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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:

1. Cliff Top Restaurant at Anakeesta

The Cliff Top Restaurant at Anakeesta offers an elevated dining experience with sweeping views of Mt. LeConte and the Smokies! This restaurant is located in the Black Bear village section of the popular theme park and features a fabulous selection of mouth-watering steaks, gourmet burgers, signature salads, savory appetizers and house-made desserts! You’ll also find local craft beers and a full bar if you prefer to just kick back with a drink! Note that Anakeesta admission is required to access the Cliff Top Restaurant, but you’ll find all kinds of fun activities on the mountain to enjoy as part of your ticket, including a Treetop Skywalk, Dueling Ziplines and the Rail Runner Mountain Coaster! The adventure starts with a Chondola or Ridge Rambler ride from the base of the mountain, so get ready to take your vacation to new heights!

2. Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

Gatlinburg SkyCenter and mountain viewsWhen it comes to a breathtaking place to grab a meal, you won’t want to miss the Gatlinburg SkyCenter at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park! This incredible building is located on the SkyDeck at the top of Crockett Mountain and overlooks downtown Gatlinburg with phenomenal views into Great Smoky Mountains National Park! The first floor of the SkyCenter features the SkyCafe, where you can enjoy garden salads, wraps, pizza, chili bowls, nachos and more! Meanwhile, the second level offers an enormous seating area and bar with the finest views you'll find anywhere in town! You’ll need to purchase admission to Gatlinburg SkyLift Park in order to experience the SkyCenter, but the ticket is well worth it just to ride the SkyLift and cross the Gatlinburg SkyBridge - the longest pedestrian cable bridge in North America!

3. Ober Restaurant at Ober Mountain

Another one of the Gatlinburg restaurants that feature stunning views of the Smoky Mountains is the Ober Restaurant at Ober Mountain! This establishment features a spacious and comfortable dining room with jaw dropping vistas, so come for the food and stay for the views! The Ober Restaurant also features a large stage to showcase live musical performances at special events throughout the year. There are several other eateries at this iconic Gatlinburg destination too, including the Ski Mountain Grind Haus, Sidewalk Cafe and Fudge Shop. To access Ober Mountain, simply drive up Ski Mountain Road or take the famous Aerial Tramway from downtown Gatlinburg!

Check out all of the rooms at our hotel in Gatlinburg TN today to stay just minutes away from these Gatlinburg restaurants with stunning views of the Smoky Mountains! We look forward to seeing you soon!