If you’re craving seafood, you’ve come to the right place. Gatlinburg is home to a number of restaurants serving up the freshest and tastiest dishes from the sea! To help you make the most of your dining experience, here are 4 of the best places to eat seafood in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains.
1. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co
If you have ever seen the movie Forrest Gump, then you’re going to love Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. As Bubba said in the film: “shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbeque it, bake it, broil it, steam it, stuff it…,” and so much more! If you can’t decide among all the fantastic shrimp and seafood dishes at this eatery, you can’t go wrong with Shrimper’s Heaven. It includes hand breaded coconut shrimp, grilled shrimp, crispy golden shrimp, and tempura shrimp, served with a variety of dipping sauces.
2. Crawdaddy’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar
If you’re looking for some mouthwatering, Cajun classics, look no further than Crawdaddy’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar! With dancing, karaoke on Fridays and Saturdays, and of course, all the freshest seafood, it’s the perfect place to go with your family. You can order up some fried gator or go for one of their surf and turf options if you’re in the mood for steak as well. Whatever menu items you select, they’re sure to satisfy all of your cravings!
3. The Smoky Mountain Trout House
Another one of the best places to eat seafood in Gatlinburg is The Smoky Mountain Trout House. This restaurant is known for offering some of the freshest trout in all of Gatlinburg! All of the trout served there is Rainbow Trout that was farmed from the crystal clear waters of the Smokies! You can start off with a tasty appetizer of Trout Fritters, which are made up of fresh trout combined with potatoes, onions, and peppers, and fried to a golden brown. Then you can move on to one of the delicious entrees that are all served with a salad and one side.
4. Captain Jim’s Seafood Buffet
If you’re in town with a larger group, Captain Jim’s Seafood Buffet is a great choice! This all-you-can-eat buffet offers a variety of hot and cold seafood items for you to enjoy. You can either select a buffet option with unlimited crab legs or one without them, the choice is yours! Don’t forget to leave a little room for dessert as you’ll have plenty of sweet treats to try as well.
Where to Stay
The last thing you’ll want to deal with when you’re hungry is a long car ride to the restaurant you’ve chosen. Instead, you can stay close to all the best seafood in Gatlinburg when you select one of our cabins in the Smokies for your vacation. While you’re not busy enjoying a delicious meal at one of these restaurants, you can kick back and relax in your own private rental and treat yourself to the entertaining amenities inside.
Be sure to check out all of our Smoky Mountain cabins so that you can find the perfect place to stay while you’re in town.