#78 of 73 Gatlinburg Restaurants

Tennessee Jed’s

See all photos (17 Photos)
Tennessee Jed's: Quick-Stop Food That's Truly Delicious
Local Expert's Rating:
5.0 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Enjoy a quick lunch at an off-the-beaten-path eatery that serves up hot, fresh food quickly and efficiently. Tennessee Jed's offers breakfast and lunch favorites to suit diners with a variety of tastes. Staples like BBQ sandwiches, Frito pie, and chili cheese dogs top this spot's list of most-popular-menu items, and diners come back again and again for the efficient, friendly service. 

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

If you’re looking for a quick bite in Gatlinburg, it’s hard to go wrong with Tennessee Jed’s. As fast as most fast-food joints but with far better food and atmosphere, Tennessee Jed’s is a staple among locals and visitors, particularly during the breakfast and lunch hours. Enjoy coffee, sandwiches, and quick breakfasts like sausage, egg, and cheese sandwiches, quiche, and blueberry muffins. Each item is freshly made. Expect prompt, friendly service, a basic menu with enough options to satisfy everyone in the family, and perfectly seasoned and prepared dishes that offer a surprisingly balanced and robust flavor for a quick-serve cafe.

Some of our favorite menu items include… 

Sandwiches
It’s impossible to choose just one “best” sandwich at Tennessee Jed’s. For some, it’s the Classic BBQ, featuring pulled pork, pickle, and homemade BBQ sauce on a warm, freshly-toasted bun. For others, it’s the Reuben, assembled with braised corn beef, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and thousand island dressing, all on a marbled rye bun. Also on the menu: the Turkey Bacon Ranch, the BLT, Ham-N-Swiss, Cubano, and Smoked Chicken Salad. Each sandwich is freshly assembled and served on excellent-quality bread with fresh toppings when you order.

Hot Dogs
From the basic hot dog to the Bacon Cheddar Dog, the Kraut Dog, and the Classic Chili Dog, you can’t go wrong with a hot dog at Tennessee’ Jed’s. It might be messy, but it will be well worth all the napkins you’ll use while enjoying your all-American lunch.

Frito Pie
Another Southern favorite, the humble Frito Pie is served up with Tennessee Jed’s one-of-a-kind chili recipe, hot melted cheese, and–if you choose the loaded version–sour cream, jalapeños, tomato, and onion. This is a hearty, comforting go-to dish that has been a local favorite for years.

Breakfast Sandwiches
Tennessee Jed’s breakfast sandwiches are a great way to start the day. Choose from a sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich, bacon, egg, and cheese, sandwich, or a ham, egg, and cheese sandwich to start your day. Brown butter mini cake and the crustless quiche of the day are other great breakfast options, as well.

Salads
For a lighter lunchtime option, enjoy a chef’s salad or caesar salad with your choice of dressing. Greens, veggies, and toppings are consistently fresh and crisp.

You’ll find Tennessee Jed’s in Gatlinburg’s Baskin Square, right in the heart of Gatlinburg on Parkway Drive. It’s a convenient spot to drop in and grab lunch when you’re enjoying central Gatlinburg’s attractions.

Insider Tips: 
– Choose from either indoor or outdoor seating when you visit; in the warmer months, the outdoor seating is particularly pleasant.
– Ask about the soup of the day; it’s an excellent option to pair with your sandwich.