The Old Mill Pottery House Café & Grille Review | Pigeon Forge, TN
Take a moment to escape from all of the hustle and bustle by heading over to The Old Mill Pottery House Café & Grille. The Pottery House Cafe is the place to go for freshly made sandwiches, salads, and hearty entrees. I love that every dish we ate from was made in house.
If you aren’t stuffed from eating all the delicious food you can walk over to The Old Mill Creamery just around the corner. Or get your shopping on in the Pottery House shop where you can purchase hand made pottery items and more!
About The Old Mill Pottery House Café & Grille
The Pottery House Cafe serves freshly made sandwiches, salads, and hearty entrees on dishes created by our potters right next door. Cozy up in the wintertime near the crackling embers of our dining room’s original stone fireplace.
In milder weather, you can dine on our patio next to our garden pond. Inhale the aromas of fresh-baked bread and pastries wafting from the in-house bakery and you’ll be tempted to take home a loaf. Visit The Pottery House Cafe online for more information and menus Here.
Address: 3341 Old Mill St, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Beautiful Flowers & More!
If you are lucky enough to have to wait for a table, then you will be treated with beautiful flowers and scenery just outside The Pottery House. On a beautiful spring day, it was as if we were fairy’s walking through a garden soaking in all the beauty. There were even some dancing bears the girls kept raving about. Make sure to wear something super cute to take advantage of the photo opportunities with the beautiful flowers and fountain outside.
Fun Fact | A Potter Really Lived Here
In 1946, Douglas Ferguson and his wife, Rita, founded Pigeon River Pottery Works in an old tobacco barn, where local craftsmen turned balls of the area’s clay soil into works of art. The couple moved into the home that’s now the Pottery House Cafe and continued making and selling pottery until 1999. The Old Mill acquired the property soon after, opening it to the public as a restaurant and continuing the tradition making pottery next door.
I absolutely would recommend sitting on the patio while visiting The Pottery House Cafe. There is a duck family that returns every year to lay her eggs and raise her family. If you are lucky enough to catch them they are super friendly and love to walk over and say Hi! I love the feel of the patio as it makes you feel like your tucked away in a garden having an intimate meal with your family.
Fried Green Tomatoes
The Pottery House Café’s menu items are made from scratch with quality local ingredients, in the spirit of Appalachia. Upon reading the menu I found an item that isn’t normally shown on menus where I live. Fried Green Tomatoes is a southern dish that this girl can only get when I drive to southern VA. You better believe I ordered it and ate it as I did a happy food dance.
I ordered the lunch duo which included freshly made basil tomato soup and sandwich choice. The sandwich bread was made fresh in the restaurant that day making this meal over the moon delicious. I ordered a side of their homemade chips and spiced apples. Both were finger and bowl licking good!
Malik ordered the Salmon and rice along with a side of spiced apples. The girls ordered some of their favorite lunch items as well and were very satisfied. I didn’t get a photo of Anthony’s plate because he had already begun to ravage it before I could snap a picture.
Did you really eat at The Pottery House Cafe if you didn’t try one of their from scratch cakes? Well, of course, the answer is YES you could have eaten there. In my opinion, you didn’t get the full experience if you haven’t tried a slice of cake. Our waiter suggested the chocolate cake since their seasonal coconut cake wasn’t available.
By the way, I made a mental note of that to come back and try it in the future!
The cake was moist and oh so delicious, not too decadent but beautifully sweet and tart with the dark chocolate chips. 5 stars Pottery House Cafe! You stole this foodies heart away with this cake!
To wrap things up YES please make a point to come and visit The Pottery House Cafe if you are ever in town in Pigeon Forge, TN. It’s worth the stop and your taste buds will thank you for years to come. Don’t forget to grab a freshly baked loaf of bread and pastries before you leave!