Do you want to eat at well-known places while you’re in town? We want to share some famous downtown Gatlinburg restaurants with you! You’ll definitely want to try most of these places when you stay with us. Check out these 5 famous downtown Gatlinburg restaurants you should try:

1. Ole Red

If you want to eat at a restaurant that’s associated with someone famous, eat at Ole Red! This place to eat is well-known because of Blake Shelton and his song, ‘’Ole Red.” You can also see a lot of famous country artists performing at Ole Red throughout the year. Some of the things you’ll find on the menu include Champagne of Chicken, the Ole Red Onion Burger, and Southern Tater Tot Poutine. Ole Red has a huge drink selection to go with whatever you decide to order.


2. Pancake Pantry

The Pancake Pantry is one of the most famous downtown Gatlinburg restaurants. They have been serving guests of Gatlinburg since 1960. You should definitely try the old fashioned buttermilk pancakes or the silver dollar pancakes. For something a little different, get the sweet potato pancakes, marvelous blintz pancakes, or the pigs in a blanket. You will also find waffles, eggs, grits, biscuits, bacon, ham, and other breakfast staples at the Pancake Pantry.


3. Cherokee Grill

In the mood for steak while you’re in Gatlinburg? Then you should eat at Cherokee Grill. Start out with an Asian egg roll, shrimp cocktail, or spinach artichoke dip. There’s a huge selection of salad entrees if you want something light, as well as burgers and sandwiches. Entrees include fried chicken, baby back ribs covered in barbeque sauce, herb-crusted trout, and more. Steak selections include filet mignon, sirloin, ribeye, and a New York strip. Get a glass of wine or beer to go with your meal.


4. Best Italian Restaurant

In the mood for Italian food? Best Italian Restaurant is another great place to eat! It has a little bit of everything, from pizza to salads to pasta. For something traditional, get the lasagna or spaghetti and meat sauce. Get a calzone stuffed with your favorite toppings. The chicken marsala or filet tips linguine are delicious. Want something a little different? Best Italian also serves burgers and sandwiches.


5. The Peddler

Another famous downtown Gatlinburg restaurant is The Peddler. They have a salad bar with over 40 toppings to choose from. Get it as a meal, or add it to your entree. If you want to share something with the table, get the fried mushrooms and cauliflower or fried dill pickles. Try any of the steaks, marinated chicken, stuffed shrimp, or other entrees. There’s also a huge selection of combo dinners if you can’t decide what you want. Be sure to save room for dessert; they have blackberry cobbler, kahlua creme brulee, and peanut butter mud pie.

You’ll definitely want to check out these famous downtown Gatlinburg restaurants when you book your stay with us. Want even more food and fun? Check out these other restaurants and attractions in Gatlinburg!