Local Dining Options

The Sewanee Inn

Indulge in Southern delights at eighteen58 or savor Sunday brunch in Founder’s Hall. No matter what sized appetite you’re bringing to the table, the Sewanee Inn has savory dishes and sweet treats to satisfy your cravings.

Green's View Grill

From libations and spirits to farm fresh fare, experience the new Green’s View Grill located at the Course at Sewanee. Open for lunch, and a daily happy hour, there’s always a good time for fellowship and fare at Green’s View Grill.

The Blue Chair Cafe & Tavern

The Blue Chair Cafe & Tavern is “Where Our Community Gathers,” whether lounging with a book or iPad (free wi-fi) and a great cup of coffee and pastry, or meeting a friend or business client over lunch or dinner, or even playing trivia on a Tuesday night.


Shenanigans, the beloved restaurant, pub, gathering place and community landmark housed in one of the oldest buildings in Sewanee serves casual grilled fare, dynamite made-from-scratch pizzas, feel-good southern comfort food, and deli sandwiches.


LUNCH focuses on local ingredients, with an emphasis on seasonality, togetherness, and community. The lunch counter features a rotating menu alongside fresh baked goods, coffee, and other prepared items.

Papa Ron's

Papa Ron’s is an Italian steakhouse that features a wide variety of pasta, steak, sandwiches, and pizza. The menu offers endless options guaranteed to not leave you hungry! Local favorites include the blackened chicken alfredo, parmesan crusted snapper, or the prime rib French dip.

Mountain Goat Market

Mountain Goat Market has quickly become one of the most popular lunch spots for faculty, staff, and students. Pizza, homemade desserts, and sublime panini sandwiches highlight this funky deli and gift shop’s menu. Don’t forget breakfast!

High Point

According to local lore, this 1929 mansion was financed by Al Capone and served as a mountain getaway as he traveled from Chicago to Miami. Now it is on the National Register of Historic Places and is the go-to spot for special occasions. Enjoy its cozy dining rooms or spacious patio seating.