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Reviews of the various steak houses in Gatlinburg, TN

Alamo Steakhouse

Sometimes when you are on vacation you just really need a steak.  If you are looking for a great local steakhouse in Gatlinburg, while you are visiting the Smoky Mountains, then you need to stop by Alamo Steakhouse.

Alamo Steakhouse in Gatlinburg has long been one of the places that the locals go for steaks and when you see a bunch of cars in front of a restaurant in Sevier County with Sevier County license tags, you know the food is going to be good.  The menu at Alamo is as good as the service and the service is spectacular. On top of that service, the restaurant is located out of the middle of downtown so you can drive to the Alamo park your car (for free) and not have to walk or pay for a parking space.

Starters

It is sometimes hard to get an appetizer when you know that the there will be a lot of food coming to your table but it is worth getting a starter to share at the Alamo.  From bacon wrapped shrimp to grilled oysters their appetizers are decadent and a great way to start your meal.  One of their most appetizing appetizers are the Sombreros.  Sombreros, are mushroom caps stuffed with crabstuffing.  Then they are topped with Monterrey Jack and Parmesan cheese and baked.  These little bites of goodness are a perfect precursor to a great steak.

Steaks

Of course, the main reason that you go to a steak house is for a steak, here is just a partial listing of their selection of steaks and other beef selections:

  • Prime Rib – They run out quick most nights on this entree so you need to get there early to make sure that you get one.  Slow roasted in their ovens and seasoned for the best flavor, this is one of the best prime ribs in town.  Served with au jus and horseradish sauce.
  • Rio Grande Ribeye – There is a large cut and a smaller cut of this amazing ribeye.  Heavy marbling in this steak makes it mouthwatering and tender.
  • Alamo New York Strip – This is one of the lergest New York Strips you will ever encounter.  Not for th efaint of heart, this is one of the most tender steaks on their menu.
  • Filet Mignon – Available in both petit cut and full cut, this is the best of the best.  Now as the cut of kings, this is the steack for all of those steak lovers out there.
  • Texas T-Bone – Aged, juicy and tender, this bone-in steak gives you plenty of flavor.
  • El Presidente Porterhouse – This is the biggest steak on the menu.  If you can’t make up your mind about whether you want a fillet or a strip then thi sis the steak for you.

Here is the secret of the Alamo steak:

The Alamo Secret
If you have never tried Real Oak Fired Black Angus Steaks before, you will see why we make such a big deal over them. Oak Firing sears in the juices and all the natural flavors of these cuts of corn-fed beef. Every juicy mouthful is unbelievably moist with rich beefy flavor. After you’ve savored the last bite, we hope you’ll agree that all the work we put into preparing your meal was well worth it!

 Give Alamo a try next time you are in Gatlinburg, spend time with their great staff in a beautiful location in the mountains.  Most of all, bring your appetite.  Get ready for one of the best steaks you will find in the Smoky Mountains.

Alamo Steakhouse
705 East Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN
865-436-9998
http://www.alamosteakhouse.com/

 

Cherokee Grill

A great night our with that special someone is always on tap at the Cherokee Grill in Gatlinburg, TN.  They are located on the Great Smoky Mountains National Park end of town, right on the Parkway.  The food is out of this world and the atmosphere is second to none.  Steaks, seafood, pasta and more are all prepared form the freshest ingredients by cooks that want to make sure you have the best experience possible.

Cherokee Grill is right next to Calhoun’s in Gatlinburg.  At the front of Calhoun’s Village, this restaurant is among the handful of eateries that have their own parking so you don’t have to worry about finding a parking place, walking for blocks or paying to park.  If you are headed toward the National Park from Pigeon Forge, you will see the Cherokee Grill on the left hand side of the road.  This beautifully made building of stone and brick is as beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside and the attention to detail they took when building this structure is shown in the care they take with their food and menu as well.

And the food is wonderful.  This is a grill and steakhouse but the menu is mch more then just those types of comfort food.  This is an elegant menu for an equally elegant atmosphere.  Steak Au Poivre, Boursin Filet, Filet Mignon, Prime Rib, Crab Cakes, Herb Crusted Trout and more make up the menu.  This is not a place to go in, in a rush and grab some grub.  This menu will cause you to por over the choices and really dig into what they have to offer.  One of the favorites is their Prosperity Steak.  This entree features a a 10 ounce sirloin that has been marinated with olive oil, garlic and pepper and then finished with Worcestershire butter.

And then you have the atmosphere. In fact, this might be one of the most romantic venues in Gatlinburg.  Granite and walnut have been used as the basis for the interior of this restaurant.  The perfect atmosphere for a great night out.  If you have a special occasion to celebrate or if you are looking for a great meal while you are on your honeymoon, Cherokee Grill will fit the bill.

Cherokee Grill is full of flavor from the care taken in building the structure to the menu.  The staff is there to guarantee that you have a good experience, that make sure that you are happy, well fed and that you had a great time.  Let Cherokee Grill impress you with their ability to bring out the best that Gatlinburg has to offer.

Cherokee Grill & Steakhouse
1002 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN
865-436-4827
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Park Grill

Gatlinburg’s Grand Steakhouse

When you come to the Smokies one of the questions that you will find yourself asking over and over is:  Where are we going to eat tonight?  If you are looking for one of the best dining experiences that you can have in the Smokies then you want to try the Park Grill.  Great steaks, great service and a reputation that brings people back year after year.

The Park Grill is a fine dining restaurant located near traffic light 10 on the Parkway in Gatlinburg, TN.  The log cabin style building, uses full, huge logs on the outside and the inside to give you an amazing dining experience in true Smoky Mountain style.  As you enter the building, you will take in the grandeur of this decades old location in the food scene of the Smokies.  The interior is decorated with art and even some of the denizens of the Smokies.  The decor of this restaurant is designed to give you your own little quite space to enjoy a meal with that special someone.  Great design elements abound, even down to the chirping crickets in the bathrooms.

Let’s talk about the food:  WOW!  The menu at the Park Grill is very eclectic.  From food choices that you might see on any menu at a family restaurant to Smoky Mountain themed food, there is literally something for everyone.  Appetizers like their Smoked Trout Spread allow you to enjoy the trout that is famous for its connection to the Smokies in a whole different way.  All of the entrees come with their salad bar.  The salad bar at the Park Grill is unlike any salad bar that you have seen before – with several lettuce choices, lots of different choices, smoked oysters and even anchovies on the bar you will find thousands of different ways to make a salad at the Park Grill salad bar.  And as far as the entrees go, you will be able to choose from 9 different cuts of beef, local favorites like Moonshine Chicken and of course Fresh Rainbow Trout like you might catch in the Smokies.  But, be sure that you leave room for dessert.

There are a few restaurants where dessert is a required part of the meal.  With the dessert options at the Park Grill, dessert is a must.  Whether you choose the cobbler or the Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse you will not be disappointed.  But if you are looking for their signature dessert you are looking for the Jack Daniel’s Creme Brulee.  This is a traditional creme brulee made with Jack Daniel’s own Tennessee Sour Mach Whiskey.  The whiskey flavor is strong and wonderful.  A bit of class with an East Tennessee flare.  With the Jack Daniel’s Creme Brulee, they do sometimes run out by the end of the night so make sure that you preorder your dessert when you sit down.

Check out the Park Grill the next time you are in Gatlinburg.  If you are looking for that someplace special on your weekend getaway or your Gatlinburg honeymoon, the Park Grill is a great bet.  They fill up quickly so remember they do accept call ahead seating.  Go to the Park Grill and let them treat you to a fine dining experience at the foot of the Smoky Mountains.

Park Grill
1110 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN
865-436-2300
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The Peddler Steakhouse in Gatlinburg TN

If one place has been recommended by locals over the years, it’s The Peddler Steakhouse in Gatlinburg, TN. It’s incredibly unique in that it used to be a rustic, pioneer cabin built by one of the Smokies’ first-known familes, the Ogles.

The Peddler Steakhouse in Gatlinburg TN is the older sister restaurant to The Park Grill, which is located a short walk away. The restaurant is known for the fact that an actual peddler makes his way to the table to cut your slice of steak. A person rolls a cart around with fresh cuts of meat for you to choose from. These choice cuts are grilled over real Tennessee hickory charcoal and you actually get to see and choose the cut that you want. Still, if you’re craving something other than steak, the menu also features fresh Mountain Trout, Marinated Chicken and other delicious entrees.

The Peddler also receives lots of praise for their huge salad bar which comes with the meals. As great as the salad bar and steaks are, it amazingly gets better with the dessert. You better still be hungry or have plans to pack a to-go box, because the desserts are HUGE. When you’re ready to plan a delicious meal for a night of your vacation, heck out the menu for yourself > http://www.peddlergatlinburg.com/menu.asp.

Inside tip: The window seats are most people’s favorite due to the view of the softly running creek below. If you get one on a night that is snowing, you’re in for a magical dinner.

You definitely don’t want to miss The Peddler Steakhouse in Gatlinburg TN on your vacation!

The Peddler
820 River Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-5794
http://www.peddlergatlinburg.com