Best Lunch Spots for Families With Kids in Pigeon Forge; Our Top 6 Picks


Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe is one of the best places to take your kids to eat in Pigeon Forge (photos by John Gullion/

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. Fortunately, however, there are lots of great lunch spots in Pigeon Forge that are sure to fuel your kids for the rest of the day. With this in mind, here are our top picks for the 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. They pride themselves on being so fresh that they don’t even offer take-out orders. 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.

Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant
The Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant is a great choice to eat lunch, and they also offer a kids’ menu (photo by Alaina O’Neal/

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 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 $9.99. All items include 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. Cookie Dough Monster Burgers and Shakes

Cooke Dough Monster has some wonderful cookies. But the food is also delicious. The quirkily named chicken includes the Chick Norris and Pickle It Gently. Burgers include Betty White and Mac Daddy. Their extensive menu has something to please everyone. The eatery is located at 2660 Teaster Lane in Pigeon Forge. Click here to view the menu.

The Old Mill area features shops, restaurants and plenty of sightseeing opportunities
The Old Mill area features shops, restaurants and plenty of sightseeing opportunities (stock photo)

3. The Old Mill Restaurant

The Old Mill Restaurant often ranks among the best in Pigeon Forge, and it’s by no coincidence. The 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 $9.99. 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 thank you. The Old Mill Restaurant is located at 164 Old Mill Ave, Pigeon Forge TN. Click here to view the menu.

Big Daddy's Pizzeria
Big Daddy’s is a great option for both kids and adults (photo by Morgan Overholt/

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. Children’s personal pies are just $5. Add a drink and homemade cinnamon sugar doughnut for a couple of dollars more. Big Daddy’s Pizzeria is located at 3053 Parkway, Pigeon Forge TN. Click here to view the menu.

Frizzles Chicken Farmhouse (photo by John Gullion)
Frizzles Chicken Farmhouse is famous for its animatronic singing chickens (photo by John Gullion)

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 are cheeseburgers, grilled cheese, and chicken tenders, all served with french fries or a fruit cup, for just $6.99. Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe is located at 2785 Parkway, Pigeon Forge TN. Click here to view the menu.

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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!


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