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Not a day goes by that our five-year-old son talks about how much fun we had in Pigeon Forge and if we can go back tomorrow. We not only had a blast with all of the attractions, but we also went to some of the best family friendly restaurants in Pigeon Forge.
Our family of five didn’t have any trouble finding a range of restaurants for every budget. Each restaurant shared one thing in common though, and that’s how delicious they all are!
These are our family’s picks for the best family friendly restaurants in Pigeon Forge:
1. Cookie Dough Monster – Cafe and Grille
This eatery is family-run and has both regular dinner options and dessert. Visitors love the grilled cheese, burgers, and cookie dough. Everything in the restaurant is made from scratch in their kitchens. Cheesecakes and cookies are baked fresh daily, as well.
2. The Old Mill
The Old Mill is a compilation of many buildings, all centered around the history of an old grist mill built in the 1830s. There are four places to eat here, as well as shops and a distillery. If you ever want to remake anything you ate at the mill, their website has an organized list of recipes that you can make at home.
Visitors to Mama’s Farmhouse love their award-winning biscuits. This along with lunch and breakfast foods make for a great all-you-can-eat family restaurant. Mama’s banana pudding is definitely one to try, as it has been rated 6th on the list of best banana pudding in Tennessee.
There’s nothing that takes me back to early mornings with PBS than none other than Frizzle Cafe. A frizzle is actually a type of chicken. This cafe features fun family foods as well as over 100 animatronic chickens! The food options are mostly animal-themed—like pig and bear pancakes.
There’s nothing better for dessert than rolled ice cream- made right in front of you! Owned by two sisters, Curl de la Créme is an ice cream shop that lets you completely customize your order, with vegan and gluten-free options as well. You can choose vanilla, chocolate, or mint ice cream, which will be sent down a conveyor belt to where you can pick up to three toppings.