Eli's BBQ (Riverside location is best) is one of the best barbecue places in the area. The Eagle OTR is a fantastic spot for delicious fried chicken (also recently mentioned on a Lunch by A.Ron for their Mac n cheese)Incline Public House has really good food and honestly, one of the best views of the city. It's really cool.
The family and I will be cruising through around lunchtime on Thursday on our way to Gatlinburg. Any recommendations for a place to stop for a good lunch on the trip?