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5 Best Restaurants in Gatlinburg TN for Families

DATE : January 2, 2024

You’re planning a family vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains, and you’re wondering where you should eat while you’re here. There are plenty of family friendly restaurants in Gatlinburg, and we want to share some of our favorites with you! Check out these 5 best restaurants in Gatlinburg TN for families:

1. Crockett’s Breakfast Camp

crockett's breakfast campA great place to start the day is Crockett’s Breakfast Camp. They serve just about every breakfast staple you can think of, and many of them come with a twist! Pancakes are known as griddle cakes and are about 1.5 inches thick! They’re also known for their giant cinnamon rolls, and there’s so much food you could share. For young children, you can choose from pancakes, waffles, french toast, and a cheese omelet. Everyone will find something delicious to try at Crockett’s!

2. Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin

Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin is another place to eat for breakfast. It’s one of the best restaurants in Gatlinburg TN for families because of the huge variety. Of course, their pancakes are a staple, especially the sticky bun flavor, but you’ll also find omelets stuffed with veggies and proteins, skillets full of hash browns and veggies, and platters with all your favorites. Kids can get a stack of pancakes shaped like a bear or covered in chocolate chips. Flapjack’s is a great place to get the first meal of the day!

3. Cumberland Jack’s

exterior of Cumberland Jack'sFor lunch and dinner, you are probably on the hunt for a casual eatery that serves mouth-watering food. Cumberland Jack’s is one of those places to eat! You’ll find Appalachian staples like pulled pork, beef liver and onions, meatloaf, and more on their menu. Every meal comes with vegetable stew in a mug and a bucket of rolls, and the theme of Cumberland Jack’s is dedicated to the first operator of LeConte Lodge and his furry companion, Jack.

4. No Way Jose’s

When that craving for your favorite Mexican dish hits, you have to go to No Way Jose’s! They have an incredible river view at the location in Gatlinburg, and you can enjoy chips and salsa with your margarita of choice before your entree comes out. They have all the classics, from tacos to burritos to quesadillas. If you want to branch out, you could always try the flautas or chicken picante! This restaurant has great options for kids as well, including everything from cheese nachos to corn dogs.

5. The Peddler

family dining at The PeddlerThe Peddler is a staple restaurant in downtown Gatlinburg. This is by far one of the best restaurants in Gatlinburg TN and has become a family tradition. Families return every trip to enjoy the peaceful river views, bountiful salad bar, and tender steaks. There's even a special menu just for kids that includes steak, chicken, the salad bar, and more! The best part is that this restaurant is just a short walk from our hotel. You and the kids will be just footsteps away from a delicious meal!

Your family will have so much fun visiting the Smokies, and now you know about the best restaurants in Gatlinburg TN you’ll want to try! Have you planned the rest of your trip? If you want to stay close to these delicious restaurants, start by booking one of our Gatlinburg hotel rooms!