Nestled against the charming backdrop of a historic gristmill, the Old Mill Restaurant invites you to enjoy classic Southern dishes crafted from cherished family recipes. Transport back in time as you savor traditional favorites like country-fried steak and pot roast, all while overlooking the Little Pigeon River flowing beneath the iconic water wheel.
Built in 1830, the Old Mill continues its legacy of grinding meal and flour for your dining pleasure. In addition to the delectable fare, explore the adjacent General Store, where over a million visitors gather annually for treats. Witness the artistry of pottery and candy-making, connecting with the craftsmanship of generations past. Purchase homemade jams, jellies, fudge, and salad dressings from the Old Mill Signature line. For the adults, a curated selection of ciders, coffees, teas, and accessories awaits.
Whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the Old Mill Restaurant offers a heartwarming dining experience. It’s a taste of Smoky Mountains history, where groups can enjoy the rich heritage while exploring the gift shop’s treasures. Come together, dine together, and explore the past together!