1235 University Ave, Sewanee
(931) 598-3568

Recent Reviews

Ash lander

Understaffed and overworked. Food was much less impressive than I remember from years past; but definitely not bad by any means.

Allison Yarbrough

We had booked our honeymoon dinner reservation a week in advance at High Point restaurant. When the day finally got here, we arrived early for our reservation only to find the place closed for the next week. We were devastated. Luckily, the Sewanee Inn was near by with the Shakerag restaurant still open for just over another hour and they saved our whole night!The place is beautiful, the service excellent, and the food delicious. We looked up prices right there at the table to come back for an actual stay at the Inn on our next visit to the area. Special shout out to Taylor, who was our server! She was attentive, knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. She's exactly who you want to represent your business. Thank you for saving our night! We will be back!


Ate at the Shakerag. The service staff was very polite and quick in providing service and answering questions pertaining to the restaurant's menu. Food was brought quickly and was served hot and fresh. The dining area was clean and busy. Overall was a good experience.

Elizabeth C

We stayed at the Sewanee Inn for 3 nights and enjoyed eating at Shakerag 2 nights and had dessert there all 3 nights! The food and service were great. We tried the skillet cookie dessert the first night and got hooked so had it each night! We enjoyed eating on the patio and the last night got to sit by a fire pit and felt like we were in heaven! We will definitely eat there again.

Heather Hartman

Excellent meal! Delicious food and wine with attentive service. Nice atmosphere. A definite must while visiting Sewanee!


Very friendly staff! The food was outstanding!

Lance Tarhan

Friendly staff and good food! I am not one to like Brussel Sprouts but they have a dish here that I couldn't stop picking at! The first place we ate upon our arrival in Sewanee and it won't be our last visit either.


five family members from age 12 to 80 enjoyed excellent deli sandwiches and everyone was very pleased.


My husband and I visited the Inn for the night. The setting was beautiful and we ate outside. The menu, however, was limited in its offerings and seemed to have a more casual fare (burgers, for ex) than what we were expecting. We Both settled on a pasta dish that was ok but not impressive with flavor. We were disappointed in our meal and hope they will spend more time creating a better and more original menu.


Population 44 1/2. This is a must stop if you are in the area. The Bar & Grille is the only business in town. It has a big space outdoors for bikers and I believe they hold festivals or rallies for them. We stopped during Covid-19 and they had the spacing set 6 ft apart. It was a great bar w/a jukebox and you can buy shirts from there. We ordered wings and fried pickles. If you are hungry they have a select menu due to Covid-19.

Eileen B

This restaurant in Sewanee Inn is small but intimate. Food selection limited but good. Service was excellent. Next to the bar but it didn’t interfere with enjoying our meal.

Timothy B

We enjoyed a great evening meal here recently. I highly recommend the brussels sprouts for a starter. My wife and I shared an order and absolutely loved it. I had a burger -- cooked just right ! Great place to eat with good service, excellent food, and fair prices.

Mark H

I had the chicken breast. The potatoes complemented the main course well. LOVED THIS PLACE!! I wish I was back there... RIGHT NOW!!


All and all, a fine place to dine on the domain of the University of the South, Sewanee. Given that this is in the new and club-like Sewanee Inn, this restaurant's offerings should be great across the board. Chili very good. Salmon tasty and cooked perfectly, plate needed more bountiful sides. Hamburger, gruyere is a nice touch! Salads all good. Bountiful Brussel sprouts are almost fantastic but too much char and burned edges detract from the overall palate-pleasing possibility. The chicken breast was uninspired, little flavor, rubbery and a bit under-cooked, a mere dab of a topping. I asked for generous sides as they appeared as more of a garnish than part of a meal, but I did not get them. Ahhh, the russet potato fries, which look great, came to the table cold and limp. Even the ketchup couldn't help. The overhead lighting in the dining area is family-cafeteria bright which detracts from the otherwise pleasant setting. I do think there is a real effort to present really good food, but wish they would tweak the weak spots.

Load More