When you bring your family to the Smoky Mountains, you’re probably trying to decide what you want to do, where you want to visit, and where you should eat. Luckily there are quite a few family friendly places to eat along the Strip that will satisfy the pickiest eaters in your family! Check out these top 5 downtown Gatlinburg restaurants for families to visit:
1. Crockett’s Breakfast Camp
Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you want to start off your vacation right by eating at Crockett’s Breakfast Camp! Of course, you can find all the classic American breakfast staples, from stacks of warm pancakes to savory bacon cooked to perfection. Get a huge platter of all of your favorites, or try something unique like corned beef hash breakfast or pot roast benedict. Your kids will find some of their favorites on the menu, including eggs cooked to order, cinnamon rolls, and more.
2. Tom and Earl’s Back Alley Grill
If you want to take your family to a casual eatery for lunch or dinner, Tom and Earl’s Back Alley Grill is the place to go! You guys can start out sharing chips and salsa, fried green tomatoes, or Rocky Top nachos. For your main course, you can’t go wrong with one of the wraps, paninis, or a classic like chicken tenders and french fries. There’s also burgers, melts, chicken sandwiches, and so much more. On the kids menu, you’ll find chicken tenders, cheese quesadilla, grilled cheese, and a sloppy joe. There’s something for everyone at Tom and Earl’s!
3. Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin
Another fantastic downtown Gatlinburg restaurant families will love to try for breakfast is Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin. They have all of the signature staples everyone will love, including eggs, ham, sausage, and bacon. Of course, you can’t go wrong with a stack of pancakes, and you should try their signature sticky bun pancakes made with cinnamon swirls and pecans with cream cheese icing. Flapjack’s also has skillets full of delicious hash browns, biscuits, eggs, and veggies to keep you energized for your next adventure!
4. Smith & Son Corner Kitchen
Smith & Son Corner Kitchen is another casual downtown Gatlinburg restaurant that would be a great place to take your family when you’re hungry. They are known for their signature burgers, and you’ll find a classic cheeseburger with your favorite toppings, the Gatlinburger with beef patties and grilled bologna, and the Pit Master with beef patties and pulled pork piled on top. Some of the other entrees you can get include hot dogs, chicken fried steak, smoked meatloaf, and fish and chips. This restaurant has a wide variety of food, so your whole family will find something they love!
5. No Way Jose’s Cantina
If you find yourselves craving your favorite Mexican dishes, then you should head to No Way Jose’s Cantina while you’re in Gatlinburg! You can share fajitas that are served with perfectly cooked onions and peppers, or you can get a burrito stuffed with all your favorite toppings and topped with a enchilada, ranchero, or chile con queso. Some other entrees you may want to try include flautas, carne asada, ultimate tacos, or chicken picante. Everyone will find something delicious to try at No Way Jose’s!
Want to enjoy a view while you eat delicious food? Check out these Gatlinburg restaurants with a view!
You’ll definitely want to take your family to any of these downtown Gatlinburg restaurants when it’s meal time. They will enjoy the variety, and you’ll be happy since everyone gets a great meal! Now all you need is a place to stay for your family vacation! Look through our downtown Gatlinburg hotel rooms, and book one for your trip now!