Finding a restaurant that will please every member of the group can be a tricky proposition on a family vacation. Thankfully, the menu at Crystelle Creek Restaurant & Grill offers diverse selections of freshly prepared dishes that everyone can get excited about. The restaurant is known for its elegant takes on American comfort food classics, and guest favorites like char-grilled skewers, burgers cooked to order, and a selection of Italian favorites, are all mainstays on the bountiful menu.
Treat yourself to sophisticated comfort food in a family-friendly atmosphere
Cystelle Creek features a wood fired grill that lends items cooked on it a slightly smoky char that accents the rustic nature of the cooking. The steaks cut from outstanding beef that hit the grill are not to be missed, and classic cuts such as porterhouse, tenderloin, and prime rib are frequently available. If you’re a fan of slow-smoked ribs, you simply have to try Crystelle Creek’s tender baby backs smoked with a delectable dry rub. Half and full racks are served with their signature BBQ sauce on the side, so you can make them exactly as saucy as you want to.
But you’re in the mountains of East Tennessee, and trout is a local delicacy that you simply have to have during your visit here. There are not many better places to get your fresh trout fix than Crystelle Creek, which features perfectly cooked fish served in classic preparations such grilled, blackened, lemon pepper, and piccata; it’s the ultimate taste of the Smokies.
Enjoy live entertainment several days per week
A great night out at a restaurant isn’t all about the food, however, and Crystelle Creek has a relaxed yet discerning atmosphere that makes it a favorite among locals and visitors alike. One of the highlights of enjoying dinner here is the live entertainment provided several nights per week. Local musicians and talented songwriters turn your evening into a night to remember and provide the perfect backdrop to your treasured time with your friends and family. (There’s also a separate dining area with no music for those who prefer quiet.)
Crystelle Creek is located on East Parkway in Gatlinburg, placing it just outside the hustle and bustle of the main downtown area. The scene is generally still lively at Crystelle Creek, but this location keeps it from getting quite as busy as some downtown Gatlinburg restaurants do during peak tourist times, and there is typically ample parking for everyone.
Relish the outdoor life by dining on the covered porch
The covered porch at Crystelle Creek is a great place to enjoy a casual meal with nice views, and it’s dog-friendly which is sure to please people traveling with their four-legged companions. It’s also stocked with several big-screen HDTVs, so you don’t have to miss the big game while you’re dining out on your vacation. The porch is heated, but it’s best to call ahead in the colder months to see if it is open.
Savor delicious mountain cuisine that will be a highlight of your Smoky Mountains vacation
With world-class steaks, fresh mountain trout, and a friendly yet refined atmosphere, there’s a lot to love about Crystelle Creek Restaurant & Grill. The restaurant takes reservations for large parties of 6 or more, but smaller groups are walk-in only. They also have private rooms available for catered events if you’re hosting a party in the Smokies.
Crystelle Creek Restaurant & Grill
1654 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738