The Sinks formed where a beautiful mountain river makes an S-turn creating natural pools that are outlined on both sides by humongous river boulders (source).
Every day we were in the Smokies we ate breakfast in our room. We would have loved to have gone out to breakfast every morning, but they always opened up too late for us. There is a Walgreens right on the main drag of Gatlinburg that was within walking distance from our hotel. They had bagels, cream cheese, yogurts, fruit, etc. so we just bought a bunch of breakfast items and kept them in our hotel refrigerator for the week.
For lunch, we just had snack foods like power bars, nuts, granola, fruit, etc.
Because we could not stand the crowds, we always finished early in the day and were back at our hotel between 1:00-3:00 pm. The first thing we did was change and enjoy the pool and hot tub. After a refreshing soak we then went out and enjoyed an early dinner around 4:00 or 5:00 pm.
Our two favorite restaurants in Gatlinburg were Mellow Mushroom and Bones BBQ Joint. They are both very casual dining places as we are not ones for fancy restaurants.
I know Mellow Mushroom is a chain, but we don't have these restaurants in Wisconsin so when we see one when we travel we always get super excited! Every time we go to Mellow Mushroom we order the same thing: a Greek Salad and a Great White Pizza! Both items are absolutely AMAZING!
Have A Great Day! Amy