Chattanooga – Where to Eat

Chattanooga – Where to eat

Nathan’s Favorite Chattanooga Restaurants


The Feed

The Feed on Main Street.  Great American food.  The owners of this restaurant worked for years in the restaurant industry before they opened their own restaurant.  Great food, not too expensive, good atmosphere in an old feed store.

Alleia is also on Main St.  A self taught James Beard Award chef started this restaurant.  The restaurant is well decorated and has a great atmosphere.  Be sure to get the porch shoulder.  They also have Italian food and brick oven pizzas.



Hennon’s next to the Chattanooga Aquarium.  Really good steaks.  Good seafood.  Fun environment.  It’s a la carte, so you pay for each side item.

212 Market is located a few blocks away from the Chattanooga Aquarium.  His restaurant has been open for 30 years, so you know the food is good. They have the best deserts in town.  For a high end dining experience, the price of the food is really good.  Don’t miss 212 Market.  The lunch menu is really good also.

Back Inn Cafe – Located in a renovated Colonial Revival Mansion, Back Inn Café offers


Back Inn Cafe

upscale global cuisine with an extensive wine list. The menu changes seasonally to provide our guests with fresh dishes and the latest innovations in fine cuisine. You may choose to sit in our peaceful library,


Public House Bar

one of two romantic sunrooms, or outside on the terrace overlooking the river. Reservations suggested but not required.

Public House is in the Southside area of town connected to Warehouse Row.  Next door is a fun bar as well.  The Public House fried chicken is a good meal.  As the owner says, “Public House Chattanooga, named for the pubs and local restaurants that serve as an extension of a community – a gathering place for anyone seeking good food and drink.  The Public House Restaurant menu plays to the comforts of good, solid food, while applying the principles of premium food products to a more casual dining setting.”

Tony’s Pasta is in the art district near the Hunter Art Museum.  People who like pasta seem to love Tony’s.  They have several “build you own” past dishes to choose from.  The Carriage House of a Victorian Mansion is home to Tony’s Pasta Shop & Trattoria, featuring classic Italian cuisine in a casual atmosphere.

sekisuiSekisui – If you need some sushi in Chattanooga, this is the place to go.  This is my family’s favorite Japanese restaurant and sushi place.  The atmosphere is also good.  This restaurant is in the Southside as well near Warehouse Row.

Urban Stack.  If you just want a good burger and good atmosphere, go to Urban Stack.  Urban stack is my favorite burger place in town.  They have good sweet potato fries and good drinks.  This restaurant is also located in the Southside.


Sticky Fingers

Sticky Fingers  When I want BBQ in Chattanooga, I go to Sticky Fingers.  There is a good Sticky Fingers location a block or two away from the Chattanooga Aquarium.  3 Chattanooga natives originally founded this restaurant in Charleston, SC and then brought it to Chattanooga.


Meeting Place is on Market Street near the Choo Choo.  Great food.  The drinks are a bit pricey, but they are good.