The Old Mill Restaurant

Currently Open [Closes at 09:30 pm]
  • Address: 164 Old Mill Ave, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, United States
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 09:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8654293463
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Food And Drinks, Cafe, Restaurant, Family And Kids, Souvenir Shop

The Old Mill Restaurant - Review

Indulge in incredible cuisine prepared with traditional techniques, legendary to the Smoky Mountains. Indulge your senses with gastronomic food that combines local produce with seasonal ingredients for a hearty family style meal. Folks drive from miles away just to tuck in to the classic Southern breakfasts, lunches, and dinners at the Old Mill Restaurant. Sink your teeth into their made- from -scratch pies, fritters, biscuits and other baked goods. Take your culinary aspirations further and savour their country fried steak, sugar cured ham, pot roast and gravy, chicken and dumplings and potpie.

The Pigeon Forge Mill, also known as the Old Mill, is a historic gristmill in the U.S. city of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The mill was initially used to grind grain, mainly corn, wheat, and oat, for local farmers. During the U.S. Civil War (1861–1865), the mill powered several looms which produced cloth for the military. In the early 1900s, a generator was installed at the mill which provided electricity to the area until 1930. Now a souvenir shop and restaurant, the mill has become a popular stop for passing tourists. Sit at tables at the Old Mill Restaurant overlooking the river that flows to the waterwheel, powering the gigantic stones that have ground the restaurants cornmeal and grits since 1830.

Here your taste buds are taken to a new height with their dinner specialties. They are served in lavish portions along with their signature corn chowder, salad, fresh vegetables and dessert. Their famous pecan pies are made from scratch. The whole grains are stone grinded and used for breads, grits, hush puppies, muffins and pancakes. Even the bread crumbs required for fried chicken, cat fish and pork chops are made here. The experience of having a meal at the Old Mill Restaurant is unique and the hospitality of the staff ensures you come back for more.

Ingredients are available on purchase in their general store. From bags of stone ground meal and custom soup mixes to fully prepared jams, jellies, dressing and sauces. 

The Old Mill Restaurant Information

  • They do not accept reservations and there is no delivery services.
  • You can pack a takeout and all major cards are accepted.
  • It is a good place to have lunch with your children and senior relatives because it is wheel chair friendly.
  • They have a parking lot for cars and bikes but no outdoor seating arrangements.
  • There is no TV or WIFI and catering service is not available.
  • Come in a group in casual attire, and enjoy a nice peaceful ambience where is the noise level is average.
  • No alcohol is served.
  • Since the restaurant is so popular, there might be a queue, so be prepared to wait.

The Old Mill Restaurant Ticket Prices

  • Price range : $ 11 to $ 30

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  • The Old Mill Restaurant Address: 164 Old Mill Ave, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, United States
  • The Old Mill Restaurant Contact Number: +1-8654293463
  • The Old Mill Restaurant Timing: 08:00 am - 09:30 pm
  • The Old Mill Restaurant Price: Free
  • Best time to visit The Old Mill Restaurant(preferred time): 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Old Mill Restaurant: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Pigeon Forge include The Old Mill Restaurant in their plan

  • 48.67% of people start their The Old Mill Restaurant visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see The Old Mill Restaurant

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The Old Mill Restaurant, Pigeon Forge Reviews

  • Popular location, so expect a wait. Handicapped accessible. Great food! Great service! Excellent view of you’re seated by the window. There are some stores within walking distance. The parking situation is a bit of a nightmare at times. If you’re a nervous driver, have someone else park.

  • The food was delicious. Wait time was actually not bad considering is was packed when we went there. Also there intercom was connected to the stores next door so you can shop or browse and still hear when your table is ready. It helped pass time while we wait for our table. The food was not badly priced. I would recommend this place for anyone visiting.

  • Service was fast and friendly even though we came during the lunch rush on a Friday! The food was delicious and there was enough for my sister and I to split it in two. The prices are more than fair for the food you get. I’ve never spent so little money on so much (amazing!!) food. We shared the chicken and dumplings which comes with a soup, and two sides. We were able to switch out our soup for another side no extra cost. The meal ALSO came with corn fritters and biscuits. The icing on the cake was I never had to ask for a refill. This is the place to go if you are in the area!

  • Loved this place since I was a little girl. Home cooked food as it should be. Very nice place and friendly staff. Food is excellent. Love to go and walk down by the water. The atmosphere of this place alone is worth the visit. Can't wait to come back when we are back in the area. Definitely one of the places you should visit while in the area.

  • Great food at great prices. All home made right down to the corn fritters and biscuits...watched them prepare it from where I was sitting on the second level. They have a very good menu with lots of choices for everyone for breakfast,lunch,and dinner. Be sure to bring your appetite! No one leaves there hungry! I chose the fried chicken dinner... came with : soup, salad, corn fritters, biscuits, mashed potatoes, green beans, 3 ( that's right three) large chicken breasts, and your choice of dessert...mine was pecan pie! The veggies are served family style....meaning eat as much as you want and they will bring you more if you want it. Can't go wrong here....we even had leftovers that we're just as tasty the next day. ENJOY. PS if you don't want leftovers they will allow you to do a plate sharing for a small charge and you get everything I mentioned with your meal and you share the meat.....still a good deal.

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