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The Old Mill Restaurant

The Old Mill Restaurant makes food the old-fashioned way, bringing guests back to the traditional Pigeon Forge everyone knows and loves. It is one of those places that just look like a Gatlinburg restaurant, and it will not disappoint if visited.

Millstone and Milestones – History

The Old Mill’s story began nearly two centuries ago when local farmers with sacks of grain traveled to the newly built gristmill along the Little Pigeon River. Those trips to the mill resulted in meals and flour for cooking, and they also were opportunities to socialize and build community. In time, our town of Pigeon Forge was born.

Today, the Old Mill is one of the oldest continually operating gristmills in the country and one of the most photographed mills in America. We invite you to look through our unique history.

The Old Mill Restaurant prides itself on wholesome ingredients, time-tested recipes, and well-honed home-cooking skills are the hallmarks of real Smoky Mountains cooking. And it’s the ones that keep the rambling dining rooms at The Old Mill Restaurant bustling all day and into the night.

What To Order?

The Old Mill Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner so there are plenty of opportunities in a day to eat there. A fan favorite for breakfast is anything served with biscuits. All biscuits are scratch-made and classic eggs and bacon breakfast is a staple. If you happen to stop in after 11 a.m. and they aren’t serving breakfast anymore, lunch is served until 4 p.m. and is pulling all the country favorites onto the menu. Make sure to order the sugar-cured city ham and country fried steak at lunch and wash it down with a true Southern sweet tea. Dinner, by far, is the most popular time to eat at The Old Mill and the menu will tell you why. Featured on the menu are classic items like grilled ribeye steak, southern-style catfish, and chicken and dumplings. Always come prepared to eat, drink and enjoy the classic atmosphere that The Old Mill Restaurant has to offer.