As your family explores the abundance of attractions along the Parkway in Gatlinburg, you are sure to work up an appetite. Luckily, there are plenty of restaurants nearby where you can enjoy a fast and affordable meal so you can get back to your busy day. Here are 4 of the best places to have lunch in Gatlinburg:

1. Tennessee Jed’s

With two locations in Gatlinburg, Tennessee Jed’s serves a variety of salads and sandwiches that make for an incredible lunch. Some of the local favorites on the menu include the Reuben, Cubano, and the Classic BBQ pork sandwich. They also have a variety of Nathan’s hot dogs that are to die for, including the Classic Chili Dog! To top off your lunch, be sure to sample one of the incredible desserts at Tennessee Jed’s, highlighted by the Peanut Butter Pie!

2. Alamo Steakhouse

Alamo Steakhouse in GatlinburgAlamo Steakhouse believes in serving only the best. That is why they use hand-cut steaks and grill them to perfection each and every time with just the right amount of seasonings. For those who are looking for something besides steak, the lunch menu also features a ton of other tasty selections, including pork chops, grilled salmon, chicken teriyaki, and so much more. For dessert, don’t miss out on the famous Chocolate Burrito or the three-time champion Apple Crisp! Note that Alamo Steakhouse is only open for lunch Thursday-Sunday from 11 AM until 3 PM.

3. Big Daddy’s Pizzeria

Big Daddy’s Pizzeria is one of the most popular places to have lunch in Gatlinburg! After all, who doesn’t love pizza? Plus, the pies you will find at Big Daddy’s are much more than just your average slice of pizza. Every creation starts with hand-tossed dough and fresh ingredients before it is tossed into the 550-degree wood-fired oven. As you are deciding what to have, you can either try one of Big Daddy’s specialty pizzas or start from scratch and create your own marvelous masterpiece.

4. Crockett’s Breakfast Camp

Crockett's Breakfast Camp in GatlinburgFor those folks who love breakfast food, but also like to sleep in while on vacation, Crockett’s Breakfast Camp was made for you! From the early morning hours until 1 PM every day, they have all your favorite breakfast classics that are served to you hot and fresh. Therefore, you can enjoy a midday meal with a plate full of Griddle Cakes or a Black Bear Camp Skillet! If you have someone in the family who has a sweet tooth, Crockett’s has an amazing cinnamon roll that is to die for. The next time you are in Gatlinburg, be sure to stop by Crockett’s Breakfast Camp at least once during your trip.

Now that you know about some of the best places to have lunch in Gatlinburg, take a look at some of the wonderful things to do in the Smokies before or after your meal! We look forward to welcoming your family to the Great Smoky Mountains!