Local Favorite - Parton's Deli
Tourist destinations are packed full of restaurants; most of them being the well known chain restaurants that can be dined in all over the country. However, every city has the smaller restaurants that are usually out of the hustle and bustle of the city life. These restaurants are local favorites and mom and pop establishments that don't make it into the guidebooks and vacation brochures. Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and the other surrounding areas of the Smoky Mountains have several well-kept secrets that the locals love.
These establishments in the Smoky Mountains are often a great place to go and learn about the local culture, as well as eat some of the best local food. Most of the establishments have more reasonable prices than the chain restaurants in town. The service is above and beyond in these family owned establishments and the food is worth coming back for over and over again.
Because there are so many local favorites we will pick a featured restaurant each month and share it with our readers. This months featured restaurant is Parton's Deli.
Are you looking for a quiet, friendly, and tasty place to enjoy lunch? Parton's Deli has by far the best sandwiches, also known as submarines, grinders, hoagies, or torpedoes, in town. Whatever you may call it this deli is a quaint atmosphere that makes your sandwich by hand and finishes it off in an old fashioned steamer, not a toaster oven. Each sandwich is made with care. The deli meat and cheese is sliced in front of you as you order. These sandwiches are to die for and will defiantly have you coming back for more.
Parton's is also know for their homemade devil eggs, potato salad, cole slaw, and lemon or chocolate cake made fresh daily.
This deli is family owned and operated. Most the time when you go in and out it will be the same sweet gentlemen serving you each time. He is very friendly and takes the time to get to know each and everyone of his guest.
The deli also takes call in and carry out orders, which is perfect if you are looking to have a family picnic in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Parton's Deli is located at 322 Parkway in Gatlinburg, TN next to Hillbilly Golf. If you are looking for a light tasty lunch be sure to check out this cute old fashioned deli you won't be sorry you did.
Stay tuned for next months featured local favorite restaurant.