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Our Top 5 Picks for the Best Breakfast in Pigeon Forge

Posted on May 19, 2023
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A busy day has to start with a delicious breakfast. It sets the mood for the entire day! So before you visit any attractions, enjoy a mouthwatering stack of pancakes or a rich Southern-style spread. There are so many options to choose from, but we’ve got you covered with our top picks for the best breakfast in Pigeon Forge!

1. Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen

paula deen's family kitchenYou won’t find a better Southern breakfast menu than this! Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is located at The Island, and the massive dining room overlooks The Island’s show fountains. Breakfast is served from 8 to 10:15 AM. Choose from a large selection of breakfast meats and treats or their family-style option for a hearty spread of down-home dishes. It’s a great way to try a little bit of everything, especially for large families! We also recommend trying the everyday breakfast casserole – it’s melt-in-your-mouth amazing!

2. Smoky’s Pancake Cabin 

If you love pancakes, Smoky’s Pancake Cabin is the best place to go for breakfast in Pigeon Forge! These family recipes have been made from scratch for three generations and feature local favorites such as Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes and are said to have the best Biscuits and Gravy in town. The friendly staff and warm atmosphere will make you feel right at home. You won’t regret giving Smoky’s a try!

3. Lil Black Bear Cafe

This hidden gem serves yummy breakfast food and is a great spot to take the kids! While you wait for your food, kids can color a special bear coloring page and just might get featured on our wall. Everyone keeps coming back to this little restaurant; we recommend their French Toast if you have a sweet tooth in the morning, and egg lovers will devour their hearty omelets! Lil Black Bear Cafe is located on Veterans Blvd. in Pigeon Forge, just a couple of minutes off The Parkway. 

4. The Old Mill

the old mill restaurant in pigeon forgeYou can’t go wrong with a traditional breakfast at The Old Mill. Eating a meal surrounded by the unique history of The Old Mill Restaurant is an experience you can’t get anywhere else! Served from 8 to 11 AM every day, all breakfast entrees come with complimentary orange juice and warm, fresh-from-the-oven banana nut muffins. After you’ve eaten, take a stroll around the grounds, and don’t forget to stock up on your favorite baking mixes, seasonings, and preserves at the shop!

5. Brick & Spoon

There’s something for everyone at Brick & Spoon! Sophisticated and casual, the breakfast menu here is totally one of a kind! They’re well-known for their classic beignets and breakfast tacos. For those who love Cajun-inspired dishes, we highly recommend the Killer Creole Omelet with shrimp, tasso, onions, red and green bell peppers, and cheddar jack cheese, topped with housemade hollandaise.

Now that you know the best places for breakfast in Pigeon Forge, take a look at our Smoky Mountain condos and start planning your next trip! 

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