IvyWild Sewanee

36 Ball Park Rd
Sewanee, 37375
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What a gem! The most wonderful food. Found IvyWild through Yelp and it did not disappoint. Friday evening, no reservation and we were seated immediately. It's BYOB and based on the number of tables with wine knew we'd happened onto a treat, for only regulars would know, right? After ordering, the brought us a small skewer of marinated feta and vegetables. Divine! Their emphasis is local organic and it was heaven! My husband ordered a filet. I'm an Iowa girl so tend to be snobby about my beef, well the chef -a Texan (and they can be equally snobby, 'Hook 'em Horns'), told us the beef is grass fed up to the last 20 days, so, healthy and totally yummy! Cooked to perfection! His mashed potatoes were topped with carmelized onions he raved about. We posted the photo. I ordered a grilled salmon, served medium and it was just perfect...on the outside...a slight crunch...and melted in your mouth on the inside. The smoked Gouda grits were creamy and not overpowering and all topped with cherry tomatoes, chayote squash and poblano pepper, served in a corn husk 'boat.' Perfection! We declined dessert and the cheeses as we were very satisfied with the entree. This food is amazing to find in little Sewanee but would be an equal find anywhere. We're from Nashville..a great food town and IvyWild would hold its own nicely. I think a night at the Adams Edgeworth (BnB in Monteagle Assembly) with dinner at IvyWild would be a delight! We'll be back. Open Th-Sat.
All the reviews are right, the food is excellent. Great service and atmosphere as well.
We visit IvyWild every time we come to SAS. I feel for the owner... Opening such a creative, inventive restaurant in an area whose only other choice for high-end dining is the rather predictable and boring High Point was a risk. Luckily, it's a risk that gourmands benefit from. Every item on every plate is designed to compliment other items, both visually and taste-wise. The presentations are outstanding and the quality of the food is top-notch. Enough platitudes, here are the specifics. My wife and I had 8pm reservations on the Saturday night before SAS graduation. We knew several students would be there celebrating and that the staff might be overwhelmed (they were). Kudos to everybody working last night for keeping it together during a mad rush. For appetizers, T had the blue crab tartlet with cucumber salad, ginger aïoli, and soy reduction. Perfectly sweet crab meat countered by the ginger and soy. I went for the more adventurous IvyWild Egg Benedict, which started with a base of ground pumpernickel "dirt", topped with housemade Canadian bacon, a beautifully poached egg, and a dab of Hollandaise. VERY creative, VERY tasty. For dinner, T had the filet, which was cooked perfectly and teamed with black garlic risotto and arugula pesto. She said it was one of the most tender steaks she'd eaten and cooked to perfection (this after we lived in Chicago for 12 years!). I went for the porcini-crusted trout on top of cheese grits with a side of green beans and walnuts. New to IvyWild is a collection of Tennessee cheeses, which we sampled for our dessert. Let me just say that the Bonnie Blue Farm goat cheese is amazing. This was excellent food, very friendly service, and prices that are comparable to high-end restaurants that you'd visit in Atlanta or Chicago. THANK YOU for opening in Sewanee!

(931) 598-9000

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Ivy Wild

36 Ball Park Rd
Sewanee, 37375
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You MUST try this place!! Every detail was tended to! The bread/butter from the beginning to the dessert was phenomenal! The service was great and the atmosphere is very nice for the tiny town of Sewanee! We started with a local white cheddar cheese, followed by the winter salad which was overflowing with flavor! My husbands filet was "the best he's had in years" and my Hamachi was so good I couldn't get enough! Dessert was the chocolate flour less torte and my hubs got the Creme Fraiche ice cream. Both were decadent! Incredible!!!! Make your reservation now!
Speechless. Indescribably phenomenal food. We went for an anniversary dinner on a Friday night 6pm (we were the only folks there that early - which we loved!). The place was pretty near full by the time we left. The Beef Filet was hands-down the best beef I've ever put in my mouth. The Black Garlic Risotto was out of this world. What am I saying?? EVERYTHING was out of this world. I kid you not - this was the best meal I have ever had in my 32 years of existence. I can't wait to go back. I think this is going to be an anniversary tradition for us.
The food, the presentation, the service, all so good. If you live anywhere within an hour or two of sewanee, you have to come and try it. The food was by far the best I've ever had within a 100 (and probably more) miles of sewanee. It wasn't just that the food was excellent, but it was also fun. Yes, it did start with a spoon full of "brown stuff" (which by the way turned out to be really good mashed chickpeas with lime and onions - i think) accompanied by the cheesy "this is to awaken your palette" line but it only got better from there. The sorbet in between the first courses was excellent, the braised beef was so tasty and just falling off the bone, and the chocolate soup beats most of the desserts i've had in my life.

(931) 598-9000

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Julia’s

24 University Ave
Sewanee, 37375
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Panini, Burrito, Daily Specials are super-fine. Service is friendly and in the know. Catering and dishes to go for entertaining at home are a great offering as well. Only complaint is how challenging It is to decide what to order!
Went back again this past week - catering and a large eat-in brunch for 40 people. Tremendous food, wonderful people. Pros: Great food, reasonable prices Cons: Our flood of people overwhelmed them for a while, but they caught up and did just fine.
Food is great and healthy. Menu varies which is nice if you eat there a lot. Staff is very friendly. Cute clean atmosphere.

(931) 598-5193

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Stirling’s Coffee House

241 Georgia Ave
Sewanee, 37375
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Stirling's is a quaint little cafe on Sewanee's campus. It's open late and you can access the campus wifi from it. I only had a latte but it was delicious. I will be returning before my visit to The University of the South is over.

(931) 598-1963

Cafes, Coffee & Tea, Sandwiches

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Sweet CeCe’s

41 University Ave
Sewanee, 37375
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Was in Sewanee recently, for the first time in several months, and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw a Sweet CeCe's opened up next to the Blue Chair! As most folks are, I'm a big fan of this chain. Sooo cool that they are in Sewanee! The place is so sparkly and pretty to be in. Smaller than the one I am used to (downtown Franklin) which makes for a really cozy atmosphere. They have all the usual toppings, beautifully arranged, but the reason I can't give it 5 stars (as I would the Franklin location) is that they only had 6 (or was it 8?) flavors of yogurt, and 3 of them were either Sorbets (BORING!) or Sugar-Free. The only "normal" flavors they had were Original Tart, Vanilla, and Irish Mint. LAME! Red Velvet and Snickerdoodle are where it's at. If they would just improve their flavor offerings, I'd give them 5 stars for sure. But at the end of the day: Sweet Cece's in Sewanee? Paradise on the mountain!!

(931) 598-5500

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The Blue Chair Cafe, Bakery & Tavern

41 University Ave
Sewanee, 37375
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I had a delicious burger and kettle chips at the Blue Chair! First off, super happy they are open Sunday's when so many things are closed. Secondly, there was so much on the menu I wanted to try! Everything tastes fresh and delicious. I added a fried egg to my burger and I love it. Juicy meat and a great bun, zero complaints. Arnold Palmer was delicious too, and refills are free. The decor is adorable, the prices are affordable... If this were near me I'd be a regular. Well worth stopping in on our way home from Monteagle. Next time I'll try a breakfast dish, served sold day, or stop in at the Tavern next door.
Stopped in here for a Girls Night Out dinner when we saw Laci Green at Sewanee. The only reason I am not giving 5 stars is the food took forever, seriously, like 45 minutes. And it's bar food. And it was slow. And other folks got their meals before us when we ordered before anyone else had even come in. But, the important thing was the food! So good! My girlfriends has the jackalope chicken and fries, I had the pimento cheese sandwich with fries. Those fries are now in my dreams. But it gets better, they beer batter like everything! It's a dream come true for this southern girl....beer and fried! Woo! We also had the beer battered mushrooms to start with the jack ranch sauce. The mushrooms were fantastic and I I ever drown, please let it be in that sauce. In fact, we all ode red a side of it to dip of fries in! We didn't drink, but they do have beer on tap and a nice selection. The sweet tea was on point. The atmosphere was fantastic and the prices were so good I couldn't believe my bill was under $10! On the down side, I couldn't check in there because the cell service was so horrible but I'm sure they get that all the time. I'll be back, probably as often as I can get out of Nashville. Yum!
Love the atmosphere here. I stopped by on a Sunday morning. They have a decent selection on breakfast food. I had two biscuits of sausage, egg and cheese and bacon, egg and cheese. They were a tad small but I had no problem paying $6.50 for two. They have one large booth that will sit 6-8 and some tables that could seat larger parties. The service was great as they had two servers this particular morning. I'd recommend stopping by for breakfast!

(931) 598-5434

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Crust Pizza

12569 Sollace M Freeman Hwy
Sewanee, 37375
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The first time I ate at Crust, I was pleasantly surprised. The pizza was great, even though they brought me one I didn't order (I suppose Sizzler and Sigmund sound enough alike in a noisy room). However, since then I really feel like the place has been spotty. Sometimes the red sauce is really spicy (so spicy my 6 year old won't eat the pizza at all). And the service, while sometimes fine, has been atrocious at times. Once we went in, sat at a table and waited for at least 25 minutes for someone to come help us while the server took pizza to the three other filled tables (understandable) and cleaned the dirty tables in the restaurant (less so). We ended up walking out when another party came in and was immediately helped, while we continued to sit. If it had been crowded, I could have excused it more, but given that the place was practically empty... I will say, however, that the lunch buffet is a nice choice and I've always received good service at lunch time. Overall, we would still go back, because it is a fairly good option for Sewanee, but sometimes it doesn't leave as good a taste in our mouths as we would like.
After being disappointed with many other food choices in Sewanee, I was pleasantly surprised with Crust Pizza. I love thin crust pizza so I was hoping to fall in love immediately. It is not the best pizza I have tried, however I am positive that it is the best in the area. The buffet option gives you unlimited pizza with many popular and yummy flavors and also a side salad. The service was friendly andit ended up being a great lunch option. I'm sure I will return when I am in the area again.
Pizza crust as thin as a cracker, and they didn't burn it! Generous toppings, fresh and delicious! They also serve pasta but I did not try it. All in all: Food -- 5+ Service - 4 Atmosphere - 3 (it's a student place after all, so needless to say chairs/ booths are not too comfy and the music is sooooo loud you can barey talk)

(931) 598-9880

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Cross Roads Cafe


Sewanee, 37375
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Jayne Slagle Bartha Catering

44 Natural Bridge Rd
Sewanee, 37375
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(931) 598-5566

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Sewanee Golf & Tennis Club

140 Greensview Rd
Sewanee, 37375
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(931) 598-1104

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