9 Best Places to Eat in Gatlinburg on Thanksgiving

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It seems like only yesterday we were laying by the pool and soaking up the warmth of summer. And now, with the holidays just around the corner, you may find yourself in a pinch for time to find all the recipes you will need to prepare this year’s family feast. What will you do?

Before you begin to stress, we at Alpine Mountain Chalets have taken the time to prepare a list of all the best places to eat in Gatlinburg on Thanksgiving for families choosing to spend their holiday with us. Now, instead of worrying about which onions to buy or figuring out how to cook the perfect turkey, you and your family can just relax and enjoy time with one another. Options range from barbeque to seafood and everything in between.

Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que

Known for their slow-cooked pork and delicious sides, you and your family will love making a new Thanksgiving tradition this year by sharing a huge plate of Bennett’s great-tasting barbeque.

Location: 714 River Road

Thanksgiving hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Menu: http://www.bennetts-bbq.com

Big Daddy’s Pizza

Big Daddy's Pizza in GatlinburgWhen it comes to sharing, pizza is one of the best meal options. Not to mention, one or two of Big Daddy’s pizzas would be the perfect dinner choice for when you are trying to catch the big football game on tv this Thanksgiving.

Location: 714 River Road

Thanksgiving hours: 4-9 p.m.

Menu: http://bigdaddyspizzeria.net/

Blaine’s Grill & Bar

Located in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, Blaine’s Grill & Bar offers guests a great dining experience. Not to mention, if it is warm outside, you and your family will love the view of both the Parkway and the Smoky Mountains from the upstairs patio at this Gatlinburg restaurant.

Location: 812 Parkway #105

Thanksgiving hours: 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.

Menu: http://blainesgatlinburg.com/gatlinburg_restaurant_menu/

Calhoun’s

Whether you decide to order one of Calhoun’s famous burgers or an order of their mouth-watering ribs, you and your family will not be disappointed if you decide to spend your Thanksgiving dinner in the Smoky Mountains here.

Location: 1004 Parkway

Thanksgiving hours: 11 a.m.- 10:30 p.m.

Menu: http://www.calhouns.com/our-locations.html

Johnny Rocket’s

Take a trip back in time this Thanksgiving by choosing to visit the iconic Johnny Rocket’s in downtown Gatlinburg. Themed after the popular malt shops from the 1950’s, this popular Gatlinburg restaurant is best known for it’s tasty burgers and thick milkshakes.

Location: 735 Parkway #3

Thanksgiving hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Menu: http://www.johnnyrockets.com/

Seasons of Ober Loft & Lounge

Ober Gatlinburg Ski ResortFun and family-friendly, the Season of Ober Loft & Lounge is a great place for you and your family to go to enjoy a bite to eat when you are taking a break from exploring all the fun things to do at the Gatlinburg ski resort.

Location: Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort, 1339 Ski Mountain Road

Thanksgiving hours: 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Menu: http://www.obergatlinburg.com/restaurants-shops/restaurant/

The  Melting Pot

If you are looking to add a little something special to your holiday meal this year, why not consider paying The Melting Pot in Gatlinburg a visit. A fondue style restaurant, you and your family are sure to return home with a ton of new memories from this unique dining experience.

Location: 959 Parkway

Thanksgiving hours: 2-10 p.m.

Menu: http://www.meltingpot.com/gatlinburg/welcome

The Park Grill

Traditional dining with a contemporary twist, the newly-remodeled Park Grill is best known for their hickory smoked steaks and exemplary service. Not to mention, the views from this restaurant’s dining room are unparalleled.

Location: 1110 Parkway

Thanksgiving hours: 5-10 p.m.

Menu: http://parkgrillgatlinburg.com/menu/dinner-menu/

chicken wings at Smoky Mountain Brewery in GatlinburgSmoky Mountain Brewery

If you are looking for a more laid-back Thanksgiving meal, you and your family will want to visit the Smoky Mountain Brewery in Gatlinburg. Famous for their crispy wings and pizzas, this restaurant is a great place to kick back and relax.

Location: 1004 Parkway

Thanksgiving hours: 11:30 a.m.- 11 p.m.

Menu: http://www.smoky-mtn-brewery.com/

family enjoying Thanksgiving dinner in the Smoky MountainsIf you and your family are still looking for a relaxing place to stay during your Thanksgiving celebration in the Smoky Mountains, be sure to check out the many comforting Gatlinburg cabins and condos offered by Alpine Mountain Chalets. All just minutes from downtown, our rentals come equipped with outdoor hot tubs, high-speed internet, cable, fully-equipped kitchens, and more!

For more information, feel free to give us a call today. One of our vacation experts will be more than happy to answer all of your questions.