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6 Smoky Mountain Restaurants to Try Off the Beaten Path

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BBQ pulled pork sandwich

If you’ve been to the Smokies before, you’ve probably tried all the popular restaurants. These places to eat are great and you’ll definitely want to visit them if you haven’t, but some foodies want to try hole-in-the-wall joints. We want to share some of our favorites with you! Check out these 6 Smoky Mountain restaurants you should try off the beaten path:

1. Stonehouse Pizza

supreme pizzaWant to get delicious homemade pizza you won’t find anywhere else? Stonehouse Pizza is just the place you should go if you want a slice. Their Stonehouse Special has all your favorites, including ham, sausage, green peppers, onions, black olives, and mushrooms. If you prefer a simple pie, you can get plain cheese. Can’t decide what you want? Create your own pizza! There are also a ton of sandwiches you can get, as well as salad and chicken wings.

2. Hickory Cabin Seasoning Company

Hickory Cabin Seasoning Company is a great Smoky Mountain restaurant that’s off the beaten path. You won’t want to miss out on their pulled pork sandwiches or the loaded barbeque nachos. You can also get chicken wings, tenders, or try one of the burgers. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll enjoy the food at Hickory Cabin Seasoning Company.

3. Tequila Spice Mexican Restaurant

tacosIf you find yourself craving queso and chips, you should eat at Tequila Spice Mexican Restaurant. You can get sizzling hot chicken or steak fajitas topped with onions and peppers. There are several enchiladas covered in sauce or burritos stuffed with your favorite meat and veggies. Can’t choose what to eat? There are combination meals, as well as a ton of house specials you’ll want to try.

4. Boss Hogg’s BBQ

Boss Hogg’s BBQ is the perfect Smoky Mountain restaurant to visit when you want southern barbeque. You can’t go wrong with the pulled pork sandwich or smoked chicken. You’ll love how tender the brisket is, and you’ll definitely want to try the smoked sausage. Whatever entree you choose, you can get coleslaw, green beans, baked beans, mac and cheese, or french fries as your side.

5. Split Rail Eats

tater tot bowlFor a unique twist on American food, you should stop by Split Rail Eats. Grab a plate of fried pickles, cheese curds, or hand pies to share with the table. Their signature dish is their tater tot bowls, which are filled with tater tots then covered in your choice of hamburger, taco, greek, or buffalo toppings. Split Rail Eats also has salads, sandwiches, and burgers. This hole-in-the-wall restaurant is the perfect place to go that won’t be crowded.

6. Morning Mist Cafe

Another Smoky Mountain restaurant along the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community Loop is Morning Mist Cafe. Start out with fried green tomatoes or deep fried deviled eggs. They have soup and salads if you want something light. You can also get a burger or one of their sandwiches, such as the cranberry turkey wrap or a pimento cheese sandwich on grilled Texas toast. You can’t go wrong whatever you pick!

If trying unique Smoky Mountain restaurants is important to you, then you won’t want to miss out on any of these places. Are you ready to come try all kinds of new food in the Smokies? Start planning your next trip by booking one of our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals!