Pottery House Cafe

Fresh, Creative Meals with an Appalachian Spirit

Saturday & Sunday from 10am – 2pm
Monday – Thursday 11am – 8:30pm
Friday & Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 8:30pm​
Dine-in and Takeout

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.

Our Menu


4pm – close


11am – 4pm


10am – 2pm

What Sets Us Apart

If you go somewhere to eat, 

Ask them if they make their own bread.


If they say yes,

Ask them if they grind their own grain.


If they say yes,

Ask them if they make their own plates.

Contemporary Southern Flavors

The Pottery House Café’s menu items are made from scratch with quality local ingredients, in the spirit of Appalachia. 

Our famous breads are baked on-site daily, with grains straight from the mill. Have a slice of sourdough or onion-rye with the Baker’s Garden Salad. Or if you’re hungrier, try our shrimp and grits, or maybe a char-grilled burger topped with whiskey-bacon jam and cheddar on a spent-grain bun. 

Be sure to save room for a slice of fresh-baked coconut cream pie or carrot cake! We’ll also sell you a whole pie or fresh-baked loaf of bread to take home.

Yes, a Potter Really Lived Here

 In 1946, Douglas Ferguson and his wife, Ruth, founded Pigeon Forge Pottery in an old tobacco barn, where local craftsmen turned balls of the area’s clay soil into works of art.

The couple built the home that’s now the Pottery House Cafe in 1954 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. 

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