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5 Best Restaurants in Gatlinburg TN Along the Strip

If you’re walking around downtown Gatlinburg, you’ll see all kinds of places to eat. You’re probably wondering where you should go. We’ve put a list together of the best restaurant in Gatlinburg TN that are along the strip, making them easy to get to! Here are 5 of the best restaurants in Gatlinburg TN along the strip:

1. Calhoun’s

barbeque ribsDelicious southern barbeque covered in tangy, sweet sauce calling your name? You need to go to Calhoun’s, a local chain that serves delicious Tennessee barbeque. You can get a smoky pulled pork sandwich or slow roasted baby back ribs coated in their signature sauce. There are plenty of steaks to choose from, such as the Steak Calhoun or the Ale Steak. You can’t go wrong if you choose spinach maria and the corn pudding for your sides. Every meal comes with a basket of garlic bread, cornbread, and biscuits. And, if you save room, you have to try the banana pudding!

2. Best Italian

Are you in the mood for pizza or pasta? Then you should stop by Best Italian, where you can get any Italian dish you’re in the mood for. Get a tossed salad or mozzarella sticks to start your meal. Pasta dishes range from seafood medley to fettucini alfredo to spaghetti with meat sauce. Best Italian also serves veal, seafood, and chicken entrees. Get pizzas or calzones with pepperoni, green peppers, onions, and many other kinds of toppings you can choose from. They have just about any Italian dish you’re craving!

3. Crawdaddy’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar

crawfish boil in a bowl with huge handlesWhisk yourself away to the lowlands of Louisiana when you eat at Crawdaddy’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar. The crawfish boil is something you’ll definitely want to try, along with the alligator bites. There are a ton of oyster dishes you can try, as well as soups and salads. You’ll want to try the crab cake sandwich or the shrimp po’boy. If something decadent sounds good, try the lobster and shrimp pasta. You have a variety of fresh seafood options, from shrimp to fish, and plenty of low country options, such as boils and jambalaya.

4. Loco Burro Fresh Mex Cantina

Loco Burro Fresh Mex Cantina is one of the best restaurants in Gatlinburg TN along the strip. They have all your favorites: chips and salsa, queso, and nachos. You can also try new things, such as street corn. When you order a burrito, you get to choose what sauce goes over it, from queso to tomatillo. If you want fajitas, you can get steak, chicken, shrimp, or veggie. Loco Burro also serves quesadillas, enchiladas, chimichangas, tacos, and combos.

5. Tom and Earl’s Back Alley Grill

burger and friesWant classic American food? You’ll find it at Tom and Earl’s Back Alley Grill. Start out with hot wings, fried pickles, or nachos. Get a fried bologna sandwich or a burger with all the toppings you love. They also have a southern BLT with pesto and chicken tenders with french fries. Tom and Earl’s also serves paninis with melty cheese and other toppings you’ll enjoy.

Now you know where the best restaurants in Gatlinburg TN are along the strip! Ready to start planning your trip? Book one of our cabins today!