Old Mill Cafe — A Fun Pigeon Forge Stop

The best things about the Old Mill Pottery House Cafe and Grill? The Homemade Loaded Potato Chips. Hands down.

Looking for a quaint place to eat in Pigeon Forge? Here’s one of my favorite dining experiences: The Old Mill Square Pottery House Cafe and Grill.

It’s more famous counterpart, The Old Mill, is an interesting stop, too, with delicious family-style dining. But if you’re looking for a quaint, quiet stop, cross the road to the cafe. Some of my favorite things about it:

  • The restaurant uses all of its own pottery, including great black bear pottery salt and pepper shakers. (Of course, I had to buy some after eating lunch…)
  • The FABULOUS loaded homemade potato chips (pictured here). Yum. I love a good, unique appetizer.
  • All sandwiches are served on freshly-made bread.
  • The food is just plain good. We stuck to sandwiches, and found plenty to like. With signature items such as the Fried Green Tomato BLT, the Grilled Garden Panini and the Smoky Mountain Cheese Steak (my husband gave it two thumbs up), we were quite satisfied with both the selection and the taste. There is also a large selection of burgers and other entrees.
  • The place is affordable. Sandwiches come with fries and cost about $8. Entrees cost around $10 and include a few sides.

Portions are big. My suggestion? Find someone in your party with similar tastes. Then start with the Loaded Homemade Potato Chips, share an entree and then head a few shops down to the Old Mill Creamery (if you’ve got room…).

Enjoy! The whole area is fun to explore. Right along the same strip is the pottery shop, the candy shop, the general store and the toy store. So give yourself plenty of browsing time.

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