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5 Must-Try Foods at Restaurants in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg is full of delicious restaurants and food. Treating yourself to a meal or snack with the family can be a fun bonding experience. Black Bear Inn and Suites knows of some delicious food at restaurants in Gatlinburg that you need to try during your next visit.

1. Hungry Bear Pulled Pork Sandwichpulled pork sandwich

If you’re looking for a little bit of a more filling meal, but that’s right for the money give Hungry Bear BBQ a try! Hungry Bear is locally owned and they smoke and marinate all of their own meats and sauces. Their pulled pork sandwich has a great smoky and juicy flavor that is served on a toasted bun and with sides like coleslaw, corn, and green beans. The Hungry Bear Pulled Pork Sandwich is a must try of the restaurants in Gatlinburg. They also have a kid friendly menu if you have some picky eaters.

2. Homemade Taffy

Got a sweet tooth? Then you have to visit the Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen and grab some of their homemade taffy! You won’t be able to believe the variety of flavors they have! You’ll find banana, butter scotch, peanut butter, molasses, rum, and sassafras. They even carry sugar-free taffy. Watch the candy makers pull the taffy in the candy shop, and then grab yourself a 16-ounce bag of your favorite flavor!

3. Cake Glazed Donut

cake donutsThe Donut Friar, located in the Village Shops in Gatlinburg, is a local and visitor favorite! They make their donuts and bread fresh daily. Their cake donuts are some of the most popularly requested items. They are delightfully sweet and fluffy. The Donut Friar stays pretty busy in the mornings and can sometimes have a line.

4. New Orleans Sandwich Company Burger

If you are looking for a little cajun spice in the mountains, the New Orleans Sandwich Company serves it up! New Orleans, for short, is a local favorite and hidden in a little shop in Baskin Square in Gatlinburg. They offer all kinds of food items that you would find in Southern Louisiana, and their burger and sides are one of the favorites on the menu. Cooked anyway you like and fully dressed if you want, their burgers are filling and have a great spicy. Their sides include items like cajun spiced fries, crispy onion rings, and fried okra.

5. Smoky Mountain Brewery Wingschicken wings

The Smoky Mountain Brewery is a hot spot for restaurants in Gatlinburg. They make and produce their own craft beers. One of the Brewery’s best menu items are their wings, which they marinate in sauces that are mixed with their beers. You can often find live music, karaoke, or trivia on most  nights of the week. This is also a great place to watch a game on TV, and just chill out in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. The Brewery has other items like pizza, salads, burgers, and more.

Ready to try one of these must-try foods at some of the restaurants in Gatlinburg? Black Bear Inn and Suites has comfy rooms that are within a close walking or driving distance to these restaurants!