Cozy Breakfast Spots in the Smokies

Dec 29, 2018



If there's ever one thing that Gatlinburg does well- it's breakfast. You can find just about anything savory, sweet, soft, crispy, cheesy, smoked, and covered in gravy or syrup. You name it, we've got it. What could possibly make breakfast more enjoyable than it already is? How about the fact that the best breakfasts you can get in town are only 5-7 minutes from your Heartland cabin! We offer cabins in Gatlinburg, Wears Valley, and Pigeon Forge. You can literally smell the bacon in the morning as your ride through town. Let's get your mouth watering with these top-rated breakfast spots in the Smokies, shall we?


Pancake Pantry

Once a favorite, always a favorite. The lines are long and we aren't afraid to admit it- Because it is worth it! Pancake Pantry is actually Gatlinburg's very first pancake house! It has been a beloved breakfast spot to locals and visitors alike. You'll find some of the crispiest bacon, most flavorful made from scratch pancakes, and the very best cinnamon syrup for your french toast! The place mats are loaded with all 24 pancake variations you can choose from.


Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant

You just can't beat traditional favorites. You can find this gem of a place down in Sevierville near WonderWorks and the mall. They have apple fritters that are out of this world, slap your knee good! It's a place where you can have a taste of your childhood all wrapped up in a farmhouse set on a working apple orchard overlooking the river. You can basically order just about anything apple here, and don't worry- there's plenty of bacon and hot coffee to go around. It's kind of like our version of an apple forward Cracker Barrel.


Crockett’s Breakfast Camp

If you are looking for a big country boy breakfast with large as your head biscuits, you should definitely check out Crockett's Breakfast Camp. Their portion sizes are BIG- we suggest sharing or consider planning a second breakfast. The atmosphere feels like a rustic camp with feed bags, and old newspapers, mason jars, hay bales, and the air is filled with smoked meats and pure coziness.


Grandmother's Kitchen

If you are looking for a plate of memories, head on over to Grandmother's Kitchen in Wears Valley. It is a local favorite and the nostalgia alone is worth coming in and enjoying a cup of coffee for. Everything on the menu is a hand me down recipes and your plates are filled with love. They've got some of the best cat head biscuits and country fried steak in the Smokies!


Photo Credit: Crockett’s Brakfast Camp via Facebook

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Doug Shanks


By Doug Shanks a Smoky Mountain blogger and writes about things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley, and Sevierville, Tennessee. Area interests include hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, shopping, and family fun.

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