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The Old Mill Restaurant

Get a taste of true Southern hospitality at The Old Mill Restaurant.  We’re known for our old-fashioned,  classic Southern food;  and we’ve gained reputation as one of the best restaurants in the Smokies.  We’re a favorite local spot and attraction for a day trip to Pigeon Forge, and many of our vacationing guests dine with us regularly during their stays.  

Dine in our double-tiered, wood paneled dining room that overlooks the Pigeon River.  Located adjacent to the historic Old Mill, it offers views of the great water wheel that powers the mill;  as the massive stones grind grains in the mill, you can watch the wheel turn just below the dam.  And you’ll enjoy some of the stone-ground grits, breads, biscuits, pancakes, and muffins that are made from ingredients ground right next door.

Start your day with a hearty Southern breakfast:  fluffy warm biscuits and muffins, cooked-to- order eggs, pancakes, grits and pepper gravy, sausage, bacon, and more.  For lunch or dinner, you’ll never forget our country-fried steak, sugar-cured ham, pot roast and gravy, chicken and dumplings, chicken potpie, and much more.  All entrees come with Signature Corn Chowder, fresh salad, fresh vegetables and sides served family-style, and homemade desserts. Some of our “secret” recipes can be duplicated at home;  stop by the General Store or the Farmhouse Kitchen to find mixes for our gravy, pancakes, muffins, biscuits, chowder, and much more! Our famous pecan pies are baked from scratch daily at The Old Mill Restaurant, and they are available year ‘round to take home.  




Open Daily

Breakfast served from 8:00 - 11:00 am

Lunch served from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dinner served from 4:00 pm to close

Daily  8:00 am - 9:00 pm

(off season hours vary)

We do not take reservations


164 Old Mill Avenue, Pigeon Forge TN  37863






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See what others say about The Old Mill Restaurant:

“Glad we stopped by The Old Mill!….The restaurant was so clean and the food was out of this world!  The Old Mill definitely has some coveted secret recipes. Their breading for chicken, biscuits and corn fritters were unbelievable. I never had Southern food like that. Thank you for the delicious meal, outstanding service and unique atmosphere. Will definitely return if we come back to Pigeon Forge.”

“Each time we have had a wonderful dining experience. We were able to sit by the window and watch the ducks play in the river below us. Our waiter was friendly and our food came out within 10 minutes. The Old Mill Restaurant will continue to be one of our favorite breakfast spots in Pigeon Forge.”

“The food and service are unbeatable. The fritters and corn chowder are my favorite.”

“Service was top notch….The store next door sells many of the items used in the restaurant be sure and stop by and purchase some of the berry jam!”