6 of the Best Places to Eat in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

You won’t run out of fun things to do and places to go when you visit the Smoky Mountains. It can be overwhelming trying to decide what to do and where to go, which is why we want to share some of the best places to eat in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge with you! From steakhouses to casual eateries, there are so many options. Check out these 6 of the best places to eat in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge:

1. Calhoun’s

If you want to try southern barbeque while you’re in town, you should go to Calhoun’s. There’s a location in Gatlinburg and one in Pigeon Forge. You can get burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, or a brisket sandwich. Their baby back ribs are slow roasted and coated with their house barbeque sauce. If you can’t decide what to get, the Calhoun Trio has chicken tenders, pulled pork, and ribs with your choice of two sides. Calhoun’s also has a huge selection of beer, wine, and cocktails.

2. Cherokee Grill

Want to enjoy a nice dinner at a steakhouse? Cherokee Grill is one of the best places to eat in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Start out with chips and dip, Maryland crab cakes, or bruschetta. For something light, you can get an entree salad or a sandwich. For entrees, you can get fried or roasted chicken, pork chops, catfish, shrimp, or salmon. Cherokee Grill has several different cuts of steak, including prime rib and filet mignon.

3. Pancake Pantry

Not sure where to go for breakfast? Pancake Pantry is a great option! You won’t want to miss out on their signature buttermilk pancakes. Get them plain with syrup or try them topped with candies or fruit. Try one of their omelettes with your choice of protein and veggies, or get a platter with all kinds of delicious food, from eggs to bacon.

4. The Old Mill Restaurant

Another one of the best places to eat in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge is The Old Mill Restaurant. This is the place to go if you want southern food. Try their fried chicken, homemade meatloaf, or chicken and dumplings. They also have catfish and shrimp if you’d rather have seafood. This restaurant serves all three meals, so you’ll also get all kinds of great breakfast options. A really cool thing about this eatery is the flour and cornmeal is ground on site with the grist mill.

5. Puckett’s

A casual place to eat you won’t want to miss is Puckett’s in Pigeon Forge. They have all kinds of food, from barbeque to classic southern dishes. Start out with nachos, pimento cheese bites, or fried green tomatoes. Some of the entrees you can get include short ribs, baby back ribs, pork mac and cheese, and shrimp and grits. You have so many options when it comes to food, as well as drinks. Puckett’s has a full bar with a huge selection of beer, wine, and cocktails.

6. Blue Moose

If you’re in the mood for burger and fries, you should eat at Blue Moose. This casual eatery specializes in American food. They are well known for their delicious burgers, running from The Farmhouse topped with an egg to the Junkyard Burger that has bacon, coleslaw, and chili on it. Blue Moose is also known for the chicken wings, which can be tossed in all different kinds of sauces, including wild ranch, sweet thai garlic, and mango habanero.

These are just some of the best places to eat in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge you’ll want to try. After you have a great meal, check out these attractions in the Smoky Mountains to find something fun to do before you come back and relax at our cabins!

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