Appetizers fuel the palette and prepare you for the main course. We have a wide variety of tasty appetizers available to compliment your entree. You will feel more satisfied with your meal after trying our delicious appetizers. We aim to please with our interesting and flavorful appetizers. Here is why our downtown Gatlinburg restaurant has the best appetizers:


smith and son sign with food on a table“Life is great. Cheese makes it better.” – Avery Aames. We have definitely got the cheese at our downtown Gatlinburg restaurant and could not agree more with this quote! Our menu includes cheesy appetizers like Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Queso Quesadillas, Double Deluxe Nachos, Loaded Tots, and Nachyo Nachos. In our mouthwatering Spinach and Artichoke dip we use four types of cheese and cream. You will find cheddar and pepper jack cheese in our Queso Quesadillas. Our nacho appetizers include chile con queso and melted cheddar cheese.

If you are interested in something hearty we recommend the Nachyo Nachos which includes fried house potato chips covered in smoked pulled pork, beef brisket, jalapeños, red onions, cilantro, spicy pickles, melted cheddar cheese and sour cream. The Loaded Tots are fried to perfection and topped with chopped pecan smoked bacon, pico de gallo, melted cheddar cheese, pickled jalapeños, and sour cream sauce. Talk about savory!

Fried Veggies

One way to eat those veggies is to deep fry them! At our Gatlinburg restaurant you can find appetizers like our Fried Pickles, Fried Okra, and Colossal Onion Rings. Our Fried Pickles come deep fried in seasoned flour and served with chipotle ranch for dipping. Our Fried Okra is generously portioned and dusted in seasoned cornmeal and fried crispy in tempura batter. You will find the name fits for our Colossal Onion Rings. These deep fried panko breaded Spanish onion rings come with BBQ sauce or chipotle ranch for dipping. These fried vegetable appetizers are one way to get your veggies in but are still decadent and will satisfy your craving for a fried treat. Yum!

Lighter Options

3 street tacos on a wrapperSometimes the lighter option is the way to go! Maybe you don’t want to fill up on your appetizer before your main course. If you are wanting just a little snack before your main course but still absolutely delicious try our Border Chips made of fried corn tortillas with freshly made salsa fresca and cream chile con queso. Our Street Tacos may be another lighter option. On the tacos you will find smoked beef brisket on grilled flour tortillas with pico do gallo, fresh cilantro, crutch sauce, sour cream sauce and a fresh lime wedge. Can you say refreshingly delicious!?

Now that you know a little more about why our downtown Gatlinburg restaurant has the best appetizers in the Smokies, you can begin deciding which ones sound the best for you when you dine with us! Explore our menu to see what other delicious items you can enjoy at our downtown Gatlinburg restaurant.

Smith and Son Corner Kitchen
Smith & Son Corner Kitchen in Gatlinburg, TN