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The 4 Best Breakfast Restaurants in Pigeon Forge TN


Pigeon Forge, Tennessee may just be the breakfast food capital of the world! We are not entirely sure why, but our Smoky Mountain city is absolutely loaded with pancake joints and other wonderful breakfast restaurants. With so many excellent options, it can be hard to decide where to eat. To help you plan the most important meal of the day, Heritage Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to the four best breakfast restaurants in Pigeon Forge TN:

1. The Old Mill Restaurant

The Old Mill is one of Pigeon Forge’s most iconic spots. Built in 1830, this gristmill has been grinding grain into flour for over 180 years. When you visit The Old Mill Restaurant, you will enjoy a variety of delicious dishes that incorporate ingredients from the historic gristmill, including pancakes, biscuits, and stone-ground grits. All of the breakfast entrees at this popular restaurant come with a complimentary serving of orange juice and freshly baked banana nut muffins. If you can’t make it for breakfast, The Old Mill Restaurant is also open for lunch and dinner (and does both spectacularly).

2. Sawyer’s Farmhouse RestaurantPancakes, eggs, bacon, and fruit.

Sawyer’s Farmhouse Restaurant opened in 2014 and has quickly built a rabid fan base comprised of both locals and visitors. If you’re looking for a full Southern breakfast made from scratch with the very best ingredients, it’s hard to beat Sawyer’s! Popular menu items at Sawyer’s include the crepes, country ham, biscuits, pancakes, omelets, home fries, and grits. Anyone who orders the pancakes should be sure to sample their homemade peanut butter syrup – it is truly one of a kind.

3. Mel’s Classic Diner

Mel’s Classic Diner takes guests back to the days of jukeboxes and sock hops with its vintage 50s decor. Breakfast is served all day at Mel’s, so whether it’s 8 a.m. or 9 p.m., you can order all of your favorite dishes. Standout breakfast items at Mel’s Classic Diner include the pancakes, french toast, bacon, sausage, omelets, biscuits and gravy, and country fried steak. Mel’s also offers a great selection of ice cream sundaes, so if you want to follow up your breakfast with a banana split, we won’t judge you!

A basket of buttermilk biscuits.4. Mama’s Farmhouse

If you’ve got a hearty appetite, you can’t go wrong at Mama’s Farmhouse! This fun restaurant serves all of its meals family style with endless portions of all their mouthwatering dishes. Mama’s breakfast menu includes buttermilk Belgian waffles, hash brown casserole, applewood bacon, sausage patties, cheese grits, cinnamon sugar pinwheels, and chicken tenders. Mama’s Farmhouse is also famous for their buttermilk biscuits and “chocolate gravy”, a sweet combination that earned the restaurant first place at the International Biscuit Festival.

When you stay with Heritage Cabin Rentals, you will be just a short drive away from all of these superb breakfast restaurants in Pigeon Forge TN. With everything from 1 bedroom cabins to 9 bedroom lodges, we are guaranteed to have the perfect property for your getaway. To start planning your vacation, browse our complete selection of Pigeon Forge cabin rentals!