Chuck E. Cheese isn't the only restaurant in town that your kids will enjoy. Try these eateries for your next family outing:
1. King Tutt’s Grille
Split an Egyptian platter and Greek salad (falafel balls and baklava for the kids). Kids love owner Mo’s year-round Christmas lights, toy scooter and karaoke machine.
4132 Martin Mill Pike, Knoxville.
2. Cosmo’s Café at The Gourmet’s Market
Omelet bar on Saturdays and optional patio seating are a great diversion.
5107 Kingston Pike, Knoxville.
3. Bravo! Italia Cucino
Pizza dough balls, crayons and white paper tablecloths keep little hands busy. Plus kiddy portions of Ravioli Formaggio, Lasagna, Insalata Bambino and Caesar salad.
106 Major Reynolds Place, Knoxville.
4. Mimi’s Café
“They provide a small plate with Cheerios, orange slice, and crackers in case you forgot yours.” Mom2AJ, Knoxmoms.com/Mom Talk
10945 Parkside Drive, Knoxville.
5. Calhoun’s on the River
Request riverside seating and kiddy meals such as catfish fingers and kids ribs come in a cardboard Cadillac.
400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville.
Kids are mesmerized as they chop, toss and cook the food right at the table.
226 Lovell Road, Knoxville.
7. Long’s Drugstore.
The whole family can eat for little more than $10! Order a chocolate malt and grab a seat at the counter.
4604 Kingston Pike, Knoxville.
8. Jason’s Deli
North Peter’s Road, Knoxville Salad bar boasts over 40 items, plus free soft serve ice cream and muffins. Fast and fresh.
133 North Peters Road, Knoxville.
9. Horn of Plenty Market
Home-style cooking; vegies $1.25 each and yummy desserts under $2. Then pick out fresh produce to take home.
9132 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville.
10. Flying Horse Grill
Grown up food with a carousel for the kids ($1 a ride). Julie from Knoxmoms.com says weekend brunch French Toast is to die for.
2485 Parkway, Pigeon Forge.
Ali James is the moderator and Head Mom for knoxmoms.com.
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