When visiting Gatlinburg or any new place, it’s always desirable to visit those “must go-to” places that truly reflect the spirit and community of the area. It is in these places that reside the once in a lifetime experiences that can’t be replicated anywhere else. Truly, the heart and soul of said town resides within these locations. This is precisely what the Pancake Pantry is to Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Since 1960, when the Pancake Pantry became Tennessee’s first pancake house, dining in this restaurant has become a tradition. Its steepled roof, rich oak exterior, century old brick, and atmosphere that transports you back in time are true symbols of the wonderful community of Gatlinburg, and have been for years.
But, becoming a tradition does not happen overnight. It requires a special attention to detail, and quality beyond that of a normal restaurant, as well as a commitment to keep this excellence year in and year out. That is why ever since Pancake Pantry opened, the owners have done their best to develop new dishes for customer’s pleasure and delight, all while keeping the originals that bring back people day after day and year after year.
From their delicious Old Fashioned Buttermilk pancakes, to the scrumptious Ham and Cheese and Western omelets, everything on the menu is made from scratch with love and care. All of our ingredients are fresh and real, including the real whipped cream and rich apple cider compote (made with melted butter), meaning that, no matter what you order, it will taste like a homemade meal.
And, whereas many restaurants skip on meals for the kiddies, the Pancake Pantry ensures that any child who walks in their door gets the same service as the adults, meaning the food is just as good, if in smaller portions.
Truly, the Pancake Pantry is the symbol of the quaint and gorgeous community here and is a must on those mornings you don’t feel like making breakfast in your Gatlinburg cabin. Infused with the spirit of the Smoky Mountains, it has served happy costumers for ages and will continue doing so for a very long time. If you want to see what the taste of tradition is like, visit the Pancake Pantry; you will not be disappointed!