The Park Grill

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Fine food, in a remarkable setting, all just steps from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: This is The Park Grill, Gatlinburg’s mountain lodge restaurant.

Your mouth will water over The Park Grill’s menu, while your eyes will delight in the rustic log building created especially for this memorable restaurant. Whether you come for lunch or dinner, for sandwiches or steaks, you’ll find a Smokies welcome here.


The Park Grill urges you to “come taste the Smokies” and their menu is packed with local flavors and ingredients. Start your meal with crunchy fried pickles, fried green tomatoes, or “Hillbilly Peanut Hummus” for tastes of the South. Move on to hearty specials including these:

Baby back ribs glazed in The Park Grill’s award-winning BBQ sauce

Filet mignon, ribeye, or New York strip steaks cooked to perfection

Hickory grilled moonshine chicken--yes, it’s marinated in real, local Tennessee moonshine.


Shrimp, salmon, and chicken dishes for every taste.

Burgers and sandwiches here are something special. The signature burger? Half a pound of Angus beef grilled over hickory wood. Chicken sandwiches? Choose between moonshine chicken or a blackened chicken breast. Try a pulled pork sandwich, a veggie Beyond Burger, or a true taste of childhood--a fried bologna and cheese sandwich!


Leave room for dessert, because you won’t want to miss blackberry cobbler, banana pudding, or Jack Daniels creme brulee. The Park Grill features an extensive wine and beer list, plus a dozen specialty cocktails like the Ole Smoky Old Fashioned, the Blackberry Lemon Fizz made with blackberry and lemon moonshines, and Front Porch Peach Tea, where peach moonshine marries lemonade.


Relax and plan to linger over your desserts or cocktails. You’ll want to take in every detail of The Park Grill’s gorgeous mountain lodge. Expert loggers and builders created this warm, welcoming building without felling even one live tree. You’re surrounded by carefully harvested dead-standing spruces, specially selected for their beautiful markings and natural scars.

The stonework is reclaimed from old stone fences near Gatlinburg, bringing both local history and local materials into this unique space.

Book a table or try call-ahead seating so you don’t miss out on a meal at The Park Grill. It’s an ideal lunch while you’re out and about in Gatlinburg or a perfect ending to a day in the national park.