Gatlinburg, TN is one of the top vacation destinations in the country so it’s no surprise that it’s also a foodie’s paradise. Around every corner you’ll find locally owned dining options, chain restaurants, candy shops, piles of pancakes, coffee shops, and specialty spots. However, it’s the beauty of the Smokies that people are drawn to and why they return time after time. The restaurants, shops, shows, and attractions are just icing on the cake. With that said, if you can blend the beauty of the great outdoors with you dining experience then you’re in for a real treat. We’ve put together 4 area restaurants that allow you to enjoy a highly quality dining experience and the splendor of the Great Smoky Mountains.
1. Cliff Top
Guests at Anakeesta, one of Gatlinburg’s top attractions, have access to two of the top dining with a view locations in the Smokies. First up is their new Cliff Top restaurant that is now located in the Black Bear Village, a recent addition to the property. At Cliff Top you can take in incredible views of Mount LeConte while enjoying dishes from their menu. Options like Smoky Mountain Burgers, Hiker’s Handhelds, Signature Entree Salads, Great Beginnings, Soups and Clifftop Cubs are available all day. The Steak House section of the menu that includes filet mignon, ribeye, sirloin, and prime rib are added at dinner time. You’ll also find a full bar for scenic sipping time.
2. The Peddler
The Peddler Steakhouse is one of the most loved Gatlinburg restaurants and is located just down the road from our hotel. You won’t find any stunning vista overlooks from this Smokies dining spot but you will find yourself beside a beautiful tranquil river that flows from the peaks of our Smoky Mountain hills. Offering call ahead seating, The Peddler opens daily at 5p.m. and is often the destination of guests that are celebrating a special occasion or treating themselves to a nice dinner. Their menu consists of custom cut steaks, prime rib, fresh rainbow trout, and more.
Gatlinburg’s Smokehouse restaurant is also located on Anakeesta Mountain and can be found in their Firefly Village. Overlooking downtown Gatlinburg and serving up a sunset side of the park view, Smokehouse is a great choice for lunch or a laid-back dinner in the mountains. Fill up on one of their Thunderhead Trail Hearty Plates, Hickory Smoked Wings, Smoky Sandwiches, Salads, and appetizer options. Anakeesta’s 70-acre park is filled with great foods, views, family fun, and never-ending opportunities to create life long memories with your loved ones.
4. The Greenbrier
Tucked away on a wooded and cozy hillside just outside of downtown Gatlinburg is The Greenbrier. If you’re looking for an upscale dining spot that’s perfect for a romantic evening with your sweetheart, an intimate experience with loved ones or friends, and celebrating special occasions or just life and being together, then The Greenbrier is the place for you. Their chef-driven menu is packed with dishes that you’ll be craving long after you’ve returned home and the ambience is unlike any other location in Gatlinburg. Reservations are highly recommended and they offer open seating at the bar starting at 4:30p.m.
Are you hungry yet? Taking a minute to Browse Our Guest Rooms here at Old Creek Lodge in Gatlinburg is the first step to take towards dining at these 4 incredible restaurants. Our downtown Gatlinburg location is perfect for strolling around town, browsing shops, visiting attractions, and filling up on all of the delicious eats and treats of the Smoky Mountains. Our helpful and friendly staff as well as Our Amenities will make you feel right at home.
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