Nuts and berries notwithstanding, there’s nothing to eat in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, save for items from vending machines at Sugarlands Visitor Center and the meager offerings sold at the Cades Cove Campground store. If you make the hike up to LeConte Lodge, you can purchase cookies, drinks and sack lunches (which means a bagel with cream cheese, beef summer sausage, trail mix and fruit leather). Dinner is included for those staying overnight.

Luckily, there are lots of restaurant options in the surrounding towns.

Price Ranges

The following price ranges are for a main course, not including tip.

$ less than $15

$$ $15–25

$$$ more than $25