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All the Info About Blake Shelton’s Restaurant in the Smokies: Ole Red Gatlinburg

Ole Red Gatlinburg TN
March 12, 2024

In March of 2019, Blake Shelton opened a new restaurant and entertainment venue right here in Gatlinburg TN! Known as Ole Red, this spot was the third location for Shelton’s growing restaurant chain. In the official press release for the announcement of Ole Red Gatlinburg, Shelton said, “Gatlinburg is one of my all-time favorite places. This part of the country is full of people who love good food, great music, family, and most importantly, a good time. That’s what Ole Red is all about, and I can’t wait to give my fans another place to have fun in Gatlinburg.” Read on to learn everything you need to know about Ole Red in Gatlinburg TN.

Ole Red Gatlinburg Location and Venue Details

Ole Red is located at 511 Parkway in the heart of Gatlinburg, just a 4-minute walk from the famous Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. The multi-level building has about16,000 square feet of space. The entertainment venue features the following:

  • A two-story restaurant and bar
  • Performance space
  • Dance floor
  • Exterior terrace
  • Retail area (Ole Red merchandise, Smoky Mountain souvenirs and more!)

Given Blake Shelton’s status as a country music icon, it is no surprise that live entertainment is a big part of the Ole Red experience. The Gatlinburg restaurant is home to curated concert lineups, showcases for up-and-coming talent, and even more wonderful music. State-of-the-art performance equipment, including concert-quality production and sound capabilities and LED screens, can be found throughout Ole Red.

Ole Red sign on building

Ole Red takes its name from the hit song “Ol’ Red,” which Shelton recorded for his debut album in 2002. The irreverent tune tells the story of a prison bloodhound, Ol’ Red, that the warden uses to track down inmates who attempt to escape. Ol’ Red is one of the most commonly requested songs at Blake Shelton concerts, and the singer considers it to be his signature song.

The Food at Ole Red in Gatlinburg TN

The Ole Red Gatlinburg menu features a chef-driven, Shelton-inspired menu with a few Nashville classics, as well burgers and more Southern favorites. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you can enjoy it at Ole Red.

Here are some of the most popular dishes served at the Gatlinburg restaurant:

  • Cornmeal-Fried Catfish: Vinegar Slaw, Ham Hock Collard Greens, Natural-Cut Fries, Malted Tartar Sauce, Cocktail Sauce
  • Barn & Grill Burger: Beef Patty, Pulled Pork, Ole Red Bar-B-Que Sauce, Pepper Jack Cheese, Ranch Potato Sticks, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Pickles, Potato Bun 
  • Redneck Nachos: Kettle Chips, Smoked Chicken, Beer Cheese, Pickled Jalapenos, Avocado, Sour Cream, Red Bar-B-Que Sauce, Green Onions

And, of course, the menu includes Blake-approved cocktails! Try everything from the Ole Red Buckshot to the Black Bear! There is even a variety of mocktails on the menu so everyone can enjoy a drink!

More Restaurants in Gatlinburg

Ole Red in Gatlinburg, TN is one of the most popular restaurants to visit along the trip. Guests go crazy over the fun atmosphere and lip-smacking food! If you're looking for even more delicious food options in town, we can help! Take a look at these famous restaurants in Gatlinburg.

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