Best Places to Eat and Shop at Old Mill Square

Old Mill Square is one of the most historic areas in Pigeon Forge. You will discover this timeless treasure and other traditions reminiscent of mountain life just off the Parkway at traffic light #7. It is a great stop for eating, shopping, and simply browsing around. The Old Mill provides a beautiful backdrop for family photos (and selfies), too!

Here is what you will find during your visit to Old Mill Square:


The Old Mill

Old Mill

Take a tour of this historic water powered gristmill that has been around since the 1800s. It is powered by the Little Pigeon River and is still used today to grind meal and flour products just like they were done back in the pioneer days. These products are used in dishes at the restaurants and are sold in the adjoining General Store.


Delicious Dining Options

Old Mill Restaurant

The Old Mill restaurant is located adjacent to the Old Mill and serves classic southern dishes just like your grandma used to make. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and whichever you choose, your taste buds will thank you. You won’t be able to get enough of their homemade corn fritters either! The Pottery House Cafe and Grille is located across the street and is open for lunch and dinner. The quaint atmosphere paired with their homemade quiches and soups make for a great dining experience. Don’t leave without trying some homemade pie or cake for dessert!


Shopping, Shopping, and More Shopping

With stores such as the Old Mill General Store, Pigeon River Pottery, Farmhouse Kitchen, and Sassafras, you will certainly get your shopping fix in Old Mill Square. Shop the General Store for Smoky Mountain souvenirs along with fresh ground grains and mixes made from the Old Mill. Pigeon River Pottery offers unique, one-of- a-kind pottery pieces that are made on site by in house potters. Their dishes are used in both restaurants, and are functional pieces to use in your home or give as gifts. Farmhouse Kitchen is the perfect place to grab items you will need for making your favorite Old Mill meals at home, and Sassafras is a great stop to find unique jewelry, handbags, and more.


Sweet Treats

Old Mill Candy Kitchen

The Old Mill Creamery is the place to go for a delicious ice cream snack or milkshake. They have their own signature flavors representative of the area, and are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Just down the way, you will find the Old Mill Candy Kitchen where you can get homemade candies and treats like bear paws, taffy, fudge, caramel apples, and so much more. It is a sweet tooth heaven!

Enjoy the historic Old Mill Square next time you visit Pigeon Forge, the Center of Fun in the Smokies!