The Old Mill, Pigeon Forge

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Explore The Old Mill, a small plaza of restaurants, a bakery, and pottery and craft shops by the city’s historic gristmill. Enjoy classic Southern food at the Old Mill Restaurant or Pottery House Cafe & Grille. Make note of your favorite dishes as some of the stores here sell the ingredients. You can pick up all you need to recreate your delicious experience at home. Shop for gifts and souvenirs at the toy store, accessories outlet, general store, or pottery, where local artisans make most of the crockery used in the restaurants. Arrange to visit The Old Mill and other attractions in Pigeon Forge using our Pigeon Forge trip maker website .
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  • loved the beauty of the place, they damn and the grist mill actually working...beautiful back drop for pictures and they were decorations being put up for Christmas...so pretty  more »
  • This spot is worth taking in when in the area. Lots to see. Recommend this spot when you're taking in the sights in Town. .  more »
  • This place has the best food. Try to eat at an off time so the waiting line is not so long. It's really one of the best for good wholesome cooking.  more »
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  • There are truly not enough stars to mark how great of an experience we have every time we come here. The food is always EXCELLENT! Portions are outstanding. Service is impeccable. The restaurant furnishings and design is gorgeous. The water view tables are the best. Would recommend that everyone traveling to Pigeon Forge try the Old Mill. The little shopping district outside is great too, you an watch them make pottery, candy, try soups and jellies or moonshine tasting all while waiting for your table or walk around after to walk off some of that great food, you always leave full!
  • My boyfriend and I ate here and it was delicious! The food was great and so was the service. The place was packed, but our wait was not more than 20 minutes. You can go shop or look around while you wait. They call you name over the intercom, so you will be able to know when your table is ready. The price of one meal seemed high, but you get SO much food. We actually decided to share the fried pork chops AND we still were full and had leftovers! I will definitely go back when we visited again. I recommend to anyone.
  • At first glance you're gonna be turned off by the prices. Not gonna lie. But then you see how much you get and that it includes dessert and the world makes sense again. The feel of the interior is very much what you'd expect from an older Tennessee restaurant and if you're lucky enough to get a creek view seat...extra thumbs up. Even with the quantity of food, it's hard to justify 5 stars with quality. It isn't bad, at all actually, but compared to other options down there it isn't "the best".
  • I have to eat The Old Mill at least once when we're visiting Pigeon Forge. Best time to go is early evening if you are going for dinner. Most of the time there is a wait sometimes long wait, but there are places to shop that have intercoms from the restaurant so you can hear when your name is called. It's a little pricey, but for what you get its good. Take an appetite and you will still leave with to-go plates. There meal includes chowder, salad, bread, meal and dessert.
  • I was very impressed with everything. The food was awesome, the service was impeccable. Wait time wasn't as bad as it looked when we got there. There was four in our group and wait time was about 25-30 minutes long. Prices were a little high for us, but you can make two meals out of it as long as you have a refrigerator and microwave in you room. Would love to go back if we are ever here again.

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Despite its relatively small size, Pigeon Forge offers diverse lodging options, including family-owned hotels, luxury resorts, and quaint bed and breakfasts. To take advantage of the most this pristine natural area has to offer, consider pitching a tent or driving your RV into one of many campgrounds just outside of town. In addition to traditional sites for tent and trailer camping, many rustic campgrounds in the area offer mountain cabins for rent, which include modern conveniences like TVs, microwaves, and refrigerators.
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