This exterior sign is hanging on the "wheel" side of the main Riverside Mill building. While there is a "store" (i.e. the "Market") at the other end of the building, this sign is closer the Food Court side.
The Bayou Burger is served with Chopped Braised Prime Rib, Abita Beer Fondue and House-made Pickles
on a Toasted Brioche Bun. You could get Coleslaw as a side, but I decided to get the fries.
The house-made pickles that came with the Bayou Burger were surprisingly good! They maintained a really fresh crispness and packed a nice garlic punch.
This Warm Apple Blossom a la Mode came from the "Bakery Shop" window at the Riverside Mill Food Court.
There are several different windows at the Riverside Mill Food Court. You order and pick up the food at the same window — and then move over to the payment registers that are in the center of the area.
The digital signs that are above each window do a great job of showing a photo of the food item(s) and prices at each location.
There are ropes set up, if too many people get in line at once. This photo was taken at an "off time" around 3pm — when it's not too crowded.
Here's a photo of the bakery shop window. There's ice cream on the right, and a baked goods display case on the left.
The food court and registers are set up diagonally, with the payment registers in the center-ish of the area. This photo was taken from the self-serve beverage area... looking back on the food court.
Here's a side photo of the payment area. The ceiling is very tall in most of the Riverside Mill dining area.
Here's a closer look at the registers. This photo wasn't taken during a "peek" dining period, but the lines here can get long - even if all the registers have cast members in them!
The main feature of the dining area at Riverside Mill — is that you're eating in a real, live, spinning mill! There's water flowing down a sluice, which turns the paddle wheel, which turns a large geared center shaft that runs over the length of the beverage station! Nothing is actually being "ground" because it would kick up a lot of dust, but still — it's pretty cool.
Most of the dining areas have really tall ceilings, but a couple of the "rooms" close to the wheel house are a bit more closed in.
Here, the beverage station area can be seen running along the back of this photo. There are seating areas on both sides of the center station.
The Riverside Mill dining area is quite large, however, it does occasionally get filled to capacity... especially in the morning for breakfast, before the parks open.
The dining area (more or less) has two sides with a large beverage station in the middle. The beverage station is on the right in this photo.
Here's a great photo of the paddle wheel outside. The wheel is an important part of how a mill works. Water pushes the wheel and turns a larger axle inside the dining area.
This great art piece painted on wood is hanging on an interior wall and high in the rafters at the Riverside Mill Food Court.