Start Your Day at One of These 3 Gatlinburg Breakfast Spots

Published Jul 28, 2021

Rise, shine and head out for the most important meal of the day! Hunt down a bountiful breakfast at one of these three Gatlinburg morning favorites.

1. Crockett's Breakfast Camp

You can’t miss Crockett’s--look for the wooden statue of frontiersman “Crockett” Maples in front of this rustic stone-built restaurant. Like real-life Crockett and his wife, the owners of Crockett’s Breakfast Camp serve travelers hearty breakfasts to fuel their Smoky Mountain adventures.

Choose your toppings for fluffy griddle cakes, or try pancakes with cinnamon roll glaze swirled into the batter. Come hungry if you want French toast--it’s cut extra thick. Pick meats, cheeses and eggs to build your own sandwich on a tender biscuit. All the egg dishes, omelets, meats and sides are here, plus luscious cinnamon rolls. With this breakfast bounty, Crockett’s is popular, but you can join the online waitlist so you’re sure to get a table.

2. Log Cabin Pancake House

For 45 years, locals and visitors have started their days at Log Cabin Pancake House. This family-owned institution has fed generations on hearty breakfasts (and lunches). The Log Cabin doesn’t have a waitlist, but don’t worry. The line moves quickly here. Grab a rocking chair on the porch while you wait!

Expect classic pancakes from buttermilk to chocolate chip, but don’t miss specialties like Caribbean pancakes with coconut and bananas; butterscotch chip pancakes; or old-fashioned cornmeal pancakes. You can add chocolate chips, blueberries or nuts to any pancakes you order. The menu doesn’t stop at pancakes. Try tender, hot crepes with fruit fillings, or French toast, waffles, omelets, biscuits with fixings like gravy, ham or chicken, and of course eggs any way you like.

3. Pancake Pantry

The Pancake Pantry stands as a cherished breakfast destination for locals and tourists alike. As the morning sun illuminates the charming streets, the inviting aroma of freshly flipped pancakes and sizzling bacon wafts through the air, drawing hungry patrons to this beloved eatery. Stepping into the Pancake Pantry is like entering a breakfast paradise, with its rustic wooden interior adorned with vintage pancake-themed memorabilia. The menu is a delightful assortment of fluffy pancakes, golden waffles, and mouthwatering omelets, all made with the finest ingredients and served with a warm smile. Whether you opt for the classic buttermilk pancakes drizzled with maple syrup or indulge in their famous Swiss chocolate chip pancakes, each bite is a heavenly delight that transports you to a world of breakfast bliss.

While the food at the Pancake Pantry is undoubtedly outstanding, it is the warm and welcoming atmosphere that truly sets it apart. The friendly staff members create a jovial ambiance, greeting each guest with genuine Southern hospitality. As you wait for your table, the tantalizing smell of freshly brewed coffee fills the air, setting the perfect stage for the breakfast feast that awaits. The vibrant conversations and laughter of fellow patrons create a sense of camaraderie, as everyone anticipates the delectable creations soon to arrive at their tables. Whether you're fueling up for a day of exploring the Great Smoky Mountains or simply seeking a leisurely breakfast experience, a visit to the Pancake Pantry in Gatlinburg promises to be a delicious and heartwarming start to any day.

Enjoy a day out in Gatlinburg with a good breakfast under your belt, then come back to your vacation cabin to relax. Book your Gatlinburg rental cabin today!

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