When you are planning a family trip to the Smoky Mountains, there are many things you have to consider. Some children are extremely picky when it comes to food, so you have to determine the best restaurants in the area for kids. Luckily, there are plenty of fantastic restaurants all throughout the Smokies that offer a variety of menu items. Here are 4 of the best family friendly restaurants in Gatlinburg:
1. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
If your children are a little older and have seen the classic movie “Forrest Gump”, they will appreciate a visit to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. This restaurant is a replica of the one that is used in the movie. Not only is the food delicious, the experience is unmatchable! Guests can test their knowledge of the film with table trivia games. After your family enjoys a scratch-made southern meal, be sure to stop by the gift shop for a collection of merchandise, including your very own “Run Forrest Run” T-shirt. Oh, and don’t forget about the box of chocolates!
2. Crockett’s Breakfast Camp
If you need a place for your family to enjoy a delicious breakfast, start the day at Crockett’s Breakfast Camp. As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so you might as well enjoy it! As one of the best breakfast restaurants in Gatlinburg, Crockett’s serves a large variety of traditional breakfast foods, including omelets, ham, sausage, and so much more! There is nothing like giving your kids a little sugar in the morning to get them going, and we promise they will love the taste of either the pancakes or the famous cinnamon rolls!
3. Big Daddy’s Pizzeria
Big Daddy’s Pizzeria offers your family a fun place to spend the evening together enjoying a delicious meal. After all, who doesn’t love pizza? Plus, the pizza that you will find here is not your average pie. Each pizza begins with handcrafted dough and is topped with homemade sauce and fresh ingredients! How fresh you may ask, let’s just say they don’t even have a freezer in the restaurant! After your perfect pizza is created, it is thrown into a 550 degree wood-fired stove and cooked to perfection.
4. Timbers Log Cabin Restaurant
As a family owned business, the folks at Timbers Log Cabin Restaurant understand what makes a good family restaurant. When you step through their doors, you are no longer a guest, but rather another member of their family. The friendly service and delicious homemade food is what keeps locals and guests coming back again and again. It is no wonder why TripAdvisor lists it as one of the top restaurants in Gatlinburg. When it comes to the food, they serve a variety of different soups and sandwiches, to go along with an all day breakfast! No matter what you decide to order, we guarantee it will be delicious!
Our cabins will put you in a great location to access all the fantastic restaurants in Gatlinburg, as well as some thrilling attractions! Browse through our selection of cabin rentals and chalets to find the one that is just right for your next family vacation in the Smokies! We hope to see you soon!