Best Restaurants In Smoky Mountains


From cozy, family-owned eateries serving hearty, homemade dishes to upscale establishments showcasing gourmet creations, these restaurants capture the essence of Appalachian culture and hospitality.

What Food is the Smoky Mountains famous for?


Fried Chicken


The Peddler Steakhouse

Offers a wide variety of custom-cut steak and seafood dishes. The restaurant also has a large wine list and an extensive dessert menu.

The Park Grill

Located right next to the entrance of the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Park Grill invites you to savor the classic flavors of the Smoky Mountains.

Their menu features the quintessential tastes of Southern Appalachia, from hickory-grilled steaks to a bountiful salad bar

The Old Mill Restaurant

From corn chowder and corn fritters to southern fried chicken and country fried steaks, you're sure to have a hearty meal that you'll want to taste over and over again.

The Old Mill Pottery House Cafe

You can choose from their wide selection of food options, including fried chicken, seafood, freshly made sandwiches, and salads served on dishes that are made by the potters right next door.

Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant

While they have a variety of dishes on their menu, the best ones you should try are their apple fritters, homemade apple butter, and applewood julep.

Mama’s Farmhouse

Mama’s Farmhouse is a family-style restaurant that serves up classic Southern comfort food.

Smoky Mountain Trout House

Specializes in serving up fresh trout from the nearby streams. They also offer a variety of other seafood options, as well as some delicious steak and chicken dishes.

Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que

This popular spot has been serving up mouth-watering barbecue since 1991, and it’s easy to see why it’s a local favorite.

The menu features all of your barbecue favorites, from pulled pork and ribs to chicken and sausage.

Where to stay in the Smokies?

Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts District Less than 10 minutes from Downtown Gatlinburg

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