Sun Diner Cinnamon Roll
June 7, 2023

A true taste of Nashville is soon to arrive right here in the Smoky Mountains! Sun Diner, which became a huge hit at its Nashville location on Broadway, is setting up shop in Gatlinburg this June! You can expect the same delicious comfort food and nostalgic ambiance paying tribute to the music scene in Nashville that has long made Sun Diner a go-to destination for visitors and locals alike. Here is everything you need to know about Sun Diner:

What to Expect From Sun Diner

dish at sun diner

Sun Diner pays homage to the magnificent musical heritage of Nashville and its connection to Sun Records, a staple in the Nashville music scene! This new Gatlinburg establishment will bring the same great vibes, energy and spirit that make Nashville the songwriting capital of the world!

Vintage music-related decor and photographs of legendary musicians who recorded at Sun Records in Nashville, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, leave no doubt that you’re surrounded by music lovers at Sun Diner!

Sun Diner’s menu is full of classic Southern comfort foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Stop by Sun Diner for breakfast or brunch to enjoy some classic dishes like fluffy pancakes, “Let’s Do The Twist” Creme Brulee French Toast, Hangover Biscuits and Gravy, chicken and waffles and more. Mouth-watering burgers, hot turkey and gravy, home cooked meatloaf and your favorite Southern dishes like country fried steak make excellent dinner or lunch choices.

A Tribute to Sun Records

Sun Diner Mac and Cheese with Pulled Pork

Sun Records played a pivotal role in the history of music, helping to shape the sounds and genres of the music coming out of Nashville! Founded in 1952 by Sam Phillips in Memphis, Sun Records blossomed into a record label known for its groundbreaking recordings that came straight from emerging artists who would eventually become stars.

Sun Records’ first major breakthrough came in 1954 with the release of “That’s All Right” by a young Elvis Presley! Elvis gained popularity for fusing the blues, country and R&B into a never-before-heard genre that would skyrocket in popularity. This new style of music began spreading its wings, becoming increasingly popular and marking a turning point in popular music.

Elvis would later release hits like “Blue Moon of Kentucky” and “Mystery Train”, propelling the King of Rock and Roll to stardom and cementing Sun Records’ place in the history of music. Sun Records helped to launch the career of Johnny Cash, who signed with Sun Records in 1955. Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Roy Orbison were all associated with Sun Records.

About Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar

plates of food at sun diner

Sun Diner is located on the first floor of Jason Aldean’s building on the Parkway in Gatlinburg, between Ben & Jerry’s and Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse. Sun Diner is set to become the first portion of Jason’ Aldean’s restaurant in Gatlinburg to open!

Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar will open in the same building as Sun Diner at a date to be announced. This Gatlinburg restaurant will combine food, live music and breathtaking views all in one convenient location.

We hope you’ll check out Sun Diner the next time you’re in Gatlinburg! Still looking for the perfect place to stay in the Smoky Mountains? Check out our Gatlinburg hotel rooms and start planning your vacation today!

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