To me, the Gatlinburg area means three things: a nature escape, a shopper’s paradise, and land of great food. In this land of great food, you’ll find some of the best breakfast restaurants in the state of Tennessee. Unfortunately I was only able to eat breakfast once but my experience was a great one. Today I present a visit to Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin.
For those familiar with the Gatlinburg area, you probably have noticed that there are several Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin restaurants in the area stretching from Kodak (when you get off Interstate 40) all the way down to Gatlinburg. Owned and operated by the Collier Restaurant Group (who also owns 8 other restaurants in the area), there are a total of six Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin restaurants. The one we visited was the one in Kodak, TN, just before the exit ramp to I-40.
Just as the name implies, Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin is styled after a log cabin. Inside this wood structure is a vast, open restaurant space that is decorated with various colonial-style memorabilia and a small gift shop for those looking to purchase souvenirs of the area.
The menu at Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin includes a large number of familiar breakfast foods with the majority of them falling within the $6 – $9 range. These items include an assortment of omelets, skillets, breakfast platters, pancakes, waffles, and French toast. For those not really craving breakfast, they do offer a select number of sandwiches.
Since I was obviously there for breakfast, I ordered the Wonderland Egg Breakfast ($8.89) which includes 3 eggs, 2 strips of smoked bacon, 1 sausage patty, 1 sausage link, grits, and 2 buttermilk pancakes. I also added a side of biscuits & gravy for $3.59. Haley ordered a Plain Waffle ($5.99) and 2 eggs scrambled ($2).
Our order arrived promptly with everything looking great. While nothing in particular “wowed” us, everything tasted great, definitely hit the spot, and was as good as you’d expect for breakfast fare. My eggs were cooked to order, the bacon was crispy, and the sausages were thoroughly cooked. The pancakes were picture perfect with a golden color; served with hot maple syrup and a dollop of butter. The biscuits were fluffy and served with creamy country (white) gravy.
Other “pros” include competitive pricing as well as great service by the staff. Compared to the other breakfast restaurants around Sevier County, Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin is priced much less. While my particular bill was $26.99 (including drinks and tax), it was due to the addition of two à la carte items that we probably could have done without. The service was awesome as well. Our server was as friendly as can be and we never had to ask for anything extra.
If you’re ever in the area and want a reasonably priced breakfast, I would definitely recommend Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin. With six locations reaching all the way to Gatlinburg, you’re sure to find one close to where you are staying.
|Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin
3401 Winfield Dunn Parkway
Kodak, TN 37764
Bill Total: $26.99 For Two (With Tax)