Savor Delicious Fare in Downtown Gatlinburg

Whether you’re in the mood for a formal sit-down meal, or you need to pick up a quick bite to eat on the way to your next adventure, there are plenty of dining options to choose from within minutes of The Johnson’s Inn. Most of our staff members have lived in Gatlinburg for many years, and all are happy to help recommend the best places to dine around town – from the most popular spots to the best-kept secrets. View our list below for a preview of our top recommendations:

  • Subway (1/2 block) | Fast deli sandwiches
  • No Way Jose’s Cantina (1 block) | Traditional Mexican cuisine
  • Wendy’s (1 block) | Fast burgers and fries
  • Pancake Pantry (1.5 blocks) | Creative breakfast dishes, gourmet sandwiches and soups
  • Shoney’s (2 blocks) | Home-style breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • McDonald’s (2 blocks) | Fast burgers and fries
  • Five Guys Burgers (3/4 mile) | Burgers and fries
  • Hungry Bear BBQ (1 mile) | Smoked BBQ                    
  • Johnny Rockets (1 mile) | Classic burger and fries                    
  • Little House of Pancakes (1 mile) | Breakfast and lunch menu all day
  • Log Cabin Pancake House (1 mile) | Breakfast menu all day / all-you-can-eat lunch buffet
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Company (1 mile) | Top-quality seafood , burgers, pasta and great kid’s meals    
  • Calhoun’s Restaurant (1 mile) | Award-winning BBQ, sandwiches and  salads
  • Crawdaddy’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar (1 mile) | Great seafood and kids eat free
  • Papa John’s Pizza (1 mile) | Pizza and wings for carryout or delivery
  • Bennett’s Pit Barbeque (1.25 miles) | Smoked BBQ, brisket, ribs and fries
  • Big Daddy’s Pizzeria (1.25 miles) | Hand-made dough, pizza, sandwiches and salads
  • The Peddler Steakhouse (1.25 miles) | Steakhouse located with river views
  • Alamo Steakhouse & Saloon (1.5 miles) | Steakhouse burgers, seafood and salads
  • Greenbrier Restaurant (2 miles) | Traditional home-style cooking                    

*Easily walk to any of these restaurants except Greenbrier Restaurant.Our knowledgeable staff can also help you discover all there is to see and do in Gatlinburg!