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The Wild Plum Story

The idea for "The Wild Plum" was derived from tea houses in the mountains of Austria.  There people would gather daily, share stories, and have whatever was made fresh that day. The experience was warm and friendly so it brought them back time after time. Therein lies the spirit of our little Gatlinburg tea room.  We want you to sit back, relax for a while, take in the area as it was meant to be, eat good food, maybe talk with others and enjoy our hospitality.


The "Recipes We Use" are passed down from grandmothers, aunts and uncles, fellow crafters, friends, neighbors, and the artists of our "Wild Plum Family" who start early every morning preparing our daily menu before they wait your table.  They will never forget necessity is the mother of not only invention, but creativity as well.  First we use what we have in the garden, refrigerator and pantry and secondly, what we can get that's in season and fresh!


We have the wonderful blessing of living in the beautiful Arts and Crafts Community of the Great Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg, TN. We love being here and will continue to be here as long as you will visit and enjoy everything as much as we enjoy making it a "Plum" experience for you.​


Our carte du jure includes appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts and other appetizing dishes, including our specialties. Our menu changes often so you never know what we might have in store for you.  We are well known for our chicken salad, wild plum tea (served hot or cold), delectable sandwiches and soups, and of course our wild plum muffins.  You can also choose from our fine selection of domestic and imported beers to enjoy with your meal, a cup of Wild Plum tea, or enjoy any of our other beverage offerings. Currently We Are Only Offering Beer. You Are Welcome to Bring Your Own Wine for Dining.  A small corkage fee may apply


You can choose to dine in our main dining area, on our screened in porch, or weather permitting, enjoy our outdoor patio area partially shaded by large walnut trees. The Wild Plum Tea Room is handicap accessible and has 1 handicap parking spot at the front door.​ Our restrooms are not handicap accessible.


Reservations are accepted and encouraged for parties of 6 or more.  In order to provide the highest level of service to all our customers, same day reservations are not accepted. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance and we do not accept call ahead seating.

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Come join us for lunch, desserts or just tea at this one-of-a kind unique Gatlinburg restaurant for the best lunch experience in Gatlinburg. From our great sandwiches to our vegetarian, vegan and gluten free menu offerings, the best lunch dining experience in all of Gatlinburg, TN awaits you at the Wild Plum Tea Room.

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