4 of the Best Seafood Restaurants in Gatlinburg TN

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
June 20, 2022

While Gatlinburg may be known for traditional Southern cooking, many folks are pleasantly surprised to find out that the town is actually home to several excellent seafood restaurants! If you are in the mood for fish, crab legs, shrimp and other fresh seafood, there are plenty of tempting options within minutes of your cabin at Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals! Here are the top 4 seafood restaurants in Gatlinburg TN where you can enjoy a delicious meal:

1. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

If you have seen the blockbuster movie Forrest Gump starring Tom Hanks, then you are probably familiar with Bubba Gump! The fictional character from the film went on to start his own chain of seafood restaurants, and now you can dine at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.! If you are a shrimp fanatic, you will be in heaven, as this restaurant offers just about every shrimp combination possible! Choose from dishes such as Mama Blue’s Southern Charmed Fried Shrimp, Dumb Luck Coconut Shrimp and Shrimp New Orleans. The restaurant also features favorites such as Steamed Crab Legs, Bourbon Street Mahi Mahi and the Grilled Seafood Trio.

2. Landshark Bar and Grill

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For another one of the top seafood restaurants in Gatlinburg, check out the festive atmosphere at the Landshark Bar and Grill! This fun restaurant features a variety of tasty appetizers including Peel and Eat Shrimp, Buffalo Sriracha Shrimp and Clam Strips. For a main course, choose from a mouthwatering sandwich such as a Shrimp Po’Boy or an entree of Landshark Fish and Chips. There is even a special Little Sharks menu for the children in your family where kids can order Fried Shrimp, Grilled Cheese and more. After your meal, stop by the retail shop where you can purchase merchandise to bring the island life home with you!

3. Smoky Mountain Trout House

The sparkling clear waters of the Smoky Mountains are known for their Rainbow Trout, so enjoy the freshest trout in Gatlinburg at the Smoky Mountain Trout House! The trout specialties include Broiled Mountain Trout, Pan Crispy Fried Mountain Trout, Mountain Trout Sauteed and Parmesan Trout, among many others. If your dining partners prefer an alternative to trout, the Smoky Mountain Trout House has plenty of other options such as Fried Catfish, Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus and Tennessee Country Ham.

4. Crawdaddy’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar

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Experience a taste of New Orleans flavor at Crawdaddy’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar, which has been serving cajun and creole cuisine since 2002. The restaurant’s motto is “great food and good times,” so order some crawfish and join in the fun with nightly karaoke! Crawdaddy’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar has one of the few balconies where you can overlook the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg while dining on some delicious seafood. Menu items include unique specialties such as Alligator Bites, Crawfish Boil and Seafood Gumbo, as well as Po’Boy sandwiches and Oysters on the Half Shell.

Check out all of our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals today to stay near these excellent seafood restaurants in Gatlinburg TN! We look forward to seeing you soon at Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals!