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Food & Wine Magazine recently listed more than 50 of their favorite breakfast restaurants across the nation, and The Old Mill Restaurant in Pigeon Forge made the list! We’ve got the inside scoop on the honor and more about The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge.
Best Breakfast in the Nation
In its article, “The Best Breakfast in Every State,” Food & Wine Magazine named the best places to enjoy breakfast in each state. The writers identified regional traditions, examined trends, and sampled different places to form their list. The Old Mill Restaurant in Pigeon Forge was mentioned first for the best breakfast in Tennessee. This honor was given because of the restaurant’s history and its delicious menu options. When you visit the Smoky Mountains, one of the first stops of your day should be for breakfast at this restaurant!
About The Old Mill Restaurant in Pigeon Forge
The Old Mill Restaurant in Pigeon Forge is known for its old-fashioned, classic Southern food. It definitely deserves its reputation of being one of the best in the Smokies. Their hearty Southern breakfasts are the perfect start to your day. All of their guests are greeted with a basket of mini muffins, the restaurant’s Smoky Mountain Special Preserves, and sourwood honey. Enjoy fluffy, warm biscuits and muffins, cooked-to-order eggs, pancakes, grits and pepper gravy, sausage, bacon, and so much more. The dining area overlooks the Pigeon River and is adjacent to the Historic Old Mill, offering views of the water wheel that powers the mill. Breakfast is served daily from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.
To learn more about The Old Mill Restaurant, read our blog, “Your Complete Guide to The Old Mill Restaurant in Pigeon Forge.”
More at The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge
The Old Mill Square is not only home to The Old Mill Restaurant, but other specialty shops as well. After you enjoy an award-winning breakfast, take some time to explore the beautiful area. See one of the most photographed mills in the country and step back in time as you listen to stories about the mill’s history. The Old Mill is known for its dining, shopping, and family events. Shop for one-of-a-kind pieces at Pigeon River Pottery, or satisfy your sweet tooth with something from The Old Mill Candy Kitchen! There is so much to see and do when you visit The Old Mill, and it all starts with a delicious breakfast.
More Breakfast Places in Pigeon Forge
The Old Mill Restaurant isn’t the only tasty spot for breakfast in Pigeon Forge! You will have plenty of options for somewhere to enjoy your first meal of the day. Whether you’re in the mood for pancakes, waffles, or omelets, you will have no trouble finding something to satisfy your appetite. Try Sawyer’s Farmhouse Restaurant for a breakfast platter with eggs, country ham and pancakes, or go to Mama’s Farmhouse for a breakfast that’s served family style and includes award-winning biscuits! For more breakfast options in the Smoky Mountains, read our blog, “Where to Find the Best Breakfast in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains.”
Where to Stay
When you visit Pigeon Forge, there is no better place to stay than in a cabin. Cabins offer all the comforts of home combined with the benefits of being in the Smoky Mountains, like gorgeous mountain views! There are cabins for every type of occasion, from romantic getaways to family reunions. Not to mention, you’ll be in the perfect location! Stay just a short drive away from all the action while enjoying the privacy the mountains provide.
Browse all of our Pigeon Forge cabins and start planning your vacation to the Smoky Mountains!