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.