Finding a place to eat that the whole family will love is easy when you visit the Smoky Mountains! From Southern food to seafood, you can have it all in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. There are a variety of delicious places for you to choose from, but to help you narrow it down, we’ve come up with 5 family restaurants in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge that you have to try!
1. Mama’s Farmhouse
Mama’s Farmhouse serves Southern cooking that’s sure to make your mouth water. The meal is served family style, so it’s the perfect restaurant to come to on your family vacation! It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, so you can come at any time of the day to get your fill of Mama’s cooking. Enjoy award-winning buttermilk biscuits, honey-glazed ham, turkey and stuffing, and so much more. There is enough food to satisfy the whole family!
2. Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen
Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is another great option for families — it says so in the name! Guests will enjoy classic Deen family recipes in a family-style setting. Enjoy endless portions of Southern-style entrees and sides like fried chicken, meatloaf, pot roast, green beans, baked mac and cheese and more. And you can’t forget dessert! Each guest will end their meal with their choice of dessert. Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is located in The Island in Pigeon Forge, so you’ll get to dine with a view of the beautiful Island Show Fountains.
3. Crockett’s Breakfast Camp
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and you won’t want to miss the chance to enjoy it at Crockett’s Breakfast Camp! This restaurant in Gatlinburg serves delicious breakfast favorites like omelets, waffles, french toast and pancakes. One of the most popular menu items is Postmasters Favorite, which includes chicken fried steak, homestyle sausage gravy and 2 farm fresh eggs. Kids will love the Cinnamon Roll Swirl Pancakes! Want to know where else you should eat in Gatlinburg? Check out these other downtown Gatlinburg restaurants you’ll love!
4. Smoky Mountain Shakes N Dawgs
If you’re in the mood for something a little different than your typical dining experience, head to Smoky Mountain Shakes N Dawgs. Smoky Mountain Shakes N Dawgs is one of a kind! You’ll be able to find unique hot dogs and delicious milkshakes when you visit this restaurant. Popular hot dogs are the Chili Cheese Fry Dog, which is a beef hot dog covered in french fries, chili and cheese, and the Moonshine Dawg, which is marinated in authentic Tennessee moonshine and served with melted cheese and a pickle. Kids will love the Pizza Dawg, which has marinara sauce, mozzarella, parmesan and pepperoni! It’s one of the best places to grab a bite to eat when the weather is nice because there is outdoor seating. And if you stay in one of our pet-friendly cabins, you can bring your four-legged friend along with the family to this restaurant!
5. Huck Finn’s
Huck Finn’s Catfish in Pigeon Forge is a family-owned restaurant that is famous for its all-you-can-eat catfish and chicken dinners. They serve only the best pond-raised, grain fed, Mississippi Catfish. The menu also features Southern favorites like country fried steak, fried or grilled shrimp and chicken livers. And more good news — all of the dinners come with all-you-can-eat sides! Side choices include made-from-scratch baked white beans, hushpuppies, homemade coleslaw and more. Kids even have their own special menu, complete with catfish strips, popcorn shrimp, a corn dog and more favorites!
Be sure to dine at one of these family restaurants in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge during your stay with us! Browse all our Smoky Mountain cabins and start planning your family vacation.