Now Open: Jimmy Buffett’s LandShark Bar & Grill in Gatlinburg

A beer bottle with a lime in it.

If you’re a fan of Jimmy Buffett, a fan of great food, or a fan of both, we have exciting news for you! The eagerly anticipated LandShark Bar & Grill is now open in downtown Gatlinburg, TN. This brand new restaurant features a tropical theme and menu items that are inspired by the music of Jimmy Buffett. To help you prepare for your next vacation, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to everything you need to know about visiting LandShark in Gatlinburg TN.

What to Expect at LandShark Gatlinburg

LandShark Bar & Grill takes its name from LandShark Lager, a beer produced under Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Brewing label. In his popular song “Fins”, Buffett sings about “sharks that can swim on the land”: men in a beach town who pursue women that are on vacation.

The LandShark restaurant in Gatlinburg is modeled after the classic beach bars on the Atlantic Coast. True to the spirit of Jimmy Buffett, the LandShark Bar & Grill offers a laid-back atmosphere where guests can relax with a tropical drink and a tasty meal. Although the restaurant does have a “Five O’Clock Somewhere” vibe, LandShark is totally family-friendly and guests of all ages are welcome.

LandShark Bar & Grill in Gatlinburg is a sister restaurant of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville in Pigeon Forge. Located at The Island, this popular eatery is also themed around beachside relaxation.

Delicious fish tacos.LandShark Gatlinburg Menu

LandShark in Gatlinburg TN serves mouthwatering dishes from the land and the sea. Guests can enjoy a variety of freshly prepared appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and entrees. Young visitors can order off a special “Little Sharks” menu that includes kid-friendly favorites like grilled cheese, chicken tenders, and mac & cheese.

Here are a few of the most talked about items on LandShark’s menu:

  • Sriracha Crunch Burger topped with Monterey Jack cheese, Sriracha tossed chips, and spicy Sriracha mayo
  • Fish Tacos made with blackened Mahi, pico de gallo, shredded cabbage, and lime juice in Mazina tortillas
  • Jamaican Jerk Chicken served with a pineapple wedge, dirty rice, and seasonal vegetables
  • Peel & Eat Shrimp seasoned with Old Bay and served hot
  • LandShark Fish & Chips made with LandShark beer batter and served with french fries, coleslaw, and homemade remoulade sauce

The LandShark restaurant also features a full bar that serves draft and bottled beer, margaritas, “boat drinks”, and wine. To see the complete menu for LandShark Bar & Grill in Gatlinburg, click here.

LandShark Gatlinburg Hours

LandShark Bar & Grill is open for lunch and dinner every day from 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. Seating is first come, first served. The restaurant does not accept reservations.

LandShark Gatlinburg Location

The LandShark restaurant is located at 515 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN near Traffic Light #3. There is a city-owned parking garage across the street from the restaurant that charges a maximum of $6 per day.

Stunning photo of Gatlinburg, TN in the mountains.Other Great Restaurants in Gatlinburg

There is certainly no shortage of fantastic places to eat in the Smokies! For a complete guide to breakfast, lunch, and dinner, check out our listing of Restaurants in Gatlinburg.

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