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Do you love a nice walk and a great place to eat? If so, we want to share with you 4 fantastic restaurants that are within walking distance of our hotel. From one of the newest dining locations in Gatlinburg to a local favorite that’s been around since 1974, we’ve put together some of the best spots in town! We hope you’ll give a couple of them a try the next time you’re in the Smokies!

Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin

flapjacks pancake cabin in gatlinburgDuring your stay with us at The Appy Lodge you’ll receive a daily complimentary breakfast. However if one morning you find yourself craving a hearty meal with stacks of pancakes and crisp bacon then you’ll just need to take a few steps to arrive at Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin. On their menu is everything from grandma style pancakes to Elkmont Egg Platters and a Smoky Mountain Club Sandwich. If you’re traveling with children, they’ll enjoy the Junior Bear Cakes that are complete with a smiling bear face! If you’re looking to get your sugar fix, check out the Reese’s Peanut Butter or Sticky Buns pancakes. Multiple omelets, the Healthy Start Waffles and a Gluten Sensitive Breakfast option can be found on the menu as well for folks seeking a healthy meal.

Parton’s Deli

Often described as a “Gatlinburg Gem” and a local icon, Parton’s Deli is one of the most loved local spots in town. Located just down the road from our hotel, the restaurant is a classic family-owned delicatessen. You can expect downhome friendly service, locals grabbing lunch and an atmosphere that can only be described as nostalgic. You’ll often find reviews that rave about the sandwiches, homemade deviled eggs and potato salad as well as the lemon pound cake. Parton’s is closed on Sunday and Monday each week but they’re open from 9a.m. until 5p.m. every other day. The next time you’re visiting with us and hoping to eat like a local, just take a stroll down to one of the best little spots in the Smokies!


Guests that have an appreciation for amazing seafood are sure to love one of Gatlinburg’s latest culinary additions, Chesapeake’s. The restaurant is a fine dining experience that is perfect for special occasions or just a nice meal with family and friends. The menu consists of fresh oysters, Maine lobsters, fresh Maryland crab cakes and countless other choices that have been highly reviewed since their opening date. Time after time customers that have dined at Chesapeake’s have spoken very highly of their beautiful property and the wonderful staff as well. During your stay with us, give them a try for yourself one evening and let us know what you think!

Ole Red

ole red gatlinburgBlake Shelton’s Ole Red restaurant moved into the neighborhood last year as well and it’s been the talk of the town ever since the doors opened! With a nice laid-back vibe, live entertainment, great drinks and a list of mouth-watering items on the menu, it’s a place that just about everyone is sure to enjoy! It is afterall the only spot in town where you’ll find a Black Bear, Drunk’n Mule, a Redhead Bluetick Hound and The Warden all under the same roof! Stop in for a full meal, a drink and tunes or a late night Nashville Hot Chicken Biscuit and chips the next time you’re roaming the streets of Gatlinburg!

Have any of our featured restaurants sparked your interest?

The great thing about staying at our hotel in Gatlinburg is the fact that you’ll find great dining spots just like those listed above all over the town. The area is also filled with natural beauty, plenty of shopping and great attractions around every corner. Booking a vacation with us also means that you’ll have your choice of Our Guest Rooms to be your home away from home during your stay. We have plenty of spacious parking at the hotel that is free to guests and we provide a free downtown parking pass upon request. You can also pick up a $2 ticket at our front desk that will allow you to ride the Gatlinburg Trolley all day long from our parking lot. You will find toasty outdoor fire pits, an indoor pool with a hot tub and a seasonal outdoor pool on our beautiful property. A daily complimentary breakfast is just one of Our Amenities that you’ll not only enjoy but that will also save you money.

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