Kids are notoriously picky eaters, anyone who’s ever had to cook for a child can attest to that. Fortunately, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee has a wide range of dining options that cater to the sensibilities of younger guests. Whether your kids want games, music, or an endless buffet of banana pudding, there’s a place in Pigeon Forge to get it.
1. Frizzle Chicken
Frizzle Chicken Restaurant is about as crazy and frenetic as it sounds. Kids love it here. It’s the kind of restaurant where the cooks draw smiley faces on your pancakes and the whole place is full of singing, animatronic chickens. You’re going to want to make sure you have plenty of energy for this one. When they say kid-friendly, they mean it!
2. Big Daddy’s Pizzeria
What kid doesn’t love pizza? Big Daddy’s Pizzeria offers all the delicacies of Italy with classic Southern polish. That means a woodfire flame inside a brick oven and all the smoky rich flavor you can imagine, all wrapped up in a classic kid-favorite dish.
Big Daddy’s is set up for parties, too, and has an arcade on hand for kids (and their parents, too!) to try their hand at winning some prizes.
Staying over in one of our Gatlinburg Cabins, instead? You’re in luck! There’s a Big Daddy’s Pizza in Gatlinburg, too.
3. Hard Rock Cafe
There are Hard Rock-style cafes all over the country, but none is as unique as the one in Pigeon Forge. Madonna, Dolly Parton, and Jimi Hendrix are the stars here, and each has a dining area specifically themed after them.
There’s rock memorabilia all around and an overload of color and things to look at and listen to. This is another frenetic one, so don’t go in expecting a relaxing dinner by candlelight. This restaurant is as vibrant and colorful as your kids!
4. Dolly Parton’s Stampede
Music, horse tricks, and thrilling performances. Dolly Parton’s Stampede is one part delicious food and one part entertaining dinner show. The kids will love getting up close to the performing horses and the earlier you arrive, the more chances you’ll have to visit these furry stars.
Dolly Parton’s Stampede is set up like a two-story old-fashioned saloon. The whole building is full to the brim with comedy, music, and good eats. It’s dinner and a show, Southern-style.
5. Mama’s Farmhouse
This might be the quietest option on this list. Mama’s Farmhouse doesn’t have any playful gimmicks or performing horses. What they do offer is an all-you-can-eat buffet brought to your table.
If your kids are a little on the pickier side, then Mama’s Farmhouse can save the meal. You get endless samples and servings of whatever you want, all for one low price. So if the kids zero in on the mac and cheese, then Mama’s Farmhouse can bring them as much as they want.
6. Eat in your Pigeon Forge Cabin
Sometimes life calls for dinner to be eaten while lounging on the couch. If you find yourself ordering takeout and crashing early, your Pigeon Forge Cabin is here to make sure you can enjoy your lazy meals in comfort. Munch on dinner and desserts while you soak in a gorgeous view of the Smokies. Let the kids eat while sprawled out playing games on the living room floor. It’s your vacation, so why not let yourself relax?