The Old Mill

For a unique glimpse into the rich history of the Smokies that can be felt through a delicious meal, come visit The Old Mill. This iconic structure, built in 1830 and still in operation today, is one of the oldest continuously running gristmills in the country. Located on the banks of the Little Pigeon River, The Old Mill restaurant is a charming complex that includes dining, shopping, and entertainment. Come enjoy Smoky Mountain traditions at this one-of-a-kind location!

A Culinary Journey Through Time

Known for its traditional Southern cooking, the Old Mill restaurant utilizes grains ground in the gristmill. Doing so gives visitors an authentic taste of Southern classics made with the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. From classic Southern breakfasts to hearty lunches and dinners, the menu at the Old Mill showcases the simple pleasures of mountain cuisine. Favorites include country-fried steak, pot roast, and the famous corn chowder! Everything comes hot and fresh, served in a warm, family-friendly atmosphere that reflects the welcoming spirit of the Smoky Mountains.

Beyond Food

Beyond the restaurant, The Old Mill Square offers a variety of shops and attractions that celebrate the crafts and traditions of the Smoky Mountains. The Old Mill General Store offers you a selection of local jams, jellies, and other homemade goods, while the Old Mill Pottery House Café & Grille provides a more contemporary dining experience with dishes served on pottery made on-site. Craft demonstrations, a candy kitchen, and a creamery add to your experience as you explore the culture and flavors of the area.

Events and Celebrations

The Old Mill also serves as a vibrant community hub, hosting a variety of events throughout the year that celebrate the seasons and the region’s traditions. From festive holiday gatherings to summer concerts and craft fairs, these events offer visitors and locals alike the chance to come together and enjoy the beauty and camaraderie of Pigeon Forge.

Making a Trip to The Old Mill

The Old Mill is open year-round, with individual shops and restaurants operating on different schedules. Come explore the entire Mill, take time to enjoy a meal, shop for unique gifts and crafts, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of the mill in operation. There is no admission fee to visit The Old Mill, making it an accessible attraction for everybody.

Stay Local with Mighty Tree Properties

Come enjoy good Smoky Mountain food and fun at The Old Mill. When you come, stay central to this historic gristmill with a vacation rental provided by Mighty Tree Properties. Contact us today for more information.