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Posted on 11/29/2021

Top 5 Restaurants in Gatlinburg You Have to Try


1. LOG CABIN PANCAKE HOUSE

You can’t miss this rustic eatery--look for the covered wagon on the roof. This family-owned restaurant dishes up breakfast and lunch, and true to its name, the menu spotlights pancakes. They don’t take reservations at this popular spot but the lines move quickly.

Dig into buckwheat, blueberry, or chocolate chip pancakes, or try butterscotch, walnut, or cornmeal pancakes. Order French toast or crepes with mounds of fruit toppings. The Log Cabin serves egg dishes and breakfast specials, too. At lunch, choose from sandwiches, hamburgers, patty melts, and chicken tenders.


2. CHESAPEAKE’S SEAFOOD AND RAW BAR

Gatlinburg is landlocked but you can get the freshest seafood, sourced daily from the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf coasts, at Chesapeake’s. Relax like you’re at the beach, thanks to the authentic nautical decor.

Try seafood platters, crab cakes, tuna, sandwiches, salads, raw bar, and cooked appetizers like oysters Rockefeller and petite lobster tails. Landlubbers won’t go hungry here, thanks to chicken and steak dishes.


3. The Park Grill

The Park Grill promises “a true taste of the Smokies” with Appalachian-inspired dishes served in a mountain lodge setting. Taste the local flavors in moonshine chicken, pulled pork barbecue, fried green tomatoes, and “hillbilly peanut hummus.”

Dine on ribeye, strip steak, filet mignon or beef ribs, or salmon, burgers, and sandwiches (including fried bologna). Leave room for a rich dessert like creme brulee with Jack Daniels whisky, homemade banana pudding, or blackberry cobbler.


4. BIG DADDY’S PIZZERIA

Big Daddy’s makes dough and sauce from scratch--nothing’s frozen. They bake in a wood-fired, brick oven. The result is a crispy crust topped with the freshest ingredients.

Nosh on classics like cheese or pepperoni, but consider giving your taste buds new thrills: Try a pie topped with roasted pork and barbecue sauce. Unusual pizzas include chicken parmesan, cheesesteak, chicken bacon ranch, and taco pizza.


5. TENNESSEE JED’S

Sometimes a quick sandwich is the perfect fuel for enjoying Gatlinburg attractions. Start the day at Tennessee Jed’s with a breakfast sandwich, biscuits, and gravy or quiche.

For lunch, indulge in a yummy hot dog special like a bacon cheddar dog or chili cheese dog. Meat lovers will relish a Cubano pork sandwich. Jed’s will build you a barbecue, chicken salad, BLT, reuben, or turkey sandwich. Want a taste of childhood? Get the Frito pie--Fritos corn chips with chili and cheese.


Stay in a Gatlinburg cabin and you’re close to great restaurants 24/7. Book your cabin rental today!

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