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The Blue Chair Cafe, Bakery & Tavern

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Cafe, Bakery & Tavern located in Sewanee’s Village on the campus of The University of the South. The Blue Chair was voted by the readers of Garden & Gun Magazine as having the”Best of Dixie” Burger & we exclusively offer Jackalope Craft Beer from our brewery in Nashville, TN
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Pub, Cafe
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards, Dog Friendly, Non-smoking restaurants, Sports bars, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a college sophomore probably ok. We recently moved to the surrounding area from Chattanooga & like to support local businesses as much as we can. We came across the Blue Chair when visiting another restaurant in the area & decided to try...it for breakfast Sunday morning. It is a good 30 minute drive for us but we don't mind driving since the other couple places we've tried in the area were great. It was noticeable right off that no one seemed to be in a good place that day? No smiles, no greetings. The girl who took our order never smiled, not friendly. Omelet was undercooked & biscuit cold. No one ever checked to see if we needed anything or if food was ok. Seemed to be a place for the college students to drop in for a quick bite & a coffee as they roll out of bed....& that's fine & great but if you aren't a college student & looking for a good breakfast, good coffee, friendly staff & warm atmosphere don't waste your time. Or money!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed August 15, 2020 via mobile

Came here for lunch while riding through Sewanee. I had a grilled chicken finger basket and my wife had fish and chips. Both were done to perfection. Appropriate social distancing was exhibited by all, while maintaining friendly, personal service

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 3, 2020 via mobile

We stopped there yesterday morning for breakfast OK they were sweets they own an excellent cappuccino machine but nobody Knew how the operated so we ended up drinking water down coffee very bad for a morning breakfast not to even get a good coffee when...you have the option to do please train everyone of your employee. Listen I understand what you are living with COVID and I’m glad I supported your restaurant and give you the money for something I should’ve thrown away but please train your employee and try to offer some healthy options for breakfast muffin and cookies is notMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed June 28, 2020

I wss part of a grouo of 6 friends who visited Sewanee for a day trip. The Blue Chair was recommended and it did not disappoint. 4 of has the fish and chips which were wonderful; the other 2 got burgers and said it was...the best burger they had ever esten. High praise indeed!!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed May 17, 2020 via mobile

Quaint with excellent food. Fantastic patty melt!! We took a road trip from Nashville to tour University of the South. Stopped at The Blue Chair cafe for lunch and it did not disappoint. Many friendly locals there so we knew we found a awesome place...to eat. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

The four of us tried the Blue Chair for Sunday brunch. We enjoyed the atmosphere, the service was fine, the menu was interesting and diverse, and the food was amazing! We had the Tiger Bowl, which was delicious, filling, and a generous portion. The Nashville...Hot chicken biscuit was out-of-this-world! I'm still thinking about it. Don't be fooled into thinking something served on a biscuit will not be enough food, because it was plenty. We were so happy with our food we decided to order dessert, also. The milkshakes were thick and flavorful. The cherry fritter was a yummy treat. I would suggest asking for the fritter to be warmed. The orange cranberry muffin was big, moist, and tangy. By all means, visit the Blue Chair Cafe; the food was outstanding!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 2, 2020

Stopped and had breakfast here before we left town. They had a great menu. There were healthy dishes, gluten free dishes and and just about anything you could want for breakfast. I had buckwheat waffles and fruit. A friend ate the salmon bagel. Really enjoyed...the food. They were also able to get me an almond milk hot chocolate.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 16, 2019 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast, omelets were awesome. We were seated right away and the service was great. We Will definitely be back the next time we’re in Town.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 31, 2019

The BLUE CHAIR CAFE,BAKERY & TAVERN is a REALLY GOOD place to get a bite!! The pastries are huge like the Apple fritter. The Biscuits are Really, Really good, too. The Tavern has Jackalope Beer and a couple others on tap that really hit the...spot. REALLY, REALLY GOOD!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 27, 2019

The food at the Blue Chair is off the chain!!! My friend and I are here from Atlanta for a retreat. We came here on a recommendation and we were not disappointed. The University salad with lemon dressing was so fresh and delicious ... i...am embarrassed to admit this but, we ordered 2 omelettes, the university salad and chicken and waffles. The food was SO outstanding that we kept ordering ... we’d finish one dish and then order another. I think the key is that Ed Hawkins, the owner uses only farm fresh ingredients. They have gluten free items as well. Each dish was cooked to perfection and prepared super fast ... if you are looking for Southern Comfort food with a California twist. This is it. I highly recommend this restaurant ... ask for Christa. She is wonderful. Christa put up with our ordering non stop for an hour.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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