Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but brunch is by far the most enjoyable. Whoever decided to combine breakfast and lunch allowing us to sleep in late on the weekends was an absolute genius! Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg just so happen to boast some of the best brunch eateries around. In honor of National Brunch Day this month, we decided to compile a list of the 5 best brunch restaurants in the Smokies!

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen – Best Classic Southern-style Spread!

Hey Y’all! Are your mouths watering for a true southern-style spread of hearty home dishes? Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen will be sure to impress from their drive to make their guests feel like family to their attention to detail in mastering Paula’s most famous recipes. All meals are served family style, meaning you choose three downhome dishes, one breakfast meat, and two breakfast treats for the table to share. You can find their full breakfast menu here.

The Old Mill Restaurant – Best Venue!

Located along the Little Pigeon River, The Old Mill was built in 1830 and now stands as the oldest continually operating gristmills in the country. In 1995, the restaurant became the iconic Old Mill Restaurant. 25 years later and they now rate among the top 10 restaurants in Pigeon Forge. Old Mill is famous for large portion sizes and the best comfort food you can find! You won’t want to miss out on eating at this historic staple during your next visit to the Smoky Mountains. You can find their menu here.

Crockett’s Breakfast Camp – Best Unique Dining Experience!

Crockett’s Breakfast Camp offers meals fit for a king…well, king of the wild frontier that is. This rustic dining experience strives to honor the legacy of David Crockett, the original frontiersman. Voted Best Tennessee Breakfast by People Magazine, Crockett’s Breakfast Camp is known for serving the best home-style breakfast in the Smokies and will leave your taste buds wanting more! You can check out their menu here!

Mama’s Farmhouse – Best Variety!

Mama’s Farmhouse features the Johnson Family’s most famous home recipes. Mama’s serves up their brunch family style, which means they bring you a portion of every item on the menu to share amongst your table. Mama’s Farmhouse is all-you-can-eat, so if you run out of items they will happily replenish them to your heart’s content. You can check out their menu items here.

Wild Bear Tavern – Best Authentic German Delicacies!

Wild Bear Tavern is famous for serving up delicious authentic-style German cuisine. Wild Bear Tavern ranks in the top 5 best restaurants in Pigeon Forge on Tripadvisor and has received countless reviews claiming that their menu rivals genuine German restaurants! This is the only place in the Smokies that you can order a hearty Frühstück brötchen and a stack of fluffy Pfannkuchen! You can find their one-of-a-kind Bavarian breakfast menu here.

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