Cherokee Grill: a Prime Gatlinburg Steakhouse

Located in the heart of Gatlinburg, Cherokee Grill is just what you’d expect for a well-rounded American steakhouse. The menu features steak, seafood, burgers and a mouthwatering array of appetizers. Serving wine and microbrews also, the restaurant also offers a generous kid’s menu and gluten-free options – everyone in the group should be able to satisfy hunger.

Cherokee Grill: a Prime Gatlinburg Steakhouse

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The atmosphere welcomes you in with the feel of a warm, cozy lodge: expect ample brick and stonework, warm, intimate lighting, and a large open fireplace that invites you to sit down and stay awhile.

The Food

There’s something for everyone on the Cherokee Grill menu. On the kid’s menu you’ll find chicken tenders, burgers, and even kid-sized steak and ribs, along with sides and drinks kids will appreciate. Seafood and pasta dishes also round out the standard steakhouse menu. The food quality is high: expect hot, fresh, appetizingly plated dishes every single time, and portions are generous.

Some favorite dishes include the crab cakes (perfectly crispy and savory and served piping hot), the seafood combo platter, and the ribeye steak. Locals also rave about the smoked trout and crab bisque. There are several steak plates available, offering different cuts and flavors.And you’ll find hamburgers and a variety of solid sandwiches on the menu also, as well as chicken, catfish, salmon and pork chops.

Salads at Cherokee Grill offer grilled meat and fish salads as well as the standard green dish – so expect flavorful choices even with the salads. All kinds of starters can get your mouth watering, as do the various sides. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

The Atmosphere

Cherokee Grill is elegant but relaxed, perfect for a date night or anniversary dinner or a fun family dinner with the kids in tow. The interior is thoughtfully designed with relaxed nooks for more intimate settings, larger tables for groups and families, and a welcoming bar where you can sit down and relax for awhile. Expect great customer service, an interior that invites you to relax and make yourself comfortable, and friendliness that will make you want to come back.


You’ll find plenty of easy parking adjacent to Cherokee Grill, which is located right across Parkway from the Ober Gatlinburg main entrance. It sits in Calhoun’s Village, which is the mall area behind that Restaurant, and also next to Smoky Mountain Brewery – so you’re spoiled for choice in that one block area, worth noting as a destination, where you can satisfy hunger in many ways.

Cherokee Grill is only open for dinner, and it’s often packed at peak times; if you can plan ahead, reservations are recommended, but you’ll get in with a bit of a wait even if you don’t have one. Cherokee Grill is a dinner-only restaurant on weekdays; it opens at 4pm Monday through Friday, but does serve a lunch menu on Saturday and Sunday.

Useful Information

Cherokee Grill
1002 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN37738
Tel: (865) 436-4287
Hours: Mon-Fri 4pm open; Sat-Sun noon open.