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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E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Our best friends got engaged on a weekend getaway to Gatlinburg

OT
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere and entertainment were wonderful. The food was pricey and mediocre.

v
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Over priced. Charged for butter for our biscuits
Live music was good

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food wasn’t hot and not very good. Drinks were watered down. Service was just ok.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

They need a new chef. Bacon and pickle Deviled eggs were a strange color and very unappetizing visually. Food Portions way too large. Meatloaf was recommended as one of the best things on the menu. Meat was tough and did not resemble meatloaf. Hamburger was overdone and not very warm.

Music was good but would not eat there again

JB
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love Blake but the menu could use improvement. Chicken and biscuit was dry.

RC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

When we go out for dinner we look for 4 reason to return, Food (including variety), price, service and atmosphere. Well Ole Red got one right

SU
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great live music
Super slow service. Our server even told us they were slow because they didn’t have enough servers.
We had reservations (HIGHLY RECOMMEND) as those who didn’t had 2 hour waits with so many tables open.
Drinks are extremely expensive but the food is good.

KB
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Waitress did not allow us to customize order without onions. Told us it could not be done. Even though we have someone in our party allergic. Food was overpriced. Will not be back.

DM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations so we were seated right away. Our server, Ashley, was very attentive and helpful. The food was good and served rapidly. The price was reasonable considering they had excellent live music.

KC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

We were not impressed with this ever so popular place (popular due to Blake Shelton’s name). The menu was very lacking and basic, along with being pricey. They had live music, which was fantastic. However, I wouldn’t waste my time here.

PB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early, and there was no problem with getting in at that time. The food was good, and enjoyed the entertainment!!

T
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food , drinks and service. . The atmosphere and music was great also.

SM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ol Red's Gatlinburg was absolutely amazing! Far exceeded our expectations. The atmosphere was awesome with great music. The volume was perfect, easy to hold a conversation while listening to the artist during dinner. The food was some of the best we have ever had! This is not bar food, but amazing southern style cuisine. This is my new favorite place and can't wait to go back. Give it a try, you'll love it!

TH
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on October 12, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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
Overall4food2service5ambience4

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

JH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall1food1service1ambience2

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
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

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

JE
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

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
Overall2food3service2ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall1food1service3ambience1

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
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Fun experience. Loved the guest entertainer that night.

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall2food3service2ambience2

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Travel to Gatlinburg and a Friends birthday !

VS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.