If you're headed to the Smokies, you should sink your fork into a sky-high pile of authentic, Smoky Mountain pancakes. This region is a pancake lover's heaven. From creative varieties you couldn't even dream of to traditional, fluffy cakes topped with sweet maple syrup, here are some places to order a stack ... or two ... during your Smoky Mountain vacation.
Enjoy breakfast all day in a welcoming and warm atmosphere. You'll find chocolate or white chocolate chip pancakes, raisin-nut pancakes, traditional pancakes topped with powdered sugar and silver dollar pancakes in a stack of four, eight or 15. The Caribbean pancakes that have sliced bananas, nuts, coconut and powdered sugar. The Pigs in a Blanket are three-link sausages rolled in a pancake and served with hot syrup and whipped margarine.
Give your day a sweet start at Sawyer's Farmhouse Restaurant with pecan pancakes or Hershey's chocolate chip pancakes or pancakes with M&M's baked inside and topped with M&M's and powdered sugar. The strawberry & banana pancakes are cooked with bananas inside then topped with strawberry topping, more bananas and powdered sugar. You can go classic with the old-fashioned pancakes served with butter and hot syrup, too.
Pancake Pantry was Tennessee's first pancake house. Since 1960, they've continued to bring guests back with made-from-scratch recipes that do not disappoint. Choose one of the more creative stacks of pancakes like banana pineapple, Australian apple-walnut, apricot-lemon or sweet potato pancakes. You can even choose Parisienne pancakes - whole strawberries wrapped in three delicately thin crepes; or Swedish pancakes - egg butter crepes stuffed with lingonberries imported from Sweden and served with lingonberry butter, powdered sugar and lemon wedges.
With locations in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, Flapjack's Pancake Cabin serves up stacks throughout the Smokies. Order a four-pancake stack of mixed berry pancakes with blackberries, blueberries and strawberries. Enjoy buttermilk pancakes with bananas and topped with peanut butter sauce, Reese's peanut butter pancakes featuring chocolate chip pancakes topped with crumbled Reese's, peanut butter sauce, chocolate syrup and whipped cream. Buttermilk, strawberry, blueberry, pecan and chocolate chip pancakes are also great choices.