From breakfast dishes to steak dinners, you’ll have endless options for a mouth-watering meal when you visit Gatlinburg. As you stroll through downtown Gatlinburg, you’ll be surrounded by delicious restaurants! To help you decide where you should eat, we’ve made a list of 5 downtown Gatlinburg restaurants that you have to try.
1. Crockett’s Breakfast Camp
Crockett’s Breakfast Camp serves every breakfast food you could ever imagine. There is no better way to start your day than with a hearty Southern breakfast. The portions are so big that 2 people could even share a plate! Pancakes, waffles, french toast, scramblers — you name it, Crockett’s has it. If you’re really hungry, order the Postmasters Favorite, which is chicken fried steak, homestyle sausage gravy, and 2 farm fresh eggs any way you’d like.
2. Big Daddy’s Pizzeria
Everyone loves pizza, and Big Daddy’s Pizzeria is so much more than just your average pizza place. At the heart of the restaurant is a 550-degree, wood-fired flame inside a one-of-a-kind brick oven. Each pizza starts with handcrafted, homemade dough that is topped with homemade sauce and fresh ingredients. Start your meal off with some wood-fired roasted wings before choosing from a variety of pizzas. Big Daddy’s offers everything from the classic Cheese Pizza to Taco Pie, which includes refried beans, ground beef, and cheddar cheese, topped with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and jalapenos, and cheese sauce.
3. Blaine’s Grill & Bar
Blaine’s Grill & Bar is right in the middle of all the action! This downtown Gatlinburg restaurant brings the best dining and entertainment experience to town. This family-friendly grill and pub offers a little bit of everything on its menu. Try their award-winning slow cooked St. Louis ribs! These ribs are cooked low and slow in a unique spice blend, covered in sweet and tangy BBQ sauce, and served with baked beans and creamy slaw. For dessert, be sure to try a slice of turtle cheesecake!
4. Loco Burro
Loco Burro is the best place to enjoy some fresh and sizzling Tex-Mex cuisine. As soon as you step in the door, you’ll know you’re in for an incredible dining experience. The flavor, freshness, and presentation of the food is unlike anything you’ve seen before. The restaurant is known for its world famous fajitas and margaritas. Along with the delicious food, you’re in for a night full of fun! Take a ride on the mechanical donkey for endless entertainment, or dine on the rooftop patio to enjoy a gorgeous view of the Smoky Mountains.
5. Cherokee Grill
Gatlinburg’s premier steakhouse is located right in the heart of the Smoky Mountains! Cherokee Grill has an upscale mountain lodge atmosphere with soft lighting and a fireplace that provides warmth for guests during their meal. The menu includes mouth-watering steaks, fresh seafood, fried chicken, and more. Favorites include the Blue Cheese Sirloin and the Smoky Mountain Fried Chicken. Enjoy a glass of wine along with your meal, and end it on a sweet note with a delectable dessert!
To learn more about other delicious downtown Gatlinburg restaurants, read our blog, “6 Famous Restaurants in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains.”
Where to Stay
When you visit Gatlinburg, there is no better place to stay than our cabins! Not only do they provide all the comforts of home, but they come with bonus amenities like pool tables, arcade games, and theater rooms to make your stay even better. Our cabins range in size from 1 to 15 bedrooms, so we can accommodate groups of all sizes! Browse all of our cabins in the Smokies and find the perfect one for your stay.