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Top 4 Restaurants You Should Visit for the Best Seafood in Gatlinburg

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While you might know that Gatlinburg has plenty of tempting bbq restaurants and steakhouses, the town is also home to several great restaurants serving up some delicious seafood! Whether you want to enjoy a generous serving of fried catfish or a fresh lobster tail, you will find it all available during your Smoky Mountain vacation! Here are the top 4 restaurants you should visit for the best seafood in Gatlinburg:

1. Crawdaddy’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Crawdaddy's oyster bar in GatlinburgCrawdaddy’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar serves traditional, cajun-style food in an authentic New Orleans setting that you will love! The only problem that you will have at this restaurant is deciding on an entree because everything sounds absolutely delicious! Start your meal with the Alligator Bites, which are tasty bites of alligator tail that come complete with Creole dipping sauce! The main courses include Louisiana classics such as Seafood Gumbo, Low Country Boil, Crawfish Boil and Fish & Chips!

2. Chesapeake’s

When you are craving a mouthwatering seafood dinner, head directly to Chesapeake’s on the Gatlinburg Parkway! This popular restaurant features a tempting raw bar and a heated patio for outdoor dining, as well as spectacular views of the river! Stop in for lunch to enjoy the Maryland Crab Cake Sandwich or satisfy your appetite with one of the incredible seafood platters! The dinner menu at Chesapeake’s features just about every type of seafood imaginable, ranging from Grilled Shrimp on a Skewer and Fresh Sea Scallops to Live Maine Lobster!

3. Bubba Gump Shrimp Company

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co in GatlinburgEnjoy shrimp, shrimp and more shrimp at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, which is just next to the Gatlinburg Convention Center! The Gatlinburg location of this popular chain offers a fun atmosphere and a huge menu of seafood favorites, as well as cheeseburgers, fried chicken and baby back ribs for your friends who aren’t big seafood fans! Of course, this is THE place to be for shrimp fans so choose from the Shrimp Po Boy, Shrimp New Orleans. Dumb Luck Coconut Shrimp or Shrimp Scampi! Finish off your meal with the Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae or a slice of New York Style Cheesecake with fresh strawberry sauce.

4. Cherokee Grill

Although some folks consider the Cherokee Grill primarily a steakhouse, don’t let that fool you as a seafood fan! This delightful restaurant features an upscale mountain lodge atmosphere and some of the best tasting seafood dishes in the Smokies! You could make a meal out of the appetizers alone, including Classic Crab Bisque, Charbroiled Shrimp, Fried Calamari and Smoked Trout! However, you don’t want to miss out on the Cherokee Grill’s amazing seafood dishes such as the Southern Fried Catfish, Fresh Herb Crusted Trout and Maryland Crab Cakes!

Check out all of our cabins in the Smoky Mountains today to stay near these restaurants where you can enjoy the best seafood in Gatlinburg, and take advantage of our fully equipped kitchens to store all of your delicious leftovers! We look forward to seeing you soon at one of our cabins!