With so many great restaurants in the Gatlinburg area, it can be hard to choose which one to experience during your visit. Look no further! Here are three great restaurants to get your grub on, be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
This new kid on the block has been blowing everyone out of the water. Not only has this family owned and operated restaurant won the Environmental Design Review Board Award, but has skyrocketed to the top of many restaurant lists online. Known for their all day breakfasts, Greystone Grill will fill your belly without hurting the pocketbook. Just keep in mind that during the winter these guys do have shortened hours. Make sure to head out early to get your seat before it gets too packed!
Wild Plum Tea Room
If breakfast is a bit too early for you, the Wild Plum Tea Room has glowing reviews of their brunch and lunch menu. Fill your belly with fresh scones and jam or try something even more divine like the lobster bisque pot pie or the salmon burger on a freshly baked croissant. Pair your freshly baked goods with something off the extensive tea list. This gem can be found in the heart of the Artists’ Loop. Their personality shines through with their friendly, knowledgeable staff, early 1900s decor, and kitschy, mismatched china. They are closed in mid-December for winter season, however, they do open their doors again on the first of March.
For a quiet, romantic dinner, Buckhorn Inn is the place to be. Located less than a mile from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you get up close and personal with the beauty of Mount LeConte from the comforts of your restaurant table. This is an RSVP affair and seats do fill up quickly as there are very few tables in the dining room. Two great chefs prepare a rotating set menu of 4 course meals while boasting an extensive menu that has such culinary delights as Caribbean Rack of Pork with Citrus-Rum Sauce and Grilled Mahi Mahi with
Shrimp Creole Sauce for a mere $35. Buckhorn Inn is a “Bring Your Own Wine” affair and has no corkage fee. It would be a great way to end your time in Gatlinburg!
With so much to see and do, there is no shortage of great eats in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Dining at any of the restaurants above is sure to fill your belly and make you hungry for more.
Erica Kuschel is half of the team at Over Yonderlust. When they aren’t out looking for new adventures across the world, they spend their time in their hometown- Austin, Texas.