Family attending a Gatlinburg dinner show.

The Best Dinner Shows in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

The city of Gatlinburg is a hotbed of live musical dinner theater entertainment. Guests are treated to a wide range of themes, including comedy skits, singing, magic, murder mysteries, adventure, classics, and more. Whether you enjoy lighthearted entertainment or toe-tapping, finger-snapping singalongs, you can find it all in Gatlinburg. So chow down on pork chops, collard greens, fried chicken, and cornbread while you experience thrilling performances you won’t soon forget.

Dinner theater is completely family-friendly entertainment. One- to two-hour shows can be booked from June 10 and December 31. If you’re coming to the Smoky Mountain area, add one of these Gatlinburg dinner shows to your must-see list. You won’t be disappointed.Gatlinburg hosts dozens of dinner shows daily. Here is a list of the most highly reviewed:

Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Show

The Stampede Dinner Show is the brainchild of country music legend Dolly Parton — and it’s great fun for the entire family. If you love horse competitions, you will love this spectacular show that features thrilling musical productions, special effects, and riding stunts that will have you on the edge of your seat. During the show, chow down on a four-course feast of your choosing, plus a scrumptious dessert! Vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, and dairy-free meals are available upon request. The show is located in Pigeon Forge, just a short drive from Gatlinburg.

Soul of Motown

This recent addition to the list of Gatlinburg dinner shows really delivers. It is among the highest-rated dinner shows in the area. This concert-styled show features hit songs from the greatest Motown legends like Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the Temptations, Diana Ross and the Supremes, and more. If you are a Motown (or live music) lover, get ready to see some high-powered performances that will have you boogying down the aisle. Take advantage of the dine-in cafe that brings food and drinks directly to your table.

The Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show

This excellent show is performed in front of a small venue perfect for interactive purposes. There is a lot of fun and excitement as every square foot of the dining area is used to solve the murder mystery. The three repeating weekly shows are laugh-out hysterical. If you’re recognized as the Top Sleuth of the night, you receive a prize. Additionally, there is a three-course meal along with a dessert of your choosing.

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show

This mesmerizing show features actual size pirate ships on a man-made lagoon. Follow the adventures of Captain Blackbeard and his rag-tag crew of pirates searching for lost treasure. Blackbeard is forced to face off with his nemesis Calico Jack, who is also on the hunt. This spectacular is swashbuckling loads of fun. Guests are treated to a mouth-watering, four-course meal and dessert. The Pirates’ Village is open for snacks and drinks.

The Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud Show

The historical and legendary feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys is played out in front of a live audience. You will love the chaos as the two sides attempt to settle their differences with humor. This side-splitting comedy show features amazing singing, dancing, and hilarious stunts. Additionally, you get a southern-style smorgasbord: vegetable soup, mashed potatoes, fried chicken, corn on the cob, cole slaw, and sweet tea.

The Magic of Terry Evanswood

Illusionist Terry Evanswood has one of the longest-running dinner theater shows in the area. His sleight of hand is as spectacular as it is legendary. Be amazed as Evanswood performs card tricks, levitation, music, classic magic, and more, all in the setting of The Grand Majestic Theater. Not only will you be in awe at Evanwood’s skills, but he also has a dynamic supporting cast. Whether you are 5 or 95, this show is sure to please. You can also get a dine-in service during this show. Feel free to have orders delivered directly to your table.

Hit Parade Jukebox Revue

If you’re in the mood to hear some high-energy hits from the 1950s through the 1980s, the Hit Parade Jukebox Revue is one show you don’t want to miss. The mesmerizing performances of these professional singers and dancers will have you on your feet from start to finish. Everything is covered, from the roots of rock & roll to the age of MTV. The variety show also includes a moving tribute to the U.S military. Check out the dine-in service menu of burgers, fries, appetizers, and signature drinks.

Biblical Times Dinner Theater

You don’t have to be religious to love this uplifting show. This creme de la creme of Gatlinburg dinner shows has two parts. The first is a gospel concert with contemporary and classic hymns performed by several talented artists. The second part is a dramatic play featuring stories from the bible. This dynamic production is sure to have you feeling the glory of Jesus with every visual experience and song. While you watch the performances, feast on a king-size meal of pot roast, roasted potatoes, steamed broccoli, smoked meatloaf, and chocolate mousse for dessert.

Hazzard Hoedown

Dukes of Hazzard fans will love the entertaining parody of the early 80s television show. Sing along to the toe-tapping music as you watch characters Boss Hogg, Luke Duke, Bo Duke, and Dixie battle to keep Uncle Jesse’s farm. Each character also participates in a talent contest determined by the audience. This is one of the best shows and an all-time family favorite. If you love to laugh (at some good, clean comedy), you will love the Hazzard Hoedown. This show has a dine-in service option that allows food and beverages to be delivered directly to you.

Food and Family Fun Await

If you plan on visiting the Gatlinburg area, be sure to visit one or more of the entertaining Gatlinburg dinner shows. These fun and lighthearted shows feature singing, dancing, murder mysteries, adventure, and a whole lot more. All of the shows feature the extraordinary talent of professional singers, actors, dancers, and magicians. Additionally, you get to enjoy great food with dessert while you watch the show with your whole family. For more information, head over to Relax Gatlinburg, where you’ll find more information about shows, accommodations, museums, and more!