There is no shortage of great places to eat in Gatlinburg! Our Smoky Mountain city is home to some of the best dining in East Tennessee, with everything from breakfast to BBQ on the menu. In particular, downtown Gatlinburg (a.k.a. The Strip) offers a superb selection of eateries that your whole family will love. To help you make the most of your vacation, Stony Brook Cabins has put together a guide to five of the best places to eat in Gatlinburg TN on The Strip.
1. Crockett’s Breakfast Camp
Named after local hero David C. “Crockett” Maples, Crockett’s Breakfast Camp is the perfect place to start your day in Gatlinburg. Crockett’s makes all of your favorite breakfast dishes from scratch using only the freshest ingredients. Standout menu items include the cinnamon rolls, country ham, biscuits, griddle cakes, omelets, french toast, and grits. Be sure to come hungry, because the portions at Crockett’s are extremely generous!
2. Parton’s Deli
Parton’s Deli has been Gatlinburg’s #1 lunch spot since it opened in 1974. This legendary restaurant is famous for its friendly service and mouthwatering food. Popular items at Parton’s include the sandwiches, chili dogs, deviled eggs, and lemon pound cake. We recommend picking up a few subs at Parton’s Deli and then heading to one of the parks downtown (or the Great Smoky Mountains National Park) to enjoy a scenic picnic.
3. Big Daddy’s Pizzeria
If you’ve got pizza on the brain, it’s hard to beat Big Daddy’s! This superb pizzeria makes all of its pies in a 550 degree wood-fired brick oven, which creates pizza with a perfectly crispy crust. The dough and sauce are homemade and all of the ingredients are fresh as can be, as the restaurant doesn’t even have a freezer onsite. In addition to its wonderful pies, Big Daddy’s also offers excellent appetizers, sandwiches, salads, and desserts. It’s easy to see why Big Daddy’s Pizzeria is one of the most popular places to eat in Gatlinburg TN on The Strip.
4. Cherokee Grill
Cherokee Grill is just the place for a special lunch or dinner. This fantastic restaurant is beloved for its inviting mountain lodge atmosphere and its delicious steaks, seafood, and chicken entrees. Highlights of the menu include the Blue Cheese Sirloin, crab cakes, prime rib, baked macaroni, and trout. We recommend taking advantage of Cherokee Grill’s call ahead seating, because this restaurant fills up fast!
5. Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que
No trip to Tennessee is complete without a little BBQ! For the tastiest brisket, pulled pork, and ribs in town, head over to Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que. This restaurant smokes its meat for up to 14 hours to create the most tender dishes you’ve ever tasted. If you’re out and about early in the day, Bennett’s also offers a great breakfast buffet that features over 50 items!
When you stay with Stony Brook Cabins, you will be near all of the top places to eat in Gatlinburg TN on The Strip. To start planning your vacation, browse our complete selection of Gatlinburg cabin rentals!