Top 10 Chattanooga Restaurants
The Concierge Office Suites’ staff’s top 10 downtown Chattanooga restaurants
Having a private office or reserving one of our shared meeting spaces gives you access to an abundance of fabulous restaurants in the downtown Chattanooga area! We’ve compiled a list of our 10 favorite downtown Chattanooga restaurants (and why) below:
Located on the 21st floor of the Republic Centre building, The Walden Club offers stunning views, elegant dining and exclusivity for guests with a member’s only policy. One side of the restaurant overlooks Lookout mountain, while the other overlooks the Tennessee River and the prestigious river front area. The whole city is the backdrop for your dining experience. The club also has fantastic, daily, fresh dinner specials and cocktails. It’s a high-end Cheers experience. In fine dining, experience table side preparation for Caesar salad, steak Diane, finished with cherries jubilee, found nowhere else in Chattanooga. Just press up from here.
The Back Inn Café is located in the back of the Bluff View Art District. Situated on the bluff, it has a spectacular view of the Tennessee river and the north shore of Chattanooga. Big, beautiful windows surround the white building and offer views of the Art District’s sculpture garden as well. The restaurant also has a monthly wine tasting that includes wine and food pairings. Their menu is seasonal, and Denise’s seasonal favorite was their beet salad.
Lupi’s Pizza is a very “lupi” place. Their pizzas are all fresh and made to order. The dough is handmade every morning, as well as their pizza sauce and salads. The atmosphere is fun with paper mache trees strung with lights and funky colors and artwork to please the eye. Courtney’s favorite is the bruschetta or a slice with a salad—be sure to try their homemade salad dressings! (especially the Sundried Honey French!)
The Terminal Brewhouse is another unique spot in Chattanooga. What used to be the terminal for the train station, The Terminal Brewhouse is now a four-story microbrewery as well as an awesome restaurant. Their brews are made fresh and on the first floor of the building, so sometimes you can see the Brew Master at work! They offer only their own beer, but also have a full liquor and wine bar. They’re known for their bison burger and pork nachos, but they also offer big, stuffed Portobello mushrooms and a killer salmon sandwich! Courtney’s favorite is the homemade black bean burger with gouda cheese paired with a Maibock brew! Check this place out for a fantastic meal and brew!
Taziki’s is an authentic Mediterranean café located on the busy and bustling 4th & Market intersection of Chattanooga. This cafe offers oodles of authentic cuisine ranging from dolmades, hummus, pasta salad, Greek salad, cucumber salad, a spicy pimento cheese sandwich, veggie pitas, gyros, fish sandwiches, as well as salmon dishes. They offer a daily special that usually has our mouths watering. This place has seriously delicious food.
Puckett’s is located adjacent to the Aquarium right by the river front. Their meat is slow cooked, and their sliders and catfish are great. They have large portion sizes and the breakfast buffet during the weekends is to die for. They even have healthy options—what more could you ask for?! This is Toni’s favorite place to eat downtown!
7. Easy Bistro
Easy Bistro is located near the Aquarium and has valet parking. The restaurant has a modern, unique look with a contemporary bistro atmosphere and outside seating. They’re known for their delicious seafood selections and phenomenal cocktails. They also offer infusions for a tasty cocktail.
The Boathouse is a very casual, comfortable spot right on the river. Just a mile or so from downtown, this place is worth the short drive. This restaurant is known for fresh, seasonal oysters, as well as rotisserie style chicken. Denise says their guacamole is fabulous! They also offer 16 different wines on tap that you can try before you decide on a glass. You cannot miss out on this place!
Taco Mamacita is probably the best Tex Mex around. With a la carte taco options to enchilada suizas, to roasted chicken, there are options for everyone’s appetite. They’re known for their guacamole, their fresh made margaritas and mojitos (they also offer seasonal mojitos), and their nachos. Courtney’s favorite is the Vegetarian Jerk taco, which has fried plantains, spicy Caribbean jerk sauce, peach aioli, and mango salsa. Denise’s favorite is the fish taco, which has panko-crusted tilapia, Naba cabbage, authentic Mexican white sauce, pico de gallo, sliced radishes and cilantro. They also have shrimp tacos and carnitas tacos as well as a number of tasty side options. This place is a must for anyone who loves food!
10. Ankar’s Downtown
Also an authentic Mediterranean restaurant, Ankar’s is a family owned business and has been feeding Chattanooga for eons. Their falafel is the best we’ve ever had, and the steak in a sack and chicken salad riders are also amazing. If you enjoy a sandwich in a pita or are craving a big ole sub, don’t pass this little guy by. And don’t forget to order their homemade onion rings!
Come on over to The Concierge Office Suites for all of your business and meeting needs! We obviously are close to a plethora of incredible places to eat and have fabulous views of the city from our prestigious Republic Centre location!