Top 4 Gatlinburg Places to Eat on Thanksgiving

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BY Highlands 2016-08-08 06:29:30 TRAVEL
Gatlinburg, Tennessee is the perfect place to gather the whole family together to celebrate Thanksgiving! All of the Gatlinburg condo rentals at The Highlands come with fully furnished kitchens, so you can easily whip up a classic turkey dinner with all of the fixings. However, if you would like to take the day off from cooking, the area has a number of great restaurants that are open for the holiday. Here are four of our favorite Gatlinburg places to eat on Thanksgiving:

1. Seasons of Ober

Seasons of Ober is located at Ober Gatlinburg, the leading destination in the Smoky Mountains for skiing and other winter sports. The restaurant will have a special Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with all of your holiday favorites, including herb butter basted turkey, holiday baked glazed ham, sweet potato casserole with pecan topping, and so much more. Enjoy a hearty meal while taking in the beautiful mountain scenery. While you're visiting Ober Gatlinburg, you can also enjoy the amusement park or snow tubing, which begins on November 21. Phone: 865-456-5423 Address: 1339 Ski Mountain Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Website:

2. Cherokee Grill

Cherokee Grill is one of Gatlinburg's most popular steakhouses and offers diners an elegant mountain lodge ambiance. In addition to its many steaks, including New York Strip, Rib Eye, Filet Mignon, and Teriyaki Sirloin, you will find dishes such as Rotisserie Chicken, Southern Fried Catfish, Maryland Crab Cakes, and Smoky Mountain Fried Chicken. Cherokee Grill has some tempting appetizers, including Charbroiled Shrimp, Classic Crab Bisque, Fried Calamari, and Spinach-Artichoke Dip. There is also an extensive wine list, burgers and sandwiches, a gluten-free menu, and a children's menu. Phone: 865 - 436 - 4287 Address: 1002 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Website:

3. Three Jimmy's

Three Jimmy's is a locally owned restaurant that is actually run by three guys named Jim! Known for its live entertainment and its exceptionally fresh homemade food, Three Jimmy’s smokes all of its meats in-house. The menu includes specialty appetizers such as fried mushrooms and award-winning wings. For entrees, you can choose from Pork Chops, Champagne Chicken, Baby Back Ribs, and seafood offerings such as Shrimp, Trout, and Catfish. With something for everyone in your group, it’s easy to see why Three Jimmy’s is one of the top Gatlinburg places to eat on Thanksgiving. Phone: 865-325-1210 Address:1359 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Website:

4. The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot is a unique restaurant that specializes in both chocolate and cheese fondue. This restaurant chain has recently won a Consumer Picks Award as the #1 Casual Dining Restaurant in the U.S. Cheese fondues can be prepared in several different ways, including Cheddar and Classic Alpine, which is a combination of Aged Gruyere, Raclette, and Fontina cheeses. The Melting Pot offers several combination meals, such as the 4-Course Experience, which allows you to choose a cheese fondue, salad, entree, and a chocolate fondue for dessert. The most popular cheese fondue dish is The Classic, which comes with Angus Beef Sirloin, Pacific White Shrimp, Pork Tenderloin, Herb-Crusted Chicken, and Teriyaki-Marinated Sirloin. Phone: 865-430-4430 Address: 959 Parkway #2, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Website: Highlands Condos is just a short drive from all of these excellent Gatlinburg places to eat on Thanksgiving. To start planning your holiday vacation, check out our complete listing of condos in Gatlinburg!