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 225 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 90 reviewsTripAdvisor (90)
    $ | Cafe, American
    631 Parkway Suite a8, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3230
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  • #2
    Chesapeake's Seafood and Raw Bar
    #2 of 225 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 148 reviewsTripAdvisor (148)
    $$ | Seafood, American
    437 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3007
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  • #3
    Red Oak Bistro
    #3 of 225 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 161 reviewsTripAdvisor (161)
    $ - $$ | International, Contemporary, Fusion, European, Wine Bar
    669 Glades Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5466
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  • #4
    Taste Of Italy
    #4 of 225 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1980 reviewsTripAdvisor (1980)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
    1235 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5656
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  • #5
    Buckhorn Inn
    #5 of 225 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 282 reviewsTripAdvisor (282)
    $$ | American
    2140 Tudor Mountain Rd Off U.S. 321, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-6042
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  • #6
    Timbers Log Cabin Restaurant
    #6 of 225 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 297 reviewsTripAdvisor (297)
    $ - $$ | American
    600 Glades Rd Ste #10, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5475
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  • #7
    Donut Friar
    #7 of 225 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2603 reviewsTripAdvisor (2603)
    $ | American
    634 Parkway Ste 15 The Village, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3237
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  • #8
    Delauder's BBQ
    #8 of 225 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 349 reviewsTripAdvisor (349)
    $ | American, Barbecue
    1875 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5949
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  • #9
    Parton's Deli
    #9 of 225 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 367 reviewsTripAdvisor (367)
    $ | American, Deli
    332 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-4962
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  • #10
    Trish’s Mountain Diner
    #10 of 225 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 264 reviewsTripAdvisor (264)
    $ | American, Diner
    3610 E Parkway In Cobbly Knob, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-6201
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  • #11
    New Orleans Sandwich Company
    #11 of 225 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 686 reviewsTripAdvisor (686)
    $ - $$ | American, Cajun & Creole, Deli
    631 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3230
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  • #12
    Crocketts Breakfast Camp
    #12 of 225 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4769 reviewsTripAdvisor (4769)
    $ - $$ | American
    1103 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3107
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  • #13
    Coffee and Company
    #13 of 225 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 255 reviewsTripAdvisor (255)
    $ | Cafe
    634 Parkway Ste 13, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3236
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  • #14
    Chocolate Monkey
    #14 of 225 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 313 reviewsTripAdvisor (313)
    $ - $$ | American
    702 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3277
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  • #15
    Cherokee Grill
    #15 of 225 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4133 reviewsTripAdvisor (4133)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, American
    1002 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3106
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  • #16
    Mad Dog's Creamery and Donuts
    #16 of 225 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 358 reviewsTripAdvisor (358)
    $ | American
    731 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-4912
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  • #17
    Glades Soda Fountain
    #17 of 225 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 114 reviewsTripAdvisor (114)
    $ | American
    601 Glades Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5420
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  • #18
    Kilwin's
    #18 of 225 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 837 reviewsTripAdvisor (837)
    $ - $$ | American
    645 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3203
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  • #19
    Big Daddy's Pizzeria
    #19 of 225 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1450 reviewsTripAdvisor (1450)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    714 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3131
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  • #20
    Log Cabin Pancake House
    #20 of 225 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3386 reviewsTripAdvisor (3386)
    $ - $$ | American
    327 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3346
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