The 1929 mansion with original hardwood flooring and authentic light fixtures, presumably financed by Al Capone, was put on the National Register of Historic Places in December of 1997. The three-story compound once had escape hatches on the roof and underground tunnels in the basement used by Capone for the transferring of liquor in the twenties and early thirties. Local legend reveals tales of Capone and John Dillinger lounging outside on the mountain stone patio having drinks and playing numerous hands of cards.
This place is as overwhelming a restaurant as Al Capone was to the mob, but it’s the atmosphere, the delectable creations of the talented chef’s, charismatic and courteous service, that create an incredible “getaway” on the mountain.
Address – 224 Main St., Monteagle, TN 37356
Phone – 931-924-4600
Website – www.highpointrestaurant.net