Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving 2022 in Gatlinburg

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: 

Cherokee Grill Gatlinburg

Thanksgiving Hours: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

This is the perfect choice for savory steaks and seafood, combined with excellent service.

Ole Red

Thanksgiving Hours: 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM

With delicious southern cuisine, a friendly atmosphere, and regular entertainment, Ole Red has quickly become a Gatlinburg favorite.

Bennett’s BBQ Gatlinburg

Thanksgiving Hours: 11:00 AM- 9:00 PM

These slow-smoked meats are incredibly delicious. This local favorite is definitely worthy of a visit when in Gatlinburg.

Smoky Mountain Brewery 

Thanksgiving Hours: 2:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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


Alamo Steakhouse

Thanksgiving Hours: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

If Tex-Mex with generous portions sounds like the perfect Thanksgiving meal, Alamo Steakhouse comes highly recommended.

Smoky Mountain Trout House

Thanksgiving Hours: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM

As the name would suggest, their claim to fame is a locally-sourced trout and you would be remiss if you didn’t try at least one of their 13 trout dishes on the menu.

The Peddler

Thanksgiving Hours: 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Delicious food, breathtaking surrounding, and friendly service make Peddler a top choice for dining in Gatlinburg.  We recommend calling ahead to help with the wait.

Crystelle Creek


Thanksgiving Hours: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

If you are looking to fill your Thanksgiving with some comfort food, this is a great choice.  Nestled adjacent to the Smoky Mountain National Park you will also enjoy some beautiful views on your way in.

The Park Grill

Thanksgiving Hours: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM / 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM for traditional meal

The salad bar is definitely a highlight here, it comes will all dinners (even kid’s meals) so you are sure to get plenty to eat. Call ahead to reduce your wait!

Calhoun’s Gatlinburg

Thanksgiving Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

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.