Nothing quite beats a good steak, except perhaps another good steak. Gatlinburg is home to a plethora of delectable steakhouses, each one worthy of multiple trips.
But to save on digital paper, we’ve managed to cut our steakhouse list down to just the top five. Any one of these restaurants is sure to satisfy the tastes of a steak connoisseur. If your vacation allows you the time, you should definitely hit up each one.
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On the higher end of things is the upscale Cherokee Grill. This place serves up some really exquisite steak and seafood. The menu is regionally-inspired, so you won’t be finding these flavorful steaks anywhere else.
The Cherokee Grill puts a lot of effort into creating a high-end ambiance to compliment your dining experience. The staff is attentive, and you’ll feel right at home curled up next to their big, crackling fireplace.
If hickory charcoal grilled steak sounds good to you, then the Peddler Steakhouse is where you want to be. This restaurant has an extensive history and has become something of a Gatlinburg legend. Look out over the Little Pigeon River while you wine and dine.
There’s always a bit of an extra wait at the Alamo Steakhouse, but it’s not because of bad service. In fact, it’s the opposite. At the Alamo Steakhouse, kitchen staff take the time to hand cut and season all the meat before slow cooking it over an oak fire. And if that weren’t enough, they also hand-make all their soups and gravies.
You might spend a few extra minutes soaking in the atmosphere before you get your food, but you definitely won’t regret it. Trust the Alamo if you’ve got the time to taste steak done right.
Open since 1946, Howard’s is proud to be not just Gatlinburg’s oldest steakhouse, but its oldest restaurant, as well! They must be doing something right to have stuck around for the better part of a century.
Howard’s serves up not just steaks but great scenery too (and the photos on their website show evidence of a dog-friendly deck, which is always a plus).
And we haven’t even mentioned the in-house saloon yet! Howard’s is a nice little slice of Smoky Mountain hospitality. Between their freshly cut, mouthwatering steaks and their scenic view, you just may find you never want to leave!