Sun Diner Mac and Cheese with Pulled Pork
June 7, 2023

One of Nashville’s most popular dining establishments is making its second home here in the Smoky Mountains! Beloved for its nostalgic ambience and tasty comfort food, Sun Diner serves as a tribute to the impressive musical heritage of Nashville and its connection to the iconic Sun Records! This new diner style restaurant is set to open in June and will recreate the vibrant energy and spirit of the Nashville music scene at its newest location here in Gatlinburg. Here is everything you need to know about Sun Diner:

About Sun Diner

plates of food at sun diner

Step inside of Sun Diner for a nostalgic journey down memory lane! Every last detail of Sun Diner has been carefully selected to recreate the time when Nashville’s music scene exploded, giving our country countless talented musicians that you’ve come to know and love.

The interior of Sun Diner features vintage decor and photographs of the legendary musicians who recorded at Sun Records, like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins!

The menu at Sun Diner is made up of an amazing selection of classic Southern comfort food for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Pick from a variety of savory breakfast and brunch options like Sun Diner’s famous fluffy pancakes! Options include specialities like “Let’s Do the Twist” Creme Brulee French Toast, Hangover Biscuits and Gravy, chicken and waffles, plus much more! Visit for lunch or dinner to enjoy tasty selections like hot turkey and gravy, juicy burgers, savory meatloaf, chicken wings and of course traditional Southern dishes like country fried steak!

Paying Homage to Sun Records

breakfast food at sun diner

Sun Records was founded in 1952 by Sam Phillips, eventually evolving into an iconic place in the history of music that played a pivotal role in shaping rock music!

Sun Records began in Memphis, Tennessee where it gained notoriety for producing groundbreaking artists that would become legendary figures in the music industry. Sun Records’ first big hit came in 1954 when a young Elvis Presley recorded “That’s All Right”. Presley’s fusion of the blues, country and R&B with songs like “Blue Moon of Kentucky” and “Mystery Train” served as a turning point in popular music, elevating Presley into a star and solidifying Sun Records’ reputation as a hub for groundbreaking music!

About Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar

pancakes at sun diner

Sun Diner will be the first part of Jason Aldean’s restaurant in Gatlinburg to open! Sun Diner is located on the first floor of Jason Aldean’s building on the Parkway in Gatlinburg, between Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse and Ben & Jerry’s.

Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar is scheduled to open in the same building as Sun Diner at a later date. This Gatlinburg restaurant will feature a variety of different places to enjoy great food, live music and awesome views of Gatlinburg! The star of this Gatlinburg restaurant is the rooftop patio that offers stunning views of the Smokies as you enjoy all the great food and entertainment on hand!

Sun Diner is soon to be one of your favorite spots in all of the Smoky Mountains! Start planning your trip to the Smoky Mountains today and learn about all the can’t-miss things to do in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains!

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