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5 Anakeesta Restaurants to Try at the Gatlinburg Adventure Park

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Are you planning a visit to Anakeesta in Gatlinburg? If so, at some point you’ll want to grab some food to refuel for the remainder of your day enjoying all the fun activities the park has to offer! Ziplining, chondola rides and a treetop play area are just a few of the fun things you can explore at Anakeesta. Here are 5 Anakeesta restaurants to try at the Gatlinburg theme park:

1. Kephart Cafe

Kephart Cafe features gourmet hot dogs and flatbread pizzas, making it a perfect option for Anakeesta guests looking for something quick on the go! Located in Black Bear Village, many Anakeesta guests rely on Kephart Cafe when they don’t have much time to spare! Flatbread pizzas include options like pepperoni, veggie, carnivore and BBQ chicken with onions and peppers. Hotdogs at this Anakeesta restaurant are served either plain, with chili cheese or Hawaiian. Quench your thirst with a local craft beer or soda.

2. Smokehouse

smokehouse restaurantThe Smokies and smoked meats go hand in hand! Located in Firefly Village at the top of Anakeesta Mountain, Smokehouse serves up delicious house-smoked meats such as pulled pork, brisket and chicken wings! Smokehouse uses a wood-burning fire to smoke all of its meats. The consistent temperature of the wood-burning fire makes for a juicy smoked flavor that only East Tennessee can create! Smokehouse is another Anakeesta restaurant with a spectacular view as it overlooks downtown Gatlinburg and features picturesque mountain views.

3. Cliff Top

The mountain views from this location are unbelievable! Located in Anakeesta’s Black Bear Village, Cliff Top is an elevated dining experience with beautiful views of Mount LeConte and the Smokies! Cliff Top features a modern American menu that includes specialties like appetizers, tender steaks, piled-high burgers, fresh salads and homemade desserts! Numerous local craft beers are available on tap and guests can enjoy indoor seating or a spot on the outdoor deck. You won’t regret dropping by to catch a sunset and a delicious dinner!

4. Pearl’s Pie in the Sky

Pearl's Pie in the Sky at Anakeesta

Pearl has been making tasty desserts for a while now! Cones, cups and sundaes are filled with delicious, hand-dipped ice cream from Blue Bell at Pearl’s Pie in the Sky! Ice cream flavors include options like cookies and cream, blackberry cobbler, sea salt caramel and coffee. Homemade brownie sundaes leave guests feeling full and happy! Southern fried pies and homemade brownie sundaes are a great treat and definitely worth a try at Pearl’s Pie in the Sky! Coffee, tea, water and soda are all available for purchase.

5. Snack Shack

Sometimes all you need is a snack instead of a full meal! How about a sweet option to satisfy your hunger cravings?! Snack Shack makes delicious, fluffy donut bites, perfect to satisfy any sweet tooth around! These delicious donut holes come served with your choice of toppings: powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar and strawberries! Bottled water, Gatorade, fruit shooters and bagged chips are also available for purchase. Featuring portions large enough to share with friends, Snack Shack is perfect for a sweet bite on the move!

You’re all set on Anakeesta restaurants for your trip to the Gatlinburg theme park! Before you go, make sure to check out our Guide to Anakeesta!