Very little was easy about being a frontiersman in American’s heartland in the mid-19th century, but one thing was for certain: A hard day’s work could never be done on an empty stomach! Legendary frontiersman David C. “Crockett” Maples knew this better than almost anyone else, and once he completed his military service in 1865, he set out with a dream to create an establishment that would ensure no trader or frontiersman in the Smoky Mountains would ever be without a full stomach. Thus, since 1875, Crockett’s Breakfast Camp in Gatlinburg, TN has been providing incredible breakfasts to travelers from all over while maintaining a unique, home-cooked feel. Crocketts Breakfast Camp is for everyone!
Home Sweet Home
From the moment you step inside Crockett’s Breakfast Camp, you’ll immediately feel at home and pulled back to a simpler time. From rustic décor lining the walls to the wood flooring beneath your feet, Crockett’s will have you feeling like a real frontiersman from years past. Between that and our large, roaring fireplaces, you’ll have to resist the urge to put your feet up and take a load off!
Food That Fills!
The one thing that Crockett’s specializes in more than anything else is ensuring that every single customer that comes in leaves with a full stomach, and they do so with portions and meals fit for frontiersman! Crockett’s Breakfast Camp provides breakfast offerings for whatever you may be craving—from traditional omelets and pancakes to more non-traditional offerings such as Jimmy Jose’s Scrambler (which contains refried beans and Mexican rice!). Regardless of what you’re looking for, Crockett’s provides a wide selection of offerings at a very reasonable price— and more importantly, lots of it! One menu item in particular is the humongous cinnamon rolls, a specialty of Crockett’s and one that guarantees you won’t be hungry until the next day!
Crockett’s Breakfast Camp
The thing that truly makes Crockett’s Breakfast Camp a must-visit if you’re in the area is their commitment to excellence and the standards that the legendary David “Crockett” Maples put into place when he first opened this restaurant. For over a century and a half, Crockett’s has been committed to providing their customers with the best home cooked breakfast in the entire Smoky Mountain area, and the legacy and tradition endures to this day. Whether you’re a modern day frontiersman facing down the challenges of the day or just another weary traveler passing through, make sure to stop in at Crockett’s Breakfast Camp.
Things to Do
If you are visiting Gatlinburg, you will definitely want to enjoy all the outdoor activities that the town has to offer. Take a hike in the Smoky Mountains or enjoy a camping trip. If you are visiting us in the winter, be sure to try skiing or snowboarding at Ober Gatlinburg. If skiing is not your thing, you can still take a ride to the top of the mountain on Ober’s tram. The views from the tram are amazing and you will get a 360-degree view of the city and the mountains from the sky.
If you are in town for New Year’s, you can check out the Space Needle at 115 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN. The ball drops to ring in the new year and they have the best fireworks display in the whole state.
Dollywood is one of the most popular attractions in the area, located at 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The theme park has a lot of thrill rides including a wooden roller coaster that will give you a view of the whole town. If you are not into thrill rides, the park has a dinner theater that offers a fantastic meal and a funny show with music that does Dolly justice.
Places to Eat
After you try Crockett’s Breakfast Camp, there are a few other places in town you may want to check out. Be sure to have a meal at Timber’s Log Cabin Restaurant. The eatery is a cozy little place where you will find tasty food and a whole lot of regulars. The pancakes and fried potatoes can’t be beaten, and the scrambles sandwich served on Texas toast is a favorite with the locals. Vegetarians don’t have to worry, because they serve veggie burgers and spaghetti and noodles. They are located at 600 Glades Rd.
Although it may be a chain, you will have a good time and meat a lot of locals if you go to Bubba Gump Shrimp & Company located at 900 Parkway, Gatlinburg. It is one of the best places to have a cocktail in town and you will get a feel for what it is like to live in this historic and amazing place. Check out the Eat Food Tour today!
Where to Stay
The Cabin Rental Store can find you a rental home that is filled with comfortable amenities on the inside and rustic charm on the outside. Contact us today to book your trip to Gatlinburg!