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A Guide to Eating in the Smoky Mountains

A discerning guide to the Smokies and Southern Highlands area and their fine eating establishments. Think of this as a constantly evolving dining guide and we hope to hear from you regarding your favorites...


The Peddler - 820 River Road in Gatlinburg
The Peddler's rustic log cabin setting overlooks a stream and provides visitors with the perfect country escape. The restaurant's diverse menu features, to many, the finest beef to be had in the area. All steaks are custom cut to your liking at your table, and the salad bar is exceptional.

The Cheese Cupboard & Hofbrauhaus
Currently Gatlinburg’s original and only cheese shop, The Cheese Cupboard & Hofbrauhaus hangs its hat on 96 varieties of domestic and imported cheeses, sausages, and Swiss chocolates of all types. The Hofbrauhaus Restaurant is on the building's the second level and is styled after a small German Pub. Visitors and locals frequent the eatery for its delicious deli sandwiches - especially the famous Super Reuben.
634 Parkway Suite #14 • Gatlinburg, TN 37738 • 865-436-9511


Wild Plum gatlinburg tn
The Wild Plum Tea Room - 555 Buckhorn Road
This unique dining experience is located within the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community and features Wild Plum Muffins, Wild Plum Tea, and other special menu items which are always changing. And don't forget to make an order off their dessert menu. Mouth watering treats such as Sour Cream Lime Pie, Coconut Cheese Cake, or (in season) the Pumpkin Pie or Ameretto Bread Pudding are available daily. Eat on the screened porch by the stream or in the country setting of the dining room.

Luxury Log Home Resort in the Smoky Mountains


 Tuckaleechee Trout Farm Restaurant

Tuckaleechee Trout Farm Restaurant
Townsend, though you may not know it, just happens to be home to the best little trout farm restaurant in the Great Smoky Mountains region. Owned and operated by Larry and Sue Smith, the Tuckaleechee Trout Farm Restaurant, simply serves good food, provides good service, and all at a good price. Here, you catch your own trout from the farm's spring-fed ponds, or you can order fresh-caught trout from the menu and the staff will prepare it for you.

Directions: From Highway 321 in Townsend take Old Tuckaleechee Road to Old Cades Cove Road. Follow the signs to the trout farm at 142 Tipton Road. (865) 448-2290


 restaurants and fine dining in gatlinburg tn great smoky mountainsChristopher Place Inn - Categorized as romantic four-diamond dining in an exclusive mountain-top setting, the Christopher Place Inn is the premiere b & b outside the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge-Sevierville triangle. Guests can enjoy a 4-course gourmet meal every night by candlelight at 7 p.m. Casual dress, fixed menu. Limited seating, call for reservations. Named one of the 10 most romantic inns in America by various publications. For additional information, visit for menus, recipes, or call 1-800-595-9441 for reservations.


A Lodging in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge Tennessee
A 3-day 2-night Lodging in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge TN

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