10 of the Best Restaurants in Gatlinburg TN With a View

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Two things visitors love most about Gatlinburg are the gorgeous views and the food. So, why not enjoy them both at the same time? There are so many delicious restaurants in Gatlinburg TN with a view! You can have your favorite meal while admiring views of mountain vistas, rivers and creeks, and downtown Gatlinburg. To help you decide where to eat, we’ve made a list of 10 of the best Gatlinburg restaurants with a view.

1. Cliff Top at Anakeesta

view from Anakeesta in GatlinburgCliff Top at Anakeesta should be at the top of your list of restaurants to try on vacation! While admission to Anakeesta is required to dine here, it’s well worth it. Ride the scenic Chondola to the top of the mountain, where you’ll be surrounded by mountain views. Cliff Top is located in the Black Bear Village area of the attraction. This Gatlinburg restaurant serves up modern American cuisine for guests to enjoy while admiring views of Mount LeConte. You can choose to dine inside or on the outdoor patio. Both areas offer breathtaking views of the mountain scenery. Be sure to grab some dessert to eat while you watch the sunset!

2. Crystelle Creek

Crystelle Creek is known for its wood-fired steaks and variety of menu options. This downtown Gatlinburg restaurant has a rustic atmosphere and overlooks a rushing creek. You can enjoy both fine dining in their dining room or a casual meal on their enclosed porch! The restaurant is surrounded by the creek, a koi pond and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. While you dine, you can see water cascading from the roof over the large, picturesque windows. At night, you’ll have views of a lighted 150-foot tree! The menu includes everything from Gatlinburg’s finest trout, to signature Italian dishes, to homemade desserts. It’s no wonder why this is one of the best Gatlinburg restaurants with a view.

3. Seasons of Ober

A delicious steak dinner.Like Cliff Top, you’ll find Seasons of Ober at one of the most popular mountain-top attractions in Gatlinburg. Seasons of Ober has been providing Ober Gatlinburg’s visitors with delicious meals and unmatched views for more than 50 years. While the menu varies throughout the year, you can find a variety of steaks, chicken and pork entrees and homemade sides at this restaurant. Seasons of Ober also has a stage that’s perfect for seasonal music showcases!

4. The Peddler

The Peddler is one of our favorite steakhouses in Gatlinburg! It’s located at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and provides guests with a view of the Little Pigeon River. Visitors love the custom-cut steaks and delicious side dishes. You can also order chicken, trout and shrimp. Be sure to save room for dessert, though! There are so many tasty dessert options at The Peddler, like hot blackberry cobbler and peanut butter mud pie.

5. Loco Burro

loco burro gatlinburg restaurantIf you’re in the mood for Mexican, visit Loco Burro in Gatlinburg! The rooftop patio offers views of downtown Gatlinburg and is the perfect spot to grab a drink and some tacos and enjoy the scenery. Loco Burro is famous for its margaritas, tableside guacamole and street corn, but you can’t go wrong with anything you order here. The authentic Tex-Mex menu and mesquite grilling technique make it a unique place to spend a night out in Gatlinburg! Burritos, quesadillas, fajitas, chimichangas — the list of delicious food goes on.

6. Cherokee Grill

Cherokee Grill is another one of the best restaurants in Gatlinburg TN with a view. Step inside the luxurious, mountain lodge setting to enjoy one of the best steaks you’ve ever tasted! The fireplace will keep you warm on the cool mountain nights as you browse the menu and take in a prime view of the Gatlinburg Strip. On the menu, you’ll find a variety of appetizers, like fried calamari and shrimp cocktails, and for entrees you can choose from chicken, seafood, pork and, of course, steak. You’ll have so many sides to choose from as well, from baked macaroni & spinach with spicy cheese, to Tennessee blue cheese grits. This is the perfect restaurant when you want a more upscale dining experience in the heart of Gatlinburg.

7. Howards Restaurant

sign for Howard's Restaurant in GatlinburgHowards Restaurant is a local favorite in Gatlinburg and has a scenic setting next to the mountain stream. It’s been providing guests with hand-cut steaks, gourmet burgers and fresh mountain trout since 1946, along with traditional Southern entrees. If you choose to dine on the outdoor patio, you can sit right next to the stream! The menu includes fresh salads, and entrees ranging from pulled pork, to salmon, to Smoky Mountain trout. Of course, many visitors choose to eat one of the famous steaks, paired with two of the signature side dishes!

8. Anakeesta Smokehouse

The Smokehouse restaurant is also located at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg! If you want a more casual dining experience than the Cliff Top restaurant, Anakeesta Smokehouse is a great option. It’s located in Firefly Village and offers house-smoked meats like pulled pork, brisket and chicken that are juicy with a smoked flavor you won’t be able to get enough of. Enjoy classic Southern barbeque while taking in views of mountain vistas and downtown Gatlinburg! After you dine at Smokehouse, explore everything else Anakeesta has to offer, like the AnaVista observation tower and a mountain coaster!

9. Gatlinburg SkyCenter

skycenter skylift parkThe Gatlinburg SkyCenter can be found at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park. While it’s not technically considered a restaurant, you can enjoy meals here while taking in incredible mountain views! The first floor of the SkyCenter has both a gift shop and a snack bar. At the snack bar, you can order pizza, salads, wraps and ice cream treats! The second floor as an enormous seating area and a bar, where you can sit and take in panoramic views of the Smokies. You can also choose to sit on the front deck outside that overlooks downtown Gatlinburg! After your meal, walk across the SkyBridge and the SkyTrail!

10. No Way Jose’s

Another delicious Mexican restaurant in Gatlinburg is No Way Jose’s! It’s across the street from Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and located right on the river. You’ll love the river views you’ll have while you enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine. Try one of their speciality drinks, like Jose’s Ultimate Pina Colada, while you browse the menu and decide what you want to order! The menu includes burritos, enchiladas, fajitas and so much more. Nothing on the menu at No Way Jose’s will disappoint you!

More Restaurants in Gatlinburg TN

best italian gatlinburgWe’ve told you about our 10 favorite restaurants in Gatlinburg TN with a view, but these are just some of the many options you’ll have when you visit Gatlinburg. Whether you’re in the mood for Southern food, Italian, steak or seafood, you can find a restaurant that will satisfy your cravings.

Browse more delicious Gatlinburg restaurants and decide where you want to dine on your vacation!

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