Whether you’re looking for a tasty steak dinner or a heaping plate of made-from-scratch pancakes, downtown Gatlinburg restaurants have you covered. Take a stroll down the Gatlinburg Parkway and you’ll find juicy steaks, authentic Italian pizza pies, melt-in-your-mouth barbecue, and much more.

So, loosen your belt and get ready to dig in, because the restaurants in downtown Gatlinburg are going to leave you and yours fat and happy. But, don’t worry: with all the fun things to do in downtown Gatlinburg, you’ll burn off those calories in no time flat.

  • The Peddler

    Ask ten people where to eat in downtown Gatlinburg, and eight of them (if not all ten) will send you to the Peddler in downtown Gatlinburg. The Peddler has, without question, the best steaks in downtown Gatlinburg. More on the juicy steaks later – the salad bar alone is worth the trip. If you’re a […]

  • Smoky Mountain Trout House

    You just can’t visit downtown Gatlinburg without trying the fresh trout. It’d be like going to the beach and not having any seafood. And if you’re going to have some trout, the Smoky Mountain Trout House in downtown Gatlinburg is the place to have it. All their trout is fresh from the pristine waters of […]

  • Bennett’s BBQ

    Looking for some finger-licking barbecue? If so, look no further than Bennett’s. Barbecue is its own food group in the South, and Bennett’s does it right. From mouth-watering ribs to some of the best pulled pork south of the Mason-Dixon line, Bennett’s BBQ in downtown Gatlinburg has a dish to make you smile. Located adjacent […]

  • Slice Pizza Bakery

    Located at the base of the Gatlinburg Space Needle you’ll find some of the best pizza in Gatlinburg. Order by the slice or by the pie, doesn’t matter – just make sure you order. Slice Pizza Bakery serves up authentic New York style pizza that will leave you craving more. Of course, their location in […]

  • The Pancake Pantry

    A downtown Gatlinburg tradition, the Pancake Pantry has been serving up the best pancakes in Gatlinburg since 1960; it is, in fact, Tennessee’s first pancake house. During the busy season, people crowd the street to wait for a taste of this Gatlinburg restaurant’s fluffy pancakes. They offer pancakes any and every way you can think […]



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