#GatlinburgEats: From Fondue to Barbecue
When it comes to food in Gatlinburg, there is no shortage of variety for a quick bite on the go or a luxurious savory dinner. A visit to our mountain town will introduce you to the best of southern comfort foods and local favorites so good, you’ll be longing for them till your next visit. Here are a few of the top places in Gatlinburg to get your grub on.
The Melting Pot – The Melting Pot nails the two things that dreams are made of – cheese and chocolate. What says enjoyment more than dosing savory bread in delicious cheese? Or coating strawberry after strawberry with dreamy, flambéed chocolate? Not much we think. These meals might be classified as guilty pleasures, but you’ll never regret the fun you’ll have with friends and loved ones at the Melting Pot here in Gatlinburg.
Delauder’s BBQ – For all the barbecue enthusiasts out there who relish good pulled pork more than anything else, Delauder’s BBQ off Glades Road in the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community is well worth seeking out. Delauder’s “Holy Bologna” signature sandwich, a masterpiece furnished with fried bologna, pulled pork and nacho cheese, is the stuff of Yelp and Travel + Leisure acclaim. A family owned and operated eatery, it’s the perfect place to grab a causal – but unforgettable – lunch while in town.
Crawdaddy’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar – The tastes of the ocean can still be found in the mountains at Crawdaddy’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar. If their tasty Low Country Boil and decadent cocktails don’t have you coming back, then the beautiful mountain views from their patio tables most definitely will. This seafood restaurant is a fun hub with a newly renovated look and that is perfect for anyone looking to have a relaxed meal in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg.
Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que at 714 River Road – Locals and visitors agree that no place does Texan barbecue quite like Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que at 714 River Road. Their commitment to quality service is only second to their commitment to flavorful meats that have been specially sauced and smoked for over 14-hours. It is no wonder that TripAdvisor has awarded Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que at 714 River Road its Certificate of Excellence time and again.