There are over 20 pancake houses and breakfast restaurants in the Smoky Mountains. While going to a breakfast in the de facto pancake capital of the world is a great idea, it creates a dilemma: where should you go for delicious, fluffy pancakes in the Smokies?
The answer, of course, depends on personal preference. If you are looking for unique place where the locals go, The Log Cabin Pancake House is a prime option. After all, this isn't just another breakfast chain restaurant, so you can rest assured your enjoying a unique "mom & pop" experience in the Smokies.
Log Cabin Pancake House in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg
Hungry vacationers can find the Log Cabin Pancake House in both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, so you're never too far from a hearty country breakfast with great service.
Review of Atmosphere and Service
The Gatlinburg location is on Historic Nature Trail a short walk from the Space Needle. You won't miss the large Conestoga wagon on the roof and the rough hewn, log cabin exterior.
The Log Cabin Pancake House in Pigeon Forge is located on the banks of the Little Pigeon River in an unassuming building close to "the Spur" that leads to Gatlinburg. Like many hidden gems, it's what is on the inside that counts. The dining atmosphere is pleasant and inviting. The helpful servers are attentive and offer gracious southern hospitality to locals and visitors alike.
Breakfast starts early at this Pigeon Forge pancake house. At 6:45 am, the doors open for the early birds. Business picks up throughout the day, but even when the line is out the door, the Log Cabin Pancake House efficiently seats guests and serves the masses tasty pancakes, omelets, and down-home fixins'.
This classic breakfast stop in Pigeon Forge has an extensive menu with reasonable prices. Breakfast here is especially affordable in a place like major tourist destinations like Pigeon Forge. Be sure to check out their:
- Log Cabin Breakfast Specials – Hearty, homemade country breakfasts with plenty of protein. Enjoy chopped ham, sugar-cured ham, country ham, or sausage with 2 eggs and 3 buttermilk pancakes.
- Omelets – Served just the way you like with bacon, cheese, sausage, and vegetarian options. Each plate comes served with 3 pancakes.
- Biscuits 'n Gravy – A Tennessee favorite and a southern tradition – delicious biscuits served with white gravy on top.
The main attraction is of course, the pancakes. These pancakes earn this breakfast restaurant rave reviews:
- Parisienne Pancakes – Strawberries folded within 3 pancakes with powdered sugar, whipped topping and more sweet strawberries.
- Cornmeal Pancakes – Crispy, golden cornmeal pancakes served with honey or hot syrup.
- Buckwheat Pancakes - Pancakes made with a healthy grain that adds a nutty, wholesome flavor.
- Apple Pancakes – Pancakes served with sliced apples, whipped toping, powdered sugar.
- Peach Pancakes – Sweet Peaches served on fresh pancakes with whipped cream and powdered sugar.
- Caribbean Pancakes – Pancakes with island flair - comes with fried bananas, nuts, and coconut.
- Pancake Royale – A decadent treat – banana wedges and powdered sugar pancakes topped with a cream cheese sauce.
Both the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg locations serve delicious waffles as well. The Log Cabin Pancake House in Gatlinburg even features French Crepes that can be served with many of the toppings described above. If you aren't in the mood for breakfast, there are plenty of sandwiches and burgers to enjoy from the grill. The Log Cabin Pancake House also has a lunch buffet starting at 11:30 am.
Hours and Location
The Log Cabin Pancake House is open from 6:45 am to 2 pm daily. The Pigeon Forge location is near the end of the main drag of the Pigeon Forge Parkway while the Gatlinburg Log Cabin Pancake House is within walking distance of the convention center on Historic Nature Trail. There is plenty of parking in this part of Gatlinburg and parking is free to patrons.
This Smoky Mountain pancake house is open year-round and definitely worth a visit on your Smoky Mountain vacation. They can easily be reached from cabins in Gatlinburg and the hearty, country breakfasts they serve here have the portions you need to power through exciting days of exploring Gatlinburg, the national park, or Dollywood.
Written by Hayden Brown