Why Ole Red is The Best Family-Friendly Spot in Gatlinburg

When you think of down-home fun for the whole family, Gatlinburg is the place to be. There’s something for everyone in the great escape among the Smoky Mountains, no matter what you’re into. But even the busiest family has to take time to slow down and smell the down-home cooking and drinks that keep everyone fueled among all the fun.

That’s where Ole Red Gatlinburg comes in – the hottest honky tonk in the hills with the right amount of attitude the whole family can appreciate. When it’s time to kick up that family vacation with a little B.S. (short for Blake Shelton, of course), your first stop should be into Ole Red.

With so many places to eat and drink in Gatlinburg, Ole Red stands out as a true original. Anyone can go to a restaurant and get the same run-of-the-mill food and experience. But where else can you step into a world of country music, told from the perspective of Opry member and former judge on “The Voice” Blake Shelton? Walking into the front doors is an experience y’all won’t forget anytime soon.

We don’t believe in reservations for the boys (and girls) ‘round here. Just like going to mamaw’s house, walk in when the kids are ready for a break and we’ll take it from there. Our down-home Southern menu with dishes straight from Blake’s kitchen are sure to satisfy everyone’s tastes. We recommend God’s Country Chopped Steak and the Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish, two favorites you’ll only find in Gatlinburg.

For the smaller stomachs, we’ve got them covered with a special menu. Choose from mac & cheese, chicken tenders, cheeseburgers, the tried-and-true classic grilled cheese, or mini all-beef hot dogs. Let ‘em kick it up a notch with a mocktail, or let the kiddos take a piece of Ole Red home with a 16-ounce plastic mason jar souvenir glass, filled with their favorite beverage. When you get home, clean it out and it can be used as a cowboy piggy bank.

The food and drinks for everyone are just one part of what makes Ole Red the place to be in Gatlinburg. No matter when you stop by, we’ll have the best in live music this side of Tennessee. Don’t worry about covering the kiddo’s ears – our bands are all family-friendly, playing today’s favorite Country Music and mixing it up with the classics of yesteryear. You also never know who will show up at Ole Red. We’ve been surprised by Blake’s hand-picked singers from “The Voice,” up-and-coming artists, or even the Boss Man himself for a surprise concert! Round out your trip with a trip to our gift shop to commemorate your visit with the merch that will make it an unforgettable visit – ranging from glasswear to t-shirts reminding your family that everyone’s itchin’ to have a little fun.

No matter how you look at it – live music everyone can sing along to, the best Southern kitchen cooking, and drinks that everyone can indulge in – Ole Red Gatlinburg is the perfect place to kick back, relax, and enjoy a treat for every member of the family. Make sure to stop on by next time you’re in the Smoky Mountains. You’ll sure be glad that you did.

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