Tasty, Affordable Eats for Your Gatlinburg Vacation

It’s summertime and perhaps your chance to get away. As you browse for the perfect vacation it’s time to take a peek at the Smokies and the cabins in Tennessee. A Gatlinburg vacation is affordable, fun, and full of action. With a long list of outdoor exploration (cue the hiking boots, fishing poles, and bike racks) along with an array of unique entertainment options like the Ripley’s Museum Series and Ober Gatlinburg, there’s no reason you can’t find something that suits your fancy in this eclectic part of the country. 


That said, part of any great vacation consideration is the opportunity to dip into the local culture and experience some good eats! If you’re a planner, you’ve probably already mapped out the day’s itinerary from start to finish. However, make sure to include a trip to downtown Gatlinburg to visit some of the local food favorites. You’ll find the local cuisine to be affordable and delicious. Check out a few of the best:


Tennessee BBQ is World Famous!

The south in general is known for its  great barbecue. From chicken wings to smoked ribs you simply must enjoy a bite while on your Gatlinburg vacation.   Calhoun’s BBQ is a quaint shop specializing in fresh ground burgers, home cooked sides, and an exotic selection of local brews. Conveniently located close to many of the cabins in Tennessee Calhoun’s garners a robust kids menu so there’s something for the whole family. If you don’t want to order individually off the menu, family style portions are a fun, Southern tradition as well. You really can’t go wrong with this Gatlinburg favorite! 


A Fresh Treat

If you like to keep it light at lunch or just need something refreshing after a long day of sight-seeing then a fresh, fruity smoothie might just hit the spot. Nectar Juice Bar is one of the best spots in town. On the menu you’ll find a variety of smoothies and juices that come packed with locally sourced fruits and veggies giving you a glimpse of the local flavor.  A smoothie is a filling option that won’t break the bank. Plus, you’ll get to experience the tastes of the season in a yummy fashion.


Diverse Eats Close to All the Cabins in Tennessee


It can be hard to find a restaurant that satisfies everyone in the group. Choosing something with lots of variety that still provides a nip of the local flavor can be a challenge. However, Gatlinburg has you covered. Restaurants like  Split Rail Eats is a local joint that offers a robust menu with indoor and outdoor seating. The cuisines offered at this local joint run the gamut from burgers to pastas to pizza and more. You’re bound to find something that suits your taste buds. 


It’s Time to Book Your Cabin!


As you can see, a Gatlinburg vacation doesn’t disappoint when it comes to delicious  food selections. With plenty of low-cost, tasty options you’ll enjoy immersing in the local cuisine scene. 


That said, you’ll need a convenient, comfy homebase to keep you cozy during your stay. The selection at Alpine Mountain Chalets offers just the ticket. Most cabins are situated close to all the yummy eats in downtown Gatlinburg while also offering quick, easy access to the rest of Gatlinburg’s attractions. Whether you need a one bedroom suite (like Eagles Ridge or Mountain Joy) or more spacious accommodations (like Mountain Stream) our team has you covered. Give us a call today!