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36 Ball Park Rd, Sewanee, TN 37375-2113
+1 931-598-9000
17:00 - 21:00
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 8 days in Tennessee, including Nashville and Chattanooga. Our dinner at IvyWild was by far the best meal we had. The restaurant was very attractive, the wine list was varied, with extremely reasonable prices and the servers were attentive and extraordinarily helpful without being obtrusive. However, the star of the show was the varied, extremely delicious food, which... More 

Thank steveashernm
Burns, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We had a delicious dinner at IvyWild. The service was great. The food was delicious and we especially enjoyed the presentation of each dish. A few surprise offerings from the chef made the dinner even more enjoyable. Great place for couples.

Thank 123bebe2017
Cashiers, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This wonderful restaurant has never failed to please in every way and I've eaten here at least three or more times a year the the last four + years when visiting my son in college. The owner and staff is delightful, the chef innovative without being contrived and the atmosphere rather hip since it's housed in old renovated warehouse. Many... More 

Thank Sshropshire
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017

One of the best filet mignons I've had--and I've had great homemade ones. Delicious pork, grits, and an amazing chocolate fondue-like dessert. We'll be back.

Thank Kage22
South Pittsburg, Tennessee
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Very limited menu...also very expensive choices. We opted for soup and salad and two cheeses for appetizers. She crab soup was not hot and too fishy tasting. Salad was good. They now have a bar so we didn't have to bring our own wine. Big mistake. This meal had automatic 20percent tip...on which we had to pay tax...plus some sort... More 

Thank shktenn
Huntsville, Alabama
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 August 2016

A wonderful, even romantic, end to our day hiking the Fiery Gizzard Trail, made possible by this outstanding, imaginative chef and professional wait staff. Eager to accommodate vegans; great wine selection; quiet dining room; ample parking; elegant yet cozy venue; delicious water. Our second visit confirmed our impressions from our first. Wish it were in Huntsville.

Thank John W
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

While visiting family in TN we drove about 40 min. from Flintville to Sewanee. We had not heard of Sewanee or the University of the South before this visit. We're glad we made the trip. We drove through the campus and were amazed at all the beautiful old buildings. It was worth the trip itself and worth another trip just... More 

Thank Janisrn
Gadsden, Alabama
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191 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

I have a few occasions to go to business meetings at the Sewanee Inn (see my review). Really neat city with some amazing restaurants but I just found an amazing one...IvyWild. My wife joined me on the second day of my travel and I loved this place so much, I took her there for my second night in a row.... More 

1 Thank JimE782
Nashville, Tennessee
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109 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

One would never think of a place tucked away so well to serve such excellent food. Peanut soup, Duck, Filet, Grits........ And the service was excellent!

Thank Wolfgang R
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

What a gem. Decor is minimalist but staff friendly and knowledgeable. The star her is the food. Dining companion told it was the best steak she had ever had. It was excellent. Ever course was first rate.

Thank VinoMarrone

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$32
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Ball Park Rd, Sewanee, TN 37375-2113
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sewanee
  • Phone Number: +1 931-598-9000
What a surprise to discover destination dining, hidden away in the mists of Sewanee Mountain. The inventive, chef-driven menu features local farmers, foragers, and organics. BYOB. Seating from 5 to 9 PM on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?