One of the best things about going on vacation is the places you get to eat. Sometimes you can discover a local favorite or a local secret that has the best food you have ever had. When you come visit the Smokies, you should definitely check out these 5 Gatlinburg restaurants!
1. The Peddler Steakhouse
This steakhouse is the perfect place to get an awesome steak. They cut your steak to the size you want and will cook it to order over Tennessee hickory charcoal. The Peddler also has one of the best salad bars around, and their desserts aren’t anything to laugh at. You most certainly won’t leave this steakhouse hungry! They do offer call ahead seating, so you can call before you go to get your name on the list. And no matter what season it is, you will have a beautiful view of the mountains from their dining room.
2. The Pancake Pantry
This classic will become one of your favorite restaurants. You can get breakfast all day long at The Pancake Pantry, and you will be happy you visited this Gatlinburg restaurant! They have a large variety of pancakes for you to choose from. If you are a fan of plain flapjacks, you can get those. If you like fresh fruit on your pancakes, you have that option too! And you don’t have to get just breakfast food if you go during lunch. They offer your favorite lunch foods too!
3. Best Italian Cafe and Pizzeria
This local favorite is the perfect place to get great pizza and calzones. This restaurant will quickly become one of your favorites because the portions they give you definitely match the price you will pay. You and the family will love the pizza you get here, and you will recommend the restaurant to all your friends when you get home from your Smoky Mountain vacation. Here are even more Italian restaurants in Gatlinburg you should try!
4. Smoky Mountain Brewery
This unique restaurant offers not only great food but also microbrewed beer for you to enjoy. The enclosed patio that looks over Gatlinburg with the mountains in the background will take your breath away. The best part about Smoky Mountain Brewery is that they are open late, so if you lose track of time during your day and you want to grab some good food but everywhere else is closing, then swing by this Gatlinburg restaurant to fill your belly up with good eats!
5. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
If you are hankering for some seafood, and are a huge Forrest Gump fan, then this is the Gatlinburg restaurant for you! With a wide variety of shrimp that will make any seafood lover drool, this restaurant will be the perfect place to go when you are hungry! Bubba Gump also has a small selection of soups and salads to hold you over while you wait for the shrimp to be served. To top it all off, they have great desserts that will make you swoon!
We can’t wait to have you on your next vacation, and we hope that you’ll try these restaurants out when you visit! When you’re planning your vacation, make sure to take a look at all of our Gatlinburg hotel rooms and suites!