4 of the Best Places to Eat Dinner in Gatlinburg

Cherokee Grill in Gatlinburg TN .
May 19, 2020

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, we have a few recommendations for dining out in the Smokies. Here are 4 of the best 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. Calhoun’s


Calhoun’s is another great place to enjoy a meal 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, so you can enjoy one of the brewery’s excellent beers with your meal.

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3. Chesapeake’s Seafood and Raw Bar

Even though you’re dining in the Smoky Mountains, that doesn’t mean you can’t have the freshest seafood from the coast! Chesapeake’s Seafood and Raw Bar offers quality food and amazing service that keeps guests coming back year after year! The amazing atmosphere coupled with mouthwatering dished and an extensive drink menu makes Chesapeake’s easily one of the best places to eat dinner on Gatlinburg. Sit and relax on their heated patio while taking in views of river and sipping a glass of wine!

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4. Loco Burro Fresh Mex Cantina

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If you’re looking for something a little different for dinner, check out Loco Burro on the Gatlinburg 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. This Gatlinburg restaurant also has outdoor seating!

Where to Stay

Vacationers who stay at our cabins will be near all of these excellent restaurants. 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.

Now that you know all the best places to eat dinner in Gatlinburg, you can start deciding where your family wants to eat on your getaway. To start planning your trip, browse our selection of cabins in Gatlinburg and get ready for your awesome Smoky Mountain vacation!