Top 5 Best Places to Eat in and Around Gatlinburg TN with a View

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Delicious food and breathtaking views, it doesn’t get much better than that! When you dine in Gatlinburg, we recommend trying one of the restaurants that offer spectacular views of Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. Take a bite of a thick-cut steak, or sip a glass of wine as you take in the beauty of Gatlinburg. Here are the top 5 best places to eat in Gatlinburg TN with a view:

1. Greenbrier Restaurant

The Greenbrier Restaurant is right on top of a mountain in Gatlinburg. You’ll want to grab a seat by a window so you can take in the beautiful wooded scenery while enjoying your meal. The restaurant is located in a historic log cabin and is great for all occasions, from a family meal to a romantic dinner. Not only will you get incredible views, but you’ll get some of the best food you’ve ever tasted. Your mouth will water when you glance over the menu, complete with prime rib, duck breast, and puttanesca. It’s an incredible dining experience you have to try!

fancy-steak-dinner2. The Peddler Steakhouse

The Peddler Steakhouse is the place to go for a tasty steak. It’s located at the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and has an intimate atmosphere that makes it perfect for date night. When you dine at The Peddler, you’ll have a gorgeous view of the shimmering Little Pigeon River. Sip a glass of the finest wine while eating custom steaks that are cut tableside. It can’t get much better than a enjoying a good steak with a good view.

3. Smith & Son Corner Kitchen

If you’re in the mood for something more casual, but also want a nice view to look at while you eat, Smith & Son Corner Kitchen is the place to go. This restaurant brings the best dining and entertainment experience to the Smoky Mountains. Enjoy an ice cold drink while you sit on the restaurant’s balcony overlooking the beautiful Smoky Mountains and downtown Gatlinburg. The restaurant has plenty of delicious burger options, like the BBQ Bacon Burger and Gatlinburger, and a variety of other entrees, from pasta to chicken fried steak. You’ll have plenty to choose from when you dine at Smith & Son Corner Kitchen and plenty to look at when you sit on the balcony!

4. Crystelle Creek Restaurant and Grill

Crystelle Creek Restaurant and Grill offers a unique dining experience for everyone, from families, to kids, to couples. It’s the best place to go for a fine dining experience at an affordable price. Water cascades from the roof over the restaurant’s large picturesque windows, making for an incredible view. If you dine at the restaurant after dark, you’ll get to see a 150-foot tree sparkling with lights. Not only will you enjoy the gorgeous view, but you’ll enjoy the mouth-watering food! Crystelle Creek Restaurant and Grill serves some of Gatlinburg’s finest seafood, steaks and signature Italian dishes. Try the 16 oz. Porterhouse, lightly seasoned and cooked to perfection, or the Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo. You can’t go wrong with a dinner at the Crystelle Creek Restaurant and Grill.

5. Friendly Falls


Friendly Falls is an incredible place to stop for a tasty meal and a cold drink while taking in the beauty of the Smoky Mountains. Just a short drive from Gatlinburg, the restaurant features a fresh picnic-style menu that includes homemade specialty items, smoked local trout, and domestic and import brews you can enjoy there or take to go. Friendly Falls offers the perfect outdoor dining experience, with the relaxing sounds of the beautiful waterfall. You’ll also be able to kick back, relax and dip your feet in the river while you eat your meal!

More of the Best Restaurants in Gatlinburg

We’ve listed some of the best restaurants in Gatlinburg TN with a view, but there are plenty of other delicious dining options in Gatlinburg! You’ll have what feels like endless options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other places to eat in Gatlinburg with a view include Anakeesta’s Cliff Top Grill and Bar, the Seasons of Ober restaurant at Ober Gatlinburg, and Loco Burro. Other popular restaurants downtown are the Pancake Pantry, Taste of Italy and The Peddler Steakhouse. Whether you’re in the mood for Mexican, American or Italian cuisine, you can find a restaurant in Gatlinburg that will satisfy your craving.

Where to Stay

At Chalet Village, our Gatlinburg cabins have everything you need for a relaxing Smoky Mountain vacation. You’ll get to choose from cabins with amazing amenities like game rooms, theater rooms, outdoor hot tubs, and of course, incredible mountain views.

When you stay in our Gatlinburg cabins, you’ll be close to all the best places to eat in Gatlinburg with views! Browse all our Gatlinburg cabins and start planning your getaway today.