The picturesque mountain town of Gatlinburg is home to some amazing dining destinations. If you’re looking for a great morning meal, this is your ideal vacation spot. Gatlinburg has long been known for their pancake houses. But there are many other spots in the area to grab a home cooked breakfast that doesn’t have to involve pancakes. The following are some ideas on where to go for breakfast in and around Gatlinburg.
Crocketts Breakfast Camp
This downtown cabin-like restaurant is the perfect place for anyone looking for a big and hearty morning meal. They are known for their huge cinnamon rolls and tasty biscuits. They also have skillet breakfasts which have large portions of different meats, potatoes, biscuits, and other southern favorites. Crocketts often has a wait during peak breakfast hours but most diners find the food is worth the wait.
This place, located at the entrance of The Village on the Parkway, is basically an institution in town. They are known for their french toast and many varieties of pancakes. There is often a line out the door and down the street, even during non-peak hours but they offer great service and get customers in as quickly as possible. New diners should be aware that Pancake Pantry is a cash only restaurant but they have an ATM for convenience if you don’t carry cash.
Trish’s Mountain Diner
This spot is farther from town but is worth the drive if you’re looking for good country cooking. Trish’s, which is located in the Cobbly Nob area, is a family-owned restaurant where the owner Trish does nearly all the cooking. Some favorite breakfast dishes include omelets, homemade biscuits, and breakfast bowls. Food is cooked to order and always fresh.
Timbers Log Cabin Restaurant
If you venture out from town and head into the Arts & Crafts community, be sure to stop by Timbers Log Cabin Restaurant for breakfast. This mom and pop establishment serves breakfast all day. They have a variety of omelets, biscuits with country gravy, and a tasty breakfast sandwich. Those with a large appetite may wish to try the Coal Miner’s Breakfast which has eggs, biscuits and gravy, country potatoes, a choice of meat, and tomatoes.
Log Cabin Pancake House
This historic dining spot, found on Historic Nature Trail in downtown Gatlinburg, has been serving tasty country breakfasts to tourists and locals for many years. They have free parking for patrons, which is a rarity in the downtown area. Some popular dishes at Log Cabin Pancake House are the waffles, omelets, and breakfast platters. They also have plenty of varieties of the restaurant’s namesake, pancakes. Pancakes can be topped with berries or made with chocolate chips for a sweet breakfast treat.
Vacationing in Gatlinburg gives you plenty of choices for restaurants. If you’re looking for a hearty meal before you head out to a day of adventure, be sure to check out one of these local favorites for their breakfast specialties. Whether you’re looking for a huge country breakfast or something light to prepare for a morning hike, you can find it somewhere in town.