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Top 5 Best Breakfast Restaurants in Gatlinburg

by Millie

No vacation in the Smoky Mountains is complete without at least one breakfast in Gatlinburg. With pancake houses around every corner, our city may just be the breakfast capital of the United States! To help you plan the most important meal of the day, Alpine Mountain Chalets has put together a guide to finding the best breakfast in Gatlinburg. You can’t go wrong when you start your morning at these five restaurants:

1. Crockett’s Breakfast Camp

Crockett’s Breakfast Camp offers all of your favorite breakfast foods in a fun mountain lodge atmosphere. This popular restaurant is famous for its griddle cakes, which are like pancakes, but extra thick and fluffy.  If you choose to dine at Crockett’s Breakfast Camp, we suggest coming early or during off hours (because there can be a long wait) and arriving with a hearty appetite (because the portions are huge)!

1103 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

2. Pancake Pantry

The Pancake Pantry is Gatlinburg’s most historic and revered breakfast place. In fact, the Pancake Pantry was the first pancake house in the entire state of Tennessee! This restaurant has had such longevity because its hotcakes are truly outstanding. All of their pancakes are made from scratch with real butter and served with fresh whipped cream. Please note that the Pancake Pantry is a cash-only business.

628 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

3. Log Cabin Pancake House

Log Cabin Pancake House is another serious contender for the title of “Best Breakfast in Gatlinburg”. This beloved restaurant has built a reputation over many decades for its delicious food and fast, friendly service. A highlight of the menu is the French Toast Royale, which is topped with bananas and a homemade cream cheese sauce.

327 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

4. Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que

While Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que is most famous for its BBQ dinners, it also offers a fantastic breakfast bar each morning. Guests will enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet with over 50 items.  Bennett’s breakfast bar even includes BBQ pork, so you can still sample some of their signature smoked meat.

714 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

5. Donut Friar

Although the Donut Friar isn’t a traditional sit-down restaurant, it is one of the most popular places to get breakfast in the Smokies. This shop is renowned for its melt-in-your-mouth donuts, freshly baked cinnamon bread, and delicious coffee. Be sure to bring cash, as the Donut Friar does not accept credit cards.

Village A Shopping Place,

634 Parkway #15, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Via alpinemountainchalets.com

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