5 of the Top Anakeesta Restaurants to Try
Don’t run low on energy during your day exploring Anakeesta with the family! You’ll likely be on the move all day during a visit to the Gatlinburg theme park, so you’ll need to take a few moments to refuel for the rest of your visit! Keep those stomach growls at bay and refill with some savory food options while you explore the excitement of the theme park! Here are 5 of the top Anakeesta restaurants to try:
1. Cliff Top
You won’t believe the view from high above! Located in Anakeesta’s Black Bear Village, Cliff Top is an elevated dining experience with beautiful views of Mount LeConte and the Smokies! Cliff Top’s modern American cuisine includes specialties like appetizers, tender steaks, piled-high burgers, fresh salads and homemade desserts! On tap you’ll find numerous local craft beers and guests can enjoy indoor seating or a spot on the outdoor deck. You won’t regret dropping by to catch a sunset and a delicious meal!
A trip to the Smoky Mountains wouldn’t be complete without some smoked meats! Located in Firefly Village at the top of Anakeesta Mountain, Smokehouse serves up delicious house-smoked meats such as pulled pork, brisket and chicken wings! Smokehouse uses a wood-burning fire to smoke all of its meats as the consistent temperatures help to make for a juicy smoked flavor that’s to die for! Smokehouse is one of the Anakeesta restaurants with a spectacular view as it overlooks downtown Gatlinburg and features picturesque mountain views.
3. Kephart Cafe
Kephart Cafe serves gourmet hot dogs and flatbread pizzas, making it another perfect option on the go! Located in Black Bear Village, many Anakeesta guests rely on Kephart Cafe daily for quick food on the move when they don’t have much time to spare! Flatbread pizza options include pepperoni, veggie, carnivore and BBQ chicken with onions and peppers. Hotdogs are served either plain, with chili cheese or Hawaiian. Quench your thirst with a local craft beer or soda that is available at this Anakeesta restaurant.
4. Pearl’s Pie in the Sky
Nobody makes delicious desserts quite like the folks at Pearl’s Pie in the Sky! Cones, cups and sundaes are filled with delicious, hand-dipped ice cream from Blue Bell! Ice cream flavors include options like cookies and cream, blackberry cobbler, sea salt caramel and coffee, among many others. Homemade brownie sundaes leave guests feeling full and happy! Southern fried pies are a great treat and definitely worth a try at Pearl’s Pie in the Sky! Coffee, tea, water and soda are all available at this Anakeesta restaurant.
5. Snack Shack
Need a snack but not a full meal? How about a sweet option to satisfy your hunger cravings?! Snack Shack has you covered with delicious, fluffy donut bites, perfect to satisfy any sweet tooth around! These donut holes come served with your choice of toppings: powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar and strawberries! This spot also sells drinks like bottled water, Gatorade and fruit shooters, along with bagged chips. Featuring portions large enough to share with friends, Snack Shack is perfect for a sweet bite on the move!
Now that you’re up to speed on some of the best Anakeesta restaurants to eat at, how about planning the rest of your trip to Anakeesta?! Here are 5 fun things to do at the Gatlinburg theme park.