Wild Bear Pancake House


4236 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

There are several places in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg to stop for an outstanding breakfast, but one remains the family tradition for us.

Years before I even met my wife, she and her family started the tradition of stopping at The Smoky Mountain Pancake House connected to the Rodeway Inn.

Westgate Resorts has taken over the property in the past year, turned the Rodeway Inn into the Wild Bear Inn, and our beloved eatery into the Wild Bear Pancake House; but other than the name and the sign outside changing, the country charm of the restaurant has remained intact.

Curtains line the front windows, chairs sit on the front porch enticing you to take a load off, and when you walk inside it’s like stepping into grandma and grandpa’s house.

The wood paneled walls are adorned with collector plates, coffee mugs, and antique tractor seats.

The smell of ham, bacon, and coffee fills the air.

Where this is quaint and cozy, it doesn’t have the overcrowded feel that many of the other breakfast places do.

With one exception on the menu (Country Fried Steak and Eggs) all of the other meals are reasonably priced under $8.

Indulge your sweet tooth with Banana Split Pancakes or Blueberry Pancakes.

Take a savory bite of their Three Bacon Pancakes, where they put bits of bacon right into the batter as it’s cooking.

If you are in the mood for something a little more country, Wild Bear Pancake House has got you covered with Biscuits, Gravy & Sausage or their Hillbilly Breakfast, a slice of thick cut bologna served with eggs, lettuce, tomato, sautéed onions, and cheese on Texas toast.

our personal standby’s:

My wife tackles “The Cowgirl Breakfast” with two eggs, bacon, home fries, and toast.

I go for the “Hungry Bear Breakfast,” it’s the same as the cowgirl, but with one more egg.

Fun Fact – What vacation is complete without souvenirs? Make sure to visit the little store on your way out for several good trinket options.

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