Situated on the Parkway in between the heart of downtown Gatlinburg and the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Crockett’s Breakfast Camp is more than just a breakfast restaurant. It offers a true dining experience, particularly one that families who are traveling to the area love.
Run by a local husband-and-wife team, this restaurant is only open a few days a week during the breakfast and lunch mealtimes. It’s a bit off the beaten path, so it may feel like you are the only person who knows this restaurant exists. The reality is that you are likely going to face a wait when you arrive.
The menu at this restaurant features several types of pancakes, such as bacon pancakes, chocolate chip pancakes, banana nut pancakes, and of course, classic buttermilk pancakes. Many people choose to combine their pancake orders with home fries, meat, or a side of bacon.
There is no better place to go for breakfast to immerse yourself in the spirit of Appalachia than the Log Cabin Pancake House. It’s easy to find this restaurant on the Historic Nature Trail in Gatlinburg — it’s the only one with a covered wagon marking the entrance.
If you are looking for a grab-and-go breakfast in Gatlinburg, or you simply want to start your day off with a sweet treat, then The Donut Friar is the best place to go. This tiny bakery is located inside The Village in Gatlinburg — which is practically a small town within the city of Gatlinburg itself.