500 Veterans Blvd.
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone: (828) 488-0326
Fax: (828) 488-4114
Bars & Cafes
Quaint and retaining an old world charm, Soda Pops has a very old american feel to it. You can sample some lip smacking candies, malts and shakes here. Their coca cola fixation is the major eye catcher, as coke symbols can be viewed on every imaginable surface of the parlor. The custom blended ice creams include flavors like White Russian, Toffee Coffee, Cinnamon etc. Worth visiting for all those with a sweet tooth and for those who want to travel back in time, when long skirts and bow ties were the trend.
Located right in the center of the town, the Mountain Perks Espresso Bar & Cafe makes for a warm and cozy escape in Bryson City. Run by Jeff and Pam Pulley's family, the place attracts several locals and tourists with its delicious fare and hot brews. They have a wide range of coffees to select from apart from snacks, soups and salads. If you are tired from all the sports and outdoor activities, try their energizing raspberry bars or fresh fruit slices. If chocolate is your kind of taste nothing would match upto their Triple Chocolate Brownie. The owners of the place are always around and their friendly treatment renders a jovial atmosphere to the setting. All in all, your hunger pangs are sure to be soothed with a visit to the Mountain Perks Espresso Bar & Cafe.
Who would not want a pitcher of beer after a hard day on the rapids. The Pourover is a great bar at the Nantahala Outdoor Center, that offers not only some chilled drinks but also a merry time. The entertainment schedule here consists of televisions and live musical performances. Some of the best brews are available here. The deck at the bar also provides a stage for performers to sing and for patrons to dance. So get out of that boat and climb down to the Pourover.
Owned by the Nantahala Outdoor Center, the Slow Joe's Riverside Cafe, gives you the must needed and deserved respite from all the adventurous activities of this area . You can indulge in some yummy hot dogs or even opt for a variety of cookies as you look upon the beautiful river with ducks splashing about. Their hot chocolate spreads its warmth to your weary limbs and warms you effectively. The service here is prompt and impeccable. All in all, this open air cafe is just the perfect hangout.
The Hidden Gem Cafe is not so hidden in the city of Franklin. This restaurant serves some of the best casual lunches and dinners in the city. Their menu consists of sandwiches, burgers, combo meals, sandwiches, wraps etc. It's basically a no fuss menu though they also include a wine list to add some zing to the food. Entrees also find a place on the dinner menu. Seafood includes fried oysters and boiled prawns. Come to the cafe to discover your hidden tastes.
Enjoy a hearty meal at the Maxwell Beef & Seafood restaurant that is located in a secluded area and is an ideal place for casual dining. Sporting a red facade, this restaurant exudes a serene ambiance and can accommodate about 50 people in case of private dining. From lobsters, oysters, fish, shrimp to pastas and spaghetti, the restaurant has something for everyone. So, if you are making a trip to Great Smoky Mountains, don't forget to check this place out. Open from 5 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and from 4:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
A popular restaurant in the Great Smoky Mountains area, the Peddler Steakhouse, is a spacious and a friendly place. Usually frequented by vacationers and travelers, this restaurant offers a fine dining experience in an intimate setting and is largely marked by wooden interiors. Serving succulent steaks along with seafood, the meals served here are prepared of fresh products. Along with the wholesome dinner, you can also indulge in their lip smacking desserts and awesome wines. As a souvenir, you can pick up cards from the card shop here. For timings, please check the website. It's sister establishment, the Park Grill Steakhouse, is also located just a few minutes' walk away.
KJ's Saloon is a hip bar located within the Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que. It offers a range of margaritas, appetizers, draft beer and other beverages for its patrons. The lounge area of the bar is the center of all activity. It features pool tables, dart boards and other games for entertainment. For those who love music, there are live performances by local artists on weekends. Happy hours last from 3pm to 6pm from Monday to Friday. Check website for further details.
Joey's Pancake House is a landmark in Maggie Valley. Patrons make a dash for this breakfast haunt as they serve the most soft and buttery blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes. Besides this you can also go for egg preparations served according to your preference. Team this with meat cuts, and fresh baked biscuits for the sweet tooth. The kid's menu consists of miniature pancakes. Pancake mix is also available here in a two pound bag, a quick fix meal for all the passing hikers.
Gatlinburg Barrelhouse is a vibrant bar located on Parkway, in Gatlinburg. They have a live distillery and free tasting sessions too.
Puckers Sports Bar and Grill is a bustling bar and cafe in Gatlinburg. Apart from good food and music, it has a hopping bar and a karaoke too.
Transport yourself into the aromatic world of freshly roasted coffee at the Coffee & Company at the Cottage. This coffee hub features an array of judiciously chosen fine coffee that comes from places like Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Indonesia and Africa. Besides delectable coffee, the store offers fruit smoothies and a variety of teas too. It is a perfect place to spend a romantic evening with your partner. Check website for details.