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“Delicious Meal Despite an Hour Wait” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Old Mill Restaurant

The Old Mill Restaurant
164 Old Mill Ave, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 429-3463
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Ranked #6 of 144 Restaurants in Pigeon Forge
Price range: $4 - $19
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Delicious Meal Despite an Hour Wait”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This restaurant is legendary for a good southern meal. Arrive early! We arrived at 5 pm and there was already an hour wait. If you are patient, sign in and then go for a walk by the river , take a photo by the mill wheel or visit a couple of shops while you wait. Our waitress was very efficient and attentive with our four small children. The prime rib dinner, pork chops and chicken and dumplings were all delicious . You have a cup of corn chowder , veggies family style , yummy hush puppies and dessert.
Our family said it was worth the wait. It was a big night out and the kids cooperated.

Visited December 2013
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Palmetto, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Very good, great value!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

You get a ton of food here! Each meal comes with a soup, salad, 2 sides, and dessert- all included in the price. I got the chicken and dumplings and my husband got the prime rib, both were very good. Our waitress was extremely busy but still provided great service. The place was packed, but all the employees were very nice and polite. We will definitely visit again.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Florence, South Carolina
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“Good Food, Good Portions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Ate breakfast here. Prompt service, excellent food, & large portions. Price was in line or better than most other restaurants. We will be regulars here when in the area.

Visited January 2014
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Pensacola, Florida
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“1st Time but will not be the last!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

On such a cold, cold day, this was a warm & inviting place to have a late lunch. DH got meatloaf and I got country fried steak. All meals come with mashed potatoes, well seasoned green beans & rolls. Before the meal got there, we had the corn chowder & corn fritters. Oh, my!! I could have had that alone. Portions are big!! I have another whole meal with my leftovers.

There were couples, families with little ones & larger groups. We had plenty of room...not packed on top of other customers. Nice.

Serves breakfast, lunch & dinner.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Saved a bunch with lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We've visited Pigeon Forge for over 20 years and the Old Mill remains one of our favorite restaurants in the entire Smokies region. The food is always hot, fresh, and made the country way with heaping helpings that will satisfy the biggest appetites. Being veterans of the area, we opted for lunch knowing that you get the same food and service for $10 per meal, half of what you pay in the evening. If you time your lunch right, you'll be happy with a light snack in the evening, saving you the expense of a lunch and a dinner in a tourist area. In our most recent trip, our tabled ordered the famous fried chicken, country fried steak, and chicken pot pie. Everyone enjoys corn fritters, corn chowder, green beans and rolls. As an added perk we scored a window seat overlooking the river. The downside? You will encounter a wait that can be over an hour at times, and the location of the cash register can create a bit of a logjam as you try to enter when your table is ready. But these are minor inconveniences in light of the great meal waiting for you here.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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