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Dining in the Great Smoky Mountains

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In the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, you will find many delicious dining experiences. After a full day exploring nature on horseback,  playing 18 holes of golf, or whatever adventure excites you, you’re sure to be ready for great food and drink – and the area’s dining choices will not disappoint!

Casual Dining, International Flare, or Authentic Cherokee Cuisine

The many small towns in the Great Smoky Mountains all have a variety of foods – and dining experiences – to choose from. You’ll find local breweries, Southern style food, international eateries, and even authentic Cherokee cuisine!

The local food movement is thriving throughout the region. Chef-owned, cozy venues can be found in almost every small town. Find fine dining at its best for a romantic dinner out or a family-filled evening.

Explore Your Dining Options

Dining in the Great Smoky Mountains is an adventure itself, and there are plenty of options for unique, delicious plates. No matter what you’re craving, you’ll be sending your compliments to the chef after just one bite. End your excursion-filled day with a relaxing meal.

NC Smoky Mountain Dining

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Here at Bent Willow we specialize in offering fresh roasted espresso, handcrafted batches of slow...

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NOODLE BAR A popular late-night eatery serving up heaping portions of wok specialties, savory noodle...

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Ruth's Chris Steak House Every decadent choice cut of steak is broiled at 1800° and...

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Selu Garden Café Visit this Southern-style café serving up hearty breakfast favorites and à la...

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THE LANDING CAFÉ Come as you are and enjoy a great meal with family and...

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Chef Ramsay meets the Great Smoky Mountains. Featuring eight cuisine concepts and a full-service restaurant,...

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Brio Italian Grille There’s no need to bring your passport. Experience the rustic and authentic...

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You know Fieri does it big, and Guy Fieri's Cherokee Kitchen + Bar doesn’t disappoint....

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Blue Hound Barbecue is a must-visit restaurant in Scaly Mountain, NC. They offer a limited...

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A casual dining restaurant with an extensive menu, focus of comfort food but also extensive...

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Welcome to Sunday Diner, nestled in the NE Georgia mountains in the small town of...

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Located in the center of the Fontana Village Resort, the Wildwood Grill offers a warm...

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Fine Dining in Hayesville, NC Acclaimed by critics and guests alike, The Copper Door features...

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Perched on the banks of the world famous Cheoah River. Order up a brick oven...

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Franklin's oldest eating establishment - family owned since 1955. Enjoy your old fashioned favorites and...

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Do you want to grab some authentic Thai - Bangkok Style cuisine? Then this is...

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Selu Garden Cafe offering hearty breakfasts with daily lunch and dinner specials for your enjoyment.

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Japanese steak house & sushi bar. Including patio seating, full bar and hibachi grill. Japanese,...

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This classic steakhouse brings a restaurant experience characterized by the restaurant’s renowned quality steaks and...

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River’s End Restaurant is an iconic spot for locals and visitors to Bryson City and is open...

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We provide over 40 delectable popcorn flavors made from scratch right inside our store. All...

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The Mountview Restaurant at the Fontana Village Resort sits atop our western valley and provides...

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Lulu's Cafe is a delectable surprise for travelers visiting the Great Smoky Mountains and a...

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Authentic Mexican Restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. Adult beverages served as well as kids...

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Home of the Warm Waffle Cone! A Family-Favorite Ice Cream Store next to Staples &...

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Home of the Warm Waffle Cone! A Family-Favorite Ice Cream Store next to the Smoky...

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Home of the Warm Waffle Cone! A Family-Favorite Ice Cream Store near the Quin Theater....

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Fudge, Chocolates & Coffee! Come in for a free taste! The legend of the Heavenly...

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Fudge, Chocolates & Coffee! Come in for a free taste! The legend of the Heavenly...

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Brick oven pizza, salads, sandwiches along with our craft brews.

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Food Court: Nathan's Famous, Panda Express, Earl of Sandwich, Papa John's Pizza, Starbucks

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Gazebo Creekside cafe is where the locals eat. Enjoy outdoor dining. Enjoy good food and...

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Full country breakfast, four-course dinners. Prime rib, lamb & trout, full bar, fine wines.

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Fat Buddies Restaurants offer the best family atmosphere and excellent BBQ favorites and specialty dishes....

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Fat Buddies Restaurants offer the best family atmosphere and excellent BBQ favorites and specialty dishes....

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Crepes, paninis, soups/salads, pasta, coffee, espresso, beer, wine, organic, gluten-free, vegetarian, free Wi-Fi, outdoor dining.

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The Asian King Chinese & Sushi Buffet is located in the new Walmart plaza just...

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Welcome to Smoke Stack Cafe and Catering, where we bring the sizzle and excitement to...