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It’s Almost Time for GatlinBURGER Week!




Are you a burger lover? If so, you’re in for a treat because Gatlinburg is hosting GatlinBURGER week September 13-19.

What exactly is GatlinBURGER Week?

Participating restaurants in Gatlinburg will be taking hamburgers to the next level by selling a specialty burger for $7 while competing for the title of GatlinBURGER Burgermeister.

There’s even a passport and you can win prizes!

Take a culinary tour and try one or all of the burgers! You can Download your GatlinBURGER Week Passport or pick one up at any of the participating restaurants during GatlinBURGER Week. The Passport includes restaurant burger names, descriptions, and locations.

Collect three or more unique burger stamps at participating restaurants. Submit your Passport for a chance to win prizes. There are two ways to enter. Scan your passport and email a photo to or mail your passport to Gatlinburger Week, c/o Gatlinburg CVB, P.O. Box 527, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. The winner will be chosen by random drawing.

And now for the specialty burgers…


The Greenbrier’s “Ghost Rider”
Two dry-aged steaks trimmed patties, Stilton and Cheddar Cheese, house-cured brown sugar bacon, pickled heirloom tomato, grilled Spanish onion, and ghost pepper aioli served on a house-made roll.


Smoky Mountain Brewery’s “Hungry Hiker Burger”
½ lb. beef patty, jalapeno cream sauce, avocado, jack cheese, and bacon.


Loco Burro’s “Go Loco Burger”
½ lb. Black Angus Burger topped with Green Chile Queso, Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, and Crispy Tortilla Strips


Smith & Son Corner Kitchen’s “The Italian Job”
Two Prime Brisket blend patties topped with creamy melted gruyere, caramelized onions, thin crispy pastrami wedges, mouthwatering dill pickles, finished off with a roasted red pepper garlic aioli on a perfectly toasted sweet brioche bun.


Split Rail Eat’s “Pickle Me Pimento”
Two smashed burgers with pimento cheese, crispy southern fried pickles, Applewood Smoked Bacon, ranch dressing, lettuce, tomato, and red onion on a toasted potato roll.


Shoney’s “Sunrise Cheeseburger”
Enjoy a little sunshine in your burger! Shoney’s is famous for our breakfast offerings. We’ve added a fried egg and bacon strips, along with all the fixin’s to our Cheeseburger to create the Sunrise Cheeseburger.


Crawdaddy’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar “Daddy’s Creole Burger
½ lb. Black Angus burger blackened and smothered in our housemade Seafood Gumbo.


Pucker’s Sports Grill’s “Pucked Up BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger”
½ lb. Black Angus Burger topped with Smoked Cheddar Cheese, Applewood Smoked Bacon, and our housemade Honey BBQ sauce.


TGI Friday’s “The WINGMAN Burger”
Chargrilled seasoned all-beef patty topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, buffalo pickles, chipotle aioli, and our signature Pimento Cream Cheese Spread, served with a skewered Buffalo Wing.


Ole Red’s “Farmhouse Burger”
Beef patty topped with Potato Chip Crusted Smoked bologna, Beer Cheese, Beer Onions, and Mucky Duck Sauce served on a Brioche Bun.


Crystelle Creek’s “Country Fried Steak Burger”
Country Fried Steak Burger topped with a fried potato and onion gravy, garnished with a crisp onion ring.


Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin’s “Rise and Shine Burger”
Two fried eggs, sausage, bacon, and one mini Sticky Bun Pancake sandwiched between layers of junior waffles, drizzled with housemade cream cheese sauce.


Seasons of Ober’s “Schnitzel Burger”
A savory blend of Angus Beef and pork pressed thin and fried with a coating of assorted German breadcrumbs. Topped with sweet and tangy sautéed onions, bacon, and a dill-infused mayo. Served on a toasted pretzel bun.


Cliff Top Grill at Anakeesta’s “Deep South Burger”
½ lb. ground Angus beef topped with cheddar cheese, pulled pork, bacon, BBQ sauce, fried green pickles and sautéed onions.


Delauder’s BBQ’s “Spicy Southern Squealer”
½ lb. fresh ground pork with spicy seasonings, housemade sweet jalapeno mustard, topped with pickles and onion served on a toasted potato bun.


The Rampant Lion’s Octoburger
Handmade beef patty, freshly ground in house, mixed with Bratwurst Sausage served with sauerkraut on a specialty bun.


Take note…

  • Just because a restaurant is participating in GatlinBURGER Week does not mean all the burgers from that restaurant are $7 during that week. The restaurant is featuring ONE burger as its $7 specialty burger.
  • Note that some restaurants may run out of their Burger Week burger. Make plans to try for the burger on a different day if that happens.
  • There may be a long wait time. Practice patience! Be nice to the staff.
  • The $7 burgers are a la carte, therefore sides are extra.
  • A minimum 20% tip is suggested.



Share your GatlinBURGER adventures on social media by using the hashtag #GatlinBURGER for a chance to win free stuff!

Step 1: Take a photo of your burger.
Step 2: Post and tag the restaurant’s name.
Step 3: Enjoy your burger.




The owner and founder of The Smoky Mountain Life, Kim Hunt, is a lifelong resident of southeast Tennessee and lover of all things Smoky Mountains. 

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