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“Amazing food in a historical old home”

High Point Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 24 Restaurants in Monteagle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Built inside a 1929 mansion that presumably once was financed by Al Capone, the restaurant serves a menu of traditional gourmet dishes including Brie en Croute, Blackened Salmon Oscar and Black Thai Duck. The mansion that houses the restaurant was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997 and still features the original escape hatches and underground tunnels that were used by Capone to transfer liquor during the Prohibition Era. In 2001, High Point received the "Best Gourmet Meal in Tennessee" award from "Tennessee" magazine.
Reviewed May 19, 2014

Here with 6 others on a business trip (staying at the NEW Sewanee Inn!). I would drive back from Nashville any weekend to repeat this meal and Inn experience. The food here was great...excellent fresh artistic salads were enjoyed by all...for the main course we had tuna, trout, filet, ribeye and chicken. Side dishes were creative and excellent as well. The desserts are massive...we got one of the grilled pound cake with caramel sauce and one chocolate lava cake...it took seven us having seconds to finish.

The history is very interesting...talk with the waiters. We were fortunate to run into an old acquaintance who grew up there and told us many stories. Al Capone built the home...tunnels underneath, escape hatches thru the roof...grounds are well kept. Great for a relaxing meal with a group for sure.

Prices, for what you received, were excellent. Four/five star food for a three star price.

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Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

We recently visited Monteagle and Highpoint was on our list of places to visit. The food was delicious and the portion sizes are huge, so there's no threat of leaving hungry. The only reason I can't give it 5 stars is because of our disappointment with our server's lack of knowledge about the history of the home. We asked her to tell us about the legends surrounding the home and Al Capone, and she seemed like she could have cared less. She gave us one fact about the house and just seemed very uninterested about it. I would think the servers would have more information about the stories surrounding the home because I think that's probably a big draw for out of town guests. Otherwise, it was a good meal and I would visit again for the food.

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Reviewed April 14, 2014

We had dinner at High Point yet again on this trip to visit a daughter at Sewanee and as always, all had wonderful meals. We will be back next time!

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Reviewed December 5, 2013

We have visited HighPoint numerous times, and every visit has been excellent. There are many selections to choose from, and all are excellent, well prepared, and presented. - It is always fun too, to share with first-timers the history of HighPoint and its association with Al Capone. It always seems to make the meal more intriguing.

2  Thank William G
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

We celebrated my wife's birthday there with friends and had a ball. Al Capone built the house 75 years ago for his Monteagle Girlfriend and as a stopover place between Chicago and Miami. The portions are large and very tasty.

Thank JlharTen
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