When you go out to eat with your family on vacation, you want to go to places where everyone will find something they’ll love. You definitely won’t find a shortage of those restaurants while you’re staying in Gatlinburg! There’s so many places to choose from, but we’ve put together a list of the 5 best restaurants in Gatlinburg you have to try while you’re in town!
1. Bennett’s Pit Bar-b-que
If you want to try a family-operated, locally owned restaurant, you definitely want to go to Bennett’s Pit Bar-b-que. They serve all the barbeque classics like pulled pork, ribs, and all the southern sides. To get the smoky, tangy flavor, Bennett’s smokes their meat over hickory wood for 14 hours to allow the food to absorb the flavor. They also make their sauce in house and give you some on the side, so you can control how much or little sauce goes on your food. If you would rather pick up a meal and bring it back to the cabin, Bennett’s offers two ways to order food for a large amount of people. You can choose foods individually from the Your Favorites section, or you can order a pre-decided meal from the Family Feast section.
2. Big Daddy’s Pizzeria
Everybody loves pizza! For a classic pie, head on over to Big Daddy’s Pizzeria. Their pizzas start with homemade dough that is handcrafted and topped with housemade sauce and fresh ingredients. You’ll find classics like the Boo Boo Bomber, a pepperoni pizza, or specialty pies like the Great White, a 5-cheese pizza with alfredo sauce. You can even choose to make your own pizza with any toppings or sauce you want. Kids get their own personal-size pizza and a cinnamon sugar doughnut for dessert.
3. The Park Grill
Want some classic Smoky Mountain food? Head over to The Park Grill for classic southern favorites. You’ll find seafood, steak, chicken, and a section that combines these entrees. If you’re wanting something a little lighter, we have a salad bar with over 40 toppings. Kids will love choosing from chicken tenders, steak, shrimp, and trout, and they also get to visit the salad bar. You should save some room for dessert with options like hot blackberry cobbler or peanut butter mud pie. If you just can’t choose, they also have a dessert sampler!
4. Cherokee Grill
For an upscale restaurant in Gatlinburg, you should grab lunch, dinner, or even brunch from the Cherokee Grill. You’ll find classic steakhouse foods like salads, catfish, chicken, steak, and more. For appetizers, there’s a wide variety of things to choose from. Brunch is only served on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can choose from sweet or savory items like omelets, waffles, salads, chicken, and more. Kids have a wide variety of items to choose from too.
5. No Way Jose’s Cantina
If your family loves Mexican food, you’ll definitely want to head over to No Way Jose’s Cantina. They have all the dishes that come to mind, like enchiladas, nachos, tacos, quesadillas, and fajitas. Jose’s even has traditional food like chimichangas, flautas, and chile relleno. You can order a la carte or a combination of dishes. They also have a drink menu with margaritas and tropical drinks for guests 21 years old and up.
You won’t want to miss these restaurants in Gatlinburg while you’re in town! Browse our cabins in Gatlinburg now to start planning your vacation!