And while game day is big at the restaurant, the pizza spot provides a place for students and residents alike all week long. And now, with a new menu that rolled out Monday, diners can find even more great food, including a variety of salads and pasta dishes including Eggplant Parmesan and Shrimp Alfredo.
The restaurant also offers peel-and-eat shrimp, wings and a soup of the moment.
Desserts such as tiramisu and cannoli are also on the new menu.
The opening took place in September in the location of the former Front Porch Creamery off Reinhardt College Parkway. The restaurant saw Reinhardt’s first football homecoming weekend, and anticipates more excitement from its convenient college location.
The Eagle’s Nest has introduced a lively schedule with weekly karaoke, a disc jockey and open mic nights. The tentative schedule lists Wednesday to Friday as karaoke nights, Fridays including the DJ, and Saturday as open mic night.
The location is the only place in Waleska with an alcohol license. Reinhardt students receive a discount with their student ID, and the opportunity to socialize and drink in a safe environment. Students may also take advantage of the free Wi-Fi that allows for homework or studying while they dine.
“Here I’ve got this captive audience down the street,” Kelley said.
The restaurant welcomes students, but people of all ages, including families, are encouraged to stop by.
Inside there are two rooms for seating, as well as bar style seats by the windows. Two flat- screen televisions offer “all sports” for fans. On the walls, decorations consist of Reinhardt sports, ranging from soccer to football and lacrosse.
Busch is offered for a $1 a glass special Mondays at Eagle’s Nest. Other choices include Bud Light, Yuengling, Blue Moon and Natural Light, with potentially more options to be offered later down the road.
The restaurant offers dining and take-out, and is working toward establishing deliveries. Subs, kids’ meals, soups, appetizers, calzone, and stromboli are also offered. Beer and wine are available Monday to Saturday.
As a Florida State graduate, Kelley reminisced about the days when he could walk to the bar from his campus residence.
“I could walk down the street and be at the bar,” he said. “I decided I wanted to do something again.”
Eagle’s Nest is walking distance from the Waleska campus, near the intersection of Reinhardt College Parkway and Grady Street.