Flipping for Flavor: Gatlinburg’s Best Pancake Houses

Flipping for Flavor

Gatlinburg, Tennessee, nestled in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, is a beloved tourist destination known for its stunning natural beauty and vibrant culture. If you’re planning a visit to this charming town and staying at River Edge Inn, you’re in for a treat. In this blog post, we’ll take you on a mouthwatering journey through some of Gatlinburg’s best pancake houses, all conveniently located near your home away from home at River Edge Inn.

1. Pancake Pantry (0.6 miles)

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Your pancake journey starts near River Edge Inn at the iconic Pancake Pantry. This quaint spot, open since 1960, offers 24 pancake choices. You’ll find flavors ranging from classic buttermilk to unique options like Sweet Potato Pancakes and Wildberry Pancakes. Don’t be surprised by a long wait, this is a local favorite!


2. Crockett’s Breakfast Camp (0.3 miles)

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For a rustic and historic pancake experience, venture to Crockett’s Breakfast Camp, conveniently located near River Edge Inn. This log cabin-style restaurant pays homage to Davy Crockett and his frontier spirit. Their pancake menu includes options like Cinnamon Roll Swirl Pancakes and Hogs in a Blanket. Crockett’s is known for their large portion sizes, so be sure to order with caution!


3. The Atrium (0.9 miles)

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Nestled in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, The Atrium is the go-to destination for savoring large portions of their famous baked apple pancakes. Whether you crave the classic toppings like strawberries, blueberries, chocolate chips, or crispy bacon, The Atrium promises a delightful and relaxed setting to kickstart your day while staying at River Edge Inn.


4. Log Cabin Pancake House (0.6 miles)

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Make your way to Log Cabin Pancake House, conveniently located near River Edge Inn. This charming, cabin-style eatery has been serving pancakes to hungry visitors for years. At the Log Cabin, you will find warm hospitality and generous portions. Enjoy Caribbean Pancakes and Pancake Royale for a hearty breakfast before exploring Gatlinburg.


5. Sawyer’s Farmhouse Restaurant (8.6 miles)

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Just a short drive from Gatlinburg, in nearby Pigeon Forge, Sawyer’s Farmhouse Restaurant is worth the journey for our guests. This farm-themed restaurant offers a delightful breakfast experience with a variety of options, including gluten-free pancakes (as shown above) and an array of homemade syrups such as peanut butter, cinnamon, and blueberry. Their cozy atmosphere and friendly service make it a must-visit spot for those seeking delicious pancakes during your stay at River Edge Inn.


Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is not only a nature lover’s paradise but also a haven for pancake enthusiasts. With River Edge Inn as your comfortable home base, you’re perfectly situated to explore these fantastic pancake eateries. Whether you prefer classic buttermilk pancakes, innovative flavors, or rustic log cabin settings, Gatlinburg has a pancake house that will leave your taste buds dancing with delight. So, next time you find yourself in the Smoky Mountains, be sure to start your day right with a stack of pancakes from one of these fantastic eateries while enjoying your stay at River Edge Inn. Your taste buds and your relaxation will thank you for it!

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