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where to eat in Sewanee and Monteagle TN?

It's been several years since we've visited. I remember Pearl's as being good, if it's still open. Please send any recommendations from cheap to more expensive. Thanks!

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  1. Pearl's closed a while back -- maybe 18 months ago. Shenanigan's just reopened -- the building finally leaned so far that the front windows burst out in December, but they're open again. There's a new restaurant next to Shenanigan's called Crust -- we had a fantastic pizza and pasta there December of '08. We sometimes eat in the university dining hall -- surprisingly good. Blue Chair bakery on University avenue is good for lunch, coffee, pastries. High Point in Monteagle gets good reviews -- sadly, I usually have about 10 kids with me when I'm in Monteagle, so I've never tried it. Four Seasons in Midway served its last meals at the end of last summer. Or maybe that was 2008.

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    1. re: fluffernutter

      thanks so much for your reply. Sorry to hear about Pearl's closing. Crust and Blue Chair sound interesting. I'll see what I can find on High Point. The dining hall sounds like a fun option; the campus is so pretty.

    2. I have found High Point to be quite good. They have an enormous menu. And the High Point people have since ordered another restaurant in Monteagle called Papa Ron's. I haven't had a chance to try it yet.

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      1. re: jamiecarroll

        Thanks for the tip on Papa Ron's. I found the website and it looked good. Anyone familiar with Mountain Breeze Cafe in Monteagle?

        1. re: lucylovesfood

          mountain breeze is mostly an ice cream place. A very good one. I think they might have sandwiches too.

          pearl"s burned down but it looks like something might reopen there, not sure

          1. re: brooky

            I always liked Highpoint. It has great fresh choices and a the house has a wonderful history. Try to eat out back on the patio when the weather's nice.

      2. The Blue Chair Bakery and Coffee Shop
        41 University Ave.
        Sewanee, TN
        931-598-5434
        http://www.thebluechair.com

        Crust Pizza
        Sewanee
        931-598-9880
        http://www.crustpizza.com

        Sewanee--University of the South
        735 University Avenue
        Sewanee, TN 37383
        931-598-1463
        http://www.campusdish.com/en-US/CSS/S...

        Mountain Breeze Ice Cream Café
        12569 Sollace M Freeman Hwy
        Sewanee, TN 37375
        931-598-5000

        Mountain Breeze Cafe and Coffee House
        828 Main St. West
        Monteagle, TN 37356
        931-924-2233
        Free WI-Fi
        http://www.mountainbreezecafe.com/

        High Point
        224 East Main St.
        Monteagle TN 37356
        931-924-4600
        http://www.highpointrestaurant.net/

        Modern Dave’s Café
        38 West Main Street
        Monteagle, Tennessee 37356
        931-924-8363
        http://www.moderndavescafe.com/

        The Smokehouse
        850 West Main Street
        Monteagle, TN 37356
        http://www.thesmokehouse.com/

        Papa Ron’s Italian Steakhouse
        402 West Main St
        Monteagle, TN 37356
        (931)-924-3355
        http://www.paparons.net

        Lockhart’s Diner
        740 W Main St
        Monteagle, TN 37356
        931-924-4177

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        High Point Restaurant
        224 E Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356

        Crust Pizza
        12569 Sollace M Freeman Hwy, Sewanee, TN 37375

        Mountain Breeze Cafe
        828 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356

        1. The Blue Chair Bakery and Coffee Shop
          41 University Ave.
          Sewanee, TN
          931-598-5434
          http://www.thebluechair.com

          Crust Pizza
          Sewanee
          931-598-9880
          http://www.crustpizza.com

          Sewanee--University of the South
          735 University Avenue
          Sewanee, TN 37383
          931-598-1463
          http://www.campusdish.com/en-US/CSS/S...

          Mountain Breeze Ice Cream Café
          12569 Sollace M Freeman Hwy
          Sewanee, TN 37375
          931-598-5000

          Mountain Breeze Cafe and Coffee House
          828 Main St. West
          Monteagle, TN 37356
          931-924-2233
          Free WI-Fi
          http://www.mountainbreezecafe.com/

          High Point
          224 East Main St.
          Monteagle TN 37356
          931-924-4600
          http://www.highpointrestaurant.net/

          Modern Dave’s Café
          38 West Main Street
          Monteagle, Tennessee 37356
          931-924-8363
          http://www.moderndavescafe.com/

          The Smokehouse
          850 West Main Street
          Monteagle, TN 37356
          http://www.thesmokehouse.com/

          Papa Ron’s Italian Steakhouse
          402 West Main St
          Monteagle, TN 37356
          (931)-924-3355
          http://www.paparons.net

          Lockhart’s Diner
          740 W Main St
          Monteagle, TN 37356
          931-924-4177

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          West Main Restaurant
          915 W Main St, Greeneville, TN 37743

          High Point Restaurant
          224 E Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356

          Main St Cafe
          106 Main St, Berea, KY 40403

          The Blue Chair
          375 Lords Landing Rd, Hillsboro, TN 37342

          Crust Pizza
          12569 Sollace M Freeman Hwy, Sewanee, TN 37375

          Coffee House Cafe
          2320 N Mount Juliet Rd, Mount Juliet, TN 37122

          Mountain Breeze Cafe
          828 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356

          1. IvyWild
            36 Ball Park Road
            Sewanee, TN
            931-598-9000
            Fine dining, elegant, locavore, BYO. Fantastic.
            Thurs-Sat dinner only.

            Julia's Fine Foods
            24 University Ave
            Sewanee, TN
            931-598-5193
            Eclectic, casual, deli-style gourmet and sandwiches. Delicious.
            Open every day. They have beer.

            1. Pearl's reopened under new ownership in August, 2012.