Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community
February 20, 2023

Have you ever visited the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community before? If you haven’t, you need to add it to your itinerary for your next getaway! This 8-mile loop community is full of craftsmen and artisans who create beautiful pieces and keep old Appalachian traditions alive. But art and craftsmanship isn’t the only thing you’ll find in this area. You’ll also discover a whole new world of food! Check out these restaurants in the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community you don’t want to miss:

1. Crystelle Creek Restaurant

steak dinner with asparagus and tomatoes

Looking for a place to eat where you can enjoy the beauty of the mountains and delicious food? Crystelle Creek Restaurant fits both of those requirements! You can indulge in your favorite cut of steak, creamy pasta, savory pork chops, or any other dish of your choice. And you can taste all of your favorite foods while you enjoy a river view!

2. Wild Plum Tea Room

A unique experience you will only be able to find in the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community is a quaint little tea house called The Wild Plum. This little log cabin building serves incredible food, like their signature lobster pie, salmon burger, or a traditional chicken salad sandwich, as well as their signature tea! Note that The Wild Plum does close during the winter season.

3. Split Rail Eats

tater tot bowl

For an all-American take on delicious food, you should stop at Split Rail Eats! They have burgers, french fries, chicken tenders, cheesesteaks, and so much more. A few unique items on the menu include tater bowls, which are tater tots covered in your choice of toppings, as well as a Hot Seoul Korean sandwich and alfredo-covered french fries. Once you’re done with the main meal, finish it off with their banana pudding.

4. Morning Mist Cafe

Another fantastic restaurant you’ll want to try while you’re exploring the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community is Morning Mist Cafe. You can’t go wrong sharing deep fried deviled eggs or the fried green tomatoes. Then you can get a juicy burger, Texas toast BLT, or a cranberry turkey wrap. You’ll love the simple yet delicious menu at this local eatery!

5. The Fox and Parrot Tavern

bangers and mash

One type of cuisine you won’t find anywhere in downtown Gatlinburg is traditional British food, but one place you will find it is The Fox and Parrot Tavern. This little pub serves all the classics, including Shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash, and fish and chips alongside all kinds of imported beers. You’ll love the intimate feeling of the restaurant, and you’ll have a great time getting to know your fellow patrons!

6. The Rampant Lion

If you just can’t get enough British food, then you can head to The Rampant Lion! This restaurant specializes in Celtic traditions, including beer and food. Some of the most popular dishes on their menu include a scotch egg, ploughmans lunch, cornish pastry, and poachers roll. Pair your choice of food with one of their 6 draft veers or one of the 80 wines from around the world to complete your meal.

These restaurants in the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community are incredible, and you won’t want to miss out on them the next time you’re in town. Since you have an idea of where you want to eat, and maybe what you want to do, it’s time to start seriously planning. Look through our Gatlinburg hotel rooms, and book one for your next getaway today!

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