The Apple Barn is snuggled between the Little Pigeon River and the old apple orchard on Apple Valley Road between Seiverville and Gatlinburg, Tennessee. I've had breakfast at the Apple Barn two mornings each year for close to twenty years as of this writing. On our annual Ladies Trip to Gatlinburg each November, we always stop by the Apple Barn. This is one of the rare restaurants that spruces up "my usual," kind of gives it an artistic flair. My usual there is called "Toad in a Hole." It is homemade sour dough bread, toasted, with a hole in the middle in which the cook inserts an egg, cooked to my preference, sunny-side up.
I've always encountered a waiting time at the Apple Barn. I've always been there in November or December when it's cold out, possibly snowy, and the Apple Barn has it's massive fireplace cranked up high. There are several different rooms in which to be seated, one of which contains the fireplace and one of which has porch swings at each table instead of chairs. It's a very peaceful, country-charm, down home kind of place.
Upon seating, you will be immediately served a basket of mini apple cinnamon muffins and apple fritters with apple butter (their specialty) and applewood julep (another specialty). The julep contains a fantastic mix of apple, orange, pineapple and lemon juices.
My usual here is $5.89 as of this writing. Some of the other unusual menu items include chocolate chip pancakes, country ham and red eye gravy, and your usual items like omelettes, waffles, regular pancakes, bacon, & sausage.
Every single trip to Gatlinburg includes eating at the Apple Barn, I wouldn't miss it for anything.