Going out for lunch is one of the many joys of being on vacation in the Smokies. Whether you’re planning a picnic in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or you’re just looking for a quick and tasty meal in town, grabbing some sandwiches is always a good decision. To help you make the most of your next getaway, Top Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to six of the best sandwich shops in Pigeon Forge TN and Gatlinburg TN.

1. Pigeon Forge Deli

Located on East Wears Valley Road, Pigeon Forge Deli is considered a hidden gem in the Smoky Mountains. This sandwich shop has built a devoted following among vacationers and locals alike. The key to the deli’s success is their delicious bread, which is baked in-house each morning, and their premium quality meats, cheeses, and vegetables. Pigeon Forge Deli also offers incredible hand rolled soft pretzels that are the perfect addition to any lunch.

2. Parton’s Deli

Parton’s Deli has been a mainstay of the Gatlinburg Strip for over 40 years! This family operated restaurant is famous for its mouthwatering steamed sandwiches. In addition to Parton’s superb subs, guests can also enjoy deviled eggs, chili hot dogs, homemade potato salad, and legendary lemon pound cake. Be sure to bring cash, as Parton’s Deli does not accept credit cards.

3. Paula Deen’s The Bag Lady

Paula Deen’s The Bag Lady is another one of the most popular sandwich shops in Pigeon Forge TN. Located at The Island shopping complex, The Bag Lady is inspired by Paula Deen’s first business, a lunch delivery service she ran out of her home. Guests will find a variety of irresistible handcrafted sandwiches, with everything from chicken salad to peanut butter and jelly. You’ll definitely want to save room for one of Paula Deen’s signature Ooey Gooey Butter Cakes!

4. Hofbrauhaus Restaurant

Hofbrauhaus Restaurant is located in The Village Shops in downtown Gatlinburg, right above The Cheese Cupboard. Styled after a German pub, this unique sandwich shop offers some of the very best steamed sandwiches in the Smokies. The standout item on Hofbrauhaus’ menu is their Super Reuben, which is served on a pumpernickel sub roll. Like Parton’s Deli, Hofbrauhaus has a cash only policy.

5. New Orleans Sandwich Co.

New Orleans Sandwich Co. offers a taste of The Big Easy right in Gatlinburg! This restaurant serves all of your New Orleans favorites, including po’ boys, muffulettas, red beans and rice, and seafood imported from the Gulf. Guests will enjoy a fun, family-friendly Mardis Gras atmosphere, complete with beads and jazz music.

6. Old Dad’s General Store

Old Dad’s General Store in downtown Gatlinburg is the perfect place to stop in for a quick lunch. Visitors can purchase a variety of freshly prepared sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, and salads. Old Dad’s also lets you buy deli meats and cheeses in bulk, so you can make your own sandwiches for a picnic in the national park.

When you stay with Top Cabin Rentals, you will be near all of these excellent sandwich shops in Pigeon Forge TN and Gatlinburg TN. Our cabins come with your choice of wonderful amenities, including mountain views, river views, game rooms, theater rooms, outdoor fire pits, and swimming pool access. With everything from 1 bedroom cabins to 8 bedroom cabins, we are sure to have the perfect property for your next escape. To start planning your vacation, browse our selection of cabin rentals in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg!