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“Fabulous food”

The Pottery House Cafe and Grille
Ranked #2 of 175 Restaurants in Pigeon Forge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$19
Cuisines: American, Grill
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Serving the highest quality steaks, fresh seafood, gourmet salads and more, The Old Mill Pottery House Cafe and Grille is the perfect place for a romantic dinner for two under the stars or lunch with friends in the contemporary dining room. Located in the former home of potter Doug Ferguson, the relaxed atmosphere is a peaceful change from the hectic pace of Pigeon Forge.Begin your meal with piping-hot bread made from grains stone ground at our historic Old Mill and served on platters handcrafted by skilled artisans next door at our Pigeon River Pottery. Handmade cakes, pies, cheesecake and pastries provide a perfect ending to an unforgettable dining experience.
Decatur, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Fabulous food”
Reviewed 6 March 2012

We ate here twice during our one week stay in Pigeon Forge. The homemade loaded potato chips and fried green tomato appetizers were wonderful and the avocado ranch dressing served with them was fantastic. The burger with bleu cheese crumbles, chicken salad sandwich, chicken strawberry salad, chicken almond soup, were all marvelous. The kid's mac & cheese with a huge side of fresh fruit was wonderful. The Carolina pork BBQ sandwich was a tad stringy and the bottom of the bun was mush from pork juices (had to eat it with knife & fork). The cole slaw was ground too fine for my liking, but it was very fresh and tasty. The carrot cake was the best we ever ate, and we bought some cinnamon-raisin-almond bread that was superb. Not a cheap place to dine (dinner for 4 with soft drinks was over $60). Service and food was measurably better on a slow weekday than it was on the weekend.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Dot W
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Pigeon Forge, TN
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Get away from it all”
Reviewed 6 March 2012

There are very few places to escape in this contested area but this is one of them. Great food but go on a warm day and sit on the patio

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Marietta, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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“Great food....large portions!”
Reviewed 6 March 2012

We have always gotten good food and great service at Pottery House! My husband adores their Prime Rib sandwich....me too!

Visited November 2011
Thank Kim G
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Tallassee, Alabama
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Wonderful! New favorite place to eat”
Reviewed 3 March 2012

My wife, three daughters and I visited Pigeon Forge in late February. I had read many reviews on Tripadvisor about many different restaurants. This restaurant was rated so good that we decided to try it. We are so glad that we did. We were in town for six days and planned on eating somewhere good each day. Our original plan was to eat at six different restaraunts. After eating at this restaurant we changed our plans. We ending up eating here three times.We tried many different things with everything being great. The portions were big. The food was fresh and absolutely wonderful. We were very happy with the prices also.This is our new favorite restaurant!

  • Visited February 2012
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Gastonia, North Carolina, United States
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124 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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“Casual, wonderful food and service!”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

In summer, you can eat in garden area, in winter it's indoors near the fireplace. Service is consistently good. Variety of "lighter" fare such as soups, salads and quiches. Also good burgers and chicken fingers. We usually eat too much to have dessert there but can't resist getting a nice slice of pie or two to go and eat later! In busy summer season there may be a wait, but there's a lovely garden area and often a singer or small band entertaining with musical interludes. Also go to the pottery shop and to the jewelry shop in the corner. Very nice art work pieces made by local artisans. The restaurant uses these unique, one of a kind pieces for serving the food. We're always tempted to buy a bowl, mug or plate. Also the bear salt and pepper shakers have found their way to different homes as souvenirs to friends when we go back to North Carolina. Summer is also a good time to have a refreshing ice cream next door after dinner...do some more walking around in the cooler night air. Great walking area on Old Mill Road...go see the Old Mill restaurant with water wheel from bridge overlooking river. It's a nice quiet oasis off the busy main "drag".

Visited January 2012
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