Just because you chose to vacation in the Smokies instead of the beach, that doesn’t mean you can’t find some amazing seafood restaurants. When you stay at one of our cabins, you will be in a prime location to access some of the area’s best places to eat. Here are 4 of the best places to get seafood in Gatlinburg you have to try:
1. Chesapeake’s Seafood and Raw Bar
If you are looking for fresh seafood, you can’t get much fresher than Chesapeake’s. They get fresh seafood flown in daily to ensure they are serving the best product available. When you visit, you will almost forget you aren’t dining by the ocean. The combination of the nautical interior mixed with the friendly service of the Smokies makes this one of the best places to spend the evening. Not only do they have amazing seafood dishes, you can also find amazing drink selections as well. Between the full bar and the private wine cellar, you are guaranteed to find the perfect drink to go with your fresh seafood. One of the things that makes Chesapeake’s in Gatlinburg a popular place to eat is the atmosphere. There is a beautiful heated patio that you can eat on that overlooks the river! Whether you are going for the delicious food, great drinks, or amazing atmosphere, there is something for everyone at Chesapeake’s!
2. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Are you a fan of the classic movie Forrest Gump? If so, you need to visit Bubba Gump while you are in town. They do an amazing job of recreating the magic of the movie. From the memorabilia hanging around the restaurant to Forrest Gump trivia at the tables, you will feel like you are in a living version of the classic film. While the atmosphere is one of the big appeals of the restaurant, they also have some spectacular seafood dishes. They offer a variety of entrees, including shrimp in just about any way possible. After you enjoy a delicious meal, be sure to stop by the gift shop to pick up your box of chocolate or a “Run Forrest Run” T-shirt!
3. Smoky Mountain Trout House
The Smoky Mountain Trout House has been serving up delicious seafood for over 45 years in Gatlinburg! As the name suggests, they are mostly known for their scrumptious trout dishes. They feature 10 different fresh rainbow trout entrees, including the house favorite Eisenhower. It includes a fried piece of fish that is covered in sauteed mushrooms and onions. While there are other items on the menu besides trout, it is definitely the claim to fame for the restaurant. So next time you are looking for delicious seafood in Gatlinburg, stop by the Smoky Mountain Trout House to see what makes it a local favorite!
4. Crawdaddy’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you mixed the serenity of the Smokies with the cajun style of New Orleans? That is exactly what you will find at Crawdaddy’s Restaurant! They serve traditional cajun-style food with the Smoky Mountain experience. The restaurant believes in making your trip to their restaurant more than just dinner. The staff does their best to create positive memories for you and your family. Whether that be with dancing, karaoke, or just a fun environment, they want to serve up a smile to go with your delicious meal!
Now that you know some of the best places to get seafood in Gatlinburg, be sure to check out some nearby attractions to visit before or after dinner! We hope to see you soon in the Smoky Mountains!