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Top 5 Best Pancake Spots in Gatlinburg (According to Locals)

Top 5 Best Pancake Spots in Gatlinburg (According to Locals)


After a restful night’s sleep, what better way to start a vacation day than with a hearty pancake breakfast? Since you’re on vacation, let someone else do the cooking for you. Pamper yourself by taking the time to enjoy a leisurely meal and think about how to spend your time relaxing and having fun in the Great Smoky Mountains.

There are a slew of delicious restaurants in Gatlinburg, especially when it comes to pancakes; a specialty in these parts, with a pancake house around every bend. So before you hit the trail or the outlet malls, read about these best pancakes in Gatlinburg and get ready to indulge.

Log Cabin Pancake House

The Log Cabin Pancake House is the perfect place to remedy that morning sweet tooth. Whether it’s good old-fashioned pancakes or specialty French crepes, Log Cabin Pancake House features a menu with a variety of pancake combinations. From more traditional selections like chocolate chip pancakes to more exotic Caribbean pancakes with bananas and coconut, there is something for everyone here. There are even whole-wheat pancakes for those seeking a healthier option.

The menu also offers Belgian waffles of many varieties. Be adventurous and try something new, like the unique chopped ham waffle. For those in your party that prefer a more savory morning meal, there are also plenty of good old-country breakfasts, with eggs, grits, biscuits and gravy to boot.

Pancake Pantry


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The Pancake Pantry claims to be Tennessee’s first Pancake House. With real butter, freshly whipped cream, and made-from-scratch syrups and compotes, who is going to argue? This breakfast/brunch spot has long been a favorite of visitors. In operation since 1960, the Pancake Pantry is located in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg just adjacent to the Village Shops.

Their menu features classics like old-fashioned buttermilk pancakes as well as new favorites such as the Austrian-Apple Walnut stack served with an apple cider compote. This is just one of over twenty-four different pancake varieties to choose from. The restaurant also specializes in omelets and waffles. And for those choosing to dine later in the day burgers, sandwiches, soups and salads are available.

Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin


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If you’re staying in a family cabin in Gatlinburg, you won’t want to miss Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin. Kids will love their bear pancakes, which are a fun and cute option. 

With six locations throughout the Pigeon Forge and the Gatlinburg area, you can’t miss this breakfast restaurant around every bend. They serve a wide range of pancake options from local specialties like Wild Mountain Blueberry pancakes to fun and super sweet varieties like peanut butter cup & chocolate chip pancakes. No doubt, there is something for everyone at Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin

Flapjack’s also serves waffles and French toast, and don’t miss their “Campfire Skillets.” These savory treats include different combinations of eggs and fixins’ served over a skillet of potatoes.

Little House of Pancakes

A favorite spot among the locals, Little House of Pancakes serves breakfast and lunch all day, perfect for fueling up before going on your Gatlinburg hike. Featuring an assortment of fruit pancakes, plus waffles and French toast, their menu features the best of country cooking. Don’t miss their big country breakfast platters or try their sausage and cheese omelet, for a treat. For those looking for lunch fare, there are chicken tenders, catfish, country-fried steak with all the traditional southern fixings, in addition to homemade soups, salads, and burgers. 

Crockett’s Breakfast Camp


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Crockett’s Breakfast Camp is a charming and cozy restaurant located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The rustic decor and welcoming atmosphere make it the perfect spot for a hearty breakfast before embarking on a day of adventure in the Smoky Mountains. 

The menu boasts classic pancake options such as the Aretha Frankenstein’s Pancakes, as well as unique specialities, such as the Cinnamon Roll Swirl Pancakes. The staff is friendly and attentive, making sure that every guest has a memorable dining experience. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, Crockett’s Breakfast Camp is a must-visit destination for a delicious breakfast in a cozy setting.

After a restful night’s sleep in your Gatlinburg cabin rental, start your day with a hearty breakfast at one of these amazing pancake houses. Let someone else do the cooking while you take the time to relax and plan your adventures in the Great Smoky Mountains. Book now for an unforgettable vacation experience at Elk Springs Resort!