December 3, 2021

Whether you’re an early riser, or just a big fan of breakfast foods, you have to check out some of the awesome restaurants in Gatlinburg that are serving up incredible breakfast dishes every morning. From pancakes to eggs, cinnamon rolls and more, these places have everything you may be craving first thing in the morning. Here are 6 places to get the best breakfast in Gatlinburg:

1. Crockett’s Breakfast Camp


A trip to downtown Gatlinburg isn’t complete without stopping by the famous Crockett’s Breakfast Camp. This breakfast spot has a menu almost as rich as its history. Paying homage to soldier and frontiersman, David C. “Crockett” Maples, this restaurant proudly serves their customers Appalachian specialties that’ll leave you speechless. Make sure to order one of their giant cinnamon rolls or your table and enjoy the warm and sweet flavors of this pastry.

2. Pancake Pantry

For over 60 years, Pancake Pantry has been serving locals and visitors of the Smoky Mountains! This award-winning restaurant is by far one of the top places to get the best breakfast in Gatlinburg, as they make a huge variety of pancakes, as well as crepes, waffles, eggs, omelets and more. If you’re having a hard time deciding what you want, get a little bit of everything with their Morning Star special. This dish comes with hash browns, two eggs, veggies and pancakes!

3. Flapjack’s


Located just next door to our Gatlinburg hotel, Flapjack’s is the perfect place to start your day. Walk right over and enjoy some fresh, fluffy pancakes with a warm cup of coffee. These aren’t just your regular buttermilk pancakes, rather unique and delicious pancakes you won’t find anywhere else. You can choose from Sticky Bun Pancakes, Reese’s Peanut Butter Pancakes and Cinnamon Harvest Multigrain Pancakes, just to name a few. These fresh-from-the-griddle cakes will hit the spot every time!

4. Ruby Sunshine

You may be in the Smokies, but you’re in for a taste of New Orleans when you dine at Ruby Sunshine. Ruby Sunshine offers a huge menu, filled with everything from breakfast classics to NOLA specialties. We recommend trying the Bayou Shrimp Eggs Benedict, the Sweet Heat Chicken and French Toast Bites or the Three Little Pigs Omelet. You also need to try their delicious breakfast cocktails, including their award-winning Bloody Mary!

5. The Donut Friar

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If you’re looking for a quick bite, The Donut Friar is definitely one of the places to get some of the best breakfast in Gatlinburg. With the freshest coffee and hand-made donuts in Gatlinburg, you can smell the sweet aroma of this shop long before you see it. Located within The Village Shops, this Smoky Mountains staple becomes a quick favorite for everyone who enters the door.

6. Log Cabin Pancake House

Cozy up inside by the fire or relax in a rocking chair outside of Log Cabin Pancake House. Here, you can find dishes way beyond your average pancake. Log Cabin Pancake House prides themselves on serving country-cooked specialities that the whole family will love. Try any of their Biscuits and Fixin’s or Log Cabin Favorites! If you slept in, you can still make it to this Gatlinburg restaurant, as they stay open till 2PM!

Now that you know a few more places to get the best breakfast in Gatlinburg, you can begin planning what you want to try on your Smoky Mountains vacation. Still looking for a place to stay while you’re in Gatlinburg? Browse the rooms at our hotel and see which option works best for you!

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