The 4 Best Breakfast Places in Gatlinburg

When it comes to the most important meal of the day, the city of Gatlinburg, TN does not mess around! The Smoky Mountain area is loaded with wonderful restaurants that serve up legendary breakfasts. Whether you plan on walking around The Strip or hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, starting your day with a hearty meal is always a good decision. To help you make the most of your mornings, Timber Tops has put together a guide to four of the best breakfast places in Gatlinburg:

1. Pancake Pantry

Breakfast at the Pancake Pantry is a way of life for many vacationers in Gatlinburg. Established in 1960, the Pantry was Tennessee’s first pancake house! While the competition has intensified since the 60s, the Pancake Pantry has risen to the challenge by offering some of the tastiest flapjacks in the region. What separates this restaurant from the rest is the sheer volume of pancakes on the menu. With everything from Pecan Pancakes to Austrian Apple-Walnut Pancakes to Sweet Potato Pancakes, everyone in your group is guaranteed to find something they love.

2. Crockett’s Breakfast CampA corn beef hash and eggs breakfast skillet.

If we have one piece of advice for you about eating at Crockett’s Breakfast Camp, it is this: come hungry! This popular restaurant serves up some enormous portions, so you always get great value for your dollar. Highlights of Crockett’s menu include their cinnamon rolls, skillet dishes, griddle cakes, omelets, and cat head biscuits. Crockett’s also offers a fun mountain atmosphere and excellent service. It’s easy to see why Crockett’s is one of the best breakfast places in Gatlinburg!

3. Log Cabin Pancake House

Located on Historic Nature Trail in an old fashioned cabin, the Log Cabin Pancake House is a can’t-miss stop for any vacation in Gatlinburg. Guests will enjoy a reasonably priced and varied menu with all of your breakfast favorites, including pancakes, country ham, omelets, french toast, and biscuits and gravy. If you’re looking for home cooking away from home, you will love the Log Cabin Pancake House. 

4. Atrium Pancakes

Atrium Pancakes is a charmingly quaint restaurant that offers superb food and plenty of Southern hospitality. Everything on the menu is great, but the standout dish is certainly the baked apple pancake. This enormous pancake is crispy on the outside with a warm and fluffy inside that is filled with baked apples. You may need to enlist some help to finish the pancake, so be sure to bring a friend or family member! Other popular dishes at Atrium include omelets, country ham, french toast, and peanut butter pancakes.

Why Go to Breakfast on Your Gatlinburg Vacation?

Breakfast is a great way to start the day with your friends or family! Of course, when you stay in one of our Gatlinburg cabin rentals, you have the option to go out to one of these great restaurants for breakfast or you can stay at the cabin and prepare a meal in your cabin’s kitchen. Many of our guests do both during their vacation, so they can experience cooking in the cabin and going out to eat at one of the restaurants.

If you are planning to go hiking or spend time exploring attractions along the Gatlinburg Parkway, breakfast is a great idea. You can get fueled up for the day and you’ll be good to go until you need a light afternoon snack!

A large apple pancake.Timber Tops offers a variety of cabin rentals that are just minutes away from the best breakfast places in Gatlinburg. Offering everything from 1 bedroom to 15 bedroom cabins, we are guaranteed to have the perfect property for your vacation. To start planning your next getaway, check out our complete selection of Gatlinburg cabins. If you have any questions about our rentals, or you would like a cabin recommendation, don’t hesitate to give our friendly staff a call today!