Got a trip planned to Anakeesta?! Chances are you’ll spend the majority of your day experiencing the Gatlinburg theme park! Don’t allow your stomach to run on empty with so much to do! At some point you’ll probably hope to grab some grub with your crew! Here are 5 must-try Anakeesta restaurants:
1. Cliff Top
You won’t believe this view! Located in Anakeesta’s Black Bear Village, Cliff Top is an elevated dining experience with picturesque views of Mount LeConte and the Smokies! Cliff Top’s modern American cuisine includes savory specialties like appetizers, tender steaks, piled-high burgers, fresh salads and homemade desserts! Numerous local craft beers are on tap and guests can enjoy indoor seating or a spot on the outdoor deck. You won’t regret dropping by to catch a sunset and a delicious meal!
Are you all about the meats?! If so, Smokehouse is the place for you! Located in Firefly Village at the top of Anakeesta Mountain, Smokehouse serves up delicious house-smoked meats like pulled pork, brisket and chicken wings! Smokehouse uses a wood-burning fire to smoke all of its meats, the consistent temperatures creating a juicy smoked flavor that’s to die for! Smokehouse is another Anakeesta restaurant with a spectacular view as it overlooks downtown Gatlinburg and features perfect mountain views.
3. Snack Shack
Not in the mood for a full meal? A sweet treat more of your style? Snack Shack has you taken care of with delicious, fluffy donut bites, perfect to satisfy any sweet tooth around! These donut holes come served with your choice of toppings: powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar and strawberries! This spot also sells drinks like bottled water, Gatorade and fruit shooters, along with bagged chips. Featuring portions large enough to share with friends, Snack Shack is perfect for a sweet bite on the go!
4. Pearl’s Pie in the Sky
Nobody does desserts quite like Pearl’s Pie in the Sky! Cones, cups and sundaes are filled with delicious, hand-dipped ice cream by Blue Bell! Ice cream flavors include options like blackberry cobbler, butter pecan and chocolate chip cookie dough, among many others. How’s a homemade brownie sundae sound?! Southern fried pies — apple and cherry — are the unquestioned specialty and definitely worth a try at Pearl’s Pie in the Sky! Coffee, tea, water and soda are all available at this Anakeesta restaurant.
5. Kephart Cafe
Kephart Cafe serves up gourmet hot dogs and flatbread pizzas, making it another perfect option on the go! Located in Black Bear Village, loads of Anakeesta guests rely on Kephart Cafe daily for quick food on the move! Flatbread pizza options include pepperoni, veggie, carnivore and BBQ chicken with onions and peppers. Hotdogs come either plain, with chili cheese or Hawaiian. Quench your thirst with a local craft beer or soda that is available at Kephart Cafe!
You now know which Anakeesta restaurants to visit, but perhaps you’d prefer to grab a meal outside the park. Take a look at the best places to eat on the nearby Gatlinburg Strip!