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5 of the Best Dinner Restaurants near Our Hotel in Gatlinburg TN

Peddler Steakhouse restaurant in Gatlinburg
March 7, 2018

Tender steak, juicy burgers, mouth-watering shrimp — are you feeling hungry yet? One of the best parts about vacation is trying all the delicious food in the area! When you stay at Sidney James Mountain Lodge, you’ll be close to all the best dinner restaurants in Gatlinburg. Here are 5 of the best dinner restaurants near our hotel in Gatlinburg TN:

1. Calhoun’s


Calhoun's is famous for their Tennessee BBQ. If you’re in the mood for the best BBQ, ribs or steak you’ve ever had, Calhoun’s is the place to go. From chicken wings, to salads, to char-grilled shrimp, to hickory smoked prime rib, Calhoun’s has it all. The whole family will be able to find something they enjoy at this restaurant! And the best part — Calhoun’s is only about a mile away from our hotel in Gatlinburg TN!

2. The Peddler

For a delicious steak and a gorgeous view, dine at The Peddler Steakhouse. While you browse the menu, enjoy the view of the shimmering Pigeon River. Start your meal off with a fresh salad from the salad bar before diving into some Stuffed Shrimp or Filet Mignon. End the night on a sweet note with a piece of New York Cheesecake for dessert! The Peddler is less than a mile away from Sidney James Mountain Lodge.

3. The Park Grill

For a true taste of the Smokies, head to The Park Grill! You’ll dine in a rustic mountain lodge setting that’s perfect for both special occasions or casual family meals. Enjoy some local favorites like Hawg Wild!, slow roasted pork shanks with award-winning BBQ sauce, and Hickory Grilled Moonshine Chicken, a pineapple marinated breast with genuine moonshine, served with grilled pineapple. There is also a delicious kid’s menu featuring Smoky Mountain Trout, Grilled Steak and more. The Park Grill is less than a mile away from our hotel.

4. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

coconut shrimp

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is a great family-friendly restaurant in Gatlinburg! It’s just blocks away from the Gatlinburg entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. When you dine at this restaurant, you’ll have a variety of entrees to choose from, like Shrimper’s Heaven, which is hand-breaded coconut shrimp, grilled shrimp, crispy golden shrimp and tempura shrimp, and Lt. Dan’s Surf & Turf, which is award-winning Dixie-style baby back ribs, along with grilled shrimp and fries. The little ones get their very own menu with mini corn dogs, grilled cheese and more. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is .6 miles away from our Gatlinburg hotel.

5. No Way Jose’s Mexican Cantina

For some of the best queso you’ve ever had, dine at No Way Jose’s Mexican Cantina! This restaurant serves fresh, authentic Mexican food that will have you leaving full and happy. Try one of Jose’s specialties, like Chicken Picante, grilled chicken breast stuffed with chipotle cream cheese, baked in picante sauce with fresh cilantro, or Arroz con Pollo, grilled chicken breast over Mexican rice and refried beans, baked in chile con queso. No Way Jose’s Mexican Cantina is less than a mile from Sidney James Mountain Lodge.

You’ll have so many delicious dining options to try that are just minutes from our hotel in Gatlinburg TN! Browse all our hotel rooms and start planning your vacation!