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New Restaurant in Gatlinburg TN: Cumberland Jack’s LeConte Kitchen

There is a brand new Gatlinburg restaurant that is serving up hearty portions of southern favorites in a beautifully decorated, locally themed setting. Located in the heart of Gatlinburg, Cumberland Jack’s LeConte Kitchen has a unique exterior design and interior decor that will remind you of a rustic mountain lodge. We’ve got all the details about the newest restaurant in Gatlinburg TN that you will want to visit:

Details About the Restaurant

When it comes to the food, your family will be treated to a true southern feast at this restaurant in Gatlinburg TN. Every meal begins with complimentary dinner rolls and homemade vegetable soup that is packed full of hearty vegetables in a rich beef broth. For the main course, you can choose from a variety of wonderful entrees, including smoked meatloaf, pot roast, fried chicken, mountain trout, and many more! Cumberland Jack’s is located right in the middle of downtown Gatlinburg just minutes from some of the biggest attractions in the area, making it the perfect place to stop in for lunch or dinner.

The History of Cumberland Jack

As is common with many restaurants in the Smokies, Cumberland Jack’s has a fantastic history to go along with incredible food. The name of the restaurant commemorates the memory of Cumberland Jack, who was the sidekick, companion, and friend of Paul Adams back in the 1920s. Adams is known as the first person and caretaker to build a shelter on the top of Mount LeConte back in 1925. During the quest to build the shelter and maintain the camp, Adams discovered it would be a challenge to climb up and down the mountain to get the supplies he needed. That is where trustworthy Cumberland Jack came into play. Adams would send his dog to the Ogle Store in Gatlinburg with a grocery list and money in his saddle bags to retrieve the things that were needed at the camp. In just a few hours, Cumberland Jack would return to the top of the mountain with all the items that Adams needed!

How the Two Joined Forces

Cumberland Jack began his public service as a detective dog in Knoxville. He was sent to New Jersey for training and during his trek back to Tennessee the news broke that his handler was shot and killed in the line of duty. The family of the detective was forced to put the dog up for sale for an asking price of $500. However, no one was able to afford the price and Adams finally purchased Cumberland Jack for half price at $250. The money was accepted by the family of the fallen detective, and they were glad to know that the German Shepherd would be needed on top of the mountain to help others.

More Places to Eat in Gatlinburg

Crockett's Breakfast Camp in GatlinburgCumberland Jack’s LeConte Kitchen is a member of the KBS family of restaurants and is located right next door to one of its sister restaurants, Crockett’s Breakfast Camp. Crockett’s is known as one of the best places in the Smokies to get a delicious breakfast, including their famous giant cinnamon rolls! You also can’t go wrong with any of the skillet meals, which will fill you up before you begin your busy day of sightseeing in the Smokies. Some of the other most popular places to eat in Gatlinburg include The Peddler Steakhouse, Cherokee Grill, The Park Grill, and The Greenbrier Restaurant.

Now that you know about the newest restaurant in Gatlinburg TN, be sure to check out some of the other Smoky Mountain restaurants to visit during your trip! We look forward to seeing you soon in the Smokies!