There is no better way to set the tone for vacation than with a delicious breakfast. It is the most important meal of the day, after all! On our weekend trip to Sevierville, TN, we had a full schedule of activities planned so we made sure to start every day with plenty of body fuel.

Even though it’s a small town, there’s no shortage of delicious places to grab a bite. So how do you choose? Let us share some of our favorites we’ve discovered through our travels.

First, there’s Flapjacks Pancake Cabin. Set in a beautiful old log cabin in the middle of the woods, this place is just oh so good! No matter what time you go or how full the parking lot is, you never have to wait very long for a table. On a Saturday morning, it took us 20 minutes to get seated. Thankfully it wasn’t longer because the sweet scent of maple syrup had me drooling! 

Flapjacks offers a lot of variety on their menu, but I always go for the signature buttermilk pancakes that are “made with love.” You can also get omelets, waffles, French toast, skillets, whatever you’re craving. When it comes to pancakes, they don’t just have your standard flapjacks – choose from a variety of toppings like Southern Pecan, Wild Berries, or sugary concoctions like Sticky Buns. I highly recommend the Reese’s® Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip, if you’re feeling decadent!

On Sunday morning, we wanted something even homier – just like Grandma would have made us. You know the kind of hearty egg, bacon, sausage gravy breakfast that leaves you full all day? We headed down to the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant to fill our bellies, and walked away very satisfied.

Again, there was not a long wait – and although the front porch rockers and gazebos seemingly filled with people, we were seated in less than 15 minutes. Our waiter, Zach, was friendly and embodied everything the Smokey Mountains region stands for – kind, downhome people. He spent a good amount of time talking to my two boys and giving us suggestions for fun local things to do.

We all ordered the Farmhouse Special, which came with everything but the kitchen sink. Two eggs, home fries, grits, cinnamon apples, a biscuit, and your choice of bacon, sausage patties, turkey sausage, the smokehouse sampler, sugar cured ham, country ham, country fried steak, sirloin, or pork chops. My son got the Silver Dollar Pancakes, and loved that they were sprinkled with powdered sugar. Oh, and we cannot forget the complimentary apple cinnamon muffins, apple julep and apple fritters they bring out before your meal – my son downed three glasses of that juice by himself. Yum!

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