The five best holiday restaurants in Gatlinburg are Crocketts Breakfast Camp, Taste of Italy, Melting Pot, Big Daddy’s Pizzeria, and Smoky Mountain Shakes N Dawgs. In this article, I will explain what makes these restaurants great, as well as add insight as to what other reviewers had to say upon experiencing the food and atmosphere in these five locations.
The Melting Pot is located in 959 Parkway #2 (upstairs) and serves American foods while being vegetarian-friendly with vegan options. The travelers boasted about how amazing the fondue was, along with the ‘flaming turtle’ and alpine cheese. The visit here can be tailored to a four-course dining experience, or one could go just for the fondue and a perfectly paired glass of wine. Reservations can be made in advance.
Old Dad’s is located at 1127 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN. The food is mostly American, and it seems that service, the value of the food, food, and atmosphere were highly rated. The Club sandwich and BLT were most beloved by those who visited this cozy, rustic, cabin-like restaurant. There is a little store in there, and it was said to be well stocked. It’s open Monday through Sunday from seven in the morning to five in the afternoon, and they serve breakfast, lunch, and brunch. Old Dad’s is family friendly and wheelchair accessible. Their menu also includes some family favorites, such as biscuits and gravy, tenderloin egg and cheese biscuit, and eight-piece fried chicken special to share. Sides offered include pasta salad, baked beans, and coleslaw. This well-stocked place also provides hiking supplies, fishing/camping supplies, and a beer cave.
Smoky Mountain is located at 103 Mills Park Road and offers mostly American food with a fast-food selection. People here seem to rave about the chili cheese, chocolate shakes, and the ‘slaw dog.’ It’s family and children friendly, and wheelchair accessible as well. Those that had the moonshine dog felt that it was pleasing with a unique flavor, and some considered it a bit of a hole in the wall on the outskirts of Gatlinburg.
Crocketts Breakfast Camp is located in 1103 Parkway, in Gatlinburg, TN. They offer American foods and are vegetarian-friendly with vegan options. The service, value, food, and atmosphere were rated extremely high. The main foods that were beloved by those who ate there were the cinnamon rolls, biscuits, and the griddle cakes. Those that visited mentioned that the portions are huge and that a couple could even share a skillet meal. Sometimes there might be a wait to enter, but the parking is free and the food, especially the biscuits, are scrumptious.
Taste of Italy is located at 1235 East Parkway. It features Italian food, pizza, and it’s vegetarian-friendly. Those that dined here absolutely loved the garlic knots, lasagna, and the salad selection offered. It’s family and kid friendly, wheelchair accessible, and alcohol is served. Free WiFi is even provided for those who want to work during their lunch or dinner hours. Many who dined there felt that the service was fantastic and that the owners were very personable and kind. The marinara sauce was well-loved, and some felt like the service was prompt and more than satisfactory.
In addition to touring Gatlinburg’s gorgeous sights and staying in the cozy cabins during this holiday season, a trip isn’t complete without visiting one of these fantastic eateries. Whether one is looking for a romantic area to court a loved one, or looking for a place that is family friendly, there’s a restaurant in Gatlinburg ready to fill that particular need during the Holidays.