View our timeline below & see how much we have grown, satisfying guests with some of the best pancakes and comfort food around.

  • The Story Begins

    It was on a hike, just before the frosty snows would set in for the winter, that Brent came across an opening in the woods. As he entered the foggy clearing, a beautiful old log cabin homestead revealed itself to him...

  • The First Pancake House

    With a warmed heart and rekindled spirit, Brent went to work creating the recipes for a breakfast cabin restaurant that would welcome guests the way his grandmother always had done...


    As hungry hikers and mountain visitors found their way to our first log cabin, more followed. Word spread like syrup on a pancake. So, two more of our now-famous cabins were built to welcome guests to our Flapjack’s in Gatlinburg.

  • When Southern Living set out to find the “South’s Best Flavors,” they chose breakfast at Flapjack’s. They were especially fond of our “delicious pecan pancakes.” Grandmother would be so proud.

  • Our Fourth Flapjack’s was built

  • One Million Guests served!

  • TWO Million Guests served!

  • THREE Million Guests served!

  • Four Million Guests Served!

  • Five Million Guests served!

    We were quickly feeding more and more hungry mouths. Flapjack's was quickly becoming a morning tradition.

  • Introduced Sticky Bun Pancakes

    It was love at first bite - pancakes swirled in cinnamon and topped with icing. Our fans have been in love with our Sticky Bun pancakes ever since.

  • Voted Best Pancakes!

    In a national search for the best pancakes in America, voted our pancakes Best in the State. From Southern Living’s Best in the South to a national honor - we’re just glad you like us.

  • Introduced Our Lunch Menu

    It was only natural that our good, mountain breakfast would cause folks to ask for more. So we obliged, and brought them lunch.


    It’s our same Flapjack’s flavor only without the drive to the mountains! We’ve made it easier for our Knoxville friends to visit!


    From the mountains, to the ocean! We're bringing our Smoky Mountain hospitality and down home cookin' to the Grand Strand.

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