The selection of restaurants you decide to visit during your trip to the Smoky Mountains is an important decision, especially if you have children. You want to try to find places that have menu options for young kids who may be a bit picky at times. Luckily, you will find an array of delicious establishments that everyone in your family will love! Here are 4 family restaurants in Gatlinburg your kids will love:

1. Crockett’s Breakfast Camp

Crockett's Breakfast Camp in GatlinburgAs the saying goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Before you hit the hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or start your adventures in downtown Gatlinburg, you will want to find a delicious place for your family to enjoy a morning meal. Crockett’s Breakfast Camp offers an Appalachian-inspired menu that is sure to leave a smile on everyone’s face. For the kids, they offer an array of delicious options, including pancakes, eggs, and waffles. Of course, everyone in your group will want to sample one of their famous giant cinnamon rolls!

2. Big Daddy’s Pizzeria

For a quick and delicious family meal in the Smokies, you don’t want to miss the chance to visit Big Daddy’s Pizzeria. After all, what kid doesn’t love pizza? At this Gatlinburg restaurant, your family can sample one of the specialty pies, or create your own unique pizza masterpiece. Kids can also enjoy their very own personal pizza that is made just the way they want it. For dessert, Big Daddy’s brings each child in your party a cinnamon donut that is sure to be one of the many highlights of their vacation in the Smokies!

3. No Way Jose’s

No Way Jose's Cantina in GatlinburgIf your family loves Mexican food, you will want to experience the delicious cuisine and lively atmosphere at No Way Jose’s. They serve all the traditional entrees you can think of, including tacos, enchiladas, burritos, and fajitas. There are also colorful decorations and lively music throughout the restaurant that will give your children some extra entertainment during the meal. Families also love the location of the restaurant, as it is located in downtown Gatlinburg near all sorts of wonderful attractions, including Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Plus, it’s just footsteps away from our hotel!

4. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. provides delicious food and a fun atmosphere for children of all ages. If your family is familiar with the movie Forrest Gump, you will have a blast trying to answer tableside trivia questions and looking through some of the memorabilia from the film. After enjoying a delicious meal of chicken strips, mini corn dogs, or popcorn shrimp, your child will want to take a trip to the gift shop to pick out a souvenir T-shirt or a box of chocolates for the road.

Now that you know about a few of the best restaurants in Gatlinburg for your family trip, be sure to check out all the fun family attractions in the Smokies to experience during your stay at our Gatlinburg hotel! We look forward to welcoming you to the Smoky Mountains!