Vacationing with kids is never stressful at all! … said no one ever.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s great until someone starts feeling a bit hangry in the backseat. And it can feel daunting to find an affordable lunch spot that will make both kids and adults happy.
But fortunately, there are lots of great lunch spots in Pigeon Forge that are sure to fuel your kids for the rest of the day.
Here are our top picks for best places to eat lunch with your kids in Pigeon Forge:
6. The Local Goat
The Local Goat is restaurant gold in Pigeon Forge.
Their locally-sourced scratch kitchen offers a variety of food and American classics that are always served fresh.
In fact, they pride themselves on being so fresh that they don’t even offer take out orders. They want you to eat it when it’s steaming hot.
But if you’re ready for a dine-in experience, they offer a great kids’ menu that has all of the favorites like cheeseburgers, hot dogs and chicken tenders – all served with fries – and all for just $5.
And the adults will enjoy a wider variety of quality foods, but it will be guilt-free since the kids will be happy, too.
Be sure to try the Deep Fried Deviled Eggs.
The Local Goat is located at 2167 Parkway, Pigeon Forge TN. Click here to view the menu.
5. Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant
Located just outside of Pigeon Forge in Sevierville, Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant offers quality, southern classics.
The restaurant is rich in history, dating all the way back to 1776 and takes the accolade of Sevierville’s oldest restaurant.
Lunch is served from 11 am- 3 pm. The kids’ lunch menu offers items such as grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken legs, and chicken and dumplings, all starting at just $7.99.
All items includes a drink, a side and either ice cream or an apple cookie for dessert.
The adults will love the variety of southern foods the restaurant offers, and the whole family will enjoy exploring the Apple Barn area.
Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant is located at 240 Apple Valley Rd, Sevierville TN. Click here to view the menu.
4. Squisito Too
Since we’re venturing into Sevierville, the all-new Squisito Too is worth mentioning on this list for its very affordable kids’ menu.
Conveniently located in Tanger Outlets, the restaurant recently opened as the first Squisito Too location in all of Tennessee.
We love it because it has all the things kids love (like pizza and simple pasta), but it also offers healthier options, and it’s all very affordable.
The kids’ menu includes classics such as the pasta and meatball, pasta, butter and cheese, pasta alfredo, and grilled chicken with veggies, starting at just $5.99.
Squisito Too is located at 1645 Parkway, Suite 295, Sevierville TN. Click here to view the menu.
3. The Old Mill Restaurant
The Old Mill Restaurant often ranks among the best in Pigeon Forge, and it’s by no coincidence.
The Old Mill Restaurant kids’ lunch menu offers classics the kids will love: Fried chicken tenders, grilled cheese, chicken and dumplings, turkey and gravy and more.
Lunch is served from 11 am-4 pm. All kids’ menu items are just $8.99.
But plan ahead. Wait times at the Old Mill Restaurant can be long.
On the way out, be sure to check out the Old Mill Candy Kitchen – the kids will love it.
The Old Mill Restaurant is located at 164 Old Mill Ave, Pigeon Forge TN. Click here to view the menu.
2. Big Daddy’s Pizzeria
Big Daddy’s Pizzeria has three locations in the area, one of which is in Pigeon Forge.
It’s a very popular spot for kids because it not only features fantastic pizza cooked inside of a wood-fired brick oven, but it also has an arcade.
Chidren’s personal pies are just $6.99 and include a drink and homemade cinnamon sugar doughnut.
Big Daddy’s Pizzeria is located at 3053 Parkway, Pigeon Forge TN. Click here to view the menu.
1. Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe
Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe is best known for its breakfast menu, but it also offers a lunch menu. They are open until 1 pm most days.
But this one always makes our list because let’s face it: Your kids will not remember who had the best pancakes in Pigeon Forge. But they will certainly remember 100 animatronic singing chickens.
And so will you.
You’re welcome for that, by the way.
The lunch menu items offers cheeseburgers, grilled cheese, and chicken tenders, all served with french fries or a fruit cup, for just $5.99.
Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe is located at 2785 Parkway, Pigeon Forge TN. Click here to view the menu.
Where’s YOUR favorite lunch spot to take your kids in Pigeon Forge and the surrounding area of the Smoky Mountains? Let us know in the comments!