Gatlinburg is home to some of the best Southern cooking for miles around. However, if you’re in the mood for seafood, you’re in luck! There are plenty of restaurants in the area, serving up delicious bites from shrimp cocktails to crawfish broils. There’s a little bit of everything here, so chances are you’ll find just what you’re looking for. To help you make the most of your trip, here are 4 of the best seafood restaurants in Gatlinburg TN.


1. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

As you know if you watched the movie Forrest Gump, according to Bubba, “Shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbeque it, broil it, bake it, steam it, stuff it…” and so much more! Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. was made for every shrimp, seafood, and Forrest Gump fan! Choose from favorites like the Traditional Shrimp Cocktail and Mama Blue’s Shrimp Gumbo, and many others on their regular menu. They also offer a menu just for the kids that features classic entrees like pizza and burgers with their choice of a side, jello, and a drink. You can even stop in and save during their happy hour which is every Monday through Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m.


2. Smoky Mountain Trout House

For some of the freshest trout in Gatlinburg, stop by The Smoky Mountain Trout House! They take great care to prepare your selection exactly how you like. The dishes on their menu are made with Rainbow Trout from the sparkling, clear water of the Smokies. From Trout Fritters to Hushpuppies, they offer so many delicious and creative options. They even have daily and nightly entree and drink specials!


3. Crawdaddy’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar

When you combine fresh seafood with beautiful mountain views and nightly karaoke, you get Crawdaddy’s Restaurant Oyster Bar! These are just some of the things that make it one of the best seafood restaurants in Gatlinburg TN. From appetizers like coconut shrimp and crawfish broil to main courses of mouth-watering steaks and low country favorites like jambalaya, this place has it all! Crawdaddy’s strives to provide a fun-filled experience for every guest, and that includes you!


4. Cherokee Grill

Cherokee Grill has made a name for itself as the greatest steakhouse in the area. In addition to their delicious steaks, they also offer a variety of fresh seafood dishes! Try one of their tasty starters like fried calamari or smoked trout, or one of their cooked-to-perfection entrees like the Southern Fried Catfish or Char-Grilled Wild Alaska Salmon. For a drink pairing for your meal at a great price, stop in for their happy hour which runs Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.

The best part about all of these restaurants is their convenient location right on the Parkway! Now that you know where all the best seafood restaurants in Gatlinburg TN are, it’s time to start planning your trip! Check out all of our rooms in Gatlinburg today, and find the perfect one for you. We look forward to your visit at the Edgewater Hotel!