There are many tourist traps, but also many good places in the area. A touristy place that is worth its salt is the Pancake Pantry in Gatlinburg. Get there early. Be prepared for lines. Bring cash. As a previous poster pointed out, the Peddler is for steak and salad. Another steak option is the Alamo. I also enjoyed the Cherokee Grill when it first opened, but had a bad experience and haven't been back in awhile. It might be better. Calhouns is a regional chain that has decent bbq. Best Italian (the original in elks plaza) has dynamite pizza. The garlic rolls are a delicious atrocity. Bring your wallet. Hidden spot for lunch (that's been in business since the 1960s) is the Hoffenbraus in the Village. Nice warm sandwiches. No Way Joses is good for Mexican. Most of these places are in Gatlinburg with some having dual locations in G and PF.