4 of the Best Places to Eat Dinner in Gatlinburg

Cherokee Grill in Gatlinburg TN .

When you’re on vacation, why not leave the cooking to someone else for the week? Gatlinburg is home to some of the very best restaurants in East Tennessee, so you’re definitely going to want to dine out as much as possible during your getaway. To help you make the most of your next escape, Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to four of the most popular places to eat dinner in Gatlinburg.

1. Cherokee Grill

Cherokee Grill is a wonderful steakhouse located right in the heart of Gatlinburg. With its elegant mountain lodge atmosphere, this restaurant is perfect for a romantic night out with your sweetheart or a special celebration with the whole family. All of Cherokee Grills’ mouthwatering steaks are served with their signature blue cheese grits, freshly baked bread, and your choice of side (we recommend the baked macaroni and cheese).

In addition to steaks, guests can enjoy burgers, sandwiches, salads, and a variety of entrees from the land and sea. Cherokee Grill can get crowded over the weekend, so consider taking advantage of their call ahead seating system.

2. Best ItalianCloseup of pizza with mushrooms, tomatoes, and black olives.

For over 30 years, Best Italian has been delighting visitors to the Smokies. This restaurant certainly lives up to its name, offering Gatlinburg’s best pizza, pasta, calzones, and other classic Italian dishes. Our favorite part of eating at Best Italian is digging into their irresistible garlic rolls. Baked to a golden brown and topped with olive oil, freshly chopped garlic, and a blend of parmesan and romano cheeses, these rolls are incredibly addictive. Best Italian has two convenient locations in downtown Gatlinburg.

3. Calhoun’s

Calhoun’s is another one of the best places to eat dinner in Gatlinburg. Specializing in authentic Southern cuisine, this restaurant is the place to go for pulled pork, hickory smoked prime rib, baby-back ribs, and fried catfish. All of Calhoun’s BBQ meats are smoked in-house over split seasoned hickory logs until they are perfectly tender. Calhoun’s is owned by the same folks who run the Smoky Mountain Brewery (another great restaurant in Gatlinburg), so you can enjoy one of the Brewery’s excellent beers with your meal.

The Loco Burro restaurant in downtown Gatlinburg.4. Loco Burro Fresh Mex Cantina

If you’re looking for something a little different for dinner, check out Loco Burro on The Strip. This great restaurant serves fantastic Tex-Mex food in a fun atmosphere. With rooftop dining, frequent live music on weekends, and an awesome mechanical donkey ride, Loco Burro has everything you need for a memorable evening with friends or family. Highlights of the menu include the fajitas, tacos, chimichangas, enchiladas, and margaritas.

Vacationers who stay with Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals will be near all of these excellent places to eat dinner in Gatlinburg. Our cabins come with your choice of stellar amenities, including hot tubs, mountain views, theater rooms, game rooms, and wireless internet access. With everything from 1 bedroom cabins to 9 bedroom cabins, we are sure to have the perfect property for your vacation. To start planning your getaway browse our selection of cabins in Gatlinburg!