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4 of the Best Downtown Gatlinburg Restaurants for Dinner

DATE : April 18, 2022

Are you trying to decide where you should eat for dinner while you’re in Gatlinburg? This little mountain town is full of incredible restaurants with a variety of cuisines to choose from. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll find a place that is calling your name! Here are 4 of the best downtown Gatlinburg restaurants you should try for dinner:

1. The Park Grill

If you’re in search of a classic steakhouse, The Park Grill is perfect for your dinner outing. Start out with fried pickle spears or fried green tomatoes. Then, head over to the salad bar where you’ll find the freshest ingredients to create your perfect salad. For your entree, you can’t go wrong with hickory grilled ribeye, filet mignon, baby back ribs, roasted chicken, or Atlantic salmon. The Park Grill has a pretty extensive wine, beer, and cocktail list, so you’ll find the perfect pairing to complete your meal!

2. The Peddler

the peddler in gatlinburgAnother one of the best downtown Gatlinburg restaurants for dinner is The Peddler. This steakhouse is tucked away from the business of the Strip, so you can enjoy a secluded experience. You can even request a table with a view of the creek! Choose from a variety of steak cuts like filet mignon, New York strip, or prime rib, or you can get grilled chicken, shrimp, or surf and turf if you just can’t decide. Every entree comes with their ever popular salad bar, full to the brim with the freshest ingredients, and you won’t want to miss out on trying a new wine or cocktail with your meal!

3. Smith & Son Corner Kitchen

A more casual eatery you should try for dinner is Smith & Son Corner Kitchen. Located right on the Strip in downtown Gatlinburg, this restaurant serves a variety of food, so there’s something for everyone! You can get a classic like chicken wings tossed in spicy sauce, or try something new like the Pit Master Macdaddy, which is mac and cheese covered in pulled pork. Smith & Son is also known for their burgers and sandwiches, and you can’t go wrong with the Gatlinburger or the Rocky Top Rachel. Don’t miss out on their signature cocktails made with Ole Smoky Moonshine, either!

4. No Way Jose’s Cantina

no way jose's gatlinburgOne downtown Gatlinburg restaurant you’ll want to visit for dinner is No Way Jose’s Cantina, especially if you find yourself craving Mexican food! This Tex Mex eatery has all of your favorites, from sizzling hot fajitas served with onions and peppers to burritos stuffed with your favorite meat and veggies and smothered in your choice of sauce. Of course, you can always try something new like Jose’s baja chicken and shrimp or chicken picante. No matter what you decide to eat, you’ll want to look through the drink menu to pick out the perfect cocktail or beer to go with your meal!

Wondering where you can eat that’s easily accessible? Check out these restaurants on the Gatlinburg Strip!

These downtown Gatlinburg restaurants are just some of the best places to eat dinner while you’re in town. Since you have an idea of where you’d like to eat on vacation, you just need to start planning your next trip! Look through our Gatlinburg hotel rooms, and book one today!