Meet The Famous Dog Who Inspired An Iconic Restaurant In Tennessee
By Chris Dodge|Published June 09, 2023
My name is Chris Dodge and I love to bring my family along for many adventures. We love to inspire others to get outside too. We have a whole YouTube Channel dedicated to it called Adventuring in the Moment. With videos or writing, I try to bring the best that the outdoors has to offer.
Cumberland Jack’s is certainly a cool restaurant in Gatlinburg and the story that inspired this place is just as interesting. There is a distinct culture that comes from the Smoky Mountain area and things looked much different before it become our national park. In terms of capturing that culture, I think this restaurant nailed it. Not only does Cumberland Jack’s represent Tennessee history well, but the name comes from a heartwarming story about a beloved German Shepard companion.
Cumberland Jack’s in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is more than just a restaurant. They offer a fully immersive experience into the life of one man and a dog who made our park what it is to this very day. So make sure you head downtown to partake in this interesting part of history as well as dine on a traditional Appalachian-style dish. For more information please visit Cumberland Jack’s website.
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