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Explore best Great Smoky Mountains Restaurants

Nestled in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, the culinary scene is as captivating as the mist-veiled peaks. Here, restaurants offer more than just a meal; they provide a window into the soul of American cuisine. From smoky barbecues to fresh, rainbow trout and homestyle sides, each dish is a tribute to the rich Appalachian heritage. As you explore the lush landscapes of America's most visited national park, let the flavors of the region guide you to cozy mountain lodges, picturesque riverside eateries, and bustling downtown diners. Each bite is a story, a tradition preserved and served with hospitality as warm as the southern sun.

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Mountain edge grill

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4.2

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Low-key restaurant with ski-lodge decor, serving bison burgers & other traditional American fare.

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631 Parkway b4, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA

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Timbers log cabin restaurant

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4.7

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Woodsy, cabin-style restaurant offering casual American eats along with sports on TV & patio tables.

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600 Glades Rd #10, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA

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The park grill

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4.4

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American classics, particularly steaks, served in a massive log structure with contemporary decor.

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1110 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA

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Crystelle creek restaurant

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4.3

(1915)

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Wood-fired steaks, ribs & other hearty American eats are served in rustic digs overlooking a creek.

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1654 East Pkwy, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA

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Smokehouse

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4.2

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Scenic, casual eatery inside Anakeesta theme park dishing up smoked meats & Southern nibbles.

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521 Baskins Creek Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA

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Smith & son corner kitchen

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4.2

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Brick-walled, artifact-filled pub offering American chow, sports TV & a balcony with mountain views.

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812 Parkway Ste 105 at Stoplight No, 8, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA

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The melting pot

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4.3

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Fondue restaurant chain offering heated pots of cheese, chocolate or broth for dipping & cooking.

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959 Parkway #2, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA