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Top 3 Best Pancakes in Gatlinburg

by Corey Piccirillo
Best Pancakes in Gatlinburg

Who doesn’t love a good pancake? The Gatlinburg area is home to some of the best pancake places in the country. Here are my top 3 picks for the best pancakes in Gatlinburg.

Did you know Gatlinburg is the pancake capital of the South? The cities of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN are famous for three things:

  1. The incredible natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains
  2. An amazing variety of family attractions
  3. Pancakes.

Yes, pancakes are serious business in the Smokies. Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg may have the highest concentration of pancake houses per square mile of anywhere in the country! This fierce flapjack competition has really raised the bar for hotcakes in Sevier County, and the results have been phenomenal.

Pancake Pantry Gatlinburg

1. Pancake Pantry – Best Pancakes in Gatlinburg

Since 1960 when the Pancake Pantry became Tennessee’s first pancake house, visitors to Gatlinburg have made dining with us a tradition. What keeps them coming back? It’s the real butter, the honest-to-goodness fresh whipped cream, and everything made from scratch. And it’s also the warm atmosphere of century-old brick, rich oak and rustic copper.

Becoming a tradition requires a special quality, a commitment to excellence, and a willingness to experiment test, and develop new dishes for your pleasure and delight while retaining the favorites from years past.


  • 628 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Log Cabin Pancake House - Best Pancakes in Gatlinburg

2. Log Cabin Pancake House – Best Pancakes in Gatlinburg

A top-secret sauce is the signature of the Log Cabin Pancake House. The recipe for their special Royale Sauce is a top secret; only three people are entrusted with it. The cream-cheese-based sauce is heaven poured on their mouth-watering French Toast Royale.

Pour it over an order of silver dollar pancakes for a delightful change from the standard maple flavors. Log Cabin Cornmeal Pancakes and the Pancake Royale (topped with banana wedges and a cream cheese sauce). It’s easy to see why the Log Cabin is one of the top destinations for pancakes in Gatlinburg!

  • 327 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Sawyer’s Farmhouse Restaurant - Best Pancakes in Gatlinburg

3. Sawyer’s Farmhouse Restaurant – Best Pancakes in Gatlinburg

Sawyer’s Farmhouse Restaurant also serves some of the very best pancakes in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Despite only opening in 2014, this restaurant has quickly established itself as one of the top breakfast spots in the Smokies. What sets Sawyer’s apart from the rest is their delicious homemade syrups. The peanut butter syrup, in particular, is absolutely incredible!

  • 2831 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Best Pancakes in Gatlinburg Overview

The Pancakes Are Waiting For You!

Whether you’re in the mood for fluffy buttermilk pancakes, crispy waffles, or decadent French toast, Gatlinburg has something to satisfy your cravings. So what are you waiting for? Call us today and let us help you plan a pancake-filled getaway that will leave your taste buds singing with delight. Enjoy!

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