Cherokee Grill and Steakhouse

4.6
118 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Conveniently located in Calhoun’s Village across from the Ober entrance, the upscale establishment has become a favorite for countless locals and visitors alike. With its mountain lodge atmosphere and abundance of Cherokee Indian artifacts, patrons can expect a truly authentic, Southern experience. Serving up mouthwatering steaks, fresh seafood, and rotisserie-style staples in the heart of Gatlinburg, Cherokee Grill has made a name for itself as the greatest steakhouse in the area.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 118 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hands down the best steak I have ever had. The 4 of us each said the same. The cucumber martini was great. The server was obviously incredibly busy. He was stretched way too thin because he would ask a question and be walking away while we were still answering. It did take away a little from the experience of a nice restaurant. However, he got everything correct he just felt very rushed the whole time. Overall, we all had a great experience. The food was absolutely amazing. We will be back every trip!

BL
BLAEM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Food was definitely not worth the price. Service wasn’t good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Food was subpar, had to send my entire back and they made the same mistake- not sure they know how to cook everything on the menu. The service was also subpar- extremely inattentive.

m
vipmgp1981
New Orleans
294 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steaks were amazing. Our waitress was kind and quick! The kids loved chicken sandwiches and steak! Would highly recommend

DW
DillinW
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For such a busy area, this restaurant was nice and quiet, reasonably priced, and the food was excellent.

WS
WalterS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

on our visit to Gatlinburg we could not decide where to eat dinner after we looked at our opp. we decided on Cherokee Grill and Steak House we were glad we did great food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Dining was perfect! Great food!
My only complaint is that our table was right by AC vent and it was really cold, it was blowing a cold wind.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steakhouse just across from Ober Gatlinburg. Plan ahead and make a reservation. I really enjoyed the teriyaki steak.

MV
MVAN
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was awesome! Waiter was attentive and helpful with food selection.

s
suzm
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food... and great service. The fireplace also added to the experience

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valente was fantastic. Excellent food. Excellent atmosphere.

B
vipBigdaddysand
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent tasting food. Steaks were perfect. Filet especially.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with fantastic service.

R
Ruth
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place. Excellent service. A little disappointed in the filet mignon. I didn't think it had any flavor. Didn't taste seasoned at all. Shrimp cocktail and prime rib excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The bar staff was not up to par, but the dining room servers did their best this busy week.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal on a Saturday night had a very busy time in Gatlinburg. Steaks were perfectly cooked

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here a few nights ago and the service wasn’t great. We tried again and this time it was fabulous! Marla was very attentive and did a wonderful job. Highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner

OT
OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great as usual

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our meal. My only thing wrong was steak was undercooked. Otherwise, service was great and atmosphere wonderful. Steak was still good but I like Med Well and they only cooked Med Rare. I would normally send back but we were on a time limit so I just ate it.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Service was slow and inattentive. Carrie, our server, didn’t come around very often. Food and atmosphere was wonderful.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I had much higher expectations for the place. It was just good, which is fine. A little too expensive for the product though. Host was really rude when we walked in and acted annoyed that we were there. Server was kind, but nothing special. That’s how I would describe this meal- nothing special. Blue cheese grits were nasty, my steak was undercooked but tasted DELICIOUS. Super tender and flavorful. Cool atmosphere. Won’t go back again, but not a complete failure.

KH
KarenH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We come here each time we visit Gatlinburg on vacation. It’s a great restaurant with a very nice atmosphere.

m
monicaenid
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not great, not awful. Expensive but pretty decor. More upscale than the typical food in the Downtown strip.

TK
TomK
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food & service. It was a very enjoyable dining experience

DD
DenDen
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The greeter was very gracious and helpful. The server was nice and efficient. The food was fantastic. We will return soon!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The mixologist at the bar was not familiar how to make a simple Cosmopolitan. My friend had that. They were terrible. I had the Prime Rib. Something about it made me sick. My husband thinks his sour cream was bad. It was not the same caliber of food that night, as before. The Peddler was actually, better.

ER
EvaR
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The steaks were awesome. The service was excellent. Wasn’t our favorite area to sit in at a booth. The sides are a little small but yummy.

R
Ronda
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food and Wonderful Service. Can't wait to return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to eat in Gatlinburg ❤️

OT
OpenTable Diner
Mobile
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime rib was outstanding

AM
AMBERH
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spinach artichoke dip was on point. Filet was cooked to perfection, with potato loaded( it was less than warm). Husband had pork chop and loved it. Overall great food, service and cleanliness was above standard to what I’ve seen elsewhere. Will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always

t
tiger1
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ambience is very nice. Trout was extremely bland as well as the blue cheese grits. Kids steaks had decent flavor but was like chewing rubber. Chargrilled shrimp very good. Overall just ok.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner. Seating was so that half the party was looking at the kitchen. Reminded me of stools at a diner look. Although I like diners, this was not a diner so a little remolding would be nice. Fried chicken was love as well as a steak order. Thanksgiving specials were good with a large amount of turkey. Pumpkin cheesecake would be rated a 5/5. The only person from our party who didn’t like the food ordered a seafood special. Said to have been too fishy tasting.

AK
vipAnnaK
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our Thanksgiving dinner. Everything was amazing. Service was great too. We loved everything! Highly recommend.

DS
DavidS
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very cool restaurant and we will return on our next trip to Gatlinburg. Great view of The Parkway. The Thanksgiving meal was really good. We ate Salads. And ate Desserts.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steaks were prepared to perfection.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tried the Boursin Filet and it was amazing! Best food we ate all trip! Definitely make reservations!

FAQs

Cherokee Grill and Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (865) 436-4287.

Cherokee Grill and Steakhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 118 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.