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The Blue Chair Cafe Bakery & Tavern

) #2 of 7 Restaurants in Sewanee $$ - $$$ American, , Cafe
41 University Ave, Sewanee, TN 37375
+1 931-598-5434
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“lunch” (26 reviews)
“cookies” (5 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:30All hours
American, Pub, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
41 University Ave, Sewanee, TN 37375
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is cute as a button with its decor. The desserts are just so-so. The shakes need more sugar and flavor. The brownies are too thick. This place has a lot of potential. Maybe a lazy Saturday afternoon was the wrong time to visit.

Thank Sookie42
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You've heard "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me." Well, shame on me. We have twice tried to eat here while visiting Sewanee on hiking trips. The first time was a Saturday morning, so we cut them some slack but...More

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary at the fabulous Sewanee Inn, we took a stroll through the University of the South campus and walked up on The Blue Chair Cafe and Tavern. What a terrific surprise this place turned out to be! Excellent personable service...More

Thank Marcy K
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Excellent food. A group of six of us went here, and the salads and sandwiches were the best! Highly recommended.

Thank MargaretBenefiel
Jimmy W, Owner at The Blue Chair Cafe Bakery & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you for your nice review of our dining establishment - we aim to please. Please join us again when you return to Sewanee.

Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

What a refreshing new option in Sewanee. The fried chicken fingers were a HUGE hit with my children the patty melt was top notch. The beer list offered a pretty wide selection and the wait staff was attentive. We will be back next time we...More

Thank thecaptaincarpet
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I hiked the Buggy Top trail in Sewanee today, Memorial Day. Afterwards we were hungry and went to the blue chair in town. We were very surprised to see a chalkboard sign but he front door saying veterans eat free! Cool right....More

2  Thank TNChief2005
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We've visited Sewanee twice as we had a nephew attending school there. Both times we at the Tavern for dinner. Both times we got the burger. Good size patty, I chose it served with sweet potato fries. It comes with the basic toppings - without...More

Thank ClaudiaP107
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious breakfast in Sewanee. He said the coffee was great I enjoyed their selection of hot teas. He had the breakfast wrap and loved it. I had eggs Benedict with the lox instead of the CB. We highly recommend...More

Thank Susanne G
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Sitting in a blue chair at the Blue Chair did not give myself or my husband the blues. In fact the coffee was extra hot and delicious, the chocolate chip muffin was a sweet treat to start the day, and the service and atmosphere is...More

Thank Squireb01
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

This is a fun little diner restaurant in Sewanee TN. They have a decent selection of offerings and will try to accommodate anything you request. Coffee and tea were yum. One of us ordered avocado toast. Toast with ripe avocado smeared on. Not on the...More

Thank Mariann K
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I would be unconfirmed recommend the following: A. check menu via website B. Contact the business direct. Enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 10
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 University Ave, Sewanee, TN 37375
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sewanee
  • Phone Number: +1 931-598-5434
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