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January 5, 2022

When you’re walking around downtown Gatlinburg, you may want to pop into a restaurant for a quick meal so you can get back to all the fun! There are several places to eat that serve incredible food and serve guests in a timely manner! Check out these top 4 places to grab a quick bite to eat in Gatlinburg:

1. Smith & Son Corner Kitchen

Smith & Son Corner Kitchen is a fantastic restaurant to visit while you’re exploring downtown Gatlinburg! They specialize in classic American fare, so you’ll find all kinds of gourmet burgers, mouth-watering sandwiches, and crispy appetizers. Try the Pit Master Macdaddy dish, which is pulled pork baked on top of creamy mac and cheese then topped with pico de gallo, sweet BBQ sauce, and fried tobacco onions. You also can’t go wrong with the fried delta catfish served with fries and tartar sauce or the smoked meatloaf basted in BBQ sauce served on mash potatoes and gravy. If you want a variety, Smith & Son is the place to go!

2. Mountain Edge Grill

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Another casual place to eat in Gatlinburg you’ll want to try is Mountain Edge Grill. Located in Baskins Square, this restaurant specializes in sandwiches. You can’t go wrong with the Mt. LeConte, a hot ham and swiss sandwich served on sourdough or a classic BLT. You’ll also find a variety of burgers, including one that’s a mix of bison and elk for a unique flavor. If you’re not in the mood for a sandwich, Mountain Edge Grill also has hot dogs, chicken tenders, salads, and gourmet pizzas with all your favorite toppings. This is a great place to go for a quick pick-me-up!

3. Tennessee Jed’s

If you’re out and about but need something for breakfast or a quick lunch, you should head to Tennessee Jed’s! Fuel up for the morning with a sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich or the quiche of the day. If you prefer a sweeter breakfast, you should try the blueberry muffin, cinnamon walnut streusel muffin, or brown butter mini cake. For lunch, you can get a reuben, cubano, BLT, or ham and swiss sandwich. Tennessee Jed’s also has frito pies and salads, and to go with your meal, you can get fresh fruit, coleslaw, baked beans, or pasta salad.

4. New Orleans Sandwich Company

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New Orleans Sandwich Company is another great place to eat in Gatlinburg. You won’t find authentic cajun food quite like this anywhere else in the Smokies! Try an authentic muffaletta or get a poboy with your choice of protein. If you’d rather get a classic Louisiana dish, they serve red beans and rice, gumbo, jambalaya, and crawfish etouffee. You’ll also find shrimp or fish platters where everything is fried to a golden brown and served with fries, toast, and a salad. To go with your meal, you could always get fried pickles, hush puppies, voodoo rings, fried okra, or beer battered mushrooms.

Now you know where you should go to grab a quick bite to eat in Gatlinburg! Any of these restaurants are great options when you’re hungry downtown. Since you have an idea of where you might want to eat while you’re in town, you just need to finish planning your trip! Look through our hotel rooms in Gatlinburg, and book one for your vacation today!

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