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Smoky Mountain Restaurant Options | Gatlinburg Weddings

Updated: Oct 21, 2023

One of the best parts about getting married is the after wedding celebrations! If you're traveling to the Smoky Mountains for your wedding, you'll definitely want to check out some of the local eateries. If you're not getting married and just looking to explore, I've got you covered too. These Smoky Mountain restaurant options I'm sharing will be sure to blow you away!

Smoky Mountain Restaurant Options for weddings and elopements

The Greenbrier Restaurant - Smoky Mountain Restaurant Options

Looking for a dining experience with food that will blow you out of the water? Consider The Greenbrier Restaurant. This spot lets their chef shine with a chef driven menu, showcasing prime steaks, craft cocktails and fresh local produce. Nestled in the Smoky Mountains you'll feel right at home with the delicious meals and warm ambiance found inside. If you're considering the Greenbrier Restaurant make sure to make a reservation before as they are incredibly popular and fill up quickly.

table at the Greenbrier restaurant photographed by Smoky Mountain Restaurant Options for elopements

The Dancing Bear Lodge - Appalachian Bistro

Another spot that is sure to turn heads on our list of top Smoky Mountain Restaurant options - The Dancing Bear Lodge. Found inside the lodge is their award winning bistro, Appalachian Bistro. The bistro boasts a contemporary menu with a farm-to-table experience. This location truly embraces the beauty and sanctity of the area growing produce on site and celebrating the beauty of the area. The Appalachian Bistro was named one of America's 25 Most Romantic Restaurants by TripAdvisor.

The Restaurant at RT Lodge

Perhaps you're looking for a more quiet and relaxing night in, consider The Restaurant at RT Lodge. Found near the Foothills, serving comfort food and high quality hand made ingredients such as various breads, and pimento cheese, to name a few. Their mission is to provide quality ingredients to make even better quality dishes. Their most popular dishes are their Buttermilk Fried Chicken or House Charcuterie spread. And are one of my personal favorite spots in the Smokies!

Smoky Mountain Restaurant Options at wedding venue with outdoor reception areavenues in

The Peddler Steakhouse - Smoky Mountain Restaurant Options

If you're looking for a spot to start a tradition and return to for years to come, consider The Peddler Steakhouse. This Smoky Mountain restaurant has become a popular location for families to return to over the years for delicious food and creating memories. Offering a fresh salad bar, custom cut steaks and so much more, The Peddler is a great spot to bring the family and enjoy delicious food.

the Peddler Smoky Mountain Restaurant Options for elopements in Gatlinburg

Cherokee Grill and Steakhouse

Lastly, Cherokee Grill and Steakhouse. This is the perfect spot for a well rounded meal, this Smoky Mountain restaurant offers steak, seafood, and classic American dishes as well! Located in the heart of Gatlinburg it's a great spot for an after wedding celebration or even a rehearsal dinner before you say, "I do!" Customers rave about their delicious food and cozy atmosphere that makes you feel at home.

Wherever you choose we're sure you'll have a great experience and be able to enjoy the beauty of the area. The Smoky Mountains is such a special place that you'll be sure to enjoy and return to for years to come!

Smoky Mountain Restaurant Options with outdoor seating around a fire pit with friends drinking wine together

If you’re looking for some support in planning a breathtaking elopement at an affordable price, what are you waiting for? Reach out and book your date now!

Looking for more location options when you elope to Gatlinburg? Check out our full list of Smoky Mountain elopement locations!

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