As the cold weather carries on this winter, I often find myself bundling up inside and eating whatever food I can scrounge up around the house. While sometimes it’s nice to stay in, it’s also nice to have a night out every once in a while. And if you’re spending time in the Great Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN, this winter, you’ll want to check out some of the great places to eat around town. So, if you can manage to make it out of that comfy cabin, here are a few restaurants to try for a warm meal on a cold day.
Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que – For a heaping plate of hickory smoked barbecue, corn, coleslaw, ribs and more, this is the place to go in Pigeon Forge. Locally owned and operated for over 20 years, Bennett’s also has a 40 item all you can eat breakfast buffet and salad bar.
Alamo Steakhouse – With prime black Angus steaks, pork chops, chicken, and seafood, this local steakhouse serves up lots of options for a sizzling meal on a cold day.
The Old Mill Restaurant – Warm, Southern food is one of the best remedies for a winter day, and at the Old Mill Restaurant, fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, homemade quiche, mashed potatoes and hot apple fritters are just of the few delicious treats waiting.
Flying Saucer Italian Bistro – Located at the Gatlinburg Space Needle, this Italian eatery offers pizza, subs, wraps, salads, and soft serve custard with homemade desserts. You can check out the view from the Space Needle and then warm up with some tasty treats.
Log Cabin Pancake House – If you’re an early riser, you can visit the Log Cabin Pancake House for some crispy bacon and fluffy pancakes next to a warm fire. But don’t worry if you need a little extra sleep – breakfast is served all day and there is an all you can eat lunch buffet.