The unofficial symbols of the Smoky Mountains are black bears, log cabins, and pancakes. Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin embodies these symbols and famously serves big, country-style breakfasts in their Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg log-cabins. The family behind Flapjack’s has been serving Smoky Mountain visitors for over 50 years, and it’s their made-from-scratch recipes and Southern hospitality that keep guests coming back for more.
In the Smoky Mountains, the Collier-family’s name is synonymous with hospitality. Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin is their very own creation, and the concept quickly became a Smoky Mountain tradition. Today, hungry hikers and families heading out for a day of fun are stopping at Flapjack’s as they begin their day. … and what they’re having for breakfast is so much more than a stack of pancakes!
Morning Traditions – The History Behind the Big Southern Breakfast
Certain Southern traditions, like having the family gathered around the table for a large breakfast, began generations ago. Farmers and homesteaders needed a large breakfast before starting their day, and mornings were a time to fuel up before the work began. It was also a time to discuss the work at hand. The entire family was involved in the daily workings of farm-life, and everything started with breakfast.
Generations later, visitors setting out for a day of Smoky Mountain fun have the same needs. Before heading out for a hike or a long day at Dollywood, stop at Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin first! A family vacation in the Smoky Mountains is about adventure, excitement, and making memories. To make the most of your time in the Smokies, start your day with a hearty breakfast and some good ole’ fashioned conversation.
Traditional Southern breakfasts generally consist of coffee, eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, and especially pancakes. You’ll find all of that and more at Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin. Pull up a chair and enjoy breakfast together at one of Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin’s six Smoky Mountain locations.
Inside Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin
The idea for Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin began with a hike and the discovery of an old homestead’s log cabin. The founder, Brent Collier, was reminded of his grandmother’s home and how she always filled it with love and home-cooked food. Afterward, he felt inspired to share his heart-warming memories of cozy cabin-style breakfasts with other families in the Smoky Mountains. In 2000, the first Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin opened its doors and the unique concept has now served over 10-million guests!
Inside the cabins, you’ll find hardwood floors, rustic Appalachian decor, and beautiful stacked-stone fireplaces. The original cabins Smoky Mountain settlers lived in inspired the theme for the restaurant concept. Those who fill the wooden booths and tables are falling in love with the Smoky Mountains and all that this area has to offer. The Flapjack’s experience is what breakfast dreams are made of.
In the center of this cozy scene shines a menu of hearty, scratch-made country breakfasts served with the genuine Southern hospitality that visitors have come to expect.
Fresh from the Skillet and Griddle
Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin is famous for their pancakes, but they also serve sprawling egg platters, feasts, filled-to-the-rim skillets, and huge stacks of pancakes fresh from the griddle.
Their egg platters feature your favorite breakfast items like local sausage and applewood smoked bacon. Feasts include Southern favorites like country-fried steak, country ham, and bone-in ham steaks. Find new and exciting breakfast dishes like Smothered Chicken and Chicken & Waffles too.
This iconic breakfast restaurant is also famous for their breakfast skillets, which they fill with biscuits, gravy, eggs, meats, cheeses, and more! Six skillet options adorn their menu, all of which offer unique and delicious combinations of our favorite breakfast items. Not surprisingly, Flapjack’s serves the skillets with pancakes.
Straight from the griddle, guests at Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin are indulging on epic pancake creations such as Stickybun Pancakes. These popular pancakes are swirled with a sweet cinnamon filling and topped with cream cheese icing and pecans. Banana Nut Pancakes, Mixed Berry Pancakes, and Chocolate Chip Pancakes are just a few of their delectable pancake dishes, and they offer gluten-free versions as well.
Kids appreciate the Junior Menu and the beloved Jr. Bear Pancakes. This plate of pancakes gives kids a breakfast that smiles back!
The iconic breakfast company also serves omelets, Belgian waffles, and French toast. See the full menu here.
Breakfast with a Heaping Side of Hospitality
Along with incredible and innovative breakfast dishes, Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin serves guests with an unrivaled genuine kindness and warmth. Inspired by their ancestor’s commitment to hospitality, this multi-generational family and their loyal team opens the cabin doors each morning to welcome guests with so much more than yummy breakfasts.
The inviting atmosphere instantly puts guests at ease, and furthermore the entire team works synchronously to ensure each guest has the best experience. From beginning to end, your time in the cozy breakfast cabin will leave you full and satisfied. Transport back in time to an era when visitors were treated like family, and strangers departed as friends.
Millions of visitors travel to the Smoky Mountains each year for experiences just like this. Before filling your day with all that Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg has to offer, fill your heart and belly with an unforgettable breakfast at Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin.
More from Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin
Many who travel to the Smoky Mountains also visit the Myrtle Beach area too. Find Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin on the Grand Strand in Garden City Beach, SC! See all of the locations here.
Have a large group or event? Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin can accommodate your family reunion, wedding party, or other large group. Catering and cabin deliveries are also available. Learn more about how Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin can accommodate your group or event.
Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin and their parent company, Collier Restaurant Group, are committed to the Smoky Mountain community. One way they give back is with creative and delicious fundraising opportunities. Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin offers local organizations the opportunity to raise funds during pancake dinners. Start planning your local fundraiser here.
Morning Traditions – Made from Scratch
What started with the South’s tradition of a large, family breakfast is now a tradition with Smoky Mountain visitors traveling with their own families. Before making memories on the trail or at area attractions, make memories around the breakfast table. Find a location and make plans to start your day with a hearty, scratch-made breakfast at the cabin… Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin. Stay updated by following Flapjack’s on social media.
Authored in Appalachia || Amy Morton