Hot rolls with cinnamon butter, seasoned fries with honey mustard, chicken, steaks, burgers and even a sample of free ribs if you’ve never been to a Texas Roadhouse before is just the start of what the restaurant can offer you! Locations in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville. www.texasroadhouse.com.
The Smoky Mountain Brewery
One of the area’s favorite hangouts for visitors and locals alike, the Brewery is part, well, brewery, and part restaurant specializing in ribs, wings, pizzas and half-priced pizzas on Tuesday nights, sandwiches, burgers, spaghetti and a ton of other items on the menu. www.smoky-mtn-brewery.com.
The Peddler Steakhouse
How would you like a proper fancy dinner at one of Gatlinburg’s oldest restaurants where a fat, succulent steak, cooked over hickory charcoal is waiting for you next to some mountain trout or prime rib, New York cheesecake or hot blackberry cobbler. This is one of many amazing food combinations you’ll find at The Peddler Steakhouse. Wine Menu also available. www.peddlergatlinburg.com.
Wild Boar Saloon
Formerly Howard’s in Gatlinburg, but with the added advantage that is both a new restaurant, and the original restaurant available upon request. Some of the best steaks and steak burgers, roast beef sandwiches, grilled pork chops, chicken sandwich platters and much more just waiting for you to take your next trip to Gatlinburg! www.bestitalian.com/wild_boar_saloon.html
When you drive down the main street and, at any given day during the morning, you see a line from the outside of the door extending around to the inside of the Village just to get in and EAT, you know you’re looking at the best pancake restaurant in the city! Chocolate chip pancakes, sweet potato pancakes, cherry waffles, pecan waffles, western omelettes, breakfast cereals with banana slices and much more! www.pancakepantry.com
The Best Italian
Not just a boastful name, “The Best Italian” proves itself to many a visitor with starting rounds of their famous “garlic knots” and continues on with some of the best homemade pizza you’ll find in the city, or Filet Tips Linguini, Chicken Linguini with White Sauce, Tenderloin Tips Marsala and more amazing Italian dishes that earned them the name on this listing. www.bestitalian.com
North China Restaurant
North China is Gatlinburg’s only Chinese Restaurant and it is one worth visiting before you leave the mountains. North China specializes in excellent service and even better dishes of chicken lo mein, beef, General Tso’s, hunan beef and more. Located on River Road just behind the main downtown strip.
If ever you needed to find a restaurant with a real mountain atmosphere in Gatlinburg; off the beaten path but offering some of the highest quality and highest class surroundings with views of the Smokies off in the distance, Greenbrier is where you want to go. Tucked back in the greenery like an exclusive secret, romantic dinners and special occasions are what Greenbrier is all about! www.greenbrierrestaurant.com.
A fan-favorite and a burst of color for the restaurant scene in the Smokies, Mellow Mushroom is a pizza restaurant offering pies with illustrious names like “Funky Q Chicken” “Magical Mystery Tour”, “Kosmic Karma”, “Mega Veggie”, “Mellowterranean” and more. Located on the parkways of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. www.mellowmushroom.com/store/pigeonforge
Mountain Edge Grill
A simple restaurant with a lovely atmosphere and an awesome focused selection of dishes is what you can expect from The Mountain Edge Grill. The setting is a ski lodge, there are multiple sporting events that can be seen on the TVs, and your lunch could include the best hamburger, pulled pork BBQ sandwich, fried shrimp dinner, philly beef sandwich, BLT or gourmet pizza in Gatlinburg – among other delights. www.mtnedge.com.
Smoky Mountain Trout House
One of the longest serving seafood restaurants in Gatlinburg, the Smoky Mountain Trout House is THE authority on Southern/Tennessee fish dinners in the city. Serves Grilled Rainbow Trout, Broiled Mountain Rainbow Trout, Parmesan Trout, Dilly Trout, Trout Almondine, Pan Crisy Fried Whole Rainbow Trout – pretty much every trout dish you’ve ever wanted to try. www.gatlinburgtrouthouse.com.
The Ship English Pub
Back after a several year hiatus with the original owners and even the original decor, The Ship returns to bring a touch of English culture to the already classy Arts and Crafts Community. Besides offering British favorites like bangers and mash, fish and chips, cottage pie, chicken and mushroom pie and steak and Guinness pie, The Ship offers something for everyone and additional dishes include burgers, pizza, calzones, pulled pork sandwiches, corned beef and swiss, club sandwiches, chicken tenders and more. www.ship-pub.com.