My parents have a vacation place on 321 west of I40, east of Gatlinburg. My Mom mentioned it's "hard to go out to eat" this time of year...she means crowds in that hellhole...I mean Gatlinburg.
Does any one know of any nice places that would be near them, but maybe in the other direction from G-burg. Newport? Country Inns? They don't like to eat in dives, or places where the food is primarily fried. Ethnic is not their thing, either. Other than that, they are not terribly tough restaurant critics.
I have suggested Blackberry Inn, but apparently Walland is too far.
Thanks for your help!