A new restaurant that promises a '5 o'clock somewhere feeling' is set to open next week in downtown Gatlinburg.

LandShark Bar & Grill will officially welcome the public on Monday, May 22.

The restaurant and bar is located at traffic light 3 on the parkway, its adjacent to the currently under construction Margaritaville Resort in the Smokies.

The resort, scheduled to open by mid-2018, will include a seven-story, 174-room hotel, along with indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

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But before the resort opens, visitors can soak in the laid-back tropical atmosphere at the LandShark restaurant.

“We look forward to being a part of the community here in Gatlinburg,” said Neil Strickland, managing partner for LandShark Bar & Grill. “Our goal is to serve up delicious food and drinks, and create a fun atmosphere for everyone from families on vacation to locals here in town. Fins Up!”

LandShark is still accepting applications for open jobs including cooks, dishwashers, bussers, bartenders, servers and hosts, You can apply on the restaurant's website.