#35 of 75 Gatlinburg Restaurants

Smoky Mountain Shakes N Dawgs

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Smoky Mountain Shakes N Dawgs – A One-of-a-Kind Restaurant With Unique Hot Dogs
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Smoky Mountain Shakes N Dawgs is a casual restaurant that has a menu filled with creative hot dog choices, bratwurst, and burgers.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

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It’s time for lunch or dinner, and you’re hungry. If you’re looking for a noteworthy place where you can stop and get a bite to eat that the entire family will enjoy, you need to plan a trip to Smoky Mountain Shakes N Dawgs. This relaxed counter service restaurant offers a menu with hot dog choices you can’t find anywhere else. If you’re lucky, you’ll even get a chance to meet local celebrity Charles the Pig while you’re there.

Imaginative Hot Dog Options
A staple of summer picnics and cookouts, Smoky Mountain Shakes N Dawgs takes the hot dog to an entirely new level. With over 20 hot dog choices on the menu, you’re sure to find something you love. The restaurant is known for its Moonshine Dawg, which is a quarter-pound beef hot dog marinated in real moonshine and topped with melted cheddar and a pickle. The best-selling hot dog at the restaurant is the Chili Cheese Fry Dawg. This is a beef hot dog covered in french fries, chili, and shredded cheddar cheese and served on a toasted hoagie bun.

A popular option with the kids is the Pizza Dawg. On this hot dog you’ll find marinara sauce, pepperoni, Parmesan, and mozzarella. Of course, if you happen to have a picky eater in your group, you’ll be happy to know the restaurant also offers the Naked Dawg, which is a simple beef or chicken hot dog on a bun.

More Than Just Hot Dogs
While Smoky Mountain Shakes N Dawgs is known for its hot dogs, that’s not the only item offered on the menu. You’ll also find bratwurst, such as the Sam Adams Brat Dawg. This tasty offering is a bratwurst marinated in Sam Adams beer, topped with fresh onions and mustard, and served on a pumpernickel bun. There are also a few burgers, including the garlic burger, which is an all-beef Angus patty smothered in cheese and sautéed mushrooms and onions and served on a garlic toasted hoagie.

Save Room for Dessert
The beginning half of the name in Smoky Mountain Shakes N Dawgs suggests there are some sweet treats offered here, and they’re definitely worth the indulgence. You’ll find thick and rich homemade milkshakes made with Amish buttercream ice cream. Flavors include chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, chocolate strawberry, chocolate peanut butter, pineapple, and peanut butter. Other desserts offered at the restaurant include a strawberry sundae and strawberry shortcake.

When you’re searching for a great spot that serves up a tasty meal everyone will enjoy, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Smoky Mountain Shakes N Dawgs.

Insider Tip:

  • Smoky Mountain Shakes N Dawgs offers outdoor patio seating that’s an ideal spot for dining with your four-legged family member or simply enjoying the weather in Gatlinburg. This is also where you’ll see the pen for Charles the Pig, who belongs to the owners. Charles stops by on occasion, and he’s a hit with the children.