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3 Restaurants in Gatlinburg with a View You Have to Try

Gatlinburg, TN is surrounded on three sides by the beautiful rolling hills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Taking in the iconic views are on the to do list for most guests when they come to town. However, why should you just have the view when you can take all the beauty in and have a great meal too? Here are 3 restaurants in Gatlinburg with a view that you have to try during your next trip to the Smokies!

The Cliff Top Grill & Bar

View from AnakeestaIt’s not a secret that a trip to Anakeesta includes some of the most stunning views in Gatlinburg, but did you know that they have a great place to grab some grub as well? Among other choices on the top of Anakeesta Mountain, you’ll find the Cliff Top Grill & Bar. A laid-back spot that serves up Smoky Mountain Burgers named after some of the greatest hiking destinations in the Smokies. On the menu you’ll find Gregory’s Bald, Mt. LeConte, Chimney Tops and Charlie’s Bunion. And trust us, if you hike to any of those spots in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, you’ll be wanting a juicy burger and fries with a side of more views. If you’re not feeling a burger, have the Newfound Gap Chicken Sandwich, Burnt Tip Salad or an order of nachos. Kicking back with friends or your sweetheart? They have both local craft and domestic beers on tap. If you’re rolling with kiddos, they’ll have fun choosing from the kid-friend choices listed on the Cubs Menu. Oh, and did we mention that the views are phenomenal? They are, and especially around sunset!

The Greenbrier

Are you visiting Gatlinburg and the Smokies to celebrate a special occasion or do you just really enjoy an extra nice meal? If so, The Greenbrier is one local dining experience that you’ll want to add to your foodie list! It’s a family-friendly place with an extra cozy ambiance, and a local tradition for many. An evening at The Greenbrier is one that is certainly a fine dining experience but also casual and relaxed. Baked oysters, Bang Island Mussels, Trout En Papillote, an artisanal cheese board, high-quality steak options, and more can be found on their list of available dishes. You’ll also find a top of the line selection of bourbon, whiskey, craft cocktails and wine. Mix one of the top culinary experiences in the Smokies with the beauty of the Greenbrier area of the hills and you have a perfect evening waiting for you here in east Tennessee. Tip: Make a reservation. The Greenbrier is greatly loved and if you want a spot at table, you’ll want to call ahead.

Seasons of Ober

ober galinburg aerial tramwayFor the past 50 years guests visiting Gatlinburg have had the opportunity to explore Ober Gatlinburg. Ober is Tennessee’s only sky resort but also they offer year-round fun for everyone! You can reach the area by driving to the top of the mountain or you can just walk across the street from our downtown Gatlinburg hotel and take a ride on the Aerial Tramway. The tramway gives you the chance to not only take in the views from the summit of the mountain, but to also enjoy the breathtaking vistas on the way up. You’ll find numerous options for food and fun, but our favorite is Seasons of Ober. Their menu has a little bit of something for everyone. The Southern Favorites collection of dishes include country fried steak, catfish, chicken and waffles and more. Enjoy a heaping plate of spaghetti and meatballs or enjoy a Ober Gatlinburg-er with fries and maybe a side of fried green tomatoes. A bowl of Tennessee chili, an Ober’s Lodge Salad or the Ski House Sampler are excellent choices as well. The next time you’re in Gatlinburg, ride up on the Aerial Tramway, enjoy a dining experience with incredible views and take time to have some fun while you’re at the top as well!

If you’re ready to start checking off your list of places to dine in the Smokies, we can help!

Not only will you be able to check out the 3 places that we’ve listed during your stay with us, but you’ll be within walking distance of many other top-rated restaurants in Gatlinburg,TN. The Peddler, Park Grill, Crockett’s Breakfast Camp and others are just down the road from our hotel.

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