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Craving Seafood in Gatlinburg? 10 Best Seafood Restaurants in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge 2024

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What are the Best Seafood Restaurants in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge & Sevierville Tennessee?

Smoky Mountains Seafood: Top 10 Restaurants in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge & Sevierville

And where can you get great sushi?


Living here in the Smoky Mountains, and being a seafood lover, I remember when seafood was a little harder to find around here.

But not anymore!

In the past few years, many more seafood options have arrived straight from the oceans, and you can now find many delicious options...

Below are the best seafood restaurants -

The very best places to get seafood in the Smoky Mountains.


1.) Pinchy's Lobster & Beer Company

212 Court Avenue, Sevierville

Pinchy's is downtown Sevierville, with an outdoor patio, and sometimes live music. They are continuously outdoing themselves, listening to customers, and creating new, delicious modern seafood dishes with a friendly vibe! Open for brunch and lunch too.

Here are Just Some of the Things on the Menu:

Lobster Rolls

All you can Eat Crab Legs


Shrimp & Grits

Raw Bar


Beer Garden

Surf 'n Turf

Chowder & Bisque

Lobster Mac n Ravioli

From the Sea Omelet

Pinchy's Clambake

Honestly, this is one of my favorite places whether you eat in or take it to go.

2.) Crawdaddy's Restaurant & Oyster Bar

762 Parkway, Gatlinburg

Traditional Cajun style seafood and an authentic New Orleans vibe. Downtown Gatlinburg in the heart of all the fun on the strip! This place has stood the test of time - it's been around for many years and is a traditional favorite. They also offer a wide range of cocktails, shooters, beer and wine.

Here are Just Some of the Things on the Menu:


Fried Alligator Bites

Gulf Shrimp


Seafood Gumbo

Low Country Boil

Grilled sirloin

Live Maine Lobster

Blackened Chicken Pasta

Shrimp 'n Grits

3.) Huck Finn's Catfish

3330 Parkway, Pigeon Forge

Southern style seafood and all you can eat fish and chicken. We are talkn' about alot of food here! Served with "vittles" like white beans with turkey ham and pickle spears and sweet onion slices. If you want Southern home cooked seafood, this is your stop! Easy access location on the Parkway in the heart of Pigeon Forge, not far from Dollywood.

Here are Just Some of the Things on the Menu:

All You Can Eat Catfish and Chicken

Ole Miss Fried Catfish

Clam Strips

Fried Pickles

Frog Legs

Gator Tail

Fried Green Tomatoes

Chicken Livers

Poutine & Country Fried Bacon

Nashville Hot

4.) Harpoon Harry's Crab House

112 Community Center Drive, Pigeon Forge

Harpoon Harry's describes themselves as "...not just a restaurant, it is an adventure. Seafood with a twist." Also "Seafood, Sushi, Steaks, Spirits". What more could you want? Upper level "truck bar" with great views! Fun vibe, chilled seafood towers, indoor/outdoor patio and views of the river in the heart of Pigeon Forge.

Here are Just Some of the Things on the Menu:


Lobster Rolls

Seafood Cavatappi

Seafood Brochette

Crab Stuffed Flounder

North Atlantic Salmon

Gulf Red Grouper

Crab Legs/Steamers

Clams & Mussels

Lobster Mac n Cheese


Frog Legs

Gator Bites

Street Corn

5.) Smoky Mountain Trout House

410 Parkway, Gatlinburg

A staple and tradition in Gatlinburg for over 45 years now. They must be doing something right! Fresh, locally sourced, Rainbow Trout is one of the Famous Foods of Gatlinburg! 10 Different trout entrees, in addition to catfish, steaks and chicken cooked over an open flame. The building is also a historic part of Gatlinburg and is one of the oldest buildings in town. Beer and wine also available!

Here are Just Some of the Things on the Menu:

Trout Almondine (among 10 others)

Parmesan Trout

"The Eisenhower"

Bacon Stuffed Trout

Trout Fritters

Fried and Sauteed Shrimp

Rice Pilaf & Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Catfish

Blackened Trout

Butterflied Fried Trout

Dilly Trout

6.) Captain Jim's Seafood Buffet

3985 Parkway, Pigeon Forge

You don't find many seafood buffets around here! But here you go! This place will not let you leave hungry...and no long waits. For non-seafood peeps, there are other things on the buffet, as well. Full bar (Captain's Lounge) too and desserts. Indoor or outdoor seating.

Here are Just Some of the Things on the Menu:

All You Can Eat Crab Legs

Baked Mahi-Mahi

Blackened Salmon


Fried & Raw Oysters

Peel n Eat Shrimp

Mussels Pomodoro

BBQ Ribs

Crab Cakes

Crab Stuffed Flounder

Chuck eye Roast with Potatoes and Carrots

7.) Chesapeake's

437 Parkway, Gatlinburg

Upscale, yet trendy, casual dining seafood experience in downtown Gatlinburg. Right on the river, with nice views, and a heated patio. Raw bar and private wine cellar. Seafood towers, extensive wine list and much more.

Here are Just Some of the Things on the Menu:

Live & Stuffed Maine Lobster

Broiled & Fried Seafood Platters

Shrimp Chesapeake

Fresh Sea Scallops

Fried Oysters or on the Half Shell

Maryland Crab Cakes

Hand Breaded Onion Rings

Seared Ahi Tuna Salad

Baked Spinach Maria

Mushrooms Stuffed with Crab

Steaks & Chicken

8.) Joe's Crab Shack

1605 Parkway, Sevierville

Where the motto is "Peace, Love & Crabs". You can get buckets of seafood, platters and dishes. Pick from 7 different flavors to spice up your dishes. Creative cocktails, fun environment and gift shop. Great appetizers and sandwiches too.

Here are Just Some of the Things on the Menu:

Snow, Dungeness, Queen & King Crab

Shrimp & Seafood Ensemble

8 Steam Pots

7 Flavors

Sirloin & Grilled Shrimp

Grilled Herb Chicken

Fish & Sausage Po'boy

Lobster Tails

Grilled Seafood Platter

Seafood Linguine Pasta

East Coast Platter with Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Shrimp Scampi & More

9.) Paw Paw's Catfish Kitchen

2760 Wears Valley Road, Sevierville

Paw Paw's describes their place as "Fresh, homemade, New Orleans Style Cooking." Cajun and Creole style. Also, "Authentic Cajun cuisine, and down-home hospitality". This small, family owned restaurant with a fun atmosphere is just at the entrance of beautiful Wears Valley and gets high marks over the years. Cold beer available too!

Here are Just Some of the Things on the Menu:

Catfish Acadiana

Crab Cakes Acadiana

Catfish Orleans

Seasonal Oysters

Fried Seafood Baskets

Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya

Shrimp & Okra Gumbo

Pulled Pork Barbecue

Variety of Po'boys

Boudin Balls

Shrimp Jammers

White Chocolate Bread Pudding

10.) Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

900 Parkway, Gatlinburg

This fun restaurant in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg is the only restaurant chain ever to be based off a motion picture property. It serves scratch made, Southern style comfort food. Table movie trivia and the onsite store makes it even better. Also, a lot of creative cocktails and drinks to choose from!

Here are Just Some of the Things on the Menu:

"I'm Stuffed" Shrimp

Forrest's Seafood Feast

Dumb Luck Coconut Shrimp

Jenny's Surf and Turf

Shrimp Shack Mac 'n Cheese

Baby Back Ribs

Mama's Fried Chicken

Mama Blue's Fried Shrimp

Shrimp Scampi

Maker's Mark Salmon

Baja Ceviche

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