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5 Reasons We Are One of the Best Restaurants in Downtown Gatlinburg

When you are in the mood for delicious Southern cooking during your family vacation or romantic getaway in Gatlinburg, there is no better place to go than Cumberland Jack’s! You are in for a dining experience unlike any other in the Smokies! Keep reading to learn why we are one of the best restaurants in downtown Gatlinburg: 

1. Great location on the downtown strip

ober mountain The fact that we are so close to the top Gatlinburg attractions makes our restaurant the perfect pit stop in between activities. It is easy to walk from area hotels, too, so our location is easily accessible! Whether you are spending the day at Anakeesta or Ober Mountain or exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you can count on us to serve up hot meals that can satisfy any appetite after a big day of adventure. 

2. Unique Smoky Mountain dining experience 

The theme and mission behind our restaurant in downtown Gatlinburg pays homage to the Smokies. The history of Cumberland Jack’s goes all the way back to the beginnings of LeConte Lodge, its caretaker, Paul Adams, and his faithful furry friend and sidekick, Cumberland Jack. From the moment you walk through our doors, you will be welcomed into a cozy lodge setting reminiscent of the good old days!

3. Diverse menu for lunch and dinner

catfish at cumberland jack's leconte kitchenThe Cumberland Jack’s menu is one-of-a-kind, from our fried cheese curds and mountain fries to flatbreads, burgers, BBQ, and pasta dishes. Other favorites include the Mississippi deep-fried catfish, double-breaded buttermilk fried chicken, shrimp and grits, and our bacon-wrapped meatloaf. On the lighter side, our vegetable soup and hearty salads are great for a quick lunch that’s still satisfying. And don’t skip dessert! Our famous chocolate peanut butter pie combines a graham cracker crust, a peanut butter mouse, and a rich chocolate ganache for the perfect end to a fantastic meal. 

4. Lots of yummy options for the kids

Adults are the only ones who love our food! We have plenty of yummy options for the kiddos, too! From boneless chicken bites to cheeseburgers, mac and cheese, spaghetti, pepperoni flatbread, and all the delicious sides, there is something for every kid’s taste buds. 

5. Fabulous drinks and a fun bar atmosphere

bar at cumberland jack'sIn addition to our food menu, the drinks at our Gatlinburg restaurant and bar are top-notch! We offer a variety of draft domestic and local beer, as well as nonalcoholic draft and bottled sodas. Wine lovers will appreciate our selection of red and white wines, and we also have nearly any liquor you could imagine to make delicious cocktails. We also serve brunch cocktails from 11 AM to 2 PM for only $5! Choose from sweet, tangy, and savory drinks, from mimosas and Bloody Marys to a tequila sunrise or Irish coffee. 

Now you know why we are one of the best restaurants in downtown Gatlinburg. Stay in the know about the latest happenings in Gatlinburg and new updates from Cumberland Jack’s! We look forward to seeing you in the Smokies!