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Top 5 Reasons Why We Have the Best Lunch in Gatlinburg

Are you looking for a place to eat in the middle of the day in between fun activities? Look no further than Cumberland Jack’s, our unique restaurant along the Parkway. We are close to all of the popular attractions and shops and are only a few steps away from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Keep reading to discover why we have the best lunch in Gatlinburg. 

1. Delicious Starters

bar at cumberland jack'sOur shareable appetizers, with options like fried pickle chips, cheese curds, and juicy wings, are a big hit. If you love chips and dip, then you just try our homemade, fresh-cut chips and caramelized onion dip, or if nachos are more your style, try the tortilla chips topped with smoked brisket and chiles, then smothered in queso. Another favorite is the Mountain Fries, a mountain of French fries covered in pulled pork, barbeque sauce, cheddar cheese, and jalapenos! 

2. Hearty Soup & Salads

Looking for something on the lighter side for lunch in Gatlinburg? Our soup and salads are bursting with unique flavors and are the opposite of boring. Our homemade vegetable soup pairs perfectly with any of our salad options, especially the Cades Cove grilled chicken salad. We put grilled chicken, avocado, tomato, cucumber, grilled corn, and black beans on top of a bed of mixed greens with BBQ sauce and tobasco onions. If you want to try something a little different, we suggest the Thai shrimp salad with carrots, cucumber, rice noodles, peanuts, and a Thai vinaigrette, along with your choice of tempura fried or grilled shrimp. 

3. Sandwiches, Burgers, Flatbreads, & More

nashville hot chicken and waffle for the best lunch in gatlinburgWe have the best lunch in Gatlinburg because our menu is so diverse, with something for everyone! You can choose from several flatbreads, including red sauce, pepperoni, and provolone, or smoked BBQ chicken, cheddar cheese, green onion, and ranch. Our list of sandwiches ranges from a BLT with garlic aioli to a Nashville hot chicken with two cornmeal waffles and a spicy maple glaze. In the mood for a big burger? We have classic cheeseburgers with all the toppings, or you can branch out and order our Mexico City burger dusted with taco seasoning and topped with cheddar jack cheese, drunken salsa, guacamole, and fried tortilla strips. There are even more amazing options on our menu for lunch- bacon-wrapped meatloaf, smoked ribs, fried catfish, and chopped steak, just to name a few. 

4. Free Drink  Refills 

Another reason you’ll love visiting us for the best lunch in Gatlinburg is that we offer free drink refills. You can quench your thirst with unlimited fountain drinks, iced tea, coffee, and water. We also have an extensive selection of beer, wine, and other spirits! Our staff whips up unique handcrafted cocktails like the Tennessee Old-Fashioned, a Boozy Bullhead Butterbeer, and our Honeysuckle Sweet Tea. 

5. Prime Location on the Parkway 

sky bridge gatlinburgOur location is ideal for families spending the day exploring downtown Gatlinburg. We are the perfect place to grab a quick bite in between shopping at The Village Shops and riding the Aerial Tramway up to Ober Mountain or heading into the national park. Whether you’re visiting Ripley’s Aquarium, Gatlinburg SkyPark, or Anakeesta, our downtown Gatlinburg restaurant is easy to access and convenient, plus our food is guaranteed to please everyone in your group! 

We hope you’ll visit Cumberland Jack’s soon and experience for yourself the best lunch in Gatlinburg! Want some ideas for breakfast and dinner while you’re in town? Check out our guide to where to eat in Gatlinburg for a day!