5 of the Best Breakfast Restaurants in Gatlinburg

crocketts breakfast camp sign
March 18, 2019

Breakfast is definitely the most important meal of the day. It gives you the energy you need to start the day, especially one where you walk around downtown Gatlinburg and check out all the awesome attractions! Take a look at the 5 best breakfast restaurants in Gatlinburg below.

1. Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin

stack of pancakes with fruit

If scratch-made comfort food is your thing, look no further than Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin. You’ll find fluffy pancakes covered in syrup, bacon, sausage, and eggs any way you like them. New favorites like sticky bun pancakes are available to try, as well as breakfast skillets to make you feel like you’re camping in the mountains. The menu even has a “gluten sensitive” section. You’ll definitely want to keep coming back for more southern food!

2. Crockett’s Breakfast Camp

For a history-inspired breakfast, visit Crockett’s Breakfast Camp. This restaurant is an ode to David C “Crockett” Maples, a soldier and frontiersman that is known for serving travelers food as they came through East Tennessee. When you go to the Camp, you’ll find the traditional griddle cakes, omelets, waffles, and french toast. If you want to venture away from your traditional breakfast foods, try the Elk Mountain Grande Burrito or Cathead Stacker. You will be pleased with any dish you try here!

3. Pancake Pantry

Pancake Pantry in Gatlinburg

You’ll find a wide variety of choices at the Pancake Pantry. They have 24 different varieties of pancakes so the whole family can find a flavor they love! Waffles are also available, and all batters are made from fresh ingredients. Both the compotes and syrups that come with the pancakes and waffles are made in-house. The Pancake Pantry serves breakfast all day, so even if you want breakfast for dinner, you got it!

4. The Donut Friar

You don’t always have to go sit down for breakfast. If you’re wanting to grab something and head out to start your day, go over to the Donut Friar in the Village Shops. There’s a variety of donut flavors plus pastries and fresh cinnamon bread. Get coffee made just the way you like, whether it’s a latte or cappuccino. You definitely won’t be able to walk past the front door without coming in!

5. Log Cabin Pancake House

Log cabin pancake house in gatlinburg

For a themed breakfast, you should definitely check out the Log Cabin Pancake House. Walking into the restaurant, it feels like a Smoky Mountain cabin with a large fireplace and cozy tables. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll find it on the menu! Fluffy french toast, crisp waffles, and all kinds of omelets are available. A favorite of kids and adults is the Juniors/Seniors plate with 4 mini pancakes, 2 pieces of bacon, and 1 egg. Even if you wake up late, breakfast is served from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.!

You won’t find a shortage of breakfast restaurants in Gatlinburg! Plus, our cabins are close to all the best restaurants and attractions! Start planning your vacation by looking at our available cabins.