You’ve just gotten to the cabin in Gatlinburg and you’re exhausted. The day on the road (or in the air) has just wrapped up, your bags are still completely packed and the bed’s already practically calling your name. Sure, you’ve got a fully stocked kitchen ready to go, but have you even stopped to do your grocery shopping?
If you have, do you really feel like cooking dinner tonight?
Whether you arrived in your cabin in the morning, at noon, or night, you don’t have to stand behind a stove to get a bite to eat. At Mountain Honey, Gatlinburg is just a stone’s throw away. In just a few minutes, you can get a meal that won’t just fill you up, but prove to be a vacation experience you’ll remember. Here are a few of our favorite places to sit down and enjoy some great food.
The Old Mill is one of Gatlinburg’s most celebrated destinations. Aside from great food, you can do a little gift shopping or even stock up on a few things to make in the kitchen back at the cabin. Starting your morning, refueling at lunch, or sitting down for a hearty dinner, the Old Mill has you covered.
The breakfast menu offers up plenty of options, from lighter fare for the health conscious to the indulgent Cinnamon Raisin Pecan French Toast breakfast (our personal favorite). For lunch or dinner, it’s hard to beat their down-home fried chicken. The southern sides are a perfect pairing, but it’s really the hospitality of the staff that makes this place such a special destination.
Round out the whole experience by stopping by their homemade candy display! You can’t go wrong with the decadent tiger butter fudge, but you don’t want to miss out on their divinity.
Aside from the good eats, The Old Mill is on the Register of Historic Places. The mill has operated since 1830 and you can still get milled goods made the old fashioned way. Taking a step in the restaurant is getting a look at living history, and takes you back to Gatlinburg’s simpler times.
The Old Mill has everything for couples and families alike. Make sure to drop in while you’re in Gatlinburg, have a great meal, and get some fun gifts for your family and friends back at home.
Here’s a real Southern Staple! Huck Finn’s Catfish has a menu chock full of classic favorites. Obviously, this is some of the best catfish you can get in Gatlinburg, and you’re not going to leave hungry. Their all-you-can-eat dinners are a great value for those with big appetites, and there’s plenty of variety for those who aren’t looking for seafood.
You’ve got to start off with their fried green tomatoes. There’s plenty to share and you haven’t really eaten in the South until you’ve had some. Every meal comes with vittles – bottomless baked white beans and turkey ham, dill pickles and sweet onion slices, cole slaw, hush puppies and fries or mashed potatoes.
Outside of Gatlinburg, there’s nothing quite like Huck Finn’s Catfish. It’s a family-owned business with more than 50 years of restaurant experience behind them, so they really know how to make you feel like you’re at home while you’re in town. Enjoy your lunch or dinner here next time you visit!
You know the difference between a steak you picked up at the grocery store and one that’s been carefully crafted. Aged, hand-cut beef just has a kind of flavor all its own, and there’s nothing that can really come close to it. For the real steak lover, there’s nothing better than the Alamo Steakhouse in Gatlinburg.
The Alamo is a real destination for couples who are looking for a nice, romantic dinner. Lots of folks come in for anniversaries or birthdays, but it’s also perfect to just sit down and have a fine meal. If you’re taking the whole family, there’s plenty for the kids to enjoy, too. No matter the occasion or the size of your party, this is where you want to go.
If you’re really hungry, the El Presidente Porterhouse is like two steaks in one! Pair it with one of their signature sides, from the classic loaded baked potato to their sautéed mushrooms and onions. Our favorite steak, though, is the horseradish crusted filet mignon!
There’s also fantastic seafood at the Alamo. The stuffed shrimp is over-the-top good, but the Salmon Oscar is simply the best.
Don’t skimp on dinner in Gatlinburg. The Alamo is absolutely wonderful. You can thank us for the recommendation in our guest book!
Give yourself a chance to relax and settle in before you break out the pots and pans. Let someone else do the cooking for you in Gatlinburg. You’re on vacation! Mountain Honey is perfectly located, just 10 or 15 minutes away from any of these places, and so many more. Keep an eye on our blog for more recommendations on where to eat, what to do, and how to enjoy a beautiful vacation in the mountains of Gatlinburg, Tennessee!