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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 160 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 250 reviewsTripadvisor (250)
    $ | Cafe, American
    631 Parkway Suite a8, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3230
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  • #2
    Chesapeake's Seafood and Raw Bar
    #2 of 160 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 469 reviewsTripadvisor (469)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood, Healthy
    437 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3007
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  • #3
    Red Oak Bistro
    #3 of 160 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 224 reviewsTripadvisor (224)
    $ - $$ | International, Contemporary, Fusion, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Eastern European
    669 Glades Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5466
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  • #4
    Buckhorn Inn
    #4 of 160 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 294 reviewsTripadvisor (294)
    $$ | American
    2140 Tudor Mountain Rd Off U.S. 321, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-6042
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  • #5
    New Orleans Sandwich Company
    #5 of 160 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 717 reviewsTripadvisor (717)
    $ - $$ | American, Cajun & Creole
    631 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3230
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  • #6
    Taste Of Italy
    #6 of 160 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2252 reviewsTripadvisor (2252)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
    1235 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5656
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  • #7
    Trish’s Mountain Diner
    #7 of 160 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 332 reviewsTripadvisor (332)
    $ | American, Diner
    3610 E Parkway In Cobbly Knob, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-6201
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  • #8
    Donut Friar
    #8 of 160 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2702 reviewsTripadvisor (2702)
    $ | American
    634 Parkway Ste 15 The Village, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3237
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  • #9
    Parton's Deli
    #9 of 160 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 383 reviewsTripadvisor (383)
    $ | American, Deli
    332 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-4962
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  • #10
    Timbers Log Cabin Restaurant
    #10 of 160 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 339 reviewsTripadvisor (339)
    $ - $$ | American
    600 Glades Rd Ste #10, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5475
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  • #11
    Delauder's BBQ
    #11 of 160 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 393 reviewsTripadvisor (393)
    $ | American, Barbecue
    1875 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5949
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  • #12
    Crocketts Breakfast Camp
    #12 of 160 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5073 reviewsTripadvisor (5073)
    $ - $$ | American
    1103 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3107
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  • #13
    Coffee and Company
    #13 of 160 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 265 reviewsTripadvisor (265)
    $ | Cafe
    634 Parkway Ste 13, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3236
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  • #14
    Cherokee Grill
    #14 of 160 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4338 reviewsTripadvisor (4338)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, American
    1002 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3106
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  • #15
    Kilwin's
    #15 of 160 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 853 reviewsTripadvisor (853)
    $ - $$ | American
    645 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3203
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  • #16
    Mad Dog's Creamery and Donuts
    #16 of 160 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 393 reviewsTripadvisor (393)
    $ | American
    731 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-4912
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  • #17
    Chocolate Monkey
    #17 of 160 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 333 reviewsTripadvisor (333)
    $ - $$ | American
    702 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3277
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  • #18
    Log Cabin Pancake House
    #18 of 160 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3523 reviewsTripadvisor (3523)
    $ - $$ | American
    327 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3346
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  • #19
    The Village Cafe & Creamery
    #19 of 160 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 197 reviewsTripadvisor (197)
    $ | American, Cafe
    634 Parkway Shop #17, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3241
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  • #20
    Mama's Chicken Kitchen
    #20 of 160 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 273 reviewsTripadvisor (273)
    $ | American
    1244 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5644
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