Philadelphia has its cheesesteaks, Chicago has its deep dish pizza, and Gatlinburg has its pancakes! As any visitor to the Smoky Mountains can tell you, Gatlinburg, TN is undeniably the hotcake capital of the United States. Everywhere you look in Gatlinburg, you will see a different pancake house or breakfast joint. With so many different places to eat, it can be hard to decide where to go out for flapjacks in the morning. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Chalet Village has put together a guide to five restaurants that serve the best pancakes in Gatlinburg.
1. Pancake Pantry
The Pancake Pantry opened in 1960 as Tennessee’s first pancake house, and it has been a can’t-miss stop in Gatlinburg ever since. This beloved restaurant has stood the test of time because their delicious hotcakes are made with real butter, fresh whipped cream, and the very best ingredients. The Pantry offers a truly impressive variety of flapjack flavors, including Sweet Potato Pancakes, Orange-Walnut Pancakes, and Corn Meal Pancakes. Be sure to visit an ATM before you head to the Pancake Pantry, as they do not accept credit cards.
2. Atrium Pancakes
Atrium Pancakes is considered a hidden gem in the Smokies. While all of Atrium’s hotcakes are delicious, one of its pancakes has developed a cult following: the Baked Apple Pancake. Prepared in an oven, rather than over a griddle, this mouthwatering pancake is filled with freshly sliced apples and brown sugar. The Baked Apple Pancake was even featured in Taste of Home magazine!
3. Crockett’s Breakfast Camp
Crockett’s Breakfast Camp also offers some of the best pancakes in Gatlinburg. This restaurant is famous for its extra large pancakes, which are more than an inch thick! Crockett’s pancakes can be customized with a number of toppings, including Southern pecans, chocolate chips, fresh blueberries, and strawberry compote. Remember, these pancakes are enormous, so place your order accordingly.
4. Little House of Pancakes
Little House of Pancakes is a charming mom and pop restaurant located on the East Parkway. Known for its generous portions, reasonable prices, and fast service, Little House of Pancakes serves breakfast from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. If you are extra hungry, we recommend taking advantage of their all-you-can-eat pancake special, which features endless flapjacks for just $7.95.
5. Log Cabin Pancake House
No list of pancake houses in Gatlinburg would be complete without the Log Cabin! This popular restaurant has been serving up delicious flapjacks for over 40 years. Some of the most talked about hotcakes on the Log Cabin’s menu include the Butterscotch Chip Pancakes, Raisin-Nut Pancakes, and the Pancake Royale (topped with powdered sugar, banana wedges, and a special cream cheese sauce).
When you stay at Chalet Village, you can try all of the best pancakes in Gatlinburg. Our cabin community is just 10 – 15 minutes from everything to see and do on The Strip. With everything from 1 bedroom cabins to 8 bedroom cabins, we are guaranteed to have the perfect accommodations for your vacation. To start planning your getaway, browse our selection of cabin rentals in Gatlinburg!