Gatlinburg Pancake WeekGatlinburg Pancake Week

February 26 - March 4

In honor of the humble pancake, Gatlinburg will celebrate the breakfast staple for a week beginning February 26. Gatlinburg’s history with the classic breakfast item is as rich as the mountainous stacks served.

Dating back to the turn of the 20th Century when logging camps flourished in the Great Smoky Mountains, companies housed lumberjacks close to their logging operations in lumber camps. There’s no better way to feed a bunch of hungry lumberjacks than to fill them up on hearty flapjacks with the intent to keep them fueled up for a hard day’s work. After the formation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the logging business came to a close in the 1930’s. Visitors began flocking to the area to hike the beautiful mountains. Motels and restaurants sprang up to feed the hungry visitors. The humble pancake became a staple. So much so, that in 1960 the Gerding family opened The Pancake Pantry, the first breakfast restaurant dedicated to the dish in the state of Tennessee. Today Gatlinburg is home to many pancake houses, all of which have their own style of serving up a stack.
During this week, Gatlinburg will feature a multitude of pancakes from the traditional to the whimsical on all our social channels. If you can’t get here during Pancake Week, don’t worry. These folks serve up the best all year long. Loosen up your belt and join us on the journey. Follow us on Facebook and enter below for daily giveaways like gift certificates, shirts, stickers and more!

All you need is pancakes. Pancakes are all you need. -John Lennon”

All Things Pancakes in Gatlinburg

These restaurants are serving up some delicious speciality items all about pancakes. 

Crockett's Breakfast Camp

Crockett’s Breakfast Camp is known for serving up large portions of the best home-cooked southern breakfast in the Smoky Mountains. Conveniently located on the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg

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Flapjack's Pancake Cabin

Come on in and pull up a chair, we’ve been waiting for you. Make memories at Flapjack’s where drinks are served in Mason jars and breakfasts are served with true Southern hospitality.

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Little House of Pancakes

Open year round. Breakfast or lunch anytime. Pancakes, belgian waffles, full breakfast, omelettes, tasty sandwiches and hamburgers. Daily breakfast and lunch specials.

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Log Cabin Pancake House

Owned & operated locally since opening in 1979. Providing wonderful food & great service in a true log cabin complete with fireplaces. We serve the best fluffiest pancakes possible, scratch made biscuits, country ham, red eye gravy, these are just a few of the items on...

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Maddi Mae's Cafe & Creamery

A custom coffee and ice cream shop specializing in endless flavor combinations for your choice of coffee or shake. Grab a dip of ice cream or get some of that famous Dole Whip. Also offering smoothies and snacks. Hungry? We have soft pretzels, pulled pork, hot dogs, and...

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Pancake Pantry

Creative and unique breakfast dishes developed in our kitchen served all day. Gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads, available for lunch. Open year round. 7 am-4 pm during summer. 7 am-3pm off season.

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Look what others are saying about our pancakes in Gatlinburg.

Adventure Mom

Where to Find the Best Breakfast In Gatlinburg, TN

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WNC Magazine

Flapjack Central: Gatlinburg’s Host of Pancake Houses Beckons Ravenous Locals and Visitors

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Smoky Mountain Wanderings

7 BEST Places to Enjoy Breakfast in Gatlinburg TN

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Adventure Dragon

The Best Breakfast in Gatlinburg: Our 10 Fav Pancake Houses, Breakfast Buffet Restaurants, & More

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The River Nashville

This Restaurant Has The 'Absolute Best' Pancakes In Tennessee

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Southern Trippers

9 Best Places for Breakfast in Gatlinburg Tennessee You Must Try

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33 places to buy best pancakes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Vast Tourist

Top 13 Best Breakfast in Gatlinburg TN

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