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In 2007, Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que was voted Reader’s Choice Best Family Dining in the Smokies. If you’re a little tired of all that turkey and ham after the holidays, take a break and have some delicious ribs, chicken, pork, and beef. Need some catering for your New Year’s event? Bennett’s is great for large and small groups dining with a menu full of Americas’ favorites. In Gatlinburg, it is located off River Road, and off the Parkway in Pigeon Forge.


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Cherokee Grill

For good food, a good time and good service, visit the Cherokee Grill in Gatlinburg. Referred to as “Gatlinburg’s Great Steakhouse” by their website, the Cherokee Grill offers fresh fish, seafood, chicken, appetizers, sandwiches, salads, and mouth-watering steaks. Along with great food, the Cherokee Grill offers a great view of the mountains as well. For more information, visit their website: http://www.cherokeegrill.com/

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While vacationing in Gatlinburg here are just a few places you should eat. Inside Gatlinburg has provided the following list of top 10 restaurants in Gatlinburg voted by both visitors and locals:
#1) The Peddler Steakhouse
820 River Rd
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-5794

#2) Best Italian Cafe & Pizzeria
968 Parkway # 9
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 430-4090
(865) 436-3600

#3) Log Cabin Pancake House
327 Historic Nature Trl
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-7894
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#4) Smoky Mountain Brewery
1004 Parkway # 501
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-4200

#5) Calhoun’s BBQ
1004 Parkway # 101
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-4100

#6) Cherokee Grill
1002 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-4287

#7) Pancake Pantry
628 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-4724

#8) Wild Plum Tea Room
555 Buckhorn Rd
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-3808

#9) Donut Friar
634 Parkway # 15
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-7306

#10) Park Grill
1110 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-2300
(865) 436-3800

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One of the locals favorite places to eat in the Smokies is the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this restaurant is sure to meet your hunger needs. All breakfast meals come with Applesauce muffins, Applewood Julep, and Apple Fritters with Homemade Apple Butter. Most lunches come with homemade vegetable soup, mashed potatoes, choice of vegetable, buttermilk biscuit, Applewood Julep, and Applewoods Apple Fritters with homemade apple butter. Most dinner entrees include homemade vegetable soup, garden salad, mashed potatoes, homemade dinner roll, choice of vegetable, choice of dessert, Applewood Julep, and Applewood’s Apple Fritters and homemade apple butter. All of this food is provided with your reasonably priced entrée. Applewood is a must go if you are in the Pigeon Forge Area.

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 Going to dinner is a popular activity in the smokies, and Greenbrier Restaurant in Gatlinburg is an unforgettable dining experience. The Greenbrier Restaurant is a log cabin that was built in the late 1930’s and owned by Mrs. Moffet. Dean and Barbara Haden purchased the restaurant in 1980 and Barbara still runs the restaurant today. Greenbrier’s menu has everything from old favorites, like fried cheesesticks, to fancier dishes, such as lobster tails. To see a complete menu, visit their website:http://www.greenbrierrestaurant.com/

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Apple Valley Farms makes you believe that comfort food is the way to go. Indulge in some thirst quenching apple cider, or warm yourself up with homemade apple pie. There is something for everyone in the quilt shop and country store, sure to please any sort of taste. Make this experience extraordinary with their unique gifts, crafts and assortment of the Smoky Mountain’s great southern cooking– a stray away from the typical tourist location. The next time you are traveling through Townsend and Pigeon Forge, stop into Apple Valley Farms to experience the laid-back family atmosphere.


For directions, menus and other information, visithttp://www.tnvacation.com/vendors/apple_valley_farms_country_stores_and_cafe/

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OldMillRestaurantWheelAngle2Pigeon Forge offers several unique attractions and dining options for visitors and the Old Mill Pottery House Café and Grill is one of the best. With a menu offering everything from juicy steak to fresh local rainbow trout, this is a dining experience you will not forget anytime soon. The café uses traditional fermentation to develop the natural flavor of wheat in their bread, which gives it a unique taste. Skilled artisans at the Pigeon River Pottery handcraft all of the plates, bowls, and bathroom sinks in the café. For more information, visit their website.

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