Great Smoky Mountains

Restaurants in Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains restaurants serve hearty, Southern fare. Downhome diners and mountain cafes will serve comforting plates like biscuits and gravy, baked beans, fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, chicken fried steak, banana pudding, pickled crabapples, and delicious pies, like blackberry and peach. You’ll also see plenty of barbecue restaurants in the Great Smoky Mountains that serve smoked chicken and pulled pork sandwiches.

The best restaurant in the Great Smoky Mountains is, without question, at the Blackberry Farm in Walland. Even if you are not staying at this hotel, a visit to The Barn is a worthwhile splurge. The restaurant’s chef turns fresh produce, grown at the hotel’s farm, into nationally-acclaimed, multi-course feasts that partner with other products made on-site, like cheese from the creamery, cured meats from the salumeria, or delicious bread made in the bakery, creating one of the most unique experiences you’ll find at any of the Great Smoky Mountain restaurants.

Chef Bart Vaughan does comfort food with a Southern flair: hikers fill up on braised short ribs served over cheese grits.