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The Pottery House Café and Grille

The Old Mill Pottery House Café & Grille offers a picturesque dining experience in the Smoky Mountains.  Located in the former home of Pigeon River Pottery’s founding potter, Douglas Ferguson, original stone floors line the dining room and the large stone fireplace provides warmth and atmosphere during chillier months. When weather permits, ask for a table outside on the patio beside the small pond lined with cheerful plants.  

For lunch and dinner, we serve quality steaks,  grilled salmon, fresh local trout, and Southern comfort foods. Other menu items include garden fresh salads made to order, delicious sandwiches, burgers, hearty homemade soups and fresh-baked breads made with wholesome grains stone ground at our historic Old Mill. Finish your meal with a slice of cake or pie made from scratch on site in our bakery.  

Our plates, bowls, salt shakers and even our bathroom sinks are handcrafted by our skilled artisans next door at The Old Mill Pigeon River Pottery. Come and experience our quality and our heritage and see why we are rated #1 in the Smokies on trip advisor. 



Daily 11:00 am - 9:00 pm


BRUNCH: 10:00 am until 2:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday (in season)

LUNCH: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Daily 

DINNER: 4:00 pm - close   

Daily 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

(off season hours may vary)

We do not take reservations


3341 Old Mill Street, Pigeon Forge TN  37863



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See what others say about The Pottery House Café and Grille:

“Always my go to place for lunch or dinner and enjoy sharing with my out of town guests. Pasta salad…YUM!”

“The open face roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy is outstanding. The chicken fingers are homemade and wonderful; soups and sandwiches are all impressive.”

“….we will be back with friends. Ooh and the coconut pie, one word: delicious.”

“Great local flavor. A family-friendly restaurant that was very busy the night we visited. Staff and servers are warm and friendly ... The food was good and the portions were generous and reasonably priced for the area.”

“Smoky Mountain-style restaurant with some of the best food you can put in your mouth.  Great service — fast and friendly.  Love the fish and chicken and the tea is out of this world.”