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36 Ball Park Rd, Sewanee, TN 37375-2113
+1 931-598-9000
17:00 - 21:00
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Huntsville, Alabama
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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180 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 WolfganginTN
Nashville, Tennessee
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

I have been to Ivy wild numerous times and have never been disappointed. The food was very good. The cocktail for my spouse was wonderful. I don't drink liquor but I loved it.

Thank tlwcjp
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is only open Thursday-Sunday as the owners (a Sewanee professor) works and owns another restaurant (Crossroad's Cafe). The food is incredible and they offer local cuisine with a continuously changing menu. You have to try the breaking bread!

Thank Allegra C
Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

We recently ate at Ivy Wild and after several other visits, we were completely disappointed in all aspects of our meal. The service was slow, they were out of several items (2 dinner entrees - and the menu is limited to start), the portions were very small. The carrot and beet salad had about 3 slices of beets and 6... More 

Thank Susan C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

This is a high-end dining experience: service, food, etc. Several years ago the portions tended to be small, but now they are more generous. A nice selection of entrees. Everything we have ever eaten at IvyWild has been excellent.

Thank jlbjr
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Pricey food. Small portions. How do restaurants get away with this? If I'm sitting there thinking about stopping at Burger King on the way home because I know I will still be hungry, there's something dreadfully wrong here. Three dots of blackberry jam across the plate as an artistic presentation to the food is automatically tantamount to exorbitant prices? NO!... More 

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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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?