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 157 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 146 reviewsTripAdvisor (146)
    $ | Cafe, American
    631 Parkway Suite a8, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3230
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  • #2
    Chesapeake's Seafood and Raw Bar
    #2 of 157 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 290 reviewsTripAdvisor (290)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood
    437 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3007
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  • #3
    Red Oak Bistro
    #3 of 157 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 172 reviewsTripAdvisor (172)
    $ - $$ | International, Contemporary, Fusion, Mediterranean, Eastern European, European, Wine Bar
    669 Glades Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5466
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  • #4
    Taste Of Italy
    #4 of 157 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2068 reviewsTripAdvisor (2068)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
    1235 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5656
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  • #5
    Buckhorn Inn
    #5 of 157 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 286 reviewsTripAdvisor (286)
    $$ | American
    2140 Tudor Mountain Rd Off U.S. 321, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-6042
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  • #6
    Timbers Log Cabin Restaurant
    #6 of 157 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 318 reviewsTripAdvisor (318)
    $ - $$ | American
    600 Glades Rd Ste #10, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5475
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  • #7
    Donut Friar
    #7 of 157 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2643 reviewsTripAdvisor (2643)
    $ | American
    634 Parkway Ste 15 The Village, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3237
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  • #8
    Delauder's BBQ
    #8 of 157 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 363 reviewsTripAdvisor (363)
    $ | American, Barbecue
    1875 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5949
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  • #9
    Trish’s Mountain Diner
    #9 of 157 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 288 reviewsTripAdvisor (288)
    $ | American, Diner
    3610 E Parkway In Cobbly Knob, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-6201
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  • #10
    Crocketts Breakfast Camp
    #10 of 157 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4891 reviewsTripAdvisor (4891)
    $ - $$ | American
    1103 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3107
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  • #11
    Parton's Deli
    #11 of 157 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 375 reviewsTripAdvisor (375)
    $ | American, Deli
    332 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-4962
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  • #12
    New Orleans Sandwich Company
    #12 of 157 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 703 reviewsTripAdvisor (703)
    $ - $$ | American, Cajun & Creole, Deli
    631 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3230
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  • #13
    Coffee and Company
    #13 of 157 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 256 reviewsTripAdvisor (256)
    $ | Cafe
    634 Parkway Ste 13, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3236
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  • #14
    Mad Dog's Creamery and Donuts
    #14 of 157 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 366 reviewsTripAdvisor (366)
    $ | American
    731 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-4912
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  • #15
    Cherokee Grill
    #15 of 157 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4228 reviewsTripAdvisor (4228)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, American
    1002 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3106
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  • #16
    Chocolate Monkey
    #16 of 157 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 322 reviewsTripAdvisor (322)
    $ - $$ | American
    702 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3277
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  • #17
    Kilwin's
    #17 of 157 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 843 reviewsTripAdvisor (843)
    $ - $$ | American
    645 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3203
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  • #18
    Log Cabin Pancake House
    #18 of 157 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3442 reviewsTripAdvisor (3442)
    $ - $$ | American
    327 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3346
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  • #19
    Big Daddy's Pizzeria
    #19 of 157 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1469 reviewsTripAdvisor (1469)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    714 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3131
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  • #20
    Mama's Chicken Kitchen
    #20 of 157 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 246 reviewsTripAdvisor (246)
    $ | American
    1244 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5644
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