The Best Breakfast in Town


Did your mom ever tell you, “Eat your breakfast—it’s the most important meal of the day”? Well, she just may be right about this one! According to studies, eating a healthy, balanced breakfast is one of the best ways to boost your metabolism and get your body going for the rest of the day.

Breakfast is even more important when you have big events planned for your Pigeon Forge vacation. A long hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or a day of strolling around Dollywood should start with a nice, hearty breakfast. It will give you the energy you need to enjoy all the adventures awaiting you!

One of the easiest ways to enjoy breakfast is at one of our Pigeon Forge cabins. You’ll have access to a fully equipped kitchen, making your breakfast possibilities endless! After a quick trip to the grocery store or farmers market, you can have everything you need to make omelets, biscuits and gravy, or a pancake feast. Or you can keep it simple and buy some cereal and milk or muffins for a quick, easy start to your day.

But we know you didn’t come all the way to Pigeon Forge to stay in the kitchen every morning! So get the family together and head into town to enjoy some of the best breakfast spots in the South! Pigeon Forge has plenty of options for your morning-time munchies. Below you can check out some of our favorites.

Pancakes Galore
For years, pancakes have been a Pigeon Forge staple for breakfast. Loaded with carbs for energy and big-time flavor that everyone in the family can enjoy, pancakes are the perfect way to start your day. These pancake houses, all located on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, open at 7 a.m.—great for the mornings when you want an early start. And you’ll get to try some of the wildest and yummiest pancakes around!

  • Red Rooster Pancake House—Located at 3215 Parkway, the Red Rooster has great prices and great portions for your family outing. Inside, you’ll find delicious home- cooked meals of country ham & eggs served with three buttermilk pancakes. You’ll also find fun pancake flavors like apple raisin or caramel peach.
  • Log Cabin Pancake House—Located at 4235 Parkway, the Log Cabin Pancake House has been serving it up right for years! On their menu, you can find omelets, waffles, and of course, “special treat pancakes”! Caribbean, butterscotch chip, and buckwheat are just a few of their pancake options.
  • Flapjacks Pancake Cabin—Located at 2734 Parkway, you won’t be leaving hungry when you try Flapjacks! From made-to-order omelets to campfire skillets, everything at Flapjacks is made from scratch. And their delicious variety of pancakes comes stacked four high and includes flavor combos like Grandma’s peanut butter & banana, sticky bun, and pigs in a blanket.

Local Favorite
Besides delicious pancake houses, Pigeon Forge is also home to one of the best restaurants in the Smokies, The Old Mill Restaurant. A local favorite for decades, The Old Mill is located at 175 Old Mill Avenue and is a great place for breakfast, lunch and dinner. On their breakfast menu, you can find fluffy, warm biscuits, made-to-order eggs, sausage, bacon, pepper gravy, and of course, even pancakes! The classic Southern food at The Old Mill will leave you full to the brim and fondly remembering the home-cooked meals your mom made when you were young.

Brand-Spanking New
Pigeon Forge is home to many decades-old restaurants, but Sawyer’s Farmhouse is not one of them! This locally owned and operated restaurant opened in July 2014 and has already acquired a large local following. At Sawyer’s, you’ll have a chance to try a variety of breakfast items from crepes to Belgium waffles to made-from-scratch pancakes, syrups, and compotes. This breakfast hotspot opens at 8 a.m. daily and is located at 2831 Parkway in Pigeon Forge.