Ole Red Gatlinburg

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$30 and under
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Whether Ole Red is at the top of your country music bucket list or you just wandered in itchin’ for a little fun in the heart of Gatlinburg, we’re glad you made it. Country fans already know this place gets its name from superstar Blake Shelton’s breakout hit, “Ol’ Red.” Being here is a lot like hanging out with the guy himself: laid-back and genuine, up for anything, a bit irreverent (but always fun)—and set to great music. Ole Red has a little something for everyone in the heart of the Smokies! We cordially invite you to settle in with a Blake-approved cocktail, order a plate of Redneck Nachos, or try the super-stacked Ober Gatlin-Burger. And you feel like sharing, snap a selfie with our famous Champagne of Fried Chicken, brined in Miller High Life, fried to perfection, and served in a champagne bucket. You can’t go wrong here; every one of our made-from-scratch menu items and special desserts is a crowd pleaser.
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TH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was wonderful, ambiance was fun, food was delicious and Zach Ray was outstanding. Great talent and loved his personality. We had a very good time and are very much looking forward to a return trip.

BT
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I surprised my husband with dinner reservations here. He loved the live music and the flavorful food choices. I loved the bbq pulled pork + cheddar mashed potatoes, and my husband was disappointed the hot chicken wasn’t “hot” but the taste was deliciohs. we, and our 3 kiddos, enjoyed the food. Will was our server and very tentative and good. The kids loved seeing our pictures on the oldredtv. Overall, really good dinner option and will go back again.

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was on top of everything!! Food was overpriced. I got the bacon wrapped meatloaf. It was recommended by the waitress. It really wasn’t anything special at all. Husbands burger was medium rare, not medium. They did redo and took entire price of that meal off. That was a nice gesture we weren’t expecting. The entertainment was great.

JK
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was good, great music, food was poor quality.

JH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing from the moment we walked in. Great atmosphere and service! Drinks were incredible and food was perfect too!

MR
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place...team blake... good food..nice service ...clean friendly atmosphere....would go again and recommend to anyone

JK
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Made reservations months in advance for a high top for 4 on a Monday night at 7. Still had to wait while they seated others ahead of us that just walked in. We’re not seated at a high top. When asked to be seated at one the hostess gave it to someone else who just walked in. Took a long time for the waiter. Ended up not staying. Poor poor service. Do NOT recommend. Very disappointed. Expected much better than that

JR
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had drinks at the Nashville Ole Red two nights earlier and decided to try dinner at this one. The food was delicious and the music was great. We got our food but didn’t have silverware or napkins, even though we had drinks on the table for a while before we ordered. My wife had the catfish, but they forgot the cole slaw. I had the grilled meatloaf and it was great.

TR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food at reasonable prices. The skillet corn bread was yummy. Ashley, our server, was outstanding!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere-good music but menu is somewhat limited and food quality was not great

JE
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Food is good but VERY PRICEY. Customers were being told 1 hour wait yet the upper level was not being used. We had reservations and we saw 20 to 30 potential customers walk away due to 1 hour wait. We visit Gatlinburg on a regular basis but probably won’t be back to Ole Red as there are plenty of other places to eat.

DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Had reservations had asked for a table in front of the stage weeks prior to our going there.Lady at the door obviously didn't want to be there or care about where we sat ended up in the corner next to the service area.View was mediocre at best.Was excited to be going there I have a close friend who plays there and had told me how great it was.
Well in our case not so much. Hopefully others will have a better time.

TR
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service...I would recommend you get a reservation...walk in off street 1 1/2hr wait...but it would be worth it...went away stuffed

DS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere and we bought some souvenirs as well. Will certainly be back. Nachos are Delicious....

B
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Ashley (server was very good). Bartender was rude, food was average. We’re out of the wine we wanted. Half the restaurant tables weren’t being used and people were waiting to be seated. Poor experience,

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A little pricey. We got right in but our server had multiple tables to wait. Overall it was a good experience.

RC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service, outstanding music. Missing Blake Shelton unannounced visit would have been the Wow factor.

DH
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Fun experience. Loved the guest entertainer that night.

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to Ole Red because we were visiting Gatlinburg and we saw there was going to be live music. We had a nice meal and listened to Zack Ray. Our waitress was very attentive. The pulled pork was delicious, we especially liked the barbecue sauce. I wish there had been more chicken in the chicken pot pie. There was enough of our funnel cake dessert to feed a crowd!

HN
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

This is the one spot I was looking forward to visiting during my stay in Gatlinburg and I was disappointed. I carefully chose the day and time to join you for lunch due to the musician. I understand you cannot control if an artist backs out last minute but the guy replacing him was not good and it made the experience bad. It was better when he was on break and I could listen to real country music.

When I asked the server she just said other guy cancelled but never apologized or recognized my disappointment. I know it’s not her fault but to provide great customer service you recognize a customers dissatisfaction and try to make the experience good for them.

Lastly, I ordered a beer and it took a while to get to the table.

Based on this experience I will not recommend which does upset me because I’m a fan of Blake Shelton and think the restaurant live music concept is amazing.

JC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good 👍 The service was great and I loved walking around looking at all the things on the walls.

JS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an enjoyable time, good food, wait staff was prompt and friendly and entertainment was excellent. We will differently put this on our to do list next time we are in Gatlinburg.

KB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a great atmosphere, highly recommend the Redneck Nachos. Make sure you make reservations if going in the evening.

Thank you

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Travel to Gatlinburg and a Friends birthday !

VS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place to listen to live country music and the food was really good. We all enjoyed our visit. Blake did good.

SP
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Even though the food was good, I was disappointed that they did not offer side salads or vegetables for those of us that want a lighter menu option.

DT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best waiter I’ve ever had the pleasure being served by.

C
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The funnel cake was delicious and could easily serve a large table.

DS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed evening everything good except reserved high top table and was told couldn't have one

RW
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food! Great atmosphere and good service. I have already recommended Ole Red to family friends visiting Gatlinburg in a couple weeks.

MN
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and wait staff so awesome. I use a walker and they made an extra effort to get us a great table!!

F
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was over priced. Got the Champagne of Chicken and it was over cooked. It only came with a burnt brisket, no sides....waitress was great though.

MN
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Not a fan of the food. Or at least what I got. I got the bacon wrapped meatloaf and I was so excited to try it. But when I got it I was very disappointed. You could hardly tell there was bacon on it and it was more like a thin piece of Salisbury steak. It honestly tasted like a frozen dinner, it was awful. The bbq sauce on it was horrible too, way too sweet, left an awful after taste and gave me a stomach ache. They also drenched it in bbq which made it worse. Two others that were with me thought the same thing. We all loved the atmosphere which is why it was so disappointing that the food was so bad. We also got the bacon pickle deviled eggs and they were not good either, again you could not taste the bacon.

H
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the country act was great!

HH
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Food was awful! Over priced & drinks were ridiculously overpriced with no alcohol content! Super disappointed will not return.

j
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I looked up ole red before booking a reservation a couple days before we were planning to visit. I was mainly excited for live music and the atmosphere. I looked up who would be performing the 8pm to midnight slot (which is when our reservation was set for) and it said "to be announced" .. I took that to mean someone would be performing, they just wernt sure who yet. So after a day spent exploring the smokey mtns we showered got dressed nice and went to a nice meal where we expected some live entertainment. To my supprise noone was performing which was weird bc I even mentioned to the waitress seating us that I wanted a good view and they never said anything. So that was a bummer. The food was ok overall. My husband's steak was overcooked and bland. My chicken was really good. The beer cheese mac n cheese tasted like cheese from a can. Not our preference. Overall I felt it would have been a better experince if we got what we were expecting with the live music.

MS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at Ole Red Gatlinburg. The entertainment was fantastic, food very awesome and our waiter was sensational. Thanks for a great night out.

LM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fried chicken and okra were amazing!!
Service and atmosphere was great as well!

KM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it and will frequently come back. It was a great way to spend our 32nd wedding anniversary.

j
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great food and had an awesome time and my wife loved it she said she was very happy it was her birthday

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