Get a taste of Chattanooga! Take a seat in the revitalized downtown, near world-class attractions, or in the midst top-tier shopping. Here are three restaurants you should try in Chattanooga:
212 Market Restaurant
Ranked by Travel + Leisure as one of the best farm-to-table restaurants in Tennessee, 212 Market Restaurant features only local foods and has been since 1992. Located in the revitalized Downtown Riverfront District, this cozy, cottagey restaurant offers seasonal and daily menus of grass-fed beef, locally sourced items, and homemade baked goods.
Hours: Lunch Sun-Sat 11 am – 3 pm; Dinner M-T 5 pm – 9:30 pm, F-Sat 5 pm – 10 pm, Sun. 5 pm – 9 pm
St. Elmo Deli & Grill
Located at the base of the Incline Railway in historic St. Elmo, St. Elmo Deli & Grill is a cozy local sandwich shop and deli with fresh eats. This is a great place for lunch if you’re not looking for anything fancy, and it’s located close to Chattanooga’s best tourist attractions, including Ruby Falls, Rock City, and the Incline Railway.
Hours: M-F 11 am – 7 pm; Sat 11 am – 4 pm; Sun 12 pm – 4 pm
Big River Grille and Brewing Works
Big River Grille is a relaxed and inviting local pub. Their Hamilton Place location is the newest addition to the Big River Grille family, located adjacent to Hamilton Place Mall and easily accessible from I-75. Big River Grille prides itself on its made-from-scratch menu items and its variety of microbrew beers made at its brewery. The original Big River Grille is located in a historic trolley barn, just steps away from Ross’s Landing.
Hours: M-Th 11 am – 11:30 pm; F-Sat 11 am – 12:30 am; Sun 11 am – 11 pm
What’s your favorite Chattanooga restaurant? Let me know in the comments!