Dog Friendly American Restaurants in Gatlinburg, TN

There are 10 pet friendly American restaurants in Gatlinburg that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables. Need help deciding where to eat? Here's a detailed description of each restaurant, along with pictures and reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Gatlinburg. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly The Funnel Cake Company
The Funnel Cake Company Located at the outdoor Baskin's Square Mall along the Parkway in Gatlinburg, The Funnel Cake Company offers outdoor tables for customers dining with their four-legged friends, plus several funnel cake flavors and toppings to choose from. See Details
Pet Friendly Three Jimmy's
Three Jimmy's Three Jimmy's offers fried chicken, BBQ pork ribs, smoked prime rib, rainbow trout, and turkey ruebens. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Howard's Steakhouse Menu offers burgers, steaks, fish entrees, and refreshing margaritas. Umbrella tables overlooking the creek welcomes dogs. See Details
Tom & Earl's Back Alley Grill Tom and Earl's Back Alley Grill is a local hang out with a full service bar and casual fare. Their outdoor patio has eight dog-friendly tables where you and Fido may get to enjoy live music with your meal. The menu is diverse with options ranging from the Back Alley Quesadilla to the vegetarian garden wrap. They offer a wide selection of specialty sandwiches and burgers. You'll also find a fairly wide selection of craft beer, bottles, and seasonal brews on tap. Tom and Earl's is open every day from 11am to 10pm, but they sometimes stay open later on Friday and Saturday nights. See Details
Tom & Earl's Back Alley Grill Located on the Parkway in the heart of Gatlinburg, the dog-friendly Tom & Earl's Back Alley Grill serves delicious bar and grill eats with a Southern spin in a casual and inviting atmosphere. Popular menu choices include fried green tomatoes, creamed corn fritters, jumbo wings, grilled cheese paninis, BBQ brisket sandwiches, and Hillbilly Philly cheesesteaks. Wash it all down with ice cold draft or bottled beer. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the outdoor patio. Tom & Earl's Back Alley Grill is open from 11am to 10pm seven days a week. See Details
Timbers Log Cabin Restaurant Timbers Log Cabin Restaurant, located in Gatlinburg, TN, is a casual eatery that serves up a variety of delicious American fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Sandusky Blue Streak Burger - a third-pound burger topped with pepper jack cheese, bacon, bleu cheese, and Tabasco sauce on a buttered bun. Or go for the Big Dawg Salad with grilled chicken, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, bacon, cheese, fresh spring greens, and your choice of ranch, Thousand Island, raspberry vinaigrette, or Italian dressing. Timbers Log Cabin is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm, and Sunday from 9am to 3pm. See Details
Red Oak Bistro Red Oak Bistro, located in Gatlinburg, TN, is a trendy eatery that serves up a variety of delicious fare prepared with seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Red Oak Bistro is open Thursday through Sunday from 4pm to 10pm. See Details
Five Guys Five Guys, located in Gatlinburg, is a popular burger joint that serves up a variety of tasty eats. Choose from menu options including burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, fries, milkshakes, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Bacon Cheeseburger - two hand-formed patties grilled to perfection, two strips of bacon, and two slices of American cheese on a soft sesame seed bun, piled high with the toppings of your choice (mayo, lettuce, pickles, grilled onions and mushrooms, relish, jalapenos, hot sauce, and more!) Before you leave, snag one of their hand-spun Milkshakes with your favorite mix-ins (bananas, cherries, coffee, malted milk, Oreo cookies, Oreo cream, bacon, peanut butter, and more!) Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside while you go in to order. See Details
Split Rail Eats Split Rail Eats, located in Gatlinburg, TN, is a casual eatery that serves up a variety of delicious American cuisine. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with an order of the Fried Cheese Curds served with jalapeno ranch dressing, then chow down on the Southwestern Burger topped with pepper jack cheese, jalapenos, tomatoes, red onions, avocado, lettuce, and chipotle mayo. Or go for the unique Polish Reuben with kielbasa, sauerkraut, pickles, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing on grilled rye bread. Split Rail Eats is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30am to 7pm. See Details
Morning Mist Cafe Morning Mist Cafe is a dog friendly eatery located in the heart of the arts and crafts community of Morning Mist Village where Fido is welcome to join you at an table on their outdoor deck. Their menu includes homemade salads, made fresh daily soups and southern starters such as deep fried deviled eggs and crunchy fried green tomatoes. Try on of their sandwiches including the Morning Mist Chicken Sandwich made with grilled chicken tenders, gouda cheese, Granny Smith apples and peach jalapeño jam in grilled artisan bread; or a half pound Angus burger blackened with Swiss cheese, tomato and signature coke slaw with a side of fresh cut Idaho fries. Don't forget to save some room for dessert like a fresh baked cobbler or oatmeal cake. Specialty drinks such as cold brew coffee and iced lattes are available daily. See Details
Hard Rock Cafe Pigeon Forge Hard Rock Cafe has been serving Eastern Tennessee locals and visitors for more than 10 years. Recently relocated from Gatlinburg, our new Pigeon Forge location features 12,000 square feet of stylish space, which includes seating for more than 400 guests, private event space for up to 450, an outdoor patio, a live music stage, a Rock Shop®, and our interactive Rock Wall Solo™, a 52” high-resolution, interactive touch wall that enables fans to virtually explore the world’s greatest music memorabilia collection. Hard Rock Cafe Pigeon Forge offers a unique look at the history and future of music, with three unique dining areas featuring memorabilia from three of our favorite musicians: Dolly Parton, Jimi Hendrix, and Madonna. A few must-see spots close to our cafe include WonderWorks, Smoky Mountain Opry, Titanic, and Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show. See Details
The Chop House Menu offers chops, seafood, pasta, sandwiches, and premium steaks. Outdoor tables are dog friendly, weather permitting. See Details
Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant Old-fashioned down home country cooking is what you'll find at Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant. Hankering for a hearty breakfast? Dig into a stack of buttermilk pancakes or a plate of biscuits and gravy. In the mood for a big dinner after a long day? Try the chicken pot pie, momma's meatloaf, or slow roasted pot roast. Got a sweet tooth? A slice of chocolate pecan pie should do the trick. Patio seating is dog friendly. See Details
Blue Moose Burgers & Wings Located just off the Parkway in the heart of Pigeon Forge sits Blue Moose Burgers & Wings, a casual family sports grill that offers hearty American eats, refreshing craft beer, and dog-friendly patio seating. Enjoy award-winning jumbo wings in two dozen flavors, half-pound burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, fried shrimp, and peanut butter fudge pie for dessert. See Details
Calhoun's Calhoun's is a casual, American eatery that serves up classic dishes with menu options like appetizers, wings, burgers, sandwiches, salads, barbecue, steaks, chicken, seafood, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their seven pet-friendly outdoor tables. Start your meal with the Pulled Pork Nachos - tortilla chips topped with tender pulled pork, baked beans, beer cheese, and jalapeno peppers. Next, tuck into the Char-Grilled Wild Alaska Salmon topped with maitre d' butter and served over rice. Or enjoy the simple but spicy Kick-Back Burger topped with smoked cheddar and jack cheese, smoked bacon, jalapenos, and their spicy Kick-Back sauce. Calhoun's is open Monday through Thursday from 11:00am to 9:30pm, Friday through Saturday from 11:00am to 10:30pm, and Sunday from 10:30am to 9:30pm. See Details
Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro The Smokies' newest farm-to-table restaurant, the Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, redefines regional cuisine in an upscale casual setting that is perfect for dinners served in the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains. Menu offers a refined assortment of regionally inspired dishes — all served among elegant surroundings and calming wooded vistas. Patio seating is dog friendly. See Details
Apple Valley Kitchen Cafe Apple Valley Kitchen Cafe offers warm cabin decor and atmosphere with covered porch seating that welcomes dogs. The country style menu features hearty eats like biscuits and gravy, eggs and sausage, BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, cheeseburgers, premium ice cream, and fried apple pies. Opens at 11am during the week an 9am on weekends. See Details
Aubrey's Strawberry Plains Aubrey's is a Tennessee chain that specializes in comfort food and a commitment to locally sourced ingredients. This Strawberry Plains location has a dozen dog-friendly tables outside. Their menu has options galore with sandwiches, burgers, steaks, pasta, and more. They also have a full service bar with a wide selection of craft beers and carefully chosen wines. Aubrey's also hosts special events with live music and trivia every Sunday night. This location is open daily from 11am to 10pm. See Details
Elvira's Cafe Elvira's Cafe serves up classic American-style dishes. Choose from menu options like pancakes, French toast, omelettes, biscuits, sweet and savory crepes, sandwiches, burgers, chicken, steak, seafood, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. If you're an early riser, try the Breakfast Scrambler Crepe with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, your choice of sausage, ham, or bacon, onions, mushrooms, and roasted red peppers, topped with sausage gravy. For lunch, try their Grown Up Grilled Cheese with melted Swiss, havarti, applewood smoked bacon, hand-carved ham, and freshly sliced tomato served on buttery grilled panini bread. Elvira's Cafe is open Tuesday through Thursday from 8:00am to 2:30pm, Friday from 8:00am to 8:30pm, Saturday from 7:30am to 8:30pm, and Sunday from 9:00am to 2:00pm. See Details
Sassy Sunflowers Bakery & Cafe Award-winning bistro Style restaurant serving artisan salads, original sandwiches, and delicious baked goods. Dogs are welcome on large outside deck with wonderful views. See Details
Dick's Last Resort Dick's Last Resort is a dog-friendly restaurant in Pigeon Forge, with 'servers who dish out good grub, cold booze, and heaping helpings of sarcasm.' Dick's offers twelve outdoor tables to dog owners wanting to dig into Redneck Fondue alongside Fido. The restaurant's menu is comprised of finger food such as BBQ Nachos, Fry'D Pickle Chips, Don't Be 'Shell-Fish' Dip, and wings, as well as, burgers, sandwiches, salads, chicken dishes, seafood, rib plates, and more. Those with room for dessert can indulge in a Chocko Chunk Cookie Sundae or Not-Yer-Mama's Cheesecake. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside when you go in to order. See Details
Fuddruckers Fuddruckers, located in Pigeon Forge, is a well-known burger chain that offers a build-your-own burger bar. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their eight pet-friendly outdoor tables while you savor your masterpiece. Choose from beef patties, elk, bison, or even ostrich, then pile it high with the cheeses and toppings of your choice. Choose from ingredients like shredded lettuce, onions, pickles, pico de gallo, relish, mayo, mustard, cheese sauce, and more! If making decisions is not your strong suit, simply pick one of their specialty burgers, like the Southwest Burger topped with guacamole, smokehouse bacon, and pepper jack cheese. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside while you go in to order. See Details
The Diner The Diner, located in Sevierville, TN, serves up classic American style dishes. Choose from options like appetizers, soups, salads, steak, chicken, burgers, hotdogs, sandwiches, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. It's safe to say that at The Diner, the burgers are the star. Choose the red meat that you prefer for your burger (beef, elk, or bison) and go from there! Try the Eldorado, topped with grilled red and green peppers, double pepper jack cheese, and chipotle sauce. (Turkey and veggie burgers are available, as well.) The Diner is open Monday through Friday from 7:15am to 10:00pm, and Saturday through Sunday from 7:15am to 11:00pm. See Details
McAlister's Deli McAlister's Deli is a dog-friendly restaurant on Parkway. This deli has ten tables outside for dogs and their owners. Their chefs are proud to serve food prepared with fresh ingredients made to order. The crafted sandwiches on the menu are the specialty of the kitchen. Meat eaters can indulge in the McAlister's Club, the King Club, horseradish roast beef and cheddar, garden fresh turkey, or the black cherry and ham sandwich. Vegetarians can indulge in their new veggie sandwich or the four cheese griller, a mom-made favorite prepared their way. If you like the sound of ginormous spuds, you can order one of their topped potatoes instead, like the black Angus roast beef spud. Please note that table service isn't available, so you'll need to tie your dog up while you order inside. See Details