The Old Mill Restaurant and The Old Mill Square was a delightful step back-in-time right off the main drag in downtown Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Our host was Donna Huffaker, director of Group Sales/Marketing for the Old Mill, who felt like an old friend the minute I met her. You’ll find that a lot when visiting this section of the Smoky Mountains.
The Old Mill Restaurant sits right along the Little Pigeon River. We couldn’t stop taking pictures. The view was literally breathtaking. Visit The Christian Moms Business Resource to see our entire photo album of the area.
Founded in the early 1800’s, the working mill still produces many of the products used in the Old Mill Restaurant. To read more history about the mill visit: http://www.old-mill.com/aboutus
The food we ordered was the melt-in-your-mouth kind. Now, my grandmother was an amazing cook. But I’d truly have to say that the dishes served at The Old Mill Restaurant can’t be beat. Not even by grandma!
For under $20, you receive a salad, corn fritters, soup, main course and a dessert. I had plenty of food to share with my son and we even took a box or two back to the hotel with us and enjoyed it reheated for dinner the next evening. Our server, Forest, was friendly and attentive. He even brought our son a complimentary dish of ice cream when my husband and I received our dessert. We tried out the breakfast menu during the week as well and were just as pleased. So much food and all more-than-worth the price!
Right next to the Old Mill Restaurant is the General Store full of stone ground flour products and more. We purchased a 2 pound bag of “Original Buckwheat Pancake Mix” to take the taste of the Old Mill home with us. You’ll find gifts, books, and music in the General Store as well.
Across the street is The Old Mill Pottery House Café & Grille and a row of shops. I’m told that The Old Mill Pottery House Café & Grille serves the best steaks in town as well as seafood and plenty of homemade soups. The shops include a creamery, a candy shop, a toy store, a pottery shop, The Old Mill Farmhouse Kitchen and their newest addition, Sassafras, boasting unique gifts, jewelry and accessories.
The Pigeon Forge area has a trolley system and one of their stops is conveniently located right next to The Old Mill square. Plan to spend a few days at The Old Mill Square. You can easily park your car and take the trolley any where you want to go in Pigeon Forge. Come back for dinner at The Old Mill restaurant and you’ll have a one-of-a-kind Smoky Mountain adventure under your belt.
To view our special photo album of the Pigeon Forge area, visit our link on the Christian Moms Business Resource. You can also read more about our adventures in Pigeon Forge, TN on our blog.