One of the best parts of being on vacation is dining out at local restaurants! When you stay at Summit Manor Condominiums, you will be minutes away from all of the best places to eat in the heart of Gatlinburg, TN. Whether you’re in the mood for a nice steak dinner with your sweetheart or a casual meal with the whole family, you are sure to find exactly what you’re looking for on The Strip. To help you make the most of your next vacation, we have put together a guide to five amazing restaurants that you can walk to from our downtown Gatlinburg condos.
1. The Peddler Steakhouse
The Peddler has been a can’t-miss destination in Gatlinburg since it opened in 1976. This legendary steakhouse is famous for its hickory charcoal-grilled steaks, expansive salad bar, and irresistible chocolate cake. Located beside the Little Pigeon River, The Peddler offers lovely views of the water and an exceptionally romantic ambiance. If you are celebrating an anniversary or another special occasion during your getaway, you can’t go wrong with dinner at The Peddler. This wonderful steakhouse is a 5-minute walk from Summit Manor.
2. Best Italian Cafe & Pizzeria
With a name like “Best Italian”, you know this restaurant has to be good! Situated in Elks Plaza, Best Italian Cafe & Pizzeria brings authentic Italian cuisine to the Smokies. Guests will find all of their favorite dishes, including pizza, calzones, chicken parm, stuffed shells, and lasagna. No trip to Best Italian is complete without trying their mouthwatering garlic rolls. Be warned; they’re highly addictive! Best Italian is a 2-minute walk from our downtown Gatlinburg condos.
3. Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que
Anyone craving BBQ during their vacation should head directly to Bennett’s! This award-winning restaurant has been serving up the area’s best pulled pork, brisket, chicken, and ribs for over 26 years. All of the meats at Bennett’s are basted in the restaurant’s signature sauce and smoked over hickory wood for up to 14 hours. In addition to its fantastic BBQ meals, Bennett’s also offers a spectacular breakfast buffet each morning. Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que is a 4-minute walk from Summit Manor.
4. The Melting Pot
Dining at The Melting Pot is a fun experience that you’ll remember long after your vacation is over! Guests at this unique restaurant can dip a variety of meats, shellfish, breads, and vegetables in a savory cheese fondue of their choosing. For dessert, The Melting Pot offers delicious chocolate fondue that you can enjoy with fresh strawberries, bananas, pineapple, brownies, blondies, pound cake, and marshmallow treats. The Melting Pot is a 3-minute walk from our condominiums.
5. Smoky Mountain Brewery
Smoky Mountain Brewery is the perfect place to enjoy a night out on the town in Gatlinburg. This awesome restaurant is popular with locals and visitors alike for its house-brewed beer, delicious food, regular live music, and multitude of TVs tuned to the big game. Highlights of the brewery’s menu include their pizza, chicken wings, Big City Reuben, and Chicken Cheese Philly. Smoky Mountain Brewery is a 3-minute walk from our downtown Gatlinburg condos.
As you can see, guests at Summit Manor Condominiums definitely won’t go hungry during their vacation! Located steps away from the Parkway, our condos are near all of the best places to eat and things to do in Gatlinburg. With both 1 bedroom units and 2 bedroom units that can sleep up to 8 guests, we are guaranteed to have the perfect property for your getaway. To start planning your escape, browse our selection of Gatlinburg condo rentals!