
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  • #4
    Taste Of Italy
    #4 of 223 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2033 reviewsTripAdvisor (2033)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
    1235 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5656
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  • #5
    Buckhorn Inn
    #5 of 223 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 286 reviewsTripAdvisor (286)
    $$ | American
    2140 Tudor Mountain Rd Off U.S. 321, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-6042
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  • #6
    Donut Friar
    #6 of 223 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2629 reviewsTripAdvisor (2629)
    $ | American
    634 Parkway Ste 15 The Village, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3237
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  • #7
    Timbers Log Cabin Restaurant
    #7 of 223 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 309 reviewsTripAdvisor (309)
    $ - $$ | American
    600 Glades Rd Ste #10, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5475
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  • #8
    Trish’s Mountain Diner
    #8 of 223 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 276 reviewsTripAdvisor (276)
    $ | American, Diner
    3610 E Parkway In Cobbly Knob, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-6201
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  • #9
    Delauder's BBQ
    #9 of 223 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 354 reviewsTripAdvisor (354)
    $ | American, Barbecue
    1875 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5949
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  • #10
    Crocketts Breakfast Camp
    #10 of 223 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4834 reviewsTripAdvisor (4834)
    $ - $$ | American
    1103 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3107
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  • #11
    New Orleans Sandwich Company
    #11 of 223 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 698 reviewsTripAdvisor (698)
    $ - $$ | American, Cajun & Creole, Deli
    631 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3230
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  • #12
    Parton's Deli
    #12 of 223 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 372 reviewsTripAdvisor (372)
    $ | American, Deli
    332 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-4962
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  • #13
    Coffee and Company
    #13 of 223 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 255 reviewsTripAdvisor (255)
    $ | Cafe
    634 Parkway Ste 13, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3236
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  • #14
    Chocolate Monkey
    #14 of 223 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 318 reviewsTripAdvisor (318)
    $ - $$ | American
    702 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3277
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  • #15
    Mad Dog's Creamery and Donuts
    #15 of 223 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 362 reviewsTripAdvisor (362)
    $ | American
    731 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-4912
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  • #16
    Cherokee Grill
    #16 of 223 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4183 reviewsTripAdvisor (4183)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, American
    1002 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3106
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  • #17
    Glades Soda Fountain
    #17 of 223 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 115 reviewsTripAdvisor (115)
    $ | American
    601 Glades Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5420
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  • #18
    Kilwin's
    #18 of 223 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 841 reviewsTripAdvisor (841)
    $ - $$ | American
    645 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3203
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  • #19
    Big Daddy's Pizzeria
    #19 of 223 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1461 reviewsTripAdvisor (1461)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    714 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3131
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  • #20
    Log Cabin Pancake House
    #20 of 223 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3415 reviewsTripAdvisor (3415)
    $ - $$ | American
    327 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3346
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