Start the day off right, or visit for a late afternoon snack at the Donut Friar. Open bright and early at 5am every morning, with the sweet aromas of freshly made donuts, pastries, and famous cinnamon bread. Enjoy delicious éclairs, and irresistible cappuccinos, lattes, and espresso made just the way you like it.
Since 1960, the Pancake Pantry evolved into an iconic landmark to Gatlinburg’s downtown. Pancakes and crepes are just desserts for breakfast! This pancake house was the first in Tennessee. Many visitors of Gatlinburg have made it a tradition to start their morning here, and maybe soon to be for you and your family too.
If you want homemade down-home fluffy buttermilk pancakes with cascading pools of warm syrup, Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin should be your go-to location. They started out as a backwoods cabin restaurant for hungry hikers and mountain visitors and the feel was recreated to welcome guests in Gatlinburg and other locations. They have happily served breakfast to now over 5 million visitors.
The Island in Pigeon Forge is a walkable entertainment destination packed with 23-acres of shops, restaurants, amusements, and entertainment to excite the entire family! The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel is a 200-foot tall observation wheel featuring an unparalleled view of the Great Smoky Mountains day or night! Heated, all glass gondolas ensure your ultimate comfort. Rides begin at 10:00 AM daily. The Island Show Fountain is a state-of-the-art, multi-tiered show fountain featuring a jaw-dropping presentation of water and light choreographed to music for an experience to delight all the senses. Shows play every 30 minutes at the top of the hour, Monday-Sunday from 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM. The Island Mirror Maze is one of the country’s largest mazes at over 3,000 square feet. You’ll get lost in fun as you experience this mind-bending labyrinth of illusions! Also featuring an arcade, carousel and many more attractions, The Island has entertainment for everyone and is as close to a one-stop destination the Smokies have to offer.
Stop by Fannies Corner Kitchen for their famous homemade foot long Ogle Dogs. Stop by and pick from over 10 flavors of shaved ice, cheesesteak subs, and sausage subs. Kids will enjoy the corn dogs and games, and parents will enjoy the atmosphere and joy. Stay a while to play games in the Amusement Center, where you’ll find a huge selection of games for all age groups. Fannie Farkle’s has all of the biggest, best, and newest arcade games with the feeling of an old-time country fair. Create memories you’ll have for a lifetime and keep coming back because game points on the new card system don’t expire.
Big Daddy’s Pizzeria offers a quality food experience with handcrafted dough, fresh ingredients, and world class pizza! Big Daddy’s Pizzeria pizzas are baked at 550 degrees in a one of a kind brick – wood fired pizza oven; this is not your average pizza making this an unforgettable eating experience. They have amazing cream and chocolate chip cannolis and a “s’moreza” you have to try! It’s like having a campfire s’more, but gourmet-style. Besides pizza, they also offer great appetizers, signature salads, and sandwiches. If you’re in Pigeon Forge, while you wait you can enjoy the new arcade.