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Where the Locals Eat: Top 5 Gatlinburg Restaurants

DATE : August 24, 2023

Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the Smoky Mountains or are a seasoned traveler to the area, there are so many overwhelming choices of places to eat. That’s why we locals are here to give recommendations! Take a look at our list of the top 5 local Gatlinburg restaurants and see for yourself why they are local favorites. 

4 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Cumberland Jack’s in Gatlinburg

DATE : June 20, 2023

When you visit Gatlinburg, there’s no shortage of amazing adventures that await you! But when you explore the best this area has to offer, you’re bound to work up an appetite. That’s where Cumberland Jack’s LeConte Kitchen comes in! This restaurant is perfect for travelers and families seeking a memorable dining experience here in the Smokies. Not only does Cumberland Jack's have mouth-watering food, but it also has a unique history, a rustic mountain lodge atmosphere, and a wide variety of fun activities nearby! These are just a few fun facts about Cumberland Jack’s in Gatlinburg: 
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Sun Diner to Merge Meals & Music in Gatlinburg

DATE : June 7, 2023

The Smoky Mountains know 2 important things: meals and music! Generations of Smoky Mountain visitors and locals have been thoroughly impressed by the unique culinary creations and sweet tunes that have come out of East Tennessee! Sun Diner, scheduled to open in June, is the latest Smoky Mountain attraction to combine these 2 worlds! After pleasing hoards of guests at their location on Broadway in Nashville, Sun Diner is expanding to the Smoky Mountains with an additional location on the Gatlinburg Parkway. Here is everything you need to know about Sun Diner: 
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3 Gatlinburg Restaurants That Feature Stunning Views of the Smoky Mountains

DATE : May 12, 2023

When dining out in Gatlinburg, did you know that you can enjoy some amazing Smoky Mountain views to go along with your meal? There are several restaurants in town that are situated at mountaintop locations, providing unique dining experiences that are sure to be a highlight of your vacation! The best part is that they are all just a short drive from our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg! Here are 3 Gatlinburg restaurants that feature stunning views of the Smoky Mountains: 
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The Best Restaurants in Gatlinburg for a 1 Day Trip

DATE : March 7, 2023

So you only have 1 day to spend in Gatlinburg. You already have a full itinerary for all the fun things you want to do, like walking across the SkyBridge or staring out at the mountain views from the top of Anakeesta. But where should you grab a bite to eat? We can help with that! Here is our list of the best restaurants in Gatlinburg for your 1 day trip. 
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Top 6 Bars in Gatlinburg TN You Can’t Miss

DATE : February 7, 2023

Part of the fun of going on vacation is enjoying yourself, and if you’re on the hunt for delicious beer, great food, and a fun atmosphere, you’re probably searching for the best bars in Gatlinburg TN. Luckily we’ve put together a list of the best watering holes in town that you don’t want to miss out on. Here are the top 6 bars you’ll want to visit on your next vacation to Gatlinburg: 
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5 Best Restaurants in Gatlinburg TN for Families

DATE : December 22, 2022

You’re planning a family vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains, and you’re wondering where you should eat while you’re here. There are plenty of family friendly restaurants in Gatlinburg, and we want to share some of our favorites with you! Check out these 5 best restaurants in Gatlinburg TN for families: 
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5 of the Best Restaurants in Gatlinburg for Lunch

DATE : October 20, 2022

You probably know about some of the best places to eat breakfast and fantastic dinner restaurants in Gatlinburg. But do you know where to go for a quick mid-day meal? There are several incredible lunch spots downtown, and we want to share some of our favorites! Check out these 5 best restaurants in Gatlinburg for lunch: 
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5 of the Best Coffee Shops in Gatlinburg TN

DATE : August 31, 2022

Feeling a morning drag? Can’t quite get jump-started? Luckily for you, Gatlinburg is home to several awesome coffee shops to get you up and moving so you can fully enjoy your Smoky Mountain vacation! Sit back, let the coffee beans be ground and a delicious caffeinated beverage crafted to get you and your crew moving! Here are 5 of the best coffee shops in Gatlinburg TN: 
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Top 3 Candy Shops in Gatlinburg That Have the Best Smoky Mountain Taffy

DATE : August 23, 2022

You may not immediately think of candy when you think about visiting the Smokies, but there are several candy stores in the area! They are known for hand making all different kinds of delicious sweet treats. Whether you prefer chocolates or fruity candies, you’ll find the perfect one at these shops! One of the most popular sweets is taffy, and they come in a variety of flavors! Here are the top 3 candy shops in Gatlinburg that have the best Smoky Mountain taffy: 
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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: 
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Top 5 Places to Get Ice Cream in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

DATE : March 8, 2022

One of the best parts of going on vacation is treating yourself with delicious food! Maybe you’re craving something sweet, or the heat of summer is hitting you hard while you’re in the Smokies. Either way, you’ll find plenty of ice cream shops in the area to try! Here are the top 5 places to get ice cream in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge: