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Food Guide: Wander Smoky Mountains

Culinary Delights in the Smokies: Gatlinburg's Top 3 Dining Destinations

 Natalie Kowalewski
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Food Guide: Wander Smoky Mountains

Unwind after a day of adventure in Gatlinburg by exploring the diverse dining scene. Whether seeking a romantic meal or family-friendly options, the city offers a variety of cherished local restaurants, including top recommendations for steaks, tapas, and ethnic cuisine.Gatlinburg has a little something for everyone. Here are our top 3 restaurant recommendations to get your started:

LeConte Tapas & Grill

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  • Distance from Wander Smoky Mountains: 2.2 miles 

  • Location: 805 East Pkwy, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

  • Hours: 11AM-9PM Sunday-Thursday; 11AM-10PM Friday & Saturday

  • Phone: (865) 277-7831

  • Website: https://lecontetapas.com/

The restaurant boasts a diverse menu with tempting options, from tapas like the tapas sampler and blue bacon dates to flavorful ceviche choices such as shrimp and tuna. With a focus on quality steaks like the filet mignon and unique dishes like seafood paella, patrons can enjoy a varied and delightful dining experience at this establishment.

The Greenbrier Restaurant

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  • Distance from Wander Smoky Mountains: 2.2 miles 

  • Location: 370 Newman Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

  • Hours: 14:30PM-9PM Tuesday-Sunday; Closed Monday

  • Phone: (865) 412-1576

  • Website: https://greenbrierrestaurant.com/

The Greenbrier Restaurant in Gatlinburg offers a warm and family-friendly environment set in a charming log-cabin ambiance. Renowned for its distinctive chef-driven menu, the restaurant specializes in expertly crafted hand-cut prime steaks, fresh produce, and artisanal cocktails. Locals and visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains alike can enjoy a diverse menu featuring appetizers such as the foie gras & scallop, entrees like the stuffed trout and braised lamb shank, and various culinary delights like the smoked bone marrow & tartare, ensuring a truly unmatched dining experience.

Pizzeria of Gatlinburg

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  • Distance from Wander Smoky Mountains: 2 miles

  • Location: 349 East Pkwy, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

  • Hours: 12PM-1AM Monday-Thursday; 11AM-1AM Friday-Sunday

  • Phone: (865) 412-1234

  • Website: https://www.gatlinburg.pizza/

A rustic diner, resembling a cabin, is renowned for its creative New York-style pizzas, which include unique toppings, and features a diverse menu encompassing pasta, hot sandwiches, appetizers, wings, chicken, salads, calzones, hoagies, gyros, desserts, and a selection of drinks, including beer. Patrons can opt for a customized pizza creation or indulge in specialty options like the Ultimate Supreme, Capricciosa, or the popular All Meat Pizza. The cozy atmosphere and varied menu make it an ideal spot for pizza enthusiasts and those seeking a range of delicious dining choices.


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