If you will be in the Smoky Mountains this holiday season and you are not in the mood to prepare a Christmas feast, venture to town to have a Christmas meal among other like-minded folk. There are several restaurants that will be open in the area to provide dining-out options throughout this busy day. Due to inclement weather, restaurant hours could change. Be sure to call ahead or check online before heading into town for a Christmas Day meal!
TGI Fridays will be open and ready to serve you and yours this Christmas Day! Enjoy all your favorites on their usual menu, including burgers, pastas, and desserts!
Hard Rock Café has proudly served the Gatlinburg area for 14 grand years! This delicious restaurant is world-renowned for many different reasons! Many people find both their food and history to be an exciting part of the Hard Rock Café experience. Hours of operation on Christmas Day will be 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
No Way Jose’s is a Mexican cantina located in the middle of Pigeon Forge. They offer fresh Mexican cuisine along with great service and a fun atmosphere. This restaurant will be open and ready to serve on Christmas Day from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. They’ll also be open on Christmas Eve from 10:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Open 7 a.m.-1 p.m. every day of the year, Reagan’s House of Pancakes is a delicious and well-priced buffet-style restaurant. You can have an all-you-can-eat breakfast or brunch for $8.49! If you are wanting something not on the buffet, consider a tasty dish off the menu. Here you will find many more options for your breakfast desires. You can purchase souvenir shirts here also for around $12.95 each.
Boasting eight different locations, Calhoun’s offers many different meal options, as well as a gluten-free menu and a kid’s menu. You will also find plenty of FREE parking! Calhoun’s is located on the Parkway between traffic lights 2B and 3.
Call ahead is available for those wishing to reserve their spot for Christmas Day dinner at The Cherokee Grill! Make sure to stop by and see what they have cooking for those willing to venture out. They are open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. On Christmas Eve, the hours of operation are 3 p.m.- 11 p.m. On Christmas Day the Cherokee Grill will open at 11:30 a.m. and close at 10 p.m.
J.T. Hannah’s is an all-American restaurant that was created after the famous businessman, J.T. Hannah! This rustic-style restaurant boasts the feel of an ole Smoky barn. There are farm tools filling the walls and various signs that are reminiscent of times past. They have a general store that you can look through that offers apparel, trinkets, and more!