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5 Downtown Gatlinburg Restaurants Within Walking Distance of Bearskin Lodge

DATE : January 25, 2020

When you stay at the Bearskin Lodge, you definitely won’t go hungry during your vacation! Each morning at our hotel begins with a Grab-and-Go breakfast. For lunch and dinner, guests can stroll over to one of the fantastic restaurants located in the heart of the city. To help you make the most of your getaway, we have put together a guide to five of the best downtown Gatlinburg restaurants near our hotel.

1. The Peddler Steakhouse

Dining at The Peddler is a Gatlinburg tradition! This legendary restaurant has been delighting guests with its hickory charcoal-grilled steaks since 1976. Boasting a charming atmosphere and lovely views of the Little Pigeon River, The Peddler is the perfect spot for a romantic meal with your sweetheart. In addition to its mouthwatering steaks, The Peddler is famous for its expansive salad bar and decadent chocolate cake.

We recommend taking advantage of The Peddler’s call ahead seating if you will be visiting over the weekend. Guests at the Bearskin Lodge will be just a minute’s walk from The Peddler.

2. Smith & Son Corner Kitchen

smith and sonSmith and Son Corner Kitchen is another one of the best downtown Gatlinburg restaurants. Offering casual American fare, this restaurant is great for a family meal or a vacation with your friends. We’re big fans of Smith and Son burgers, which can be ordered with a variety of special toppings like vegetables, sauteed mushrooms, pico de gallo, grilled onions, and a variety of cheeses. Smith and Son is an 8-minute walk from our hotel.

3. Old Dad’s General Store

If you’re planning a picnic in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a stop at Old Dad’s is an absolute must! Located near the entrance to the park, this general store and deli is the perfect place to grab sandwiches before heading into the Smokies. Old Dad’s friendly staff will even pack your picnic for you, taking care to separate lettuce and tomato in plastic bags so they don’t get soggy. Old Dad’s is a 3-minute walk from the Bearskin Lodge.

4. The Melting Pot

Dinner at The Melting Pot is a unique experience that you’ll remember long after your vacation has ended. This popular restaurant specializes in cheese fondue that can be enjoyed with your choice of breads, vegetables, and meats. For dessert, guests can split a pot of rich chocolate fondue that comes with fruit, brownies, marshmallows, and other treats. The Melting Pot is a 5-minute walk from our hotel.

Gatlinburg Park Grill5. The Park Grill

Designed to look like an authentic mountain lodge, The Park Grill embraces its Appalachian heritage with beautiful decorations unlike anything else in the area. Highlights of The Park Grill’s menu include the steaks, kabobs, trout, prime rib, and pork shank. Be sure to save room for dessert, because the creme brulee is simply magnificent! The Park Grill is a 3-minute walk from our hotel.

If you're looking for something a little different, check out a few of the other restaurants located on the Gatlinburg strip! These spots are super close to our hotel as well!

Guests at the Bearskin Lodge will love being near all kinds of wonderful downtown Gatlinburg restaurants. Located right on River Road, our hotel is just minutes away from all of the fun in town and the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Offering garage parking, private balconies with stunning views, an outdoor pool, a lazy river, and the comfiest beds in town, Bearskin Lodge has everything you need for an unforgettable vacation. To start planning your escape, browse our selection of Gatlinburg hotel rooms!