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...

  • TWO MORE SOON FOLLOWED

    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, Delish.com 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.

  • WELCOME TO KNOXVILLE!

    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!

  • COMING SOON TO GARDEN CITY, SC!

    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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