Anakeesta is one of the most popular destinations in Gatlinburg, and if you haven’t experienced it yet, you need to! Gorgeous mountain views surround you as you walk around bright gardens and watch the kids play in treehouses and obstacle courses. You’ll probably spend so much time there, you’re bound to get hungry. That’s why we want to talk about 6 Anakeesta restaurants you don’t want to miss while you’re there!
1. Kephart Cafe
For a quick bite so you can get back to all the fun, Kephart Cafe is a great Anakeesta restaurant! Guests of every age love the flatbreads. You can’t go wrong with the American classic cheese and pepperoni. If you want to try something different, the Bootlegger has grilled chicken, moonshine BBQ sauce, onions, and red peppers. Aren’t in the mood for a flatbread? You can always get a hot dog with your favorite toppings!
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For a more casual Anakeesta restaurant, you’ll want to go to Smokehouse. You won’t be able to resist the smoky Mountain Mac or beef brisket sandwich. They also have platters with brisket, ribs, or pork and your choice of baked beans, potato salad, corn on the cob, and other classic barbeque sides. Not only do you get a true southern barbeque experience at Smokehouse, you also get mountain views while you enjoy your meal!
3. Snack Shack
When it’s not quite mealtime but you need a pick-me-up, the Snack Shack is a great option! Everyone will love the funnel cake fries, because you can get them plain with just powdered sugar, or get them topped with cinnamon sugar. You can also get strawberries on top or a chocolate drizzle!
4. Cliff Top
If you’re on a trip with your sweetheart or you’re just wanting to experience a more upscale meal, you have to go to Cliff Top. As soon as you sit down at your table, you’ll know this meal will be different because every window provides patrons with views of the mountains. Guests choose from a hot chicken sandwich, gourmet burger, steak, chicken, ahi tuna, and other mouth-watering entrees. There’s even a full bar where you can get the perfect drink to pair with your meal!
5. The Watering Can
Another fantastic Anakeesta restaurant that’s great for a quick bite is The Watering Can. You’ll love the healthy but quick options, like a caesar wrap, club crab, or Asian wrap. There’s also salads, fruit cups, and muffins. The Watering Can is also known for their sweet lemonade that’s perfect on a summer day in the Smokies, so you’ll want to grab a cup!
6. Tennessee Sidecar
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If you’re in need of a snack and you prefer savory over sweet, you should seek out Tennessee Sidecar! They have all kinds of beverages that will keep you cool, including water and gatorade. They even serve adult beverages! But the savory snack you’ll want to get again and again is the Walking Taco, which features ground beef, cheese, lettuce, tomato, salsa, jalapenos, and sour cream with your choice of corn chips or Doritos!
These Anakeesta restaurants are great options to grab a bite to eat while you’re having fun at their adventure park! We know you’ll have fun there, but you won’t spend all of your time at Anakeesta. If you’re not sure what else to do when you stay with us, check out these other Gatlinburg attractions for some ideas!