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Your Detailed Guide to a Full Day of Eating at Restaurants in Gatlinburg

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January 28, 2024

During your stay with us, your days will definitely be busy. Explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, enjoy the attractions in the city, or simply relax at the hotel. All this activity is sure to work up an appetite. It’s a good thing that the area has plenty of delicious food! Here is your detailed guide to a full day of eating at restaurants in Gatlinburg.

Breakfast: Log Cabin Pancake House

Log Cabin Pancake House

The Log Cabin Pancake House has been family-owned and operated since 1976. It is a great place to have the “most important meal of the day.” Hearty dishes like the Country Fresh Eggs will give you plenty of energy for the day. The best part? You never have to choose between a sweet and savory dish because almost all the savory dishes come with a side of pancakes. Besides pancakes, they also have fruit crepes and french toast. Whatever you get will pair well with a glass of orange juice or a cup of coffee. If you oversleep for breakfast, don’t worry! Log Cabin Pancake House serves lunch as well. You can get a breakfast meal or choose one of their equally delicious sandwiches like the Log Cabin Patty Melt!

Lunch: Big Daddy’s Pizzeria

Pizza is always a crowd-pleaser. Big Daddy’s Pizzeria is one of the great Gatlinburg restaurants to go to for lunch. Their pizza is made with fresh dough and homemade sauce. After piling on all your favorite toppings, they stick your pie into a 550-degree wood-fired flame brick oven. In addition to pizza, Big Daddy’s Pizzeria also has other great dishes on their menu, such as the Cuban and Italian Roast Pork sandwiches. While you’re waiting for your meal, try one of their delicious appetizers. Options include chicken wings, cheesy garlic bread, soft pretzels, and more! After your main course, get a cannoli for dessert! Get this sweet treat in one of 3 delicious flavors: Chocolate Chip, Caramel Pretzel, or Cookies N’ Cream!

Dinner: The Peddler Steakhouse

The Peddler Steakhouse

The Peddler Steakhouse is a local dinner restaurant in Gatlinburg. The structure was built in 1958 to be the dream home of a fourth-generation Gatlinburg merchant named Charles Ogle and his wife. When it did become a restaurant, steps were taken to preserve aspects of the building’s history. Visitors can see the house’s original stone chimney in the dining room. As you take in the rich history, enjoy delicious food! The entree options include Fillet Mignon, Grilled Salmon, and Marinated Chicken. Your main dish comes with a hot side, such as wild rice or baked potato, and a salad bar. Adult guests will love a refreshing wine, beer, or cocktail. Some of the cocktails are made with the Smoky Mountains’ own Ole Smoky Moonshine! Everyone can end their meal on a sweet note with one of the restaurant’s delicious desserts like the Hot Blackberry Cobbler or Peddler Mud Pie!

Dessert: Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar

The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar is a great place to get a “lengen-dairy” dessert! The shop gives its customers some of the most unique milkshakes in Gatlinburg. When ordering your sweet treat, you can choose from classic ice cream flavors such as chocolate and cookies n’ cream. When you get your milkshake though, you will have way more than just a cherry on top. For example, their Mint to Be milkshake is topped with a mint fudge brownie and chocolate whipped icing. It is multiple delicious sweets all wrapped up into one epic dessert. If you would prefer something less extravagant, you can order the Simple Mason. It is any one of their premium ice cream flavors with whipped cream and a cherry on top. Along with milkshakes, the shop also serves Crazy Bombs. This is a spin on the classic ice cream sandwich. Once visitors choose their ice cream and toppings, it is sandwiched between two homemade chocolate chip cookies!

There are a lot of great restaurants in Gatlinburg! Looking for more options in the area? Check out this list of popular places to eat in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge!