Potter's Mill

Potter's Mill is a 163 year-old Grist Mill on the banks of the Mississippi River, on the National Historic Registry in Bellevue, Iowa, which is now home to Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ and The Inn at Potter's Mill.

The Mill, originally built in 1843 by Elbridge Gerry Potter, functioned as one of the largest flour mills in the Midwest, turning out 200 barrels of flour per day. As technology progressed, The Mill continued to modify its procedures until it closed its doors in 1969 after 126 years of service.

In 1980, Daryll and Carolyn Eggers purchased the Mill at auction before it could be demolished for lumber, restoring the building to its pristine condition today. The couple opened Potter’s Mill Restaurant and Bed & Breakfast and mdae the Mill a destination location along The Great River Road.

Mark and Rachel Herman began the next life of the Mill in 2014. Inspired by their love of blues, jazz and all things food, the couple reopened the restaurant “Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ at Potter’s Mill as well as ”The Inn at Potter’s Mill.”


Latitude: 42.251196 Longitude: -90.421152 Elevation: 610 ft
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Adele Herman


Visitor Fees (if any)


Seasons Open

Open Year Round

Accessibility Notes

Floors 1, 2 and 3 are accessible via stairs or elevator. The fourth floor is only accessible via stairs.

Pet Friendly Notes

No Pets Allowed

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