For a breakfast that many call the best in the Smokies head for Crockett’s Breakfast Camp. The restaurant stands out with its giant cast iron skillet, rustic peaked roof, and famous wooden statue of the historic frontiersman David C. “Crockett” Maples. The restaurant is named after this larger than life figure who served in the Ninth Tennessee Cavalry and dedicated his time to serving his family and others. Inside Crockett’s Breakfast Camp you are met with a warm and welcoming environment that is a comfortable place to relax over some hot coffee and tasty eats. Crockett’s proudly serves up hearty home cooked breakfast fare inspired by the rugged heritage, people, and culture of the Great Smoky Mountains region.
No doubt you will want to explore the menu that has many delicious options to choose from including thick French toast, eggs Benedict, omelettes, and other breakfast plates. For biscuit lovers, don’t miss the Cathead Stacker that is a memorable dish. The Signature Corned Beef Hash Breakfast is a popular morning meal. This hearty breakfast features Crockett’s own slow-cooked corned beef that is pan-fried to perfection with fresh vegetables and then broiled to a finish with two farm-fresh eggs. On the sweeter side of the menu, Crockett’s offers plenty of griddle cakes and waffle dishes with an assortment of toppings including fresh berries and whipped cream. These mouth-watering breakfast dishes will definitely hit the spot and keep you fueled as you shop around town or go for a hike.
There are lots of ways to make a good omelette, but if you would like an exceptional omelette that will fill you up during your Gatlinburg explorations, Crockett’s Mountain Omelette will do the trick. It’s a three-egg omelet that includes the works: loaded with hunt camp hash, 3 meats, peppers, tomatoes, and jalapenos served with a side of delicious homemade ranchero sauce. Other items on the Crockett Maples menu include the 10 oz. savory Chopped Steak and Eggs to give you sustained energy for the busy day ahead. You will be ready to tackle any Smoky Mountain adventure after these breakfast choices!
Of course, one of the famous secrets at Crockett’s Breakfast Camp is the legendary cinnamon rolls. Locals and travelers alike seek out these massive cinnamon and sugar delights drenched in cream cheese icing. Made from scratch with a traditional recipe, these delicious rolls are fresh baked treats that must be tried during your visit. Also worth checking out are the Fried Cinnamon Rolls! For a decadent take on the original, these are golden pan-fried and served hot with real maple syrup. Even David Crockett himself would be impressed by the size of these cinnamon rolls!
Honoring A Historic Tennessee Frontiersman
Crockett’s Breakfast Camp is more than just a fantastic breakfast eatery, it represents a bit of history. There are many opportunities to learn about David C. “Crockett” Maples and his interesting life as a soldier, guide and family man. The culture of the Smoky Mountains and the people who shaped this region is captured in the history of notable figures like Crockett.
The down home southern cooking and atmosphere at Crockett’s Breakfast Camp honors the rich Appalachian culture with delicious food that locals and travelers love. Crockett’s can fill up fast, so to avoid waiting for a long time when you get there, you can use the convenient online wait list. Filling in your info is easy and guarantees you will be reserved for your desired time. The staff is super friendly and focused on great service to make your time enjoyable and fun at Crockett’s!