Updated: Apr 12
Many people look forward to their vacation all year long, but get overwhelmed when planning on what to do while they are on vacation.
Below is a list I have made up of restaurants and attractions in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area.
-Big Daddy Pizzeria - local chain offering wood fired, thin crust pies, plus sandwiches & salads in a casual setting.
-Donut Friar - tucked away in The Village in downtown Gatlinburg, is an affordable treat worthy of your visit.
-Ole Red - is a restaurant, live music and retail space.
-*Delauder BBQ* - Voted the number one BBQ in Tennessee, this gem of a restaurant is a must visit.
-Crockett’s Breakfast Camp - Rustic, cabin-themed eatery offering modern takes on classic southern breakfast dishes.
-Taste Of Italy - One of the best Italian dining experiences in the area.
-Smoky Mountain Brewery - Laid-back brewery featuring house made beer on tap, pizza, burgers, and sandwiches.
-*Fox And Parrot Tavern* - The regions only authentic British pub.
Pigeon Forge Restaurants:
-Mel’s Diner - A popular family owned American classic diner in the heart of Pigeon Forge.
-*Local Goat* - An American restaurant with a scratch made kitchen specializing in locally sourced and sustainable menu items.
-The Old Mill - A hearty southern classic family style restaurant in a beautiful historic setting.
-Applewood Farmhouse - A truly southern restaurant with the best apple fritters and apple juleps.
-J.T. Hannah - Festive restaurant doling out American fare, including steaks, burgers & ribs, in a rustic setting.
-Huckfinn’s Catfish - All you can eat southern catfish & fried chicken dinners.
-Bullfish Grill - Aged steaks & seafood specialties in a lodge like dining room with stone floors & a large fireplace.
-Holstons - A local favorite that boost steaks, seafood, chicken and more!
-Ripleys Aquarium - State of the art facility with over 1000 exotic sea creatures in 10 themed galleries.
-*Great Smoky Mountains National Park* - The most visited National Park for a reason. GSMNP has everything for a hiker at heart.
-Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster - Mountain coaster through forest terrain, featuring individual cars.
-*Anakeesta* - Skylift that offers zip lining, gondola rides, a treetop play area & other fun.
-*Hillbilly Golf* - The world most unusual miniature golf, two 18 hole courses with challenging mountaineer hazards.
-Mysterious Mansion - Victorian style haunted house featuring year round self guided tours.
-Roaring Forks Motor Trail - One of the most popular driving tours in the Smoky Mountains.
-Arts And Craft Community - Over 100 artist and craftsman, This area is a living, breathing tribute to the history of Tennessee.
Pigeon Forge Attractions:
-*Alcatraz East Museum* - Is a crime museum of American history from a different perspective.
-The Island - A playful destination featuring unique shops, casual restaurants, & amusement rides.
-*Dolly Parton Stampede* - Is a extraordinary dinner show with 32 horses and a cast of top notched riders.
-Christmas Place - The south's largest Christmas store open year round.
-Dollywood - A family amusement park that is a top destination for families.
-Wonderworks - Attraction with 100+ hands on science exhibits plus laser tag, a rope course & a 6D motion ride.
-*Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster - The longest downhill mountain coaster in the US.
-Beyond The Lens! - Explore the best of pop culture with interactive games, amazing photo ops and intriguing exhibits for the entire family.
-Tennessee Museum Of Aviation - Historic aircraft collections, live demonstrations & aviation artifacts featured in hanger & gallery.