When you walk street in downtown Gatlinburg, your mouth will probably water from all the delicious smells. You may have a hard time deciding where to go, especially when your stomach starts to rumble and the kids tell you they’re hungry! We want to help you narrow down your choices since there are so many, so here are the best places to eat in Gatlinburg TN for families:


1. Big Daddy’s Pizzeria

Big Daddy’s Pizzeria has all your favorite pies, from veggie to pepperoni to cheese. Are your kids adventurous eaters? Then you should get one of the specialty pizzas! The Wing It pizza tastes like the chef put buffalo wings on a pizza. Love pineapple on pizza? Get the Big Kahuna! For something really different, get the Taco Pie. You can also get salads, sandwiches, wings, garlic knots, and so much more!


2. Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que

Are you craving tangy southern barbeque? Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que has everything you love. Pulled pork on a toasted bun covered in house-made sauce is something everyone in your family will love. Get some ribs that have been slow-roasted over hickory wood for that signature flavor. You can also get brisket, chicken, sausage, and so much more. As for the sides, you can get french fries, green beans, baked beans, potato salad, baked potato, or spicy mac and cheese. Plus, Bennett’s has a family feast that’s perfect for a night in or a picnic in the Smoky Mountains!


3. Hot Diggity Dog

Craving a hot dog? Hot Diggity Dog has everything you could want in a hot dog! There are all-beef dogs, turkey dogs, sausages, and a barbeque sandwich. Get a combo meal with a hot dog, nachos and cheese, and a drink. You get to choose the toppings that will go on your hot dog, and some of them include bacon, coleslaw, onions, cheese, all kinds of peppers, and chili. Hot Diggity Dog serves you an American classic your whole family will love!


4. Loco Burro Fresh Mexican Cantina

Take your family to Loco Burro Fresh Mexican Cantina, one of the best places to eat in Gatlinburg TN for families. You can get virtually anything you can think of, from fajitas to enchiladas. Get a chicken or beef chimichanga covered in queso. Quesadillas filled with shrimp, chicken, or just cheese will make your mouth water. Kids will love the tacos or burritos at Loco Burro. Adults can enjoy a variety of margarita flavors with their food. The kids will enjoy sitting on the patio that overlooks downtown Gatlinburg. Loco Burro has live entertainment most of the time, making your meal even better!


5. Alamo Steakhouse

Alamo Steakhouse accommodates adults and kids appetite! Start out with something everyone will like, such as bacon-wrapped shrimp. You can get pork chops, a New York strip, salmon, and so much more for your entree. Alamo Steakhouse is a place where you want to save room for dessert. They have blueberry cobbler, sea salt caramel cheesecake, a chocolate burrito, and key lime pie.

Have fun with your family trying all of these family-focused places to eat in Gatlinburg. Tasting a variety of food types will definitely make your vacation adventurous! For even more entertainment, check out these other Gatlinburg attractions and restaurants!