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5 Excellent Restaurants Within Walking Distance of Our Downtown Gatlinburg Hotel

The Smoky Mountain Brewery in downtown Gatlinburg.
October 3, 2016

Downtown Gatlinburg is home to some of the best restaurants in the state of Tennessee! When you stay at Sidney James Mountain Lodge, you will be just a short stroll from the most popular places to eat on The Strip. To help you make the most of your vacation, we have put together a guide to five excellent restaurants that are a 15 minute walk from our downtown Gatlinburg hotel:

1. Smoky Mountain Brewery

The Smoky Mountain Brewery is the perfect spot to spend an evening with your friends or family. Beer fans will be delighted with this restaurant’s selection of locally made craft brews, and everyone in your group will love the delicious American fare at his popular hangout. The Brewery’s chicken wings, potato skins, pizza, reuben sandwich, and burgers are all superb. On weekend evenings, the Smoky Mountain Brewery typically has live music for guests to enjoy while they dine.

2. Crockett’s Breakfast Camp

A delicious breakfast skillet.

Going out for breakfast is a vacation tradition, and there is no better place to start your day than Crockett’s Breakfast Camp! Named after local hero David C. “Crockett” Maples, this great restaurant serves a full country breakfast in a fun mountain lodge setting. Standout menu items include the cinnamon rolls, biscuits, griddle cakes, omelets, and their signature breakfast skillets. Crockett’s is known for its generous portions, so be sure to come hungry!

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3. Big Daddy’s Pizzeria

Big Daddy’s Pizzeria is another wonderful restaurant within walking distance of our downtown Gatlinburg hotel. With hand pulled dough, homemade sauce, and the freshest ingredients available, Big Daddy’s pizza is out of this world. All of their pies are baked in a 550 degree wood-fired brick oven, which creates the ideal crispy crust. In addition to their delicious pizzas, Big Daddy’s also offers excellent sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and desserts.

4. The Peddler Steakhouse

The Peddler Steakhouse has been an institution in Gatlinburg for decades. This restaurant is famous for its mouthwatering steaks, which are grilled to perfection over Tennessee hickory charcoal. Located right beside the Little Pigeon River, The Peddler provides a relaxing and romantic atmosphere that guests love. Besides their signature steaks, The Peddler also serves fantastic smoked oysters, anchovies, salads, and chocolate cake.

5. Calhoun’s

A BBQ pulled pork sandwich with french fries.

If you’re craving Southern BBQ, you can’t go wrong at Calhoun’s! This restaurant is the place to go for pulled pork, bar-b-que chicken, and hickory smoked ribs. All of the BBQ sauces and rubs are made in house and are absolutely delicious. Calhoun’s is owned by the same people who run the Smoky Mountain Brewery, so you can also enjoy all of the wonderful craft beers from the Brewery at Calhoun’s.

With so many fantastic restaurants within walking distance, guests at our downtown Gatlinburg hotel will never go hungry! Sidney James Mountain Lodge has everything you need for an unforgettable vacation in the Smokies, including rooms with private balconies overlooking a mountain stream, indoor and outdoor pools, an onsite cafe, and a trolley stop at our front door. To start planning your getaway, browse our selection of Gatlinburg hotel rooms.