Gatlinburg Dining Favorites by Category

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Gatlinburg dining recommendations from those of us who have lived in the area for over 30 years.  We categorized them by Fine Dining, Casual Dining, Specialty Dining and Country Cooking.  Give our ideas a try!

Fine Dining in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Greenbrier Restaurant
370 Newman Rd. Gatlinburg
This old lodge is a favorite for may special occasions.  Fine dining in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.  Steak, seafood, chicken and more in a beautiful setting.

The Park Grill
1110 Parkway, Gatlinburg
Excellent setting and traditional dishes featuring steaks, prime rib, filet mignon and more. On the parkway in Gatlinburg between stoplights 9 and 10.

The Peddler
820 River Rd. Gatlinburg
A favorite place for special occasions.  Serving some of the finest dishes in the Smokies including steaks, prime rib, seafood and more.

Cherokee Grill
Located on the Parkway in Gatlinburg. A delicious menu in a convenient location, casual dress is ok.

The Melting Pot
959 Parkway, Gatlinburg
Melted Cheeses and Chocolate and so much more.  Very romantic.


Casual Dining

Smoky Mountain Brewery
865-436-4200 www.smoky-mtn-brewery.ccom
Hand crafted beers, pizza, sandwiches and more! Located on the Parkway behind Calhoun’s.

Three Jimmy’s
(865) 325 -1210
Locally sourced foods with scratch recipes makes Three Jimmy’s a local favorite. Add in the best cocktail hour in town and you have a winner.

The Best Italian
Truly the best. Located in the Elks Plaza on the Parkway in Gatlinburg, you will discover the most delicious pizza in the area and Italian dishes to be remembered.

Known for the BBQ Ribs and more, you will find something for everyone on this menu. Convenient location with parking.

Specialty Dining

Wild Plum Tea Room
555 Buckhorn Rd, Gatlinburg
Open daily for lunch from 11 am to 3 pm. Delightful tea room and lunch spot.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
865-430-3034  Located on the Parkway in Gatlinburg.  Yes, it is a franchise but for the Shrimp lovers and even more so the Forest Gump lovers this is a fun stop.

Country Cooking

Carver’s Applehouse Restaurant
3450 Cosby Hwy, Cosby, TN
Carver’s is much more than dining.  Carver’s Applehouse Restaurant is true country cooking featuring what else?  apples!

Trish’s Mountain Diner
336 WaFloy Way, Gatlinburg Located East Highway 321 towards Cosby, TN
This is the real thing! Delicious food in a plain diner setting with locals enjoying a meal with you.

These are only a few of the wonderful places to eat in the Gatlinburg area.  Explore and find your own favorites!

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