When you visit the Smoky Mountains, the best way to start your days is with a delicious breakfast. Luckily, there are so many breakfast options for you to choose from. To help you decide where to enjoy your first meal of the day, we’ve made a list of some of the best breakfast restaurants in the Smoky Mountains:
1. The Old Mill Restaurant
Food & Wine Magazine named The Old Mill Restaurant as one of the best breakfast restaurants in the country — and once you eat there, you’ll know why. This restaurant offers a true taste of Southern hospitality. When you visit for breakfast, enjoy their stone-ground grits, breads, biscuits, and pancakes that are made from ingredients ground right next door! Make sure to bring your appetite and try the Old Mill Country Breakfast, which includes 2 farm fresh eggs cooked to order, pancakes, grits, homemade biscuits, Old Mill seasonal preserves, home fried potatoes and sausage gravy, and your choice of breakfast meat.
2. Pancake Pantry
The Pancake Pantry is Tennessee’s first pancake house! This restaurant offers 24 different varieties of pancakes, many waffles, farm fresh eggs, sizzling ham, bacon, sausage, and golden butter-fried hash brown potatoes. Guests love that they use real butter and top their pancakes with fresh whipped cream. Go classic with the Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes, or try the Wildberry Crepes for something fruity and delicious.
3. Crockett’s Breakfast Camp
Come hungry when you visit Crockett’s Breakfast Camp in Gatlinburg! This Smoky Mountain restaurant pledges to deliver quality food and service to everyone who visits. The menu includes every breakfast food you can think of, from eggs, to waffles, to griddle cakes. There is even a Hungry Hunters section for those who really bring their appetite! Try The Black Bear Camp Skillet, which is a sizzling combo of pecan smoked bacon, country or sugar cured ham, sausage, and 2 farm fresh eggs cooked any way you want.
4. Five Oaks Farm Kitchen
Five Oaks Farm Kitchen is one of the newest restaurants in the Smoky Mountains. At Five Oaks Farm Kitchen, they believe in a well-rounded breakfast to start your day. You can find everything from breakfast casseroles, to omelets, to cinnamon rolls. Guests love ordering from the Harvest Morning Bounty section of the menu, which includes two eggs, stone ground grits, ribbon cut field potatoes, a scratch-made biscuit and sausage gravy, a griddle cake with syrup, and your choice of breakfast meat. The portions are so big that two people can share a plate!
5. Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que
While you might think of Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que as just a traditional barbeque restaurant, it’s everything but! For breakfast, this restaurant puts out a delicious breakfast buffet with all your favorites. The breakfast bar includes a Belgian waffle bar, pulled pork, eggs, sausage, bacon, french toast, grits, cooked cinnamon apples, and so much more. Or, you can order off their breakfast menu and get a Pancake Combo or a Smoky Mountain Omelet!
With so many delicious restaurants in the Smoky Mountains, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect place for breakfast. Now you just need the perfect place to stay! Browse our cabins in the Smokies and book your vacation today.