With its gorgeous scenery and unparalleled location at the doorstep of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it’s no wonder that Gatlinburg, Tennessee is a favorite destination for couples getaways! After a full day of soaking up the area’s natural beauty, you and your sweetheart will definitely want to visit one of the wonderful restaurants in town for a special dinner. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Timber Tops Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to seven of the most romantic restaurants in Gatlinburg TN and the Smoky Mountains.
1. The Melting Pot
Dining at The Melting Pot is a unique experience that you and your significant other will never forget! This popular restaurant specializes in mouthwatering cheese fondue that is served with a variety of meats, breads, vegetables, and fruits that are perfect for dipping. For dessert, couples can share a pot of decadent chocolate fondue that comes with a great selection of sweet treats. Be sure to ask to sit in the restaurant’s “Lover’s Lane,” a section of intimate booths that offer lovely views of Mount LeConte.
2. The Peddler Steakhouse
The Peddler has been a can’t-miss stop for romantic getaways since it opened in 1976. Over the decades, the restaurant has built a stellar reputation for its naturally aged steaks, which are grilled over genuine Tennessee hickory-charcoal. When you dine at The Peddler, we recommend requesting a table that offers views of the stunning Little Pigeon River, which flows beside the steakhouse.
3. Cherokee Grill
Cherokee Grill is another one of the most romantic restaurants in Gatlinburg TN. Boasting an upscale mountain lodge atmosphere, this excellent steakhouse serves some of the best food in town. Standout menu items at the Cherokee Grill include the Prosperity Steak, Prime Rib, Baked Macaroni & Cheese, Blue Cheese Grits, and Crab Cakes.
4. The Park Grill
Owned by the same family that runs The Peddler, The Park Grill is another iconic restaurant in Gatlinburg. Couples will love The Park Grill’s rustic, yet elegant atmosphere, which is reminiscent of a traditional mountain lodge. Popular dishes at The Park Grill include the Southern Pecan Chicken, Fresh Mountain Rainbow Trout, Award-Winning Ribs, and the Shrimp & Crab Bisque.
5. Alamo Steakhouse
With locations in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, the Alamo Steakhouse is perfect for couples celebrating their anniversary or another special occasion. The Alamo features semi-private tables called “love nests” that can be reserved 48 hours before your meal. Unsurprisingly, the main attraction at the Alamo is the restaurant’s delicious steaks, which are hand cut, seasoned in-house, and grilled to perfection over an oak fire.
6. Bistro 109
Bistro 109 offers a 5-star dining experience right here in the Smokies. Featuring a romantic atmosphere and live piano music on the weekends, this gourmet restaurant is ideal for a special night out on the town. Some of our favorite dishes at Bistro 109 include the Jumbo Shrimp and Grits, Chop Steak, Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon, and the Triple Citrus Baked Chicken Breast.
7. Bullfish Grill
True to its name, Bullfish Grill serves the very best of the land and the sea. Guests at Bullfish can enjoy Grand Champion Angus Beef and a variety of superb seafood options, including Fish ‘ N Chips, Cilantro-Lime Shrimp, and Blackened Tilapia Orleans. The atmosphere is upscale and intimate, with low lighting and a roaring fireplace.
Where to Stay in Gatlinburg
When you stay with Timber Tops Cabin Rentals, you will be near all of these romantic restaurants in Gatlinburg TN and the Smokies. Our cabins come with your choice of excellent amenities, including stunning mountain views, decks with hot tubs and rocking chairs, fully furnished kitchens, outdoor grills, swimming pool access, and even more great features. To start planning your couples escape, browse our selection of romantic 1 bedroom cabins in Gatlinburg!