Places to Eat

The Great Smoky Mountains Park has very limited food and beverage options. If you’re making a day of it, your best option would be to get your own refreshments. In case you still need something, these are the options available.

The Cades Cove Campground Store has the most options. If you’re at the park early in the morning, this is the place to get your breakfast. They have snacks in the form of sandwiches (both hot and cold), wraps, soups, hot dogs, pizzas, ice creams, sodas, juices and more. Their soft serve ice cream is the talk of the town. The have limited groceries as well. They also have a vending machine with snacks and drinks.

There are vending machines available in specific locations across the park. Here are the details:

Locations Beverages Snacks Ice Creams
Elkmont Campground Concession
Smokemont Riding Stables
Sugarlands Visitor Center
Oconaluftee Visitor Center
Cades Cove Riding Stables
Smoky Mountain Riding Stables
Sugarlands Riding Stables

The visitor center at Cades Cove sells bottled water.