Food is an important part of any vacation. Whether you’re getting your strength up for the day or refueling your body after going to a fun attraction, everyone should be able to eat the foods they love! You may even want to try new ones as well. Here are 4 delicious restaurants in Gatlinburg that you need to try on your next vacation:

1. The Park Grill

One of the things that set The Park Grill apart from other restaurants in Gatlinburg is its distance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The restaurant sits right outside the entrance to the park and is considered its “unofficial” restaurant. This means that the restaurant has a very versatile atmosphere. You can come in for a quick bite to eat after a hike or have a nice evening dinner. Whatever the occasion, you will be served delicious food! Choose from delicious main courses such as the Hickory Grilled Angus Burger or the Pulled Pork Barbeque Plate. If you prefer healthier options, there is also a salad bar! Whatever you get make sure to save room for dessert and try the Hot Blackberry Cobbler with vanilla ice cream!

2. Calhoun’s in Gatlinburg

Calhoun's in Gatlinburg You definitely won’t want to wear a white shirt when you eat at Calhoun’s in Gatlinburg. The restaurant prides itself on serving the “Best Ribs in America.” They rightfully deserved the title after the original location took home first place at the National Rib Cook-Off in 1983. Still not convinced? Come taste for yourself then. You can get your ribs served with delicious sides such as mashed potatoes, baked beans, and fresh broccoli. Other menu options include the Smokehouse or Oriental Chicken garden salads. For those with a sweet tooth, you can also order delicious desserts such as the Hershey’s Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake with ice cream!

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3. The Alamo Steakhouse

The Alamo Steakhouse is one of the great restaurants in Gatlinburg because it combines rich history and good food. It pays tribute to the surprising relation between Tennessee and Texas. The two states are connected by Davy Crockett, an iconic Tennessee figure who died at the Alamo. Additionally, the restaurant also honors the 2,000 volunteers from Tennessee who fought in the Mexican-American War. As for good food, there are plenty of options to choose from. Order delicious entrees such as the Oak Fired Pork Chops and Teriyaki Chicken Dinner. As for sweeter options, you can get a house speciality, the Chocolate Burrito!

4. Big Daddy’s Pizzeria

Big Daddy's Pizzeria in Gatlinburg TNEven though pizza is always a crowd-pleasing dish, it tastes even better at Big Daddy’s Pizzeria. This is because they put the fresh dough piled with homemade sauce and all your favorite toppings into a 550 degree wood-fired flame brick oven. Even if you don’t enjoy pizza, there are also delicious sandwiches and salads on the menu! They also serve chicken wings, garlic bread, and pretzels as appetizers.

There is no shortage of good food at the restaurants in Gatlinburg! If you’re looking for more things to do on your vacation, check out this list of our favorite Smoky Mountain attractions!