2015 Best Gatlinburg Restaurants by iTrip Vacations
Gatlinburg, TN, attracts thousands of visitors year round who enjoy great food and friendly faces. The popular mountain town offers a quaint Tennessee charm that’s hard to find anywhere else.
If you are visiting the area, dining out is a must, so we’ve rounded up the very best restaurants, all of which offer lots of menu options and unique atmospheres.
We’re happy and proud to announce the picks for our new annual selection for the best restaurants in Gatlinburg:
Best of Gatlinburg Restaurants: Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin
Get Your Fill of Pancakes!
Start the day off right with a tall stack of pancakes and warm syrup. Flapjack’s, a favorite Gatlinburg restaurant since 2000, has seven locations in Tennessee. Specializing in country-style breakfast and brunch, the menu includes Elkmont egg platters, omelets, campfire skillets, and pancakes of course!
Pancakes Stacked To The Sky
The pancakes are stacked four high, and diners can top them with fruits, peanut butter, chocolate, nuts, whipped cream and much more. Flapjack’s also serves a lunch menu with soups, salads, sandwiches and house specials. Reviewers advise arriving early because this local staple is usually packed.
Best of Gatlinburg Restaurants: Alamo Steakhouse
Enjoy the American Fare
Top rated by TripAdvisor and customers, Alamo Steakhouse features Angus steaks grilled over an oak fire. Open for lunch and dinner, this restaurant offers a large menu for adults and kids. Lunch items include soups, salads, sandwiches and the famous Alamo steakburger.
Big Portions, Big Flavors
The burgers are ground fresh daily and made using their own grilled filets, ribeyes and New York strips, all served on a Ciabatta roll. Dinner options range from bourbon salmon to orange-brown sugar ribs, and all entrees come with a salad and side. Customers praise the restaurant for its hearty portions, so come hungry!
Best of Gatlinburg Restaurants: Crystelle Creek Restaurant & Grill
Join the family fun at this Bar & Grill
A top restaurant in Gatlinburg, Crystelle’s provides affordable, upscale mountain dining for all ages. Two dining areas give customers a different experience. The inside room has live entertainment, and the other is an enclosed sports porch.
A Canine-friendly Establishment
This restaurant is one of the few dog-friendly restaurants in the area because customers are welcome to bring their pups and dine on the porch. With a full dinner menu, Crystelle’s serves soups and salads, steaks, seafood, chicken and Italian dishes. Signature items include its popular skillet fried or blackened grilled trout, 8-ounce salmon filet, and catfish. Desserts are made daily, so ask the server what’s on the menu when you visit.
Best of Gatlinburg Restaurants: Greenbrier Restaurant
Enjoy the Historic Cabin Walls and Mountain View
Located in a historic log cabin (c.1939), Greenbrier offers more upscale dining with incredible mountain views. This family-owned restaurant sits atop a mountain, and serves a full menu of steak, seafood, chicken, pork and vegetarian options.
Open for dinner only, Greenbrier’s specials range from the popular mountain trout to beef au jus, a hand-carved, slow-roasted meat. There is a limited amount of this dish available, so arrive early to enjoy this specialty. The restaurant also offers after-dinner coffee drinks that include Irish coffee, Tennessee Mud and Italian coffee, all with liquor and topped with whipped cream and a cherry.
Best of Gatlinburg Restaurants: No Way Jose’s Cantina
Overlook the River While Enjoying Food, Music and Family
Affordable Mexican food and a fun atmosphere make No Way Jose’s a popular restaurant in Gatlinburg. Grab a table surrounded by bright colors, and listen to music while you kick back. With two locations in the area, the Gatlinburg location overlooks the river and is directly across from Ripley’s Aquarium.
Farm-fresh Ingredients Daily
Made from farm-fresh ingredients daily, the salsas and sauces complement entrees including fajitas, enchiladas, combo dishes and a gluten-free menu. A margarita pairs well with a Mexican dish, so try the Tijuana Cadillac or House of Blues, the house margarita turned tropical.
What’s Your Pick For the Best Restaurant in Gatlinburg 2015?
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