For every season in your life, there is always a meal or type of food from which you derive the ultimate comfort. Summer nights taste all that sweeter with grilled treats, ribs, hamburgers, and the occasional steak. In the spring, our thoughts of food turn to casseroles, quiches, ham, and Easter goodies, while in fall we have a tendency to rely on turkey dinners with all the trimmings. Winter comfort foods, however, are heavier and sometimes spicier: thick and hearty chili with a dollop of sour cream, meatloaf, and mashed potatoes, pork roasts, and soups. These are all foods that fill the stomach as they warm the soul, and when you vacation in Gatlinburg, there’s no need to miss out on the winter comfort foods you love the most; here’s the list of our favorite places to eat in Gatlinburg that serve the very best!


Log Cabin Pancake House, 327 Historic Nature Trail

Comfort foods can be found at any meal, and breakfast at the Log Cabin Pancake House touches our soul. Featuring light and fluffy pancakes, crepes, and a host of other breakfast dishes, it’s the pancakes we can’t forget. Bringing us back to those times our mothers would create Mickey Mouse ears and add delicious ingredients (chocolate chips!) that showed how much she loved us, the ones served here will do her proud! The Log Cabin Pecan cakes are our very favorite, but feel free to find the ones that speak to your own hearts!


Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Cue, 714 River Road

While primarily considered summer food, the barbecue served at Bennett’s will soothe the soul no matter what the season! These places to eat in Gatlinburg has some of the best food! Beef brisket smoked for up to 14 hours at a time, burnt ends that are sweet and spicy, and ribs that will, well, stick to your own ribs; all these dishes serve the dual purpose of filling you up as they add comfort to your vacation days in Gatlinburg.


Mama’s Chicken Kitchen, 1244 East Parkway

Fried chicken is one of those dishes that brings comfort, and when done right, it can change your life, a simple fact that the cooks at Mama’s Chicken Kitchen take to heart. Serving birds that are crunchy, light, and oh so delicious, you might find yourself wanting to check the kitchen to see if your own grandmother is back there preparing it! This is definitely one of the finer places to eat in Gatlinburg.


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