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Top 6 Best Pancake Houses In Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge

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The best way to start off your day in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge is with a hearty pancake breakfast! We are sharing our list of the top 6 best pancake houses in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge for you to try on your next trip to the Smoky Mountains.

Pancake Houses

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are known for their pancake houses. Eating pancakes at a pancake house is a tradition for so many people visiting the Smokies. Some say that the pancake house tradition is so popular because of the southern tradition of eating a big and hearty breakfast. And some say it stems from the lumberjacks that worked in the Smoky Mountains.

No matter what the reason, there is nothing like fluffy, buttermilk pancakes in the morning. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge have several very popular pancake houses, and each one brings its own personal flavor to your breakfast table. Below are our favorite pancake houses in both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

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Pancake Pantry

The Pancake Pantry is Tennessee’s first pancake house. This classic pancake house serves 24 specialty pancakes, from the old fashioned buttermilk pancakes to crepes and blintzes. Pancake Pantry’s pancakes are also served with real butter and fresh whipped cream. Pancake Pantry is the best place for all pancake lovers.

The Pancake Pantry can be found in downtown Gatlinburg.

628 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 .  (865) 436-4724

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Little House Of Pancakes

Little House of Pancakes is the pancake house where the locals get their pancakes. They have many flavors of pancakes, including blueberry pancakes, pecan pancakes, and apple pancakes among other amazing flavors.

You won’t be disappointed with this local pancake house. Little House of Pancakes is a hidden gem that is a wonderful place to visit on your next trip to Gatlinburg.

Little House of Pancakes is located in Gatlinburg.

807 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN . (865)-436-8784

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Log Cabin Pancake House

With a menu full of pancakes, Log Cabin Pancake House is one of a kind. Their fluffy, old-fashioned pancakes with real butter are the best choice for breakfast.

Log Cabin Pancake House has 13 flavors of pancakes. A few of the most popular are wild blueberry pancakes, caribbean pancakes, and pancake royale among many others. Log Cabin Pancake House is an amazing place to fill up on fluffy pancakes.

Log Cabin Pancake House is located in Gatlinburg.

327 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 . (865) 436-7894

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Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin

Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin is one of the top choices in Gatlinburg for a pile of hot and fresh pancakes. They make their fresh pancakes every day from scratch. Flapjack’s offers 9 different flavors of pancakes that are served with hot syrup. Two of their tastiest pancake flavors are chocolate chip and Reese’s Peanut Butter pancakes.

Their most popular pancake flavor is the sticky bun pancakes. These pancakes have a cinnamon swirl and are covered in delicious icing. Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin is the best place to get pancakes pilled high in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin has three locations in Gatlinburg and one location in Pigeon Forge.


146 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. (865)-436-6473

956 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. (865)-436-2387

478 E. Parkway, Hwy 321, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. (865)-430-3966

Pigeon Forge

2734 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863. (865)-908-6115

Pigeon Forge

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Regan’s House of Pancakes

Regan’s House of Pancakes is the best buffet that serves pancakes in Gatlinburg! Their buffet has warm pancakes with many delicious toppings to choose from.

Not feeling a buffet? You can choose from twelve different pancake flavors on their menu. A few of their flavors of pancakes include M&M pancakes, blackberry pancakes, and caramel nut pancakes.

If you want something more unique, you can try Regan’s Fruit Roll Ups. Fruit Roll Ups are berries and cream cheese rolled between pancakes. Regan’s House of Pancakes is the best place for famished pancake lovers.

Regan’s House of Pancakes has two locations in Pigeon Forge.

2820 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN. (865)-428-0652 

3516 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN.  (865)-453-4600

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Smoky Mountain Pancake House

Smoky Mountain Pancake House is a great place for a cozy pancake breakfast. They have 8 flavors of pancakes that are made freshly from scratch in their kitchen.

Smoky Mountain Pancake House’s most popular pancake flavor is their tasty Reece’s peanut butter and chocolate chip pancakes. They also have gluten-free and multigrain pancakes as well. Smoky Mountain Pancake House has fast service, delicious pancakes, and a friendly staff that will make your visit wonderful.

Smoky Mountain Pancake House is located in Pigeon Forge. 

4050 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863. (865)-453-6746

Best Pancake Houses

From chocolate chip pancakes, to blueberry pancakes, there is something for everyone’s taste palate on this list. These are just a few of the best pancake houses you can experience on your trip to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Which pancake house will you try first?

Best Breakfast in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Heading to Gatlinburg and not feeling pancakes? Check out our list for the Best Breakfast Places In Gatlinburg.

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