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“A culinary oasis in the sea of chain restaurants that is Gatlinburg”
Review of The Cabin Cafe - CLOSED

The Cabin Cafe
Price range: US$ 3 - US$ 9
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Soups
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 25 April 2012

We had lunch at this charming cafe while traveling the Arts & Craft Loop. The cafe really distinguishes itself with an interesting menu that puts new twist on old favorites. After seeing mostly barbecue and chain restaurants around town, it was refreshing to find a place that offers homemade soups and salads, quiche, and unexpected sandwiches like a Philly cheesesteak and a Cuban sandwich. The owner, Duane, is extremely friendly and has a great sense of humor; he really seems to enjoy chatting with his guests. He is also passionate about food and committed to using fresh, simple ingredients. As a result, the food seems relatively healthy. I was told that my Hungarian mushroom soup consisted primarily of mushrooms and only had a touch of milk in it - I was amazed by how much flavor Duane was able to elicit from a few simple ingredients. There also appear to be a number of options for vegetarians (such as a beans of the day special served with cornbread) - which seems to be unusual in the pork-obsessed culture in the area, We had chef's salads which were topped with generous amounts of lean ham and turkey; the ingredients were all very fresh and I was impressed that my honey mustard dressing appeared to be homemade. A side order of potato salad was very good as well. For dessert we sampled the chocolate crusted peanut butter pie and banana chocolate chip bundt cake with cream cheese icing. The cake in particular was amazing - extremely moist and served warm, which gave it a real comforting quality. I highly recommend you check this hidden gem out!

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2  Thank MadameQcat
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Reviewed 20 April 2012

Recent,y, a group of 11 on a Women's retreat, went to Gatlinburg to go on the 8 mile arts & crafts loop. We stumbled on this cafe and it was the best food we had on the entire trip! The owner, Duane, was so much fun! I highly recommend you go a little out of the way & check it out!!!

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1  Thank bevu78
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

We went in expecting an average sandwich shop. Wow, we got great food. Everything was made to order, very fresh ingredients! Best meatball sandwich we ever had. We are definitely going back! Gotta give this place a try! Chef quality food in a cabin, cozy atmosphere!

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3  Thank Pinklizmom
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

When we got there almost immediately a waiter came over.We had seen the menu outside so we knew what we wanted. The waiter took our offer and soon returned with our beverages. Soon after that our food was brought. The homemade pizza and the hamburger were delicous. I would go here again.

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3  Thank The R
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Reviewed 1 November 2011

Love the couple who owns the place, was charming. It was a good place for a yummy breakfast.

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2  Thank Tortugafeliz
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