Best Places to Eat Seafood in Gatlinburg

If you are a big fan of seafood, you might be surprised to find that several restaurants in Gatlinburg and the surrounding area for you to sample. To help you find the best places to eat your fill of great seafood while staying in one of our cabins in Gatlinburg, we have done a little homework for you. While staying in our Smoky Mountain rentals, we recommend these five great eateries when you want to dine on seafood. 

Smoky Mountain Trout House

If you are staying in one of our cabins in Gatlinburg, you simply must check out the Smoky Mountain Trout House. It's one of the best seafood restaurants in town! They serve fresh Rainbow trout from the beautiful clear waters flowing through the Smokies. Start your meal with the Trout Fritters for an appetizer, a combination of trout, potatoes, peppers, and onions that is deep-fried to a crispy golden brown. Then choose one of the amazing entrees from the menu. All entrees are served with one side dish and a salad.

The Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

For those who've seen the blockbuster movie Forrest Gump, you know where the name Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. came from. Shrimp is one of the most versatile delicacies from the sea. As Forrest put it, you can fry it, boil it, bake it, barbecue it, steam it, and cook it in many other ways. If you're having a hard time deciding which dish on the menu here, try the Shrimper's Heaven. This is a combination platter containing; coconut, crispy golden, grilled, and tempura-battered shrimp and comes with a selection of dipping sauces.

Captain Jim's Seafood Buffet

If you are staying in one of our large family Smoky Mountain rentals, Captain Jim's Seafood Buffet is the place to go. This is an all-you-eat buffet serving up an incredible variety of hot and cold seafood dishes for your dining pleasure. You get to choose whether you want all-you-can-eat crab legs or not and be sure you leave plenty of room for their amazing desserts.

Crawdaddy's Restaurant & Oyster Bar

If mouthwatering Cajun food sounds like it's right up your alley, be sure you check out Crawdaddy's Restaurant & Oyster Bar. Instead of spending your evening in one of our cabins in Gatlinburg, head here for a Friday or Saturday night of karaoke fun and some of the freshest seafood in town. One of the highlights of the menu is the fried gator, but there are plenty of surf and turf options for you to choose from in gator isn't something you're up for.

Cherokee Grill

The Cherokee Grill offers an upscale dining experience for those staying in one of the Smoky Mountain rentals offered by Mountain Air Cabin Rentals. Be sure you try the smoked trout or salmon after you've enjoyed a bowl of their famous crab bisque. The service is excellent, and the seafood dishes are absolutely marvelous.

If seafood is not your thing, there are plenty of other restaurants in town serving up an international smorgasbord of dishes that are definitely worth investigating while you are staying in one of our rental cabins in Gatlinburg.