Steak and BBQ
Alamo Steakhouse and Saloon
705 East Parkway
Offering romantic dining experiences (try the Love Nest or the Love Birds), wedding reception services, and black angus beef, the Alamo Steakhouse and Saloon has something for kids and adults. The kid's menu has the classic kid favorites, including hot dogs, chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese, and popcorn shrimp. The dinner menu features a variety of starters, soups and salads, and seafood and steaks. Mouthwatering sides include mushrooms and asparagus, and the dinner menu is just as impressive.
Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que
714 River Road
Locally owned and operated since 1991, Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que features real hickory smoked bar-b-que, juicy ribs, and traditional sides. Share the BBQ nachos, try the beef brisket, or chow down on the “Best Burger Ever!” Add a baked potato, french fries, macaroni and cheese, or potato salad, and finish it all off with pecan pie, chocolate cake, or the delicious blackberry or peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream.
Blaine's Bar & Grill
Located at the corner of Parkway and Historic Motor Nature Trail Road, Blaine's is close to the many shops and attractions of downtown. The building is styled to offer the "New Orleans" experience, and the food includes ribs, appetizers, an in-house BBQ sauce, and gluten-free options. When the sun goes down, Blaine's transforms into Club 812. From 10:45 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 812 has a DJ, the largest dance floor in Gatlinburg, and drinks for those 21 and over.
Dedicated to "great food, atmosphere, and hospitality," Calhoun's has been serving up some of Gatlinburg's favorite BBQ for more than 29 years. Calhoun's won the "Best Ribs in America" title in Ohio in 1984, and they've been pleasing customers with their mouthwatering Bar-B-Que since. Their Southern favorites include fried green tomatoes and fried pickles, and their slow-smoked Bar-B-Que includes ribs, chicken, and pulled pork. The sides menu is substantial, and the homemade desserts will end your meal on a high note.
The Greenbrier Restaurant
370 Newman Road
(865) 436- 6318
A family restaurant offering a romantic dining experience, The Greenbrier Restaurant prides itself on its ambiance and great mountaintop views in Gatlinburg. Dishes are prepared fresh daily, with many offerings not found in other restaurants. Try the homemade salad dressings, homemade desserts, vegetarian dishes, and specialty drinks. Along with delicious seafood (shrimp, lobster, trout, and tilapia), steaks, and chicken, The Greenbrier Restaurant has free parking, handicap access, and a private dining room for parties up to 25.
Howard's Steakhouse and the Wild Boar Saloon
Howard's Steakhouse has been featuring their traditional steakhouse menu since 1946. Howard's classic menu offers salads, burgers, chicken, steaks, and seafood. Upstairs, the Wild Boar Saloon offers a different atmosphere and lighter fare, including tavern-style appetizers and liquor by the drink.
Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
Overlooking Calhoun's Village, Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant is a mix between "a ski lodge and a Bavarian beer hall." It's a great spot for a break from skiing at Ober Gatlinburg, and it has a gluten-free menu and a full beer, wine, and cocktail menu. Start out with soft pretzels, handmade egg rolls, or potato skins before filling up on Philly cheesesteak, the Ole' Smoky Burger, hand-tossed pizza, or filet mignon. There are even pastas, garden fresh salads, and calzones. Pair their foods with microbrewed beer 5 ways – 12 oz bottles, 64 oz growlers, 5-liter mini kegs, 5.2 gallon 1/3 kegs, and 15.5-gallon kegs.
Find something for everyone at this family favorite. The Cajun shrimp & chicken pasta is a favorite, and the signature appetizers include buffalo wings, mozzarella sticks, and loaded potato skins. The $10 endless appetizers give you more bang for your buck, and there are daily specials and drinks and food!
The Park Grill
Serving up the freshest cuts of beef, pork, fish, and chicken, The Park Grill is devoted to customer satisfaction. Pair their entrees with the large salad bar, and you'll have to make yourself leave room for dessert. Steamed mussels are an appetizer you won't find most places, and the shrimp & crab bisque is perfect for cool mountain nights. The salad bar – available as an entree – includes smoked oysters, fresh mozzarella, pickled okra, homemade dressings, and much, much more. Try the grilled Hawaiian moonshine chicken or the Southern pecan chicken, both part of the Local Favorites menu.
The Peddler Steakhouse
820 River Road
Boasting an impressive salad bar and hand-cut (at your table) steaks, The Peddler Restaurant and Lounge is a special dining experience. The restaurant is built on tradition (literally), because it was the original Ogle cabin. The dining room was constructed over the rock patio that was once the front of the home, and the updates made over the years focus on playing up the historical features. Guests can treat themselves to a night of fine dining with baked brie, oysters on the half shell, filet mignon, fresh grilled salmon, and prime rib.
The Original Best Italian Cafe & Pizzeria
Elks Plaza, Parkway
The Best Italian on the Parkway
Between Aunt Mahalia's & World of Illusions
The Best Italian Cafe & Pizzeria is dedicated to living up to its name. Guests can fill up on garlic rolls, pizzas, spaghetti and meatballs, antipasto, and much other Italian favorites! Best Italian now has two Gatlinburg locations, so there's more to love!
No Way Jose's Cantina
Serving up huge portions and fresh Mexican favorites, No Way Jose's Cantina offers great food and a fun atmosphere. Enjoy festive music, bright colors, and authentic Mexican cuisine. It's been voted the Best Mexican Food in Sevier County and the fresh made salsas are the perfect complement to the sizzling fajitas and crispy tortilla chips.
Crawdaddy's Restaurant & Oyster Bar
762 Parkway Suite 5
A fun and family-friendly atmosphere where karaoke fills the air and kids eat FREE, Crawdaddy's caters to people of all ages. Adults will love the buckets of beer and fish bowl drinks, and kids will love the music and kids' meals – corn dogs, fried shrimp, chicken and waffles, and more.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
900 Parkway Traffic Light #8
Located next to the Gatlinburg Convention Center, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company is just a few blocks from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. They can accommodate groups of up to 250, and they have a gluten-free and a kids' menu. Just as Bubba Gump said you can do shrimp basically any way, the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company serves it up in many varieties – shrimp cocktail, with dip, in mac & cheese, Cajun style, in salad, on a sandwich, boiled, fried, baked, and stuffed.
Smoky Mountain Trout House
Priding itself on serving the freshest trout in Gatlinburg, the Smoky Mountain Trout House offers a wonderful seafood experience. Rainbow Trout grown in the flowing waters of the Smokies are delivered on ice to the restaurant and prepared fresh for guests. Pair the grilled, pan-fried, broiled, or smoked trout with a side salad, loaded baked potato, sauteed mushrooms and onions, vegetables, or French fries.
Cobbly Nob Cafe & Pizza
3720 E Parkway
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, Cobbly Nob Cafe & Pizza offers a relaxed atmosphere and the “South's Best Burgers.” Indoor and outdoor dining is available, and the nostalgic décor gives a nod to the old days. Along with dine-in, take-out, and delivery, this cafe and pizzeria also boasts free Wi-Fi, a fully-stocked market, and seasonal specials.
385 E. Parkway
Made with fresh ingredients, Geno's Pizza has something for every pizza craving. Stuff yourself with steak & cheese, try the BBQ chicken & bacon, or keep it healthy with the vegetarian special. Geno's also has subs, salads, pasta, and sides such as boneless wings, bread sticks, cinnamon sticks, and cheese sticks. Patrons can get pan, hand-tossed, and thin pizza in medium, large, and extra large sizes. Check their website for coupons.
Papa John's Pizza
466 Brookside Village Way # 1
Enjoy specials throughout the week, a cookie pizza, and a variety of toppings. Papa John's prides itself on "Better Ingredients. Better Pizza," and they offer delivery and take-out options.
Pizza, pasta, and wings are on the menu at Pizza Hut, and the new bacon cheese stuffed crust is a fun twist. Enjoy all the classic pizza toppings, weekly deals, sides, and desserts.
Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
Along with the pub-style offerings, Smoky Mountain Brewery has a selection of pizzas and calzones to please every taste. Get plain cheese or add toppings – meatball, sausage, pepperoni, roasted chicken, spinach, black olives, pineapple, banana peppers, and more.
903 Parkway Suite 103
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Boasting a huge pizza menu, this favorite pizza chain has unique offerings you won't find anywhere else. The Kosmic Karma is topped with sundried tomatoes, feta, and spinach, and the Philosopher's Pie features grilled steak, mushrooms, and artichoke hearts. Whether you love extra cheese, veggies, meats, or just an escape from the ordinary, Mellow Mushroom has something that will fit the bill.