Restaurant Review – Crockett’s 1875 Breakfast Camp

If you want an amazing breakfast while you are at the Smoky Mountains, then look no further than Crockett’s 1875 Breakfast Camp in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  Words cannot adequately convey how good the food is… BREAKFAST food at that!  I come from a family of granola bar eaters for breakfast that don’t appreciate how great your day can start off with an awesome breakfast, but even they have all come to love Crockett’s!   

When you think about their signature items, they are not for the Low Carber!  I was a bit worried when we decided to take family there.  I KNEW what they had that was delicious… that I was going to have to watch myself on!   Like: The incredible Aretha Frankenstein pancakes that defy gravity in their appearance and whose mouthwatering deliciousness just makes them hands-down the best pancakes in the universe!  OR their waffles made with the same batter.  OR their cinnamon buns that immediately heighten your senses the moment you walk in the door!  OR the pancakes with the cinnamon bun syrup.  Or their cathead biscuits. I could go on!   I know I’m not helping anyone here by mentioning any of this but…

…you MUST go there!  

There were many Low Carb options like:

  • Eggs: Anyway you want them! Fried, scrambled, omelets!
  • Meats: Pecan Smoked Bacon, Sausage Patties or Links, Turkey Sausage, Country Ham, Sugar Ham, Fried Bologna, Pan Fried Pork Chops, Steak, Trout

Granted, that leaves out pancakes, waffles, biscuits, potatoes, gravy, grits, french toast, rice, tortillas, refried beans etc. out, but just ask for double meat or substitute vegetables or fruit instead, preferably berries (but their cantaloupe is good if you have the carbs to spare in your counts for the day).  They are very accommodating.

I will confess that it was not easy watching everyone else enjoy what you know is sooooo heavenly, but honestly, I got a lot of confidence in my self control by making it through the visual and olfactory deluge of scrumptious sights and smells.  If I can resist the temptation to eat a bite of any of the things (mentioned above) there, I can pretty much resist anywhere!

That’s just the food!  The ambience is charming.  You do kinda feel like you are at one of the old camps back in 1875.  From the large picnic table seating to the decorations to even the bathrooms with their washtub sinks and weighted door pulls this place has a great look look to it!  Too, the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful with the deluge of questions that always comes when inquiring about low carb options.

Do not miss visiting the breakfast camp!  I’ll say it again.  DO NOT MISS visiting Crockett’s 1875 Breakfast Camp!

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