We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so finding a good breakfast place to start the day is very necessary! You won’t have a lack of choices; there are many breakfast spots in Gatlinburg you will love. To help you decide where to go, we’ve picked our top 5 spots for breakfast in Gatlinburg:

1. Pancake Pantry

Famous for their wide variety of flapjacks, Pancake Pantry has been a favorite of tourists and locals alike since 1960. This restaurant was Gatlinburg’s first pancake house and has continued to serve the fresh and homemade breakfasts people keep coming back for. Visitors rave about their homemade syrups and fruit compote toppings, their buttery light pancakes, and their popular Western omelettes. Situated right on Gatlinburg’s main parkway, Pancake Pantry has a great location next to The Village Shops, close to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, and more!

2. Trish’s Mountain Diner

plate of breakfast at restaurantTrish’s Mountain Diner is a breakfast spot off the beaten path, but well worth the short drive! Recommended by both tourists and locals, Trish’s Diner serves some of the best homemade breakfasts for the best price! The extensive menu will make you want to try everything! For a down home country breakfast, Trish’s is definitely the place you won’t want to miss.

3. Crockett’s Breakfast Camp

Located right in downtown, Crockett’s Breakfast Camp is another great option for breakfast in Gatlinburg. Visitors love their iron skillet breakfasts, large portion sizes, and unique dining atmosphere. You should definitely try one of their most popular dishes, the cinnamon roll pancakes. You’ll be amazed at how good they are! They also offer an online waiting list that you can put in your name and number and someone will text you when your table is ready. This is a great option for busier seasons and weekends, especially if you have a larger party.

4. The Donut Friar

tray of freshly made donutsIf you’re looking for a quick spot for breakfast in Gatlinburg, head over to the Village Shops and check out The Donut Friar. You’ll be able to smell their hot and fresh donuts walking up to the little shop; they are hard to resist at any time of day! Some of the donuts they make include the favorite cinnamon sugar cake donut, chocolate glazed, coconut cake donut, and the famous cinnamon bread. They also make fantastic lattes, cappuccinos and other coffees.

5. Timbers Log Cabin Restaurant

Another relatively unknown breakfast spot is Timbers Log Cabin Restaurant. Located in the Arts and Crafts Community of Gatlinburg, it is a little out of the way, but it’s definitely worth it! This little “Mom and Pop” restaurant is actually in a log cabin, so you won’t find a more authentic Smoky Mountain experience anywhere else! Their menu features all day breakfast, which includes the classics such as eggs, bacon, sausage, omelettes, hash browns, french toast, pancakes, and more! You’ll appreciate their cook to order meals and friendly service that will make you feel right at home.

Book your stay with us now and check out these top spots for breakfast in Gatlinburg for yourself!