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A Detailed Guide to Smoky Mountain Restaurants With A View


What’s one of the most important parts of vacation planning? Where to eat, of course! Whether you’ve just booked a stay at a Smoky Mountain cabin rental or are in the early planning stage, you’re probably wondering where the best spots for a delicious meal are– a bonus if the restaurant has a beautiful view of the mountains. Take a look at some of the unique Smoky Mountain restaurants with a view in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg:

Pigeon Forge Restaurants With A View

The Old Mill

The Old Mill Restaurant is perfect for anyone looking for an authentic Southern meal. Whether you’re in the area for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you can expect hearty portions of all your favorite traditional dishes, friendly service, and a beautiful view along the river. 

 Azul Cantina 

One of the best Smoky Mountain restaurants with a view has to be Azul Cantina at the Mountain Mile! It has a fantastic rooftop view of Pigeon Forge and serves incredible Tex-Mex food, as well as top-notch margaritas. 

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen

paula deens family kitchen in Pigeon ForgeAt Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, you get to sit back and enjoy a family-style meal while overlooking the fountains at The Island. It’s a good option for large families or groups, with a delicious and satisfying menu. 

Harpoon Harry’s Crab House

Looking for some good seafood restaurants in Pigeon Forge? We recommend Harpoon Harry’s Crab House. Its fun and lively atmosphere ensures you’ll have a great time, with an upstairs dining area where you can admire the view. Go see for yourself why they’re rated some of the best seafood and sushi in town!

Sevierville Restaurants With A View

Iron Forge Brewing Co. 

Iron Forge Brewing Co. has it all– an indoor tasting room, an outdoor patio with firepits and games, plus an enclosed biergarten, delicious food, and gorgeous surrounding scenery along the Little Pigeon River. 

Seasons 101 & Sky Lounge

Take a panoramic view of downtown Sevierville at Sky Lounge, the rooftop bar at Seasons 101! Enjoy a happy hour on the roof sipping unique handcrafted cocktails before heading downstairs for a delicious meal at the upscale, intimate restaurant. 

Harbor Grill at Mountain Cove Marina

Just a short drive from the Parkway, The Harbor Grill is located at the Mountain Cove Marina in Sevierville along Douglas Lake where you can take in both lake and mountain views. It’s open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, offering salads, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, fresh seafood, and more! 

Gatlinburg Restaurants With A View 

smokehouse Anakeesta restaurantSmokehouse

You’ll find several awesome restaurants at Anakeesta with jaw-dropping views of Gatlinburg and the Smokies. Smokehouse is one of the options in Firefly Village, serving delicious BBQ pork, brisket, and chicken wings along with yummy sides like mac and cheese, cole slaw, baked beans, potato salad, and corn on the cob. 

Jason Aldean’s Kitchen & Rooftop Bar

Jason Aldean’s restaurant in Gatlinburg offers great food, a buzzing atmosphere, and live entertainment right on the Parkway. There are many choices when it comes to Smoky Mountain restaurants with live music, but you won’t regret adding this one to your vacation itinerary! 

Crystelle Creek Restaurant 

Crystelle Creek is another unique Smoky Mountain restaurant with a view. It’s also one of the most romantic restaurants in Gatlinburg! Their menu features everything from prime rib to pasta, and their newly remodeled bar has all your favorite wines, beer, and cocktails. 

The  Greenbrier 

Planning the ultimate date night in the area? The Greenbrier’s menu puts a unique Smoky Mountain twist on classic dishes, creating a special combination of casual and upscale dining. Whether you’re in the mood for steak, salmon, or chicken, they have something for everyone, with an extensive wine and alcohol list to pair with your dish. 

Now you know all about the best Smoky Mountain restaurants with a view that you should visit during your trip! Get more vacation planning information by checking out some of the best things to do while you’re in the Smokies!