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, check out the menu for yourself.
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!
820 River Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
6 thoughts on “The Peddler Steakhouse in Gatlinburg TN”
I want to take this opportunity to say a BIG thank you to the employees of the Peddler. My husband and I arrived at the Peddler to celebrate our anniversary. When I sat down I did not see a wasp sitting on the seat of the booth where we were seated. Of course, the wasp stung me. As soon as the staff realized what happened they came to my aid right away. I’m not allergic to bees, but it sure did hurt. The staff was very kind and gave me some medication to put on the sting and some aspirin.
I would also like to mention that the food was delicious and after I felt better I was able to celebrate the very important occasion that brought us to the restaurant.
Again, thank you for your kind attention and delicious food.
The Peddler is our family’s absolute favorite place to eat. We live around 4 1/2 hours away but have been tempted to come there to eat on a weekend trip. We usually have to wait til our yearly vacation but that is ok. It just makes it more exciting when we do go. The price is well worth it to us!
The Peddler has always been our favorite restaurant.
We will be coming down soon and can’t wait to have dinner there again to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. My husband always goes for the steak cut at the table and I always go for the combo entre. The salad bar is one of the best. Even if you’re too full for dessert – you’ve got to get the blackberry cobbler with the ice cream. It is by far the best!
On a road trip last May from L.A., my husband & I came thru your city & stumbled onto your Great restaurant . We absolutely loved it…had a table with a view of the River & we say the “BEST STEAKS EVER”!! Also a “wonderful” huge Salad Bar … We also stayed next door at the darling “Bearskin Lodge”. What great memories we keep making….Thank You so much!!!
i started coming to the peddlers back in 1981….and have loved it ever since..when my wife and i started a family….we always took the kids there to eat at least 5 out of the 7 nites we were in gatlinburg……….my youngest son took me to the peddlers for fathers day in 2009 and since i hadnt been there since 2000…waitresses still remembered me…amazing
We ate at the Peddlers last year. We were so looking forward to the meal as the great reviews we read. To our surprise the Trout needed a magnifying glass to find it on the huge plate and the vegetables where cold to touch with the hand. It was brought up to the server to only take it away and put in the microwave. Now we had a over nuked fish and shriveled up vegetables. Wow for a heavy price tag at that. The prime rib was very good tasting but could have also stood some heat. This may have all been contributed to the slow service and food sitting in the kitchen to be served. As this special weekend we will return but will peddle in the opposite direction of the Peddler. Found better service hotter food with more reasonable prices down the road. Might be best to try this on a not so special occasion to be disappointed.