Posted on 3/20/2020


There must be something in the air in Gatlinburg! People are flooding to the mountains to spend Valentine’s Day with their beloved. 

The Smokies is a great place for a romantic getaway. Surrounded by the beautiful mountains and easy access to both the parkway and to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, provides endless opportunities for date nights. Downtown Gatlinburg is filled with nice restaurants to have a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner with the one you love.

The Peddler

The Peddler is located right at the entrance of the National Park and has become a Gatlinburg dining tradition. This historic building use to be the former home of Charles “Earl” Ogle, Sr., a fourth generation Gatlinburg Merchant. This steakhouse has established a long standing tradition of top quality food, service and atmosphere. Diners will be served fresh, flavorful food and naturally aged, never-frozen steaks grilled over a real Tennessee hickory charcoal grill. The Peddler opens everyday at 5 p.m. and at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. 

Park Grill

At Park Grill, you and your date will experience all the classic flavors of Southern Appalachia while dining in the comfort of a rustic mountain lodge. What makes the Park Grill interesting is the way the restaurant was crafted. Many of the logs used were hand-picked because they had unusual markings, like burls, big knots and natural scars. The outside porch on the front of the restaurant, with a fireplace and handmade rocking chairs, accommodates those waiting to dine. The menu contains local favorites such as their award-winning ribs, hickory grilled moonshine chicken or southern moonshine chicken. 

The Greenbrier Restaurant

The Greenbier Restaurant is a well known in Gatlinburg for the romantic dining experience.  With beautiful furnishings, warm interior and a view that overlooks the Smokies, sets the perfect ambiance to celebrate love. Their food is freshly prepared daily with many unique dishes and their famous homemade salad dressings. They offer entrees including, lobster, trout, prime rib, steaks, pork dishes and so much more. 

Dinner in the comfort of your cabin

For those who just want to stay in, make a romantic dinner in your cabin! There’s nothing more fun than cooking your favorite meal together. If you’re not up for cooking, Savory Solutions by Chef Jeremy is a personal chef and in-cabin dining service. Not only will he prepare a special meal for you but he’ll also service and cleanup! 

Whatever the occasion is, Gatlinburg is filled with many restaurants and eateries to relax, reconnect and enjoy a special meal with you’re favorite person.