Crocketts 1875 Breakfast Camp
Unless I specifically head out for one, of course, and Crocketts 1875 Breakfast Camp was just one such destination.
I was going to be passing near Gatlinburg, and I thought the least I could do to help boost their local economy after their devastating fires would be to stop and have breakfast.
It’s a tourism mecca, so there is no shortage of themed restaurants, but I liked the menu at Crocketts (it’s only open from 7A-1P BTW), and especially had my eye on their country fried ham, because as I am sure you know, I am a fiend for ham.
It’s a long menu, offering you a choice of egg breakfasts, omelets, skillets, “griddle cakes” and accompaniments.
For some reason, my eyes alit on the most expensive thing on the menu, the Black Bear Camp Skillet, which pretty much assured you one of everything else on the menu: two eggs, ham, sausage, bacon, taters, biscuit, gravy, pone, cheese grits and a monster “griddle cake.”
I did a respectible job at polishing it off, breakfast potatoes are not my thing, they take up capacity needed for more pork products, and the giant pancake suffered the same fate. Oh, passed on pone, too.
All of it was great. One small ordering glitch (that I have run into a few times lately). I like my eggs “basted.” Pretty standard method of cooking. No can do here. Know why? There isn’t a button for it on the computer. Scrambled, Up, Over Easy, Over Hard. That’s it. Odd.
Breakfast for two with beverages is going to run your near or north of $40. Nice kids menu. Be prepared to wait for a table at peak hours. Lots of wall decor that will fascinate the kiddies; no separate menu that I saw, but ordering off the ala carte menu you’ll do ok.
Didn’t get your fill? They’ll sell you giant cinnamon rolls to go, as well as other souvenirs.
Fun stop. Good grub. Onward. Spoiler alert. Nothing to do with “Davy Crockett” if that’s what you were thinking, as I was.
I think I was in Gatlinburg once before, but just a zip through. Reminds me of Wisconsin Dells, if you’ve ever traveled that way. For that matter, the restaurant is somewhat reminiscent of the Paul Bunyan Cook Shanty Restaurant in the Dells, only difference being breakfast there is served family style and you’ll receive a complementary starter of freshly fried donuts!
Crocketts 1875 Breakfast Camp Review