1235 University Ave, Sewanee
(855) 494-4466

Recent Reviews


I'm not sure what's going on here I suspect they may be taking off the reviews that they're not happy with. My wife and I had dinner at the restaurant on October 3rd of 2019 and for some reason that review has disappeared while several reviews from 2018 and later are still being listed. I will not go into all of the Gory details but I can tell you that we did not have a satisfactory time at the restaurant. the menu was very limited in nature that did not change for three or four months and had no specials. There are only about three or four entrees other than the 2 hamburger meals that were listed there. I worked in the hospitality industry in hotels and restaurants as management for 11 years and I would not rate this as a very good restaurant. I've been a contributor to TripAdvisor for quite a few years and I've never had a review removed.


Stopped here for dinner on our way through town . Service was attentive, food was good but everything was too salty. Octopus ravioli was WAY too garlicky. Prices were high for main entrees with no soup or salad included. We enjoyed the experience but we probably won't be back.

Norma W

My husband and I ate dinner here and a hamburger with fries was $15. It was good but we thought expensive. Friendly and efficient wait service.

Richard S

A very nice breakfast menu. Custom omelette was just right! I've had the grits and the breakfast potatoes, and you'll not be wrong with either.

James K

Visiting the University of the South, we stayed at the Sewanee Inn. We enjoyed a good breakfast while we were there. The menu had a good selection of typical breakfast food and our selections were well-prepared and tasted good. The server could have been a little more attentive, but we were pleased overall. I recommend this for a good breakfast even if not staying at the Inn.

Mark H

This bar is one in a million. The servers worked very hard to make us EXACTLY what we wanted. The Socialite is a great drink. The wine list was also quite good. I wish I was back there right now! :)

Karen A

I had some friends drive up from Chattanooga, TN to meet us and eat. We suggested the brunch. I have never been more embarrassed by a restaurants food. I guess I should say the lack of it. First, from the very introduction, the greeter told us they could take no more walk ins at ten till one. The brunch is over at two, so we had plenty of time to eat. Second, they then made us sit in the bar / restaurant area saying the dining room had to have a previous reservation to allow entrance after one to which we pointed out was still 13 minutes till. Regardless with only four tables with physical customers and a keyboard player playing they made us sit as far away from the buffet as possible. After going around and looking to see what was available to eat, we pointed out to the server that six different selections were completely out. His response was I'm the only one here. He then said before he could bring anymore food out, he had to replace all the Sterno cans. You know he never replaced four of the entrees. The little bit of food left was cold. I thought well maybe I could get a piece of prime rib cooked a little past rare since it was one of the only couple of choices I could eat. His response was, "I don't recommend well done prime rib". Then I said, "Well I'm just trying to find something here to eat and showed him also the empty chargers." I also pointed out there was not one piece of shrimp in the "shrimp and grits". He walked over watched me move around grits and said, " Yeah, looks like they are all gone." I asked could he or someone bring more out. His reply was "No, I don't think so." His response should have been "Let me check on that for you." It was only 16 minutes after one. I just shook my head and thought is this really happening here. Our party was just really utterly disappointed with the unconcerned hostess and server. We really expect more and unless something takes place to bring some resolve to this issue. We will never suggest this place again. I would rather by half a cow with what our table spent and cook myself, at least I will be guaranteed good hot food.


We enjoyed breakfast and brunch when we stayed at the Sewanee Inn. Both meals were excellent as well as the service. The Sunday Brunch was one of the best that I have ever experienced. From fresh fruit and salads, to breakfast items, beef tenderloin, grilled vegetables, the food was delicious and even better was the Bloody Mary bar and the mimosa’s. Pretty reasonable prices as well.

Nancy D

From the friendly service, choice of in/out door seating in a comfortable setting, this fine dining establishment will WOW you right through decandent dessert! Don’t miss it or Sunday brunch it’s fantastic ?

Katy F

Transport yourself back in time to the old south. An incredibly beautiful atmosphere that feels like fine dining at $20 a plate all you can eat buffet with unlimited memosa and bloody marys. I hesitate to write this review because I don't want everyone coming to my favorite brunch spot, but the service, atmosphere and FOOD are too good not give well deserved kudos too. I don't know how they stay in business with all the wonders you can get for just $20. Well done Sewanee Inn.. well done!

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