If you are a seafood lover, you’ll love to know there are several excellent seafood restaurants in the Smokies! Whether you want to sample some of the area’s fresh trout, or enjoy a delicious shrimp feast, you can do it all just minutes away from our hotel! Here are the top 4 seafood restaurants in Gatlinburg that you need to try on your vacation:
1. Crawdaddy’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Crawdaddy’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar features an authentic New Orleans setting and specializes in traditional, cajun-style food, so be sure to put this restaurant on your dining itinerary! Some of the popular seafood items on the menu include Fish & Chips, Seafood Gumbo, Crawfish Boil and Fried Oysters. You also won’t want to miss the chance to taste their famous Alligator Bites or Raw Oysters! Crawdaddy’s is more than just great food, as they also offer handcrafted cocktails, an outdoor patio, and all-ages karaoke on Friday and Saturday nights!
2. Smoky Mountain Trout House
Another one of the best seafood restaurants in Gatlinburg that you need to try during your vacation is the Smoky Mountain Trout House! This locally owned and operated restaurant specializes in serving locally sourced trout, and you’ll find 10 fresh rainbow trout dishes on the menu! You’ll also want to try the famous Trout Fritters, which combine fresh trout with a special mixture of potatoes, onions and peppers! There are other seafood favorites to tempt your appetite too, including Fried Shrimp and Fried Catfish Filet! After chowing down on some seafood, finish off your meal with the Chocolate Lava, Coconut Cream Pie or Key Lime Pie!
Chesapeake’s offers fresh seafood that is flown in daily, as well as a charming shore ambiance with genuine nautical antiques and artifacts! The menu features many traditional seafood favorites, such as Maryland Crab Cakes, Fresh Sea Scallops and Fresh Fried Oysters. If you want to try a bit of everything, go for the Broiled Seafood Platter or the Fried Seafood Platter! Chesapeake’s is also home to an amazing Seafood Bar where you can order Oysters Rockefeller, Grilled Jumbo York River Oysters, Oysters Chesapeake, Petite Lobster Tails and more! Be sure to save room for a mouthwatering slice of the housemade cheesecake for dessert!
4. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
When it comes to the top seafood restaurants in Gatlinburg, you don’t want to miss Bubba Gump Shrimp Co! As you might guess from the name, this lively restaurant is a paradise for shrimp lovers and offers shrimp prepared in just about every way possible! There are plenty of other awesome seafood options too, including Maker’s Mark Glazed Salmon, Captain’s Fish & Chips and Jambalaya! If you’re dining as a couple, consider the Crab and Shrimp Boil for Two! This incredible seafood boil comes complete with snow crab, shrimp, andouille sausage, corn on the cob and red potatoes!
Check out all of the rooms at our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg today to stay close to all of these fantastic seafood restaurants in Gatlinburg! We look forward to seeing you soon!