The following is part 2 of my series about the “Great” things about Gatlinburg. We continue with number four on my list.

4. Food

Good old southern cooking. The first thing you may think when you hear these very words are homemade recipes that Grandma would approve.

The vast majority of the restaurants located in Gatlinburg adhere to these basic principles of southern cooking. As a matter of fact, most of them excel at making people who aren’t southerners a taste of what true southern cooking is all about. There are well over 100 restaurants in Gatlinburg, and each one is different in how they interpret the taste of the south.

Pizza is a favorite no matter what part of the country you reside in and I don’t believe you can find better pizza in town than at Best Italian and surprisingly, Smoky Mountain Brewery. Best Italian offers up a New York style pizza with cheese and sauce that packs more flavor than I have ever tasted. Meanwhile, just a little up the road is the Smoky Mountain brewery, which has a cracker thin crust, but will overload your sense of taste and provide the foundation for a pizza you won’t soon forget.

Barbeque is a popular American tradition that flourishes on every corner of the south. Bennett’s Pit Barbeque is one such restaurant that offers up hickory smoked meats and an unbelievably sweet BBQ sauce that they bring out when your food is done. It is a place that is frequented by us every time we visit, and they fail to disappoint every time.

Breakfast is nothing short of spectacular. An old favorite is the Pancake Pantry and newcomer Crockett’s Breakfast Camp give the breakfast fan everything you can want in a hearty breakfast. I have reviewed both of these fine establishments on here already, so I don’t need to reiterate their greatness.

Gatlinburg also has a few notable seafood places that keep tourists’ options at the maximum including the popular Smoky Mountain Trout House, and the off the beaten path Greenbrier Restaurant. There are also steak restaurants in town (many of which I have mentioned in earlier posts) that serve seafood dishes on the menu.

Overall, there is a myriad of choices in Gatlinburg sure to satisfy your need for whatever you are hungry for in the moment. I don’t think you will ever have to worry about your food options in the Burg, unless you are one of the few that don’t appreciate a good southern meal. Stay tuned for part three coming soon.

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