Hard Rock Cafe Gatlinburg: Cool Environment with Average Food
Gatlinburg Restaurant Gatlinburg, TN

The Bottom Line: If you have been to a Hard Rock Cafe before, expect a very similar experience. The average food is slightly overpriced, but the atmosphere is cool. And, most importantly, where else can you see Johnny Cash’s guitar while you munch on a burger or some steak?


Hard Rock Cafe Gatlinburg: Cool Environment with Average Food

Hard Rock Cafe Gatlinburg Has Closed. Please Visit The Pigeon Forge Location.

If you want average food in the most touristy restaurant of them all, Hard Rock Cafe Gatlinburg is difficult to beat! This restaurant is counting on patrons loving the unique music memorabilia and brand enough to put up with waits and less-than-spectacular food.

Although the food is typical Hard Rock fare, this spot is definitely worthy of a visit on Friday evenings. On Friday evenings, Hard Rock Cafe features live music. The talent, which can vary greatly from week to week, makes the meal.  Although the stage is small, Marc Broussard and many other artists have made appearances.

Some of the menu favorites include:

  • Hard Rock Nachos – huge serving of nachos with a ton of toppings
  • Boneless Chicken Tenders – served with your choice of sauces and vegetables
  • Fajitas – hot fajitas served with plenty of fresh toppings
  • Texan – huge hickory BBQ sandwich
  • Burgers – excellent, juicy burgers
  • Hot Fudge Brownie – fresh brownie topped with Ben & Jerry’s ice cream topped and toppings

Unusual Fact:
Have plans tonight? Why not get married over dinner? The Gatlinburg Hard Rock Cafe’s claim to fame is it is the only Hard Rock in the world with a wedding chapel. How can you go wrong when your marriage starts out with live music, rock memorabilia, and chicken tenders?

Insider Tips:
The Hard Rock Cafe in Gatlinburg participates in the chain’s Priority Seating program. This allows customers to reserve a time and table for their party (up to 15 people) and skip the long waits that are typical during peak seasons. However, same day requests are not available so make these reservations at least 24 hours in advance!

Hard Rock Cafe is located just past traffic light #3 in downtown Gatlinburg, TN. It is just two blocks away from Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.

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