Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg 2023

If you are visiting Gatlinburg this Thanksgiving and plan to eat out, you may be wondering which restaurants will be open.  We wanted to make it easy for you to know your options, so we rounded up all the restaurants that we have confirmed will be open. (We highly recommend contacting any restaurant you plan to visit to make a reservation if needed)

The following Gatlinburg restaurants will be OPEN on Thanksgiving: 

The Park Vista by Double Tree

The Park Vista | 705 Cherokee Orchard Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738 | (865) 277-1036 | Photo Credit by @southerntravelinggal on Instagram

Thanksgiving Hours: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Food will be served in the Tennessee Ballroom

Adults: $48.95
Veterans and Seniors: $41.95
Children ages 6-10: $22.95
Children ages 5 and under: Free

The Park Vista hosts an annual Thanksgiving Feast for any and all families looking to come together and enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal. A few of their menu items include an iced seafood bar, 4 different carved meats, a dessert table, and a children’s buffet. You can view the FULL menu here.

Cherokee Grill Gatlinburg

Cherokee Grill | 1002 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738 | (865) 436-4287

Holiday Hours:

Thanksgiving Day: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Day After Thanksgiving: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Located in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, Cherokee Grill, is the perfect choice for savory steaks and seafood, combined with excellent service.



Smoky Mountain Brewery

Smoky Mountain Brewery | 1004 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738 | (865) 436-4200

Holiday Hours:

Thanksgiving Day: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Day After Thanksgiving: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

If you are looking for craft beers, delicious bar food, great views, and nightly entertainment you certainly want to check out Smoky Mountain Brewery.

The Park Grill

The Park Grill | 1110 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738 | (865) 436-3800

Thanksgiving Hours: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Reservations will be available starting November 9th, 2023.

Adults: $29 (add salad bar for $9 extra)
Children 12 and under: $14 (add salad bar for $5 extra)

The Park Grill will begin serving their Thanksgiving feast at 11:30 AM, which includes, Roasted Sliced Turkey Breast with Gravy, Cornbread Stuffing, your choice of Garlic Mashed Potatoes or Sweet Potato Casserole, and Housemade Cranberry Sauce. Turkey will be served until they run out and the restaurant will also be serving their regular menu items all day.

Calhoun’s Gatlinburg

Calhoun’s | 1004 Parkway #101 Gatlinburg, TN 37728 | (865) 436-4100

Holiday Hours:

Thanksgiving Day: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Day After Thanksgiving: 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM

Check out Calhoun’s tasty family to-go Holiday Packs available 11/21 – 1/1:
Smoked Turkey – includes mashed potatoes & gravy, dressing, peas, cranberry sauce, seasonal cheesecake, and dinner rolls. This Holiday Pack feeds 5-10 and requires a 48-hour notice.
Smoked Prime Rib – includes au jus, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, horseradish sauce, seasonal cheesecake, and garlic rolls. This Holiday Pack feeds 5 and requires a 72-hour notice.
Brews To-Go – your choice of mix & match, 6 packs, 12 packs, growlers + refills, mini kegs, and full kegs. Beer options include mainstays and seasonal flavors.
Optional Salad – you can add a salad (feeds 5) to any of these Holiday Packs for $17.50.

If you are looking for a restaurant with LOTS of options, Calhoun’s is perfect. With large portions and options galore, your party is sure to find something they will love.

Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg is truly a magical time. Fall decor abounds and the city ramps up for Christmas and is full of so much mountain cheer.