Fine Dining

You're on your Smoky Mountain vacation, but you are having second thoughts about fixing that big dinner for the family….well, a solution is only a few minutes away. The Maggie Valley and Waynesville areas have a wide variety of dining choices for the whole family. We have listed below a selection of local restaurants for you to consider for your dining experience. Some of these fine establishments even participate in our “Affiliates” program and offer discounts to Great Smoky Mountain guests. Some even have their own web sites and menus on line.

When you visit them, please tell them that those friendly folks at GSR made the recommendation.


Before you leave, don't Forget to Try a Delicious Dessert: Oreo Brownie, New York Cheesecake and also the Dessert of the Day!

Butts on the Creek Restaurant

Creekside dining. Homemade BBQ, Ribs, Chicken, Catfish, Fresh Salads and Daily Specials. Using only the best meats and ingredients, smoked with local hardwoods, make for BBQ that melts in your mouth. Major credit cards accepted.

Cataloochee Ranch

The Cataloochee Ranch 5000' elevation lets you enjoy breathtaking views. Family style dining and outdoor cookouts. Featuring 'Southern Appalachian Regional Specials' Dinner reservations by 4:30pm.
828-926-1401, 800-868-1401

Country Vittles Family Style Restaurant

You'll think your Mother cooks here. Great daily specials. Enjoy a home cooked taste. Specializing in 'All You Can Eat'. Unique Mountains Gift Shop.

Fat Buddies'

Waynesville Plaza Waynesville NC Fat Buddies professional staff will come to your location and serve you our famous ribs and BBQ complete with all the fixin's. Give us a call for details

Garlic Knots Pizza and Italian Restaurant

Welcome to Garlic Knots Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant.We offer Brick oven Pizzas and Calzones as well as fine Italian Dishes.We deliver Free in the Maggie Valley area from Jonathan Creek to Look out tower.So .

Guayavitos Mexican Restaurant

Enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine. Extensive menu including: Burritos, Tacos, Enchiladas, Exceptional Margaritas, and Mexican Deserts. ABC permit.

J. Arthur's Restaurant

World Famous for Prime Rib, Steaks, Seafood, Excellent Service and Hospitality. 'Always Bring the Children'. Take out available. Major credit cards accepted. ABC permit.

Joey's Pancake House

Joey's is a family style restaurant that has been serving breakfast to the locals and visitors of Western North Carolina since 1966. Featuring a large variety of tempting pancakes, golden waffles, country style cured ham and seasonal specials spiked with flavor, Joey's is sure to please all appetites.

Maggie Valley Club

Enjoy casual to elegant dining. Reservations required. Major credit cards accepted. ABC permit.
828-926-1616, 800-438-3861

Maggie Valley Restaurant

Home cooked meals and family style dining. Relax in the easy-going atmosphere after a long day of shopping or sight seeing.

Maggie's Galley

Great Seafood. The best seafood restaurant in the area, with good pricing and atmosphere, it is usually packed in the evenings.

Pasquale's Pizzeria and Tapas Bar

At Pasquale's, you will enjoy a meal prepared with the freshest and finest quality ingredients! All Dishes are homemade, prepared to order! Choose From a Large Selection of Wine and Beer. Enjoy Our Traditional Spanish Tapas Bar. Outside Patio Dining is Available. Excellent Customer Service is our Goal


We have provided you a link here to most of the local restaurants in the Maggie Valley and Waynesville area. Our Dining link on our web site provides you a sampling of those restaurants that we have personally visited.

Salty Dogs Seafood and Grill

Wonderful dining atmosphere. Enjoy the hand-written signs on the wall, or sit on the patio and relax. Fresh seafood or chicken and steak for the land lover. ABC Permit.

Smackers Dellwood Road

Local "Applebee's" type restaurant and bar. Great food!

Smokey Shadows Lodge and Dining

Enjoy magnificent views from this mountaintop country inn. Rustic, romantic and secluded to enjoy freshly prepared meals by candlelight. Reservations required.

Snappy's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria

Specializing in homemade Italian and American entrees. Major credit cards accepted.