Whether you and the family are deciding to spend the day on the town or go for a hike, you know it's essential to get a well rounded breakfast.
Gatlinburg has a lot of restaurants that serve breakfast, but not all are created equal. Below I have created a list that locals love to eat breakfast at. Just remember that Gatlinburg is a tourist town and it can get pretty crowded and wait times are expected at most restaurants, so if you are able, arrive before 8 AM.
The Pancake Pantry has been a staple in the community of Gatlinburg since 1960. Enjoy some favorites by locals and tourist alike with items such as the Smoky Mountain Buckwheat Cake. Or Wildberry Crepes which includes a combination of 5 berries in a delicious compote covering three crepes filled with a mixture of ricotta and cream cheese.
Located in The Village, Pancake Pantry is a must, just remember its cash only.
Crockett's Breakfast Camp
Jump back into the 1800's at Crocketts. Crockett's has done a great job in creating an old fashioned breakfast. From camp decor all the way to the pulley on the doors and the center fireplace.
Crockett's is known for their griddle cakes, but for a person with a sweet tooth you have to get the Cinnamon rolls which seem like a size of a cake.
Located at the end of the strip, right before you enter the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
Who doesn't like to stare at waterfalls while eating breakfast? Well, at Atruim you have best of both worlds. They are known for their M&M pancakes and Chocolate covered strawberry pancakes.
If you are on a budget, Atruim has some of the best prices in town but does not skimp on your meal. Make sure to call ahead to reserve a table on the waterfall side.
Also located in The Village, the Donut Friar has been been serving the most delectable donuts since 1969. Made from scratch every morning at 5 A.M. you can get a wide variety of donuts including the chocolate crullers and world famous cinnamon bread.
Make sure to bring cash and if you are interested in trying the cinnamon bread be sure to be there early, since they sellout very fast.
Flapjacks Pancake Cabin
There are 3 Flapjack locations in Gatlinburg, and 7 overall in The Smokies. You can start the day with a sugar rush from the many great toppings to add on your pancake. If you want to try a more well rounded breakfast be sure to try one of their skillet meals. I would suggest the Walker Cabin Skillet, a Skillet of hashbrowns, split cathead biscuit, two eggs, and smothered in sausage gravy with shredded cheese and with a choice of bacon or sausage.
Thank you for taking the time reading my blog. If you want to walk off the calories from your breakfast be sure to checkout my blog on unique trails to hike in the GSMNP.