Where to eat between Louisville and Gatlinburg

This food trip itinerary gives you restaurant recommendations for places to eat over 5 days. Starting from Louisville, you can leave at 11:10 am and drive for about 20 minutes to the first stop.

9200 Taylorsville Rd
Louisville, KY
(502) 384-4834
$$
Day 1. Arrive at 11:30 am. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 30 minutes.
535 Main St
Shelbyville, KY
(502) 633-1114
$$
  140 reviews
Mexican restaurants
11am to 10pm
Arrive at 2:00 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 40 minutes.
5711 McCracken Pike
Frankfort, KY
(859) 879-0101
$$
  268 reviews
Southern food
11am to 8pm
Arrive at 4:40 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Stay overnight. The next day, leave at 7:30 am. Then drive for about 30 minutes.
867 S Broadway
Lexington, KY
(859) 955-0388
$
  609 reviews
Bakeries, Breakfast & Brunch, Sandwiches
8am to 3pm
Day 2. Arrive at 8:00 am. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 5 minutes.
362 E Main St
Lexington, KY
(859) 309-3039
$$
Arrive at 10:10 am. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about an hour.
75 Holt Rd
Mt Vernon, KY
(606) 256-0131
$$
Arrive at 1:10 pm. Eat for about 2½ hours. Then drive for about 10 minutes.
2301 New Brodhead Rd
Mount Vernon, KY
(606) 256-2000
$$
  46 reviews
American restaurants (Traditional)
7am to 8pm
Arrive at 3:50 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 40 minutes.
219 Commercial Dr
London, KY
(606) 260-8029
  56 reviews
Barbeque
11am to 8pm
Arrive at 6:20 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Stay overnight. The next day, leave at 10:40 am. Then drive for about 20 minutes.
207 S Main St
Corbin, KY
(606) 261-7344
$$
  187 reviews
Gastropubs, American restaurants (New style)
11am to 10pm
Day 3. Arrive at 11:00 am. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 10 minutes.
2700 Cumberland Falls Hwy
Corbin, KY
(606) 258-9070
$$
  78 reviews
Barbeque, Buffets
11am to 9pm
Arrive at 1:10 pm. Eat for about 2½ hours. Enjoy the rest of the day. Stay overnight. The next day, leave at 8:40 am. Then drive for about 20 minutes.
310 Main St
Williamsburg, KY
(606) 549-2825
  32 reviews
Sandwiches, Soup
9am to 3pm
Day 4. Arrive at 9:00 am. Eat for about an hour. Then drive for about 30 minutes.
26383 Scott Hwy
Winfield, TN
(423) 569-8657
$$
Arrive at 10:30 am. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 40 minutes.
748 Old Middlesboro Hwy
La Follette, TN
(423) 562-3285
$
  3 reviews
Delis, Sandwiches
Arrive at 1:10 pm. Eat for about an hour. Then drive for about 40 minutes.
1008 E Woodland Ave
Knoxville, TN
(865) 219-5789
$$
  195 reviews
Soul Food
11am to 8pm
Arrive at 2:50 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 10 minutes.
35 Market Sq
Knoxville, TN
(865) 766-2075
$$
  1198 reviews
Burgers, Salad
11am to 11pm
Arrive at 5:00 pm. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 30 minutes.
639 Dolly Parton Pkwy
Sevierville, TN
(865) 365-4205
$$
Arrive at 7:30 pm. Eat for about 2½ hours. Stay overnight. The next day, leave at 10:50 am. Then drive for about 10 minutes.
2167 Pkwy
Pigeon Forge, TN
(865) 366-3035
$$
Day 5. Arrive at 11:00 am. Eat for about 2 hours. Then drive for about 20 minutes.

Reach your destination in Gatlinburg around 1:20 pm after eating at 17 restaurants over 5 days. If you were to drive nonstop, it would take about 4½ hours driving roughly 286 miles straight to Gatlinburg. Looking for more restaurants? You can choose a category below if you want to do an entire road trip full of Burgers, American restaurants (New style), Seafood restaurants, Mexican restaurants, Southern food, Bakeries, or more. Enjoy the journey!

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