Favorite Vacation Dining

9 06 2011

Day Three:

     Part Three

If you ever go to the Smokey Mountains, I must recommend our favorite restaurant.  The Old Mill Pottery House Cafe & Grille.  We stumbled upon it during one of our first trips when The Old Mill Restaurant had a 2 hour wait.  It’s in the same Square as The Old Mill Restaurant, but it’s a smaller place with a great atmosphere.  There’s an outside dining area with a small babbling brook, a pretty main dining area and the coolest dishware.  They make all the plates, bowls, table vases and even the bathroom sinks!  The pottery is a nice touch and gives you the inspiration for your own dining room table. 

We (I should say I) have tried a little bit of everything.  The homemade breads and desserts are delicious.  I crave their strawberry salad and potato soup combo every once in a while.  Chris has had terrific sirloin there and even likes their homemade cheese potato chips.  I’ve also had their Rainbow Trout and at least one sandwich that I remember.  I cannot think of one bad experience we’ve had at The Old Mill Pottery House.

Most times that we’ve been, we’ve been seated immediately.  There was one Saturday night that we went during prime time dinner time and had to wait for a while.  They seated us at a table for six.  There was just the two of us!  We felt so bad with other parties waiting, but we were next in line.  We had been waiting with a woman waiting for a table for one so we offered to share our table with her.  She agreed and we had a nice dinner together, separately at the same table with some sporadic conversation.  It was nice.

Before and after we visit The Old Mill Pottery House, we’ll walk around the The Old Mill Square.  I take pictures each time; I love to watch as the seasons change and the place we love stay the same.

Great shot of The Old Mill Restaurant.

Pictures from around The Old Mill Pottery House.

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